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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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The country's largest museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses vast series of collections, with more than 2 million works divided among 17 departments. Within this single building view thousands of pieces of American and European art, including notable works by Whistler, Sargent, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. The museum also notably contains what's considered the greatest collection of Egyptian art outside Cairo. One of the world's most prestigious centers of art and culture, the museum welcomes more than 5 million visitors each year. Step inside to see Roman statues, musical instruments, antique weapons, costumes, period rooms, Egyptian artifacts, and modern photographs. Consider a guided tour of the museum highlights. You may want to end your visit with a drink in the rooftop bar. Make The Metropolitan Museum of Art a part of your New York City vacation plans using our New York City trip itinerary maker.
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  • The MET is huge and has a variety of parts for all kinds of culture. It is very nice, neat and tidy. There are many people always. To enter, there is a suggested entry of 20 USD approx that there are not necessarily that pay, can approach the counter and make a donation of the value want. They are large that does not reach you one day to see it well.
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  • First trip to The Met was everything I had hoped. As a huge fan of Impressionists, I loved seeing new (to me) paintings by Monet, Seurat, and Van Gogh. Happily surprised to discover Tiffany stained gl...  more »
  • I loved this museum and you can easily spend a few hours in it! It's very easy to access and find on 5th Avenue (aka Museum Mile). Very beautiful location as it's not far from Central Park. My particu...  more »
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  • The highlight of my NYC trip. We got a late start on the day so we only got to spend about 4 1/2 hours here when we visited. Definitely not enough time to see the entirety of this place. I enjoyed everything that I was able to see though. Wonderfully laid out and so many awe inspiring things to see. Can't wait to visit the city again to that I can take another stab at this fantastic place.
  • One of the best Art museums I've been in my life. huge collection of arts from all over the world and I love the installation and architecture itself of the building. Best part is pay-what-you-want Make sure you wear comfy shoes and plan well for the day in the MET as it will take at least 2+hours. There are many tours throughout the day (even in many different languages)
  • Loved the museum. If you want a different visit from just roaming around, there are free guided tours in English, French and Spanish given by very nice volunteers. I took the highlights of the Met and the Islamic art one and they were both engaging and interesting.
  • An absolutely lovely place to go whether you want to just spend some time surrounded by art or you want to go through one of their amazing tours and learn a lot more about art. You could spend every weekend for a month here and not see and experience everything, so don't even try. Just find a nice area of the museum that sounds fun to you today, and go there.
  • Amazing collection of impressionist art. Check out the rooftop bar and art exhibit if it's pretty out for amazing Central Park views. It is also a donation based admission. Pay as little or as much as you want.