Metropolitan Museum, Hermitage, Orsay Museum, Acropolis, Louvre, British, Prado. When it comes to travel, and big cities, it’s inevitable to talk about museums too. Extraordinary places that host wonderful masterpieces. Punctual as every year, the popular Tripadvisor review site has compiled the ranking of the best Museums 2017, bringing together the opinions of all its users on museums around the planet.
Reviews of the last 365 days have been collected on the portal, based on quality and quantity. Based on the many opinions, the 2017 Travelers ’Choice Museums was drafted, that is, the ranking of the Best Museums 2017 around the world.
Also this year, the coveted award for best museum in the world goes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The record, now, is no longer a novelty for what can be considered the Top of the museum structures. At the base of the success, in addition to the rich offer, the extraordinary location and a truly wonderful Skyline. The MET precedes the state-of-the-art National Museum of the Second World War, located in New Orleans. Large interactive exhibits, incredible exhibits and wonderful displays. This is the one that showed the best increase compared to last year; just think that, in 2016, it didn’t even figure in the Top 10.
The Musée d’Orsay, the first in Europe, ends the podium. In addition to the wonderful collection, the Museum is appreciated for its extraordinary and unusual location.
TOP 25 BEST MUSEUMS 2017
25 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – Phnom Penh – Cambodia
24 Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum – Xi’an – China
23 Museo del Oro – Bogotà – Colombia
22 Larco Museum – Lima – Peru
21 War Remnants Museum – Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam
20 Pinacoteca do Estado – Sao Paulo – Brazil
19 Museum of New Zealand – Wellington – New Zealand
18 Ricardo Brennand Institute – Recife – Brazil
17 Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam – Netherlands
16 Uffizi Gallery – Florence – Italy
15 Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam – Netherlands
14 Egyptian Museum – Turin – Italy
13 Louvre – Paris – France
12 Vasa Museum – Stockholm – United Kingdom
11 National Gallery – London
10 Victoria and Albert Museum – London – United Kingdom
Located in South Kensington, on Cromwell Road, it is the most important building in the world dedicated to the applied arts and minor arts. Inside there are over 4.5 million objects with over 5000 years of history up to the present day
09 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. Click here.
08 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. For all the info, click on this link.
07 Museo Nacional de Antropologia – Mexico City – Mexico
06 September 11th Memorial – New York City – New York
05 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. Click here.
04 Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago – Illinois
03 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. Click here for more info.
02 National Museum of the Second World War – New Orleans – Louisiana
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”.