If you're planning your trip to New York, you're bound to be hesitant about the many museums to visit. To help you make your choice, I propose you the list of the 5 must-see museums in New York:
The Metropolitan Museum
The Metropolitan Museum, or MET for short, is without a doubt, THE must-see museum in New York. In fact, it is the most visited museum in New York!
Located on 5th Avenue, on the Central Park side, the Metropolitan Museum is impossible to visit in a single day: this museum brings together a formidable collection, ranging from Egypt and ancient Greece to 18th-century American painting, including armour from the Middle Ages and paintings by the great names of French Impressionism.
The Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History, or American Museum of Natural History, took second place in the ranking, winning 64% of the votes.
Located on 8th Avenue, facing Central Park, this museum presents a breathtaking collection, with stuffed animals from America and around the world, dinosaur bones and precious stones. You can also touch fragments of real meteorites or discover the sky in the planetarium. A museum that is both educational and fun for the whole family.
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA for short) is located on 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue, a short walk from Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And as its name suggests, it is devoted exclusively to modern art. The tone is set from the lobby with a helicopter suspended from the ceiling. The permanent collections display the great names of the genre, starting with Andy Warhol. Among the museum's treasures, you will also discover the famous soft watches signed Dali or Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.
The Guggenheim Museum
Located on Fifth Avenue, not far from the Metropolitan Museum, the Guggenheim Museum is worth visiting for both the contents and the container.
The building's avant-garde architecture alone is worth a visit, even if you don't visit afterwards. You can freely enter the atrium and enjoy the museum's spiral staircase and glass roof from the inside.
Afterwards, you can discover a personal collection, patiently assembled by Solomon R. Guggenheim, a wealthy heir of a mining family from 1890 until he died in 1949. And the man knew how to surround himself with great names such as Picasso, Cézanne or Van Gogh.
The Museum of September 11, 2001
Since May 2014; the National September 11 Memorial & Museum tells the story of the tragedy of the September 11, 2001 attacks with strength and detail.
The museum is located where the former World Trade Center towers stood before their destruction on September 11, 2001. The museum is actually built entirely underground, and the exhibition rooms occupy the exact location of the foundations of the twin towers. In addition to a chronology of events, you will see a host of documents, personal objects and remains, including a fire truck found under the rubble and the remains of the antenna that stood atop the North Tower. A particularly moving visit.