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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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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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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

the entrance up the front stairs and into the main hall is awe inspiring, but it can also be crowded. New Yorkers know to go to the side entrance just south of the main steps to avoid the crowds (and tourists) in the long lines for the check room. this other entrance rarely has a line. you are entering by... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We always go to the Met Museum when we're in New York. We usually visit 1-2 exhibitions, otherwise it can be overwhelming! And we always do some holiday shopping at the Museum Store.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the great museums of the world. Make sure to allocate at least half a day to visit this jewel. My favorite collections are the Egyptian and the fashion institute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This museum has the largest single collection of Egyptian art in the World! The collections are enormous and the European Art collection has some of Van Gouhs Greatest's works.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Huge complex and you'll probably need more than one day to see it all and give the adequate amount of time each piece deserves for reflection and contemplation. To be amongst all those great works of art and pieces history sent electricity through my body and brought my wife to tears of passion and appreciation. Very friendly and helpful staff... More

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Glaagow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I am not someone that is that interested in museums and especially art museum but I was blown away with this museum, there are literally thousands and thousands of exhibits to see and you could be walking around for a long long time! I was amazed to see some very famous paintings by Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet and many others,... More

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Joann Fynke of NYCITYLIGHTS tours met us on the steps of the museum and expertly led us through the museum without lines. Her in-depth knowledge of the museum was shared as she led us from the Egyptian Wing to the Iranian to Greece and the American wing. I have visited the museum for many years but never had seen some... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the Byzantine rooms and also the armour and weapons. There is so much to take in you almost need two day to take it all in. Well worth a visit

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I think this is probably one of the best museum's/gallery's I have visited with a great selection of art, artefacts and displays. If you want to see it all allow at least one and a half days to two days, unless you want to rush

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Everytime I come visit NYC, I MUST go to the Metropolitan. I was an art major in college, and it doesn't matter if I have seen the art once or a hundred times, it always amazes me. They were doing renovations to the outside grounds when we were there and I can't wait to go back and see it completed!

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