Uffizi Gallery, Michelangelo room

Uffizi Gallery named best museum in the world by Time Out

By Region Central Italy Culture News

Time Out magazine named their top 20 museums and galleries in the world. In number one spot was Uffizi Gallery. It took the title number one museum in the world ahead of The Louvre, Acropolis Museum and London’s Tate Modern.

All over the world, museums and galleries hold collections of art and artefacts. Some focus on a specific place or art style, others are a melting pot for masterpieces from across the globe. What they all have is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping experience.

While the Uffizi Gallery in Florence took first place, it is standing on the shoulders of some giant museums and galleries.

Number one museum – Uffizi Gallery, Florence

The Gallery occupies the first and second floors of a large building next to the river Arno, designed by Giorgio Vasari in the sixteenth century. It has an incredible collection of ancient sculptures, Renaissance art, including some showstopper pieces.  

Read: Vasari Corridor to reopen in 2022

The collection has works by famous artists such as Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. Furthermore, there are ancient Roman statues and busts adorning the corridors. Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ Caravaggio’s ‘Medusa’ and Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Judith Slaying Holofernes’ will take your breath away.

If you would like a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, contact Sarah Cater, an official tour guide in the city of Florence.

Second to nineteenth place

Second place went to The Louvre, with its glass pyramid structure, Mona Lisa and stunning Egyptian rooms.

  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC took third place. The following places are:
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC.
  • Acropolis Museum, Athens.
  • Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xi’an.
  • State Hermitage, St Petersburg
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Tate Modern, London
  • Prado, Madrid
  • Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City
  • Jewish Museum, Berlin
  • Getty Center, Los Angeles
  • MALBA, Buenos Aires
  • Apartheid Museum, Johannesberg
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan
  • Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • The Louisiana, Copenhagen

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