When traveling to other city, state or country you’ll find an immense amount of ways to learn about the place that is receiving you. Local restaurants will teach you about what their ancestor used to eat and how their lifestyle transcended; squares are the best places to find extrovert locals that might want to share their routine with you and souvenir shops are a must visit that will help you remember your trip. But if you want to see true awesomeness, visit their museums. There are no better places for local history, talent and many other wonders crafted by humans than museums.
As you may know, there are museums that have dedicated their job to compile the finest of arts, the incredible accomplishments of human race, the documentation of horrid historic episodes or simply history and famous museums around the world took this labor to celebrate entire humanity instead of just local stories, so follow the read and learn about the best 3 museums that you need to visit before you pass away.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
There’s not a visit to the great Apple that could be complete without stepping on the Met as its outstanding façade is one of the great attractions of Central Park.
This incredible museum founded in 1872 is house to the greatest collections in American soil. This museum is composed by geographically designated collections of art (ancient near Eastern; of Africa, Oceania and the Americas; Asian; Egyptian; European paintings, European sculpture, American Wing, Greek and Roman and Islamic) and non-geographical (arms and armor; Costume Institute, Drawings and Prints, Robert Lehman Collection, Medieval Art and the Cloisters, Modern and Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments, Photography, Digital Collection) and libraries.
Located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, this is the second largest museum in the world. Even when it was founded in 1764 as a collection of the Empress Catherine the Great, it opened its gates to public in 1852.
It’s the house to collections of Egyptian antiquities, Classical antiquities, Prehistoric art, Jewelry and decorative art, Italian Renaissance, Italian and Spanish fine art, European arms and armor, Dutch Golden Age and Flemish Baroque, German, Swiss, British and French fine art, Russian art, French Neoclassical, Impressionist and post-Impressionist art and Modern, German Romantic and other 19-20th century art.
The British Museum
Located in the central area of London and founded in 1753, the British Museum is the place with one of the greatest collections of the whole world that grew as the British colonization advanced.
It’s dedicated to art, culture and human history preserving and counts with Departments that include Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Greece and Rome, Middle East, Prints and Drawings, Britain, Europe and Prehistory, Asia; Africa Oceania and the Americas, Coins and Medals, Conservation and Scientific Research and many libraries.
It is pretty hard to visit the entire world, so plan a trip to those museums and don’t miss the chance to see the history of every country in just three places.