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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10028-0198 (Manhattan)
212-535-7710
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As featured in 3 days in New York City
Ranked #11 of 853 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest encyclopedic art museum in the world under a single roof.  Over 2 million art works from all periods... more »
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Set a day aside. Two maybe. Lunch early, either downstairs in the food hall thing or the posh place. Plan for your favorites first and then meander. Plan B. Go to the Cloisters in the morning and the Met in the afternoon. Big day. Drink heavily.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Loved every minute of it. We were tired and didn't explore as much as we wanted to, but loved what we experienced.

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Picton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Plan to make the (better part of a) day of it. Everyone in our family, including children/teens, enjoyed our (only) 2.5 hours there!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Wonderful Egypt temple and also a well composed contemporary section. Large collection of late 19th century art – but perhaps not the ultimate paintings by the artists.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

As you would expect from one of the world's premier museums, the Met is packed with treasures. Don't be tempted to try to see it all in one day, better to select the areas that are of most interest to you and focus on them, saving the rest for another visit.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

There is just no way to really see everything. I arrived at 10:30 and left at 4pm and covered almost 2/3rds. Get the map guide and decide which areas you are most interested in. Mark off the rooms as you see them, it's very easy to get turned around and lost. This will help you not back track. There are... More

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Santiago, Chile
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Schedule one morning or one afternoon here. Don't worry, you won't be finished by then anyways. Remember that there are free guided tours, so check the site. I took a very nice one about the highlights of the museum, perfect for first timers. Pay as you wish!

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Broadus, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Beware - the signs make it look like the admission is $25, but it is a suggested donation - you could pay $3 if you like. We only had one hour and thought we had to pay $25 so we didn't think it would be feasible for short time.

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Tje Met has been in some hot water recently for claiming to be low on funds despite evidence to the contrary but the Saturday night we were there two weeks ago the room containing my favorite painting ever (the Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur) was roped off. One can only assume they don't have as many guards on duty after... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

How disappointing to get a migraine headache, when we arrived. So I asked a staff member where I could rest quietly and she suggested the library in the basement. While I rested there, my husband went through some of the rooms. He absolutely loved this museum and said it was THE BEST ART MUSEUM he's even been to.

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