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World's best museums
  • Located in Chicago’s Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago was founded in 1879 and now has approximately 300,000 works of art in its permanent collection.

  • The Museo Nacional de Antropología is the most visited museum in Mexico. The museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from the pre-Columbian heritage of Mexico, such as the Stone of the Sun (or the Aztec calendar stone) and the 16th-century Aztec statue of Xochipilli.

  • The State Hermitage is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. Its collections comprise over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world.

  • The Getty Center is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. The Center draws 1.3 million visitors annually.

  • The Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze is the home of Michelangelo's sculpture David. It also has other sculptures by Michelangelo and a collection of Renaissance paintings. The main halls at the Accademia also offers visitors works by great Italian artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, Allessando Allori and Orcagna, to name just a few of the painters.

  • The Musée d'Orsay is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the ten largest in the world.

  • The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens.

  • The Prado Museum in Madrid features one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and unquestionably the best single collection of Spanish art. 

  • Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter.