While visiting a new city, often you can spend a day in the most lovely way at a museum. A lot of major cities have more than one museum worth visiting, so it’s important to see which one draws you in so you can maximize your time as you wish. Statista has analyzed museum visitation numbers in order to determine the most visited museums in each major city. Here are some of the most popular museums around the world.
The Louvre has been a mainstay for years, but it’s truly for a reason. Home to iconic works like the “Mona Lisa” and the “Venus de Milo,” this massive museum complex can keep you busy for days on end. It used to be a palace, which explains why it is so extravagant.
Tate Modern, London
One of a series of art galleries located all around London, Cornwall, and Liverpool, the Tate Modern houses contemporary art as well as exhibits that let visitors interact with works, which is an amazing experience.
Vatican Museums, Vatican City
The Vatican Museums are a series of galleries, museums in the traditional sense, and chapels that house a collection of works that have been collected by Catholic church throughout many years.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Often referred to as The Met, this museum is said to be the largest art museum in the Western hemisphere. Over two million works are a part of the permanent collection as well as constant rotations of visiting exhibitions. Visit classics by Monet, Van Gogh, and countless more.
Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou
This museum has over 100,000 artworks, many of which showcase Chinese mythology. In 2019, the museum saw a whopping 4.15 million visitors. The museum is made up of a modern structure that it a work of art in itself.