Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

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The third largest museum in the country, Philadelphia Museum of Art holds a collection of more than 220,000 pieces, including masterpieces by Picasso, Dali, El Greco, Rubens, van Gogh, and Renoir. With an exterior familiar to most from the "Rocky" movies, the museum preserves the creative accomplishments of the entire world, containing over 200 galleries and spanning nearly 2,000 years of art history. The museum holds important artworks from Asia, notably a collection of Persian and Turkish carpets, as well as recreations of a Chinese palace hall, Japanese teahouse, and Indian temple. The European collection encompasses works from the Middle Ages to the present day, while the American galleries survey three centuries of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts. Ease your exploration of the massive galleries by joining a guided tour of the exhibits. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Philadelphia trip simple and quick.
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  • Cool to run up the famous steps and then get your photo taken on the famous steps! Wonderfully architecturally designed building.  more »
  • Like most people I went here to see the Rocky statue and run the steps. After accomplishing both, I went inside. It's worth the time and price. Highly recommend it.  more »
  • Many people see the Philadelphia Museum of Art and only think about Rocky running up it's steps. That's a real pity, since the steps are merely an entrance to one of the world's great collections of a...  more »
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  • So much to see and do. We went on a pay as you wish day. There were fun interactive activities for the kids as well as a live musical performance. Kids also had fun running up the "Rocky" steps! Enjoyed it so much we will be back after the holidays. Enjoyed a snack in the cafe, little pricey but not outrageous. Really appreciated the diverse mediums. Highly recommend.
  • You can get lost in the place for hours such amazing art work and 2 levels of it. This place is huge that you will have to take a seat several times. They had activities for the kids plus tours for the adults. Even if you don't want to do that and explore like I did you could. Oh just check your bag in as well since you have to keep the bag on one shoulder which annoyed me the whole time but they want to protect their art so it makes since.
  • Upon arriving I saw a poster advertising a piece of artwork by Marcel Duchamp, The Fountain. I went into the men’s restroom and saw what must have been more in his series, two urinals side by side. I actually got to use one. Wow, how exciting! Then I went to see the other exhibits, all which are wonderful. I never did go see Marcel’s piece that was advertised. But now I’m aware of his genius work all over the country. Only a genius could do this knowing you can’t fix stupid.
  • Love, love, love! Beautiful building and surroundings, stunning Rocky view from the top of the stairs, remarkable architecture, great extended hours on Wednesday. The interior was also impressive as well as the exhibits. The only issue I had was with the map not reflecting correctly (or just confusing) the spaces, so I never found Rubens’ works.
  • Nice collection. Takes about 4-5 hours to see all of it. Photography without flash is allowed. There is a coat hanger to keep oversized coats and bags. Parking is available on site. To get the reduced price for patrons, take the stub with you and get it stamped at museum ticket counter. There are a couple of cafes on site. The one in ground floor serves sandwiches (cold), burritos and salads.

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Most of Philadelphia's hotels cluster around the compact city center, ensuring quick and easy access to major tourist sights and activities. The only drawback to staying in this area is the lack of free parking, so if you're exploring by car, considering booking into a bed and breakfast in one of the city's residential blocks. Visitors planning on longer stays can also consider several apartment hotels, offering spacious furnished units with complimentary Wi-Fi, free bike rentals, and access to rooftop terraces.
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