Museums hold the world’s record of our history, education, art and culture. Most people when traveling love to visit local museums to get a sense of the traditions and background of a particular culture. They transport us to new worlds, independent of the theme of the museum, showing us the world through someone else’s eyes. Some of the most famous museums around the world are harbored in the most recognized capital cities, offering tourists the possibility of experiencing something completely new. Royal Holiday can take you around the world to visit these capital cities and take advantage to go to the most renowned museums in the world.
London, United Kingdom
By visiting the Citadines St. Mark’s –Islington London with the incredible offers available at Royal Holiday you can head over to a number of museums and get to know London more than ever. To find out more information and make reservations click here.
The British Museum
Founded in 1753, it opened its doors in the Bloomsbury area where the current museum building still stands. It has since then grown and hold over 8 million works. It is dedicated to human history, art and culture and has one of the largest permanent collections that originate from all continents allowing it to vividly illustrate human history. It is home to precious items such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies, where more than six million visitors yearly admire them for no cost at all. This will be an unforgettable experience so while in London at the Citadines St. Mark’s –Islington London head on over to the British Museum.
The Victoria and Albert Museum
This museum is recognized around the world as the greatest in decorative art and design due to its diversity and scope. The V&A (as it is abbreviated) was established in 1852 and was named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and is located in an area known as “Albertopolis” because of its association to Prince Albert. Another must on your stay in London.
While staying at Citadines Les Halles you are in the middle of the most pedestrian area in Paris with the possibility to visit a number of museums that hold some of the most beautiful art in the world. This romantic city awaits you to explore its culture and history. To find out more information and make reservations click here.
Musée du Louvre
This is one of the largest museums in the world and most visitors say one day is not enough. It receives more than 9.26 million visitors a year, making it the most visited in the world. The museum, which was originally a fortress, was inaugurated in 1793. It holds paintings, drawings and prints that have been collected through history. It has 8 departments that you can visit: Egyptian antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman, Islamic art, Sculpture, Decorative arts, Paintings and finally Prints and drawings. These collections have permanent displays and others that are on loan at different times during the year.
New York City, United States
The capital of the world is truly the place where you can find it all. Its skyscrapers and nightlife will sweep you off your feet, but its museums are just as impressive. So why not stay in the heart of Manhattan at The Manhattan Club. To find out more information and make reservations click here.
American Museum of Natural History
Its 45 permanent exhibition halls, planetarium and library, are located in 27 interconnected buildings. Its collections have over 32 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, minerals, fossils, meteorites and human cultural artifacts, but due the magnitude only a fragment of them are shown at any given moment.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Located in the Upper East Side neighborhood you can visit this museum that in itself is a work of art. It holds an impressive collection of 20th century art that has been acquired over eight decades such as Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art. They also have special exhibitions that are exhibited throughout the year.
Rome, known as the Eternal City, is an unexpected breath of fresh air offering not only unbelievable history, but modern locations that make it a favorite among Royal Holiday travelers. It is full of museums and churches that will most likely fill your time. As in other capital cities, Royal Holiday offers you a stay that is right in the middle of the city at Palazzo al Velabro. To find out more information and make reservations click here.
Considered one of the best museums in a city full of museums, the Borghese Gallery has part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculptures and antiquities. It was initiated by the Cardona Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V. It is located on the originally known Villa Borghese Pinciana, but now is the home not only to this gallery, but to the Villa Borghese gardens.