Throughout the planet we can find museums of all kinds: art, history, dinosaurs, books, fashion, wax figures ... Many of them have become one of the main tourist spots of the place where they are located. This is the case of the Louvre Museum in Paris, which is visited every year by thousands of tourists who want to see the Mona Lisa, one of Leonardo da Vinci's best-known works.
In reality, museums are like a kind of thermometer that reflects the vitality of cities, especially in Europe. In fact, 75,411,000 people visited a museum during 2015. This is a figure that we have extracted from the study carried out by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), which has also offered us a list of the most visited museums on the old continent. Do you want to meet her? Well, do not miss anything we tell you below!
Louvre in Paris
The most visited museum in Europe is, with a total of 9,300,000 visitors in 2014, the Louvre in Paris, which is located in the former Louvre Palace. A visit to the complex is already worthwhile for its beauty, although what stands out the most is its huge collection of sculptures, paintings and other items, and you can find objects from antiquity to the 19th century. As we have mentioned before, of its 30,000 pieces stands out the Mona Lisaby Leonardo da Vinci.
British Museum London
In second place we find the British Museum which, with 6,695,000 views a year, is one of the most ancient of the planet. In addition, you can boast of having one of the largest collections of antiques.
National Gallery London
We are still in London to tell you about the National Gallery, which in 2014 was visited by 6,417,000 people, a logical number considering that it is the museum of art most important in the British capital.
Vatican Museums, Vatican City
In fourth place we find the Vatican Museums, with 6,117 visitors. With origins that date back to 1503, the museum is the gateway to the Sistine ChapelAlthough this is only one of its attractions, you can find an impressive collection of works inside.
Tate Modern London
We return to London to tell you about the Natural History Museum, which last year was visited by 5,785,000 people. Installed in an old central Electric, focuses on contemporary art and is part of the Tate Gallery.
Natural History Museum London
Also in London is the sixth most visited museum in Europe. This is the Natural History Museum (Museo de Historia Natural) which, as you can imagine by the name, covers everything related to the land and the life forms that can be found here. Its collection is made up of more than 70 million objects related to the animal world, including specimens. In 2014 it was visited by 5,388,000 people
Musée d'Orsay in Paris
In seventh place is the Musee ‘dOrsay which, with 3,500,000 visitors, stands out for its rich art collection impressionistic. In addition, here all forms of expression can be found: painting, architecture, sculpture, decorative arts, photography ...
Center Pompidou in Paris
We are still in Paris, this time to tell you about the Center Pompidou, which last year was visited by 3,450,000 people. Located in the heart from Paris, the building reveals a unique and timeless architecture. Its six floors offer visitors numerous spaces dedicated to art and culture, especially modern and contemporary art.
Science museum london
At the ninth place on the list is the Science Museum in London, a museum that last year was visited by 3,356,000 people. Although it will make you work brain, offers a most fun day.
Victoria Museum London
In tenth place is the Victoria Museum in London, with 3,180,000 visitors. It has more than 2,000 objects from all corners of the world, narrating 3,000 years of history of the decorative arts.
Top 10 most popular and most visited museums in Europe (September 2020)
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