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. Using our custom trip planner, New York City attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This museum is beautiful and is the best museum I have been to. It definitely lives up to the hype around it. The art was displayed beautifully and had so many gorgeous rooms. My favorite were the...  more »
  • I came here a couple of times thinking I was going to benefit from this museum. Boy I was wrong. I wasted a lot of time here back in 2017 to 2018. Thank goodness I never came back here ever again...  more »
  • As an NYC local, I have been to this museum many times. I've gone alone (I bought a membership.), with friends and with family. There is so much to see, from permanent collections to new exhibits...  more »
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  • We had a great experience! One of the best Museum in the world. Many famous Paintings and artwork! Great location as it is in Central Park! Tips: -There is another entry in the parking lot. You don’t have to park to use this entrance. Therefore, go around and use this entry while there are hundreds of people standing on the line in front of the building. - Park will cost you around $13 per hour. It is not that bad considering the average parking cost in New York City!
  • Great art! You get to see paintings from some of the greatest in history which is super awesome! Tons to see multiple levels and various forms of art include installations, film and photography. There is even outdoor area. There are many seating areas and ample staff and security. The museum is huge with so much to explore. Definitely for the art lover and those interested to learn about art. I was skeptical to pay for entrance but it was WELL worth it, glad I did. Your pass can also be used at their other location as well. Enjoy!!
  • Really amazing. Over 2 million sq ft of art. You need to be prepared to walk and spend a long time here. We did about 3 hrs and really didn’t scratch the surface of what they had. The cost was so reasonable and quite honestly I was expecting to pay twice that. So great value for the money. It was raining super heavy outside so by mid afternoon this place was packed! We arrived at about 10 am and hand very little lines to get on and pay. But when we left mid afternoon the lobby was so packed we could hardly make it out. So i would suggest coming early for sure. We got one audio device and sort of shared it. Not really of much interest but for some people I would imagine hearing the extra info would be just amazing. Wish we had to come back another day and from what I understand you get in free the following day, so the admission is an even better deal!! Would love to visit and spend more time some day.
  • Best museum of all New York and till now, the best of my life. Is important to know that there's no more "pay what you want day" so, you have to pay for entrance... worth it!!!! If you're a student from another country, keep your student card, because the discount still applies. Also the entrance is for three days, so you can enjoy it completely! Is colossal, magnificent.. loved it!
  • Classic. Allocate lots of time, be leisurely, and enjoy. The Met has an amazing collection. It is one of the world's best art museums. Plenty for you to see and spend as long as you have time to spare. Food available on site so you can take a break and continue enjoying after. TIP: don't miss the rooftop bar for some GREAT views across the park.

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