The Metropolitan Museum of Art (or simply the Met) opened on February 20, 1872, is one of the most important art museums in the world. Located in the borough of Manhattan, it is one of the most important attractions and one of the main things to see in the city of New York.
The museum boasts 19 collections with over 2 million works, ranging from the period of ancient Egypt to our times. The museum has a large collection of Egyptian, African, Asian, Oceanic, Middle Eastern, Byzantine and Islamic art. The exhibitions feature