The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Every visitor of Vienna that has a little curious and attracted to know a little town, definitely will go to one of the many art museums that the capital of Austria has to offer.

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The Art Museum of Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum or clearly leading the way, in line with the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Uffizi in Florence, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the Louvre in Paris and the Pinakothek in Munich . This great museum of Vienna is among the best art museums in Europe .

The KHM (Kunsthistorisches Museum abbreviation), contains what used to be the result of many generations obsession with art Habsburg. The Habsburgs collected artworks like crazy and spread that passion among high-ranking nobles of his empire .

Interior art museum in Vienna

Today, the KHM houses the fourth largest collection of paintings , the largest collection of Egyptian papyri, art Greek, Roman, Etruscan and other early cultures. It also has collections of Renaissance, and the crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire of Germany, Austria, Hungary, Sicily and lots of other territories that were part of the portfolio of assets of the Habsburgs .

Fortunately, the richness of the museum is separated by several divisions and therefore the structure of the exhibition not completely overwhelms you. The way in which the collections are organized you can explore in a surprisingly rewarding .

Interior art museum in Vienna

KHM’s specialty is the collection of paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including the world’s largest collection of Bruegel, the Venetian art of Tintoretto, Veronese and Titian, and a large section of the German and Flemish Renaissance. Other masterpieces include works of Cellini salt cellar “leave”, which became a national icon when it was stolen and reappeared not too many years ago.

You can find much more information at their official website : http://www.khm.at/en/


Get Directions to the museum:

  • is located in the Plaza de Maria Theresia.
  • in meters , stops at Volkstheater using U2 and U3 lines. We can also stop at the U2 Museumsquartier.
  • in tram , lines 1, 2, 46, 49 and D stop at Dr. Karl Renner Ring. We may also use line 46 stopping at Schmerlingplatz.
  • in bus to reach Heldenplatz with 2nd line or line to stop at Burgring 57A or 48A line to stop at Dr. Karl Renner Ring.

Museum Hours and prices:

  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 18:00 pm.
  • Thursday afternoon schedule lasts until 21:00.
  • Monday, the museum closed permance.
  • the price of the tour is 12 € for an adult ticket.
  • Student price is 9 €.
  • with the Vienna Card discount and the price we would be 11 €.
  • for under 19, admission is free. 
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The Vatican Museums

The origins of these museums can be traced back to 1503 , the year that the newly appointed Pope Julius II donated his private collection. Since then both individuals and other families have been growing potatoes museum collection to make it one of the largest in the world .

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Currently the Vatican Museums are more than 4 million visitors a year , but certainly one of the reasons for this is that they are the gateway to the Sistine Chapel .

What’s inside museums?

  • Museo Pio – Clementino : Created by Popes Clement XIV and Pius VI, the museum brings together the most important Greek works of the Vatican.
  • Apartment Pius V : Work of Pope Pius V, Flemish tapestries meets the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, a collection of medieval pottery and a miniature medieval mosaics.
  • Gallery of the Candelabra : Statues Roman copies of Greek originals and huge chandeliers in the second century decorate this elegant gallery.
  • Missionary Ethnological Museum : Works of art of all papal missions in the world, among which include objects from Tibet, Indonesia, India, Far East, Africa and America.
  • Gallery cartographic maps : Made between the years 1580 and 1585, the beautiful maps frescoed on the walls of this gallery represent the Italian regions and the possessions of the church.
  • Historical Museum – Hall of Floats : This section show floats, saddles, cars, and even the first locomotive of the Vatican City .
  • Tapestry Gallery : Exhibition of Flemish tapestries created between 1523 and 1534.
  • Pio Christian Museum : The collection consists of Christian antiquities statues, sarcophagi and archaeological remains of the sixth century.
  • Pinacoteca : Through the eighteen rooms of the building of the gallery shows paintings from the Middle Ages until 1800.
  • Hall and the Immaculate Sobieski : In both rooms shown canvases from the “Ottocento” Italian.
  • Egyptian Museum : Among the pieces acquired by the popes are also some impressive sculptures of precious Egyptian sarcophagi of the third century BC can also see some black basalt statues (copies of Egyptian models) from the Villa Adriana .
  • Etruscan Museum : This museum houses part of the elements of ceramics, bronze and gold belonging to the Etruscan civilization.
  • Chiaramonti Museum : Created by Pius VII Chiaramonti, this gallery shows a thousand sculptures among which include portraits of emperors, images of gods and some monuments.
  • Gregorian Profane Museum : the rooms contain Greek and Roman sculptures from the first to the third centuries AD
  • Borgia Apartment : The apartment that belonged to Pope Alexander VI Borgia now serve as exhibition halls for the Collection of Modern Religious Art.
  • Raphael : Raphael’s decorated with a unique taste of the apartments of Pope Julius II.
  • Room of the Biga : A monumental marble figure of a chariot drawn by two horses made ​​in the first century AD fills the room giving the room name.

