Pergamon Museum in Berlin

On several occasions we have told you several little things about Berlin, the places you can visit there and what kinds of things you can do while you are there, whether for a short time or for much more. On this occasion I want to tell you about a specific place in that city: the Pergamon Museum, a spectacular place that is part of the complex known as the Museum Island and that brings together several of the most representative buildings in Berlin. Almost a million people visit it every year, making it the most visited art museum in Germany.

Definitely a must if you are going to be in Berlin at least a couple of days, since you will be here at least noon and to see it well you will need a whole day. The Pergamon Museum was built between 1910 and 1930 thanks to a design by Alfred Messel, although its construction was carried out by Ludwig Hoffman. The previous ten years there had been a smaller building there. It was originally built to house the findings of the different Berlin museums, like the important frieze of the Pergamon Altar, until before the First World War it went down due to various damages to its structure, which led to the construction of what we now know.

There you can find all kinds of art, although the most prominent areas are those dedicated to Rome, Greece, Islam, the Middle East and, especially, Mesopotamia. Among the many works you can see there are the Zeus Altar of the city ​​of pergamum, the Door of the Roman Market of Miletus, the Pertas of Istar of Babylon, Hellenistic statues or the Facade of Mushatta. The largest and newest area houses three different museums: the Antiques Collection, the Museum of the Ancient Near East and the Museum of Islamic Art.

A Walk Around The Pergamon Museum, Berlin (November 2022)

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