8 of the best museums in the world that are worth visiting

It does not matter whether you like art or not, consider yourself a cultured and educated, or just an onlooker, it is important that in the world there are places where you can always touch the beautiful, to breathe the air of genius, to look into the soul of the unsurpassed master of the art.

In this top artistic and archaeological museums were included, which serve as art galleries or museums complex with a variety of exhibits, from paintings to jewelery and sarcophagi. In these museums exhibited a variety of exhibits from different countries, ages, hands and arms of various masters, but there is something that unites all of these museums - well worth a visit without fail.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The largest and most visited museum of the Netherlands opened its doors at the beginning of the XIX century and became a "home" for more than 8,000 exhibits. 

Here are stored paintings by famous Dutch: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, Hoch, Wall, van der Gelsta, van Scorel and many others. Apart from a decent collection of the museum, the building also is an object of the architectural heritage.

National Archaeological Museum, Athens

To learn more about the ancient culture you must visit the National Archaeological Museum in Athens . Here assembled a grand collection of Greek artifacts that reflect the history, life and culture of the ancient Greeks. If tourists feel Acropolis miracle, the National Archaeological Museum, the Acropolis, even better. Of course, one day is not enough to see all of the museum's wealth.

Museo del Prado, Madrid

If you are in the capital of Spain , be sure to visit the Prado Museum. It houses one of the greatest collections of European art . This fact automatically increases the importance of the museum in the eyes of any tourist. Bosch, Velazquez, Goya, Murillo, El Greco, Botticelli, Titian - every one of us at least once in my life heard these names.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Each year, about 5 million tourists eager to see the amazing collection of artifacts of the world in one place - the Metropolitan Museum in New York . His pride is a collection of art from all over the world: Europe, North Africa, the Middle and Far East, Central America, etc.

Hermitage, St. Petersburg

In the second half of the XVIII century, Catherine completed its important "mission" - opened the magnificent Hermitage Museum, which holds the secrets of the entire history of the Russian empire. Here is the largest collection of paintings in the world. More than one day is needed to see all the exhibits, stopping even for a second at each.

Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

In the capital of the United States is a complex of 17 museums, which are combined under the Smithsonian Institution. The most famous is the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of the American Indian, National Museum of Aeronautics and Astronautics and others. Total attendance of the entire network about 25 million people a year!

British Museum, London

The main museum of the whole of the United Kingdom has become the focus of cultural values ​​not only of the British Isles, but also all the countries of the former empire. That will surprise the traveler, it's free admission to the museum, where you will be shocked by the amount of magnificent paintings and other cultural artifacts.

Louvre, Paris

Queues at the Louvre is calculated not meters, and kilometers - this is the most eloquent proof of his coolness. Only one opportunity to see the painting "Mona Lisa" is worth a visit to this museum.

The museum's exhibits are thematically spread across several expositions: Ancient East, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Etruria and Rome, Islamic Art, Sculptures, works of art, fine arts, graphic art. In the year the museum hosts a fantastic 12 million visitors.