These 10 cities have the most five-star rated museums, according to TripAdvisor

museums are one of the things people like to visit the most when they travel

Every city has at least one museum to be proud of, but some of the world’s grand cities are also home to the planet’s grandest museum. By analyzing user review data from travellers left on TripAdvisor, it’s possible to ran which metropolises are home to the most most five-star rated museums and galleries across the globe.

London is home to some of the world’s most iconic museums

London topped the list of most highly-rated museums with a staggering 97 of its 170 museums earning a five-star ratings on TripAdvisor. Among them is he British Museum which offers a vast collection of world art and artefacts including the Rosetta Stone, while the National Gallery showcases European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries. For those interested in science, the Science Museum provides interactive exhibits and historical collections.

Revel in Prague’s artistic heritage

In Prague, art enthusiasts can visit the National Gallery, which houses an impressive collection of Czech and international art while the Mucha Museum is dedicated to the life and works of Alphonse Mucha, a pioneer of Art Nouveau. Additionally, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague displays applied art and design. If you’re into hiostory, the Museum of Communism and the Jewish Museum are just two examples of the many carefully curated smaller-sized institutions sprinkled around the city.

Go to Paris for its legendary art museums

There are museums for many interests to be found in Paris, but the City of Lights could also be called the City of Art. Among the most fabled is The Louvre. With its iconic glass pyramid, this institution is home to thousands of famous works of art including the Mona Lisa. Over at the magnificent Musée d’Orsay visitors can enjoy its incredible collection of impressionist art or head to the Centre Pompidou to admire its modern and contemporary collections.

Explore Istanbul’s cultural treasures

Istanbul’s rich history is reflected in its many world-class museums. The most renowned example is the Hagia Sophia, once a church and mosque, which now serves as a museum showcasing Byzantine and Ottoman history. To further explore the past, head to the Istanbul Archaeology Museums to study its extensive collections from various civilizations that once thrived in the region.

New York City’s museums are world class

New York is home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the largest and finest art museums in the world while the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is renowned for its modern and contemporary art collections. When you’ve had your fill of art, there’s the American Museum of Natural History and its exhibits that focus on the natural world and universe. In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, head over to the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum to learn touching stories of survival.

Seoul is one is home to some of Asia’s finest museums

If you’re only going to visit one museum in Seoul it’s the National Museum of Korea which is the country’s flagship museum and is overflowing with an incredible array of extensive historical artefacts. The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art presents traditional Korean art alongside modern works and the War Memorial of Korea provides insights into Korea’s turbulent military history.

Marvel at Rome’s ancient wonders

There is so much history in Rome, it’s hard to know where to start. How about the Capitoline Museum which are considered to be the oldest public museums in the world and are especially notable for their classical sculpture collections. For something not quite as ancient, there’s the Borghese Gallery with a collection that includes works by Caravaggio and Bernini. Technically in Vatican City, but still a must-visit when you are in Rome are The Vatican Museums which house the vast holdings of art and historical pieces owned by the Roman Catholic Church.

Discover Toronto’s diverse cultural scene

Canada’s largest city is home to some of the country’s most impressive museums. Start with the Royal Ontario Museum which has it all. This esteemed institution showcases art, culture and nature from around the globe. At the nearby Art Gallery of Ontario you can marvel at some of the finest Canadian paintings, including many by the Group of Seven, alongside the works of many famous international artists. For something unexpected, The Aga Khan Museum provides visitors the chance to appreciate some of the world’s finest Islamic and Persian art.

Tokyo’s museums offer a fusion of traditional and modern Art

Art lovers are in for a treat when they visit the Japanese capital. The Tokyo National Museum holds the largest collection of Japanese art in the world while the Edo-Tokyo Museum provides a historical perspective on the city’s development. For something more contemporary, the Mori Art Museum features works by emerging artists.

Explore Berlin’s rich artistic landscape

Berlin is home to Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site with five unforgettable museums including the Pergamonmuseum with its trove of ancient artefacts. The Berlinische Galerie focuses on modern art, photography and architecture while the Jewish Museum Berlin offers insights into German-Jewish history.

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