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The 10 Most Visited Museums in the World! Find Out Where They Are

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Museums are undoubtedly special places, as they contain history, art, culture, past, present, future and much more. All over the world, there are dozens of museums dedicated to a particular artist, a character, a historical era, an artistic current and many other types and themes. Very often they are a source of pride for the cities and countries that host them, set up and maintain them. Have you ever wondered which are the most popular to visit?

Below is a list of the ten most visited museums in the world as of 2019. You will find some very famous, and many others that maybe you do not expect to find in this list. Either way, we recommend checking them out someday!

1. The Louvre, Paris

One of the most famous, beautiful and largest in the world, it contains thousands of incredible works. In 2019 the Louvre was visited by 9,600,000 people!

2. National Museum of China, Pechino

In 2019 this Chinese museum was visited by 7,390,000 people! Have you ever been before?

3. Vatican Museums, Vatican City

Here is an "almost" museum in Italy. In 2019 it was visited by 6,900,000 people and remains one of the most famous in the world.

4. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The "Met" is the most visited museum in the United States, hosting works from various eras, civilizations and artists. From the Egyptians to the Greeks and Romans, up to contemporary art. In 2019 it was visited by nearly 6,500,000 people.

5. British Museum, London

Honestly there is very little or nothing "British" about this gigantic museum. In 2019 it was visited by nearly 6,239,000 people.

6. Tate Modern, London

The modern art gallery par excellence, housed in a former power plant located on the banks of the Thames. As with the British Museum, admission is free. In 2019 it was visited by nearly 6,100,000 people.

7. National Gallery, London

It houses almost exclusively paintings, including some works by Caravaggio, Leonardo, Giotto, Verrocchio and Van Gogh. Also with free access, in 2019 it was visited by 6,011,000 people.

8. Natural History Museum, London

Another London museum with free access, it is also very popular with young individuals. Last year it was visited by 5,425,000 people.

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9. American Museum of Natural History, New York

Another museum of Natural History, but this time back in the United States. In 2019 it was visited by 5,000,000 people.

10. State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg

One of the most famous, largest and interesting in Europe. In 2019 it was visited by 4,956,000 people.

The 10 Most Visited Museums in the World! Find Out Where They Are

The 10 Most Visited Museums in the World! Find Out Where They Are