Museums You Have to See Before You Die

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There are museums in virtually every city in the world. Some of them are more fabulous than others, but there are a few that you simply have to see at least once.
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The Louvre

This Paris museum is home to the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. The building itself was once used as a palace and now features the famous glass pyramid outside the doors.
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The Uffizi Gallery

This museum can be found in Florence, Italy and is the place to go if you want to see Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.
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Rijksmuseum

An Amsterdam beauty, this museum is home to The Night Watch by Rembrandt.
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The Smithsonian Institution

Located in Washington D.C. this huge campus of museums lets you see hundreds of thousands of artifacts, including dresses worn by the First Ladies, Dorothy’s ruby red slippers, the Hope Diamond and the Spirit of St. Louis airplane.
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The British Museum

London has a ton of museums to explore, but this one should top your list. Not only is the Rosetta Stone housed here, but there is also a huge collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts for you to see.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Also known as the MET, this New York City institution is where you can see the world famous Adam and Eve engraving.
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State Hermitage

This St. Petersburg, Russia museum isn’t one that many people have heard of. However, it’s a must-see as the home of the Gold Room as well as tons of artifacts from the reign of Nicholas II.
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The Vaticans Museum

A trip to the Vatican is always a privilege, but the museum is an especially important thing to see. On display is the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms.
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The Acropolis Museum

If you’re ever in Greece, this museum is a can’t miss. Have a look at the frieze of the Parthenon and see it in all it’s glory.
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The Prado

No visit to Madrid, Spain would be complete without a trip to the Prado to see The Three Graces by Rubens.
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