The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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The country's largest museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses vast series of collections, with more than 2 million works divided among 17 departments. Within this single building view thousands of pieces of American and European art, including notable works by Whistler, Sargent, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. The museum also notably contains what's considered the greatest collection of Egyptian art outside Cairo. One of the world's most prestigious centers of art and culture, the museum welcomes more than 5 million visitors each year. Step inside to see Roman statues, musical instruments, antique weapons, costumes, period rooms, Egyptian artifacts, and modern photographs. Consider a guided tour of the museum highlights. You may want to end your visit with a drink in the rooftop bar. Using our custom trip planner, New York City attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Here we have to take a ride with calm because it is too big and the desire to see everything. Each room with a surprise. Reserve at least half time and when you are tired knife a break for coffee.
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  • Visiting the MET is a must when going to NYC. We had a wonderful day. We have been watching the Games of Throunes so we spent a great deal of time in the medievel art section especially the armor and ...  more »
  • After walking through Central Park we came to the Museum. The building is so impressive and what is inside is even more! We visited the Rodin exhibition and walked through the many rooms. You could sp...  more »
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  • It's a unique experience. This place is huge! Wear your walking shoes. The staff was very friendly and helpful unless you touch something on display. It wasn't me... Saw a lady get shaped up real quick for it. The price is pay what you want but they do have guidelines to give you an idea. Family friendly.
  • Absolutely amazing experience. There was so much to see and it was all actually worth stopping to look at. I'd love to go again and see the rest of it, which is a testament to the value of the ticket. The rooftop garden/lookout/little cafe type thing was also beautiful.
  • Amazing museum. You'll need several full days to get a good feel for the place. We've been five times now, and I'm just starting to get familiar with where things are. The best part is the Egyptian wing, followed by the Greek wing. See if you can find the electrum vase.
  • This is an incredible museum with art from many famous painters from different countries and time periods. I have been to the museum twice and spent a lot of time there both times and I still have not truly experienced the whole museum. Spend a full day there if you can.

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