Like every year, Tripadvisor, a popular review site for restaurants, hotels and tourist destinations, has put together the opinions of all its users on museums around the world. Reviews of the last 365 days have been collected based on quality and quantity. And here is the 2016 Travelers ’Choice Museums, or, the ranking of the Best Museums 2016 in the world.
Also this year, the highest step goes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which repeats last year’s success. At the base of the success, in addition to the rich offer, the extraordinary location and a truly wonderful Skyline. The MET precedes the Art Institute of Chicago and the Hermitage of St. Petersburg.
TOP 25 OF THE BEST MUSEUMS 2016
25 Museo del Oro – Bogotà – Colombia
24 Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial – Jerusalem – Israel
23 War Remnants Museum – Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam
22 Museum of New Zealand – Wellington – New Zealand
21 Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum – Xi’an – China
20 Inhotim – Brumadinho – Brazil
19 Pinacoteca do Estado – Sao Paulo – Brazil
18 National Air and Space Museum – Washington DC
17 Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum – Oswiecim – Poland
16 Uffizi Gallery – Florence – Italy
15 Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam – Psesi Bassi
14 Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam – Netherlands
13 Louvre – Paris – France
12 Victoria and Albert Museum – London – United Kingdom
11 National Museum of the Second World War – New Orleans – Louisiana
10 Vasa Museum – Stockholm – Sweden
Located on the bank of the Saltsjön, this seventeenth-century galleon, known as Admiral Vasa, collapsed in 1628 during his maiden voyage, has now been perfectly restored.
Vasamuseet, one of the most visited in Scandinavia, in which objects found on the ship are still intact, as well as an icebreaker of the 20th century, and a firefighting ship in service until 1969.
09 Acropolis Museum – Athens – Greece
More than hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Acropolis Museum have discovered the appeal of works from the ancient world and have appreciated the grandeur of the sculptures of classical Greece.
08 British Museum – London – United Kingdom
The British Museum houses the largest collection of antiquities and objects of historical interest in the world. Here you will find artifacts from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. The main points of interest are the Reading Room, one of Karl Marx’s favorite haunts, the Great Court, designed by Norman Foster and the mummies exhibited in the Ancient Egypt collection.
07 Prado – Madrid – Spain
It is a museum of incredible charm and well managed. Inside, nothing is missing: free wardrobe; library; library; shop; restaurant; Cafe. And, again: elevators; escalators; toilettes.
Real masterpieces are kept inside.
06 Memorial for September 11th – New York City – New York
05 Museo Nacional de Antropologia – Mexico City – Mexico
04 Musée d’Orsay – Paris – France
The museum was set up, starting in 1977, inside an old railway station that had been out of use for years and which had even been thought to be demolished. The transformation of the station into a museum and the restoration of the building was entrusted to Renaud Bardon, Pierre Colboc and Jean-Paul Philippon.
03 Hermitage – Saint Petersburg – Russia
This is one of the symbolic places of the city. The square in front of the main entrance of this spectacular and majestic building was the scene of the winning battle led by Alexander I against Napoleon. Built between 1754 and 1762 to a design by the Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli as the winter residence of the tsars, this magnificent palace stands between the banks of the Neva river and the Piazza del Palazzo.
02 Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago – Illinois
01 Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City – New York
The Metropolitan Museum (Met) is located on the Upper East Side, on the right side of Central Park, along the Museum Miles (museum mile); thanks to the high concentration of museums in the area, the Met is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. With more than two million works of art divided into 19 sections, we can say that it is one of the most impressive museums in the world, a true “labyrinth of culture”.