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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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Ranked #8 of 858 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I feel bad for the people who get up to the ticket seller and gasp when they see the $25 amount listed. Some leave because it's too much; others dig into their wallets and hand over $25 a person - because they've not read "the fine print." The $25 admission is a suggested entrance fee. Really, if you can't afford... More

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San Juan, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The overwhelming variety of collections, the sheer size, makes the Metropolitan a place that requires multiple trips to take in, and that is not even counting the many limited-time special exhibits that come through every year. Yes, the entry fee is high, but it is quite worth it and you can lose yourself in the art all day.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

So much to see, dwell upon and digest. Biggest collection of Van Goghs I have ever see. Jackson Pollack, Rembrandt, Renoir and much much more are all here. $20 entry is great value

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Truly an astounding museum. It's like the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery all rolled in to one - and then made bigger. We spent a (long) morning there and barely made a dent in it. It would take many, many trips to do it full justice - always an excuse to go back!

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It's fine. There are a few famous paintings that are an obvious draw, although most of them are positioned such that huge crowds swarm around them, and you can't see some of the more interesting works alongside them. If you've been to the Tate Modern in London, you will notice that MoMa seems badly structured, and badly curated. But if... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Probably the best museum in the world. Each and very exhibit was excellent. The art section was magnificent. Where can you see a room each of rembrandts, van goghs, Matisse. The Egyptian section was wonderful. A certain 'do not miss'

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The museum can be overwhelming, we try and see only a specific exhibit. Monday, we focused on miniatures and French art. We also caught a docent tour. We end up seeing a lot, as we tend to get lost, the security people are helpful. Today we focused on Impressionism, and ended up seeing post modern as well. It's a huge... More

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Los Angeles
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Don't come here if you only have a couple hours. You really need to spend the whole day here to see everything. Even then you won't see it all as they close some halls down for maintenance and to just keep the human element down to a minimum. Love this place. Very peaceful and a true American treasure.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Went twice, took the highlight tour and didn't make a dent! Fabulous collections, but it will take a couple of weeks to really see this museum.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Always a few great exhibitions to sweep you away. I went towards the end of the day. Not many other visitors, and grabbed a quick lunch in the cafeteria without lines.

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