Avoiding queues

The queue for the Vatican Museums is probably the heaviest of Rome. To avoid it is advisable not to go on the last Sunday of every month (the day free) or at Easter . It is also advisable to avoid the weekends, especially in high season.

Our experience tells us that the best time to go is about 13:00 pm on weekdays . Most people usually agolpar first thing in the morning to avoid the queues and more often when you have to wait.

 

Location

Viale Vaticano , 51.

Visiting Hours

Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 18:00 (last entry 16:00).  Last Sunday of the month from 9:00 to 14:00 (last entry 12:30), remaining closed Sundays.  Closed 1 and January 6, 11 de February, 19 March, 12 and 13 April, 1 and May 21, 11 and 29 June, 15 August, 8, 25 and 26 December.

Price

Adults: 15 € .  Children 6 to 18 and students aged 19 to 26 years: 8 €.  The last Sunday of every month is free .

Transport

Metro: Cipro-Vatican Museums , line A (orange).

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The British Museum

Introduction

The British Museum is a must for anyone visiting the city and has a minimal concern for history, archeology and art.

Best antique objects are exposed is this great museum.

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Description

In stylish Russell Street , is one of the most famous museums in the world, thanks to its impressive collection of archaeological fruit of long domination and expansion of the British Empire and plundering in five continents .In any case, this looting has served us to see at a single point and a free countless historical treasures.

The museum was founded in 1753 thanks to the collection of Sir Hans Sloane .

The most famous objects are the Rosetta Stone , sculptures from the Parthenon , the English medieval remains found at Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall, Egyptian mummies and sarcophagi and the famous Portland Vase Roman. Very interesting is also the African collection, possibly the largest in the world.

Information for the visit

The museum is a short walk from Holborn Underground stations, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square and Goodge St., and the following bus lines: New Oxford Street 7, 8, 19, 22b, 25, 38 , 55, 98, Tottenham Court Road, northbound and Gower Street, southbound, 10, 24, 29, 73, 134, Southampton Row 68, 91, 188.

 

Open all year with the following schedule:

– From Saturday to Wednesday: 10:00 to 17:30

– Thursday and Friday: 10:00 to 20:30

Closes March 25, 24 and 26 December and 1 January.

Admission is free .

 

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Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

(Metropolitan Museum of Art, or just Met) is the second most visited museum in the world behind the Louvre Museum in Paris .

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The museum was opened in February 1872 when Robert Lee Jenkins donated his private collection. Since then he has been increasing his collection to the over two million objects .

The most important objects are the Metropolitan Museum treasures of classical culture and the paintings of artists such as Monet, Cezanne or Rembrandt .

Among the more unusual exhibits is the Egyptian area, which is exposed beautifully reconstructed Temple of Dendur . This temple was a gift from Egypt for help in saving Abu Simbel .

Although the Metropolitan Museum is our favorite art museum in New York, sometimes do not have all the time to stop at each of your jewelry and you have to be selective.

If you have little time, the most interesting are the Roman and Egyptian as well as pictures of the second floor.

 

Location

82nd Street to 5th Avenue .

 

Visiting Hours

From Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 to 17:30 pm, Friday and Saturday until 21:00.

Closed: every Monday, the day of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.

 

Price

Adults: $ 25.

Students: $ 12.

Over 65: $ 17.

Children 12 and under: free.

Free with New York Pass .

 

Transport

Subway : 86th Street , lines 4, 5 and 6. Bus : lines M1, M2, M3 and M4.

 

 

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