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10 Most Famous Museums From Around The World

If you've been developing your taste in art, museums house the best pieces of art from over the centuries. Here's a list of the most famous museums from around the world to add to your bucket list.

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The Louvre

The Louvre

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world's largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited. The Louvre is the world's second most visited museum, receiving 7.4 million visitors in 2016. It also houses Leonardo Di Vinci's infamous Mona Lisa.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially "the Met," is located in New York City and is the largest art museum in the United States, and is among the most visited art museums in the world.

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National Gallery, London

National Gallery, London

The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.

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Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are Christian and art museums located within the city boundaries of the Vatican City.

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National Palace Museum

National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum, located in Taipei and Taibao, Taiwan, has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest of its type in the world.

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Tate Modern, London

Tate Modern, London

Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group.

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Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art

There's a very good reason why New York's Museum of Modern Art swells with more than three million visitors per year - it's home to one of the finest collections of modern art in the world.

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British Museum

British Museum

The British Museum is dedicated to human history, art and culture, and is located in the Bloomsbury area of London.

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Hermitage Museum

Hermitage Museum

The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it was founded in 1754 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852.

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Musée d'Orsay

Musée d'Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900.