When visiting some of the worldÂ´s metropolis, do not forget to check out the their beautiful museums. Exhibits of artistic, cultural, historical or scientific collections can be the highlights of your vacation. While there have been many posts and articles about the various collections found in museums, this post will focus on the museum buildings themselves. For the treasures housed inside, we may tend to overlook the beauty of these monumental architectural jewels. Have you been to any of these 25 magnificent museums? If you haven’t, you’re missing out.
20. National Folk Museum of Korea – Seoul, South Korea
rekomendasiwisata.com Established in 1945 by the U.S. Government, the museum in Seoul features replicas of historical objects to illustrate the history of traditional life of the Korean people. It has three main exhibition halls, with almost 100,000 artifacts.
15. Louvre Museum – Paris, France
www.shedexpedition.com Located on the right bank of the river Seine, Louvre is the world’s most visited museum. In 2012, it received almost 10 million visitors who admired unique exhibits spreading over an area of more than 650,000 square feet. Originally built as a fortress in the late 12th century, Louvre Museum with its distinctive shape, is one of the prime landmarks of Paris.
10. Musee d’Orsay – Paris, France
www.musee-moreau.fr Originally built as a railway station, the museum houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Gauguin or Van Gogh. With over 3 million visitors annually, it is the tenth most visited museum in the world.
5. Museum of Hanoi – Hanoi, Vietnam
thedesignhome.com Occupying a total area of over 5 hectares, the museum displays artifacts from Hanoi’s 1000 year history and the history, culture, heritage, and architecture of Vietnam. The buildingÂ´s unconventional shape represents an overall design of an inverted pyramid.
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