(Metropolitan Museum of Art, or just Met) is the second most visited museum in the world behind the Louvre Museum in Paris .
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.
82nd Street to 5th Avenue .
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.
Adults: $ 25.
Students: $ 12.
Over 65: $ 17.
Children 12 and under: free.
Free with New York Pass .
Subway : 86th Street , lines 4, 5 and 6. Bus : lines M1, M2, M3 and M4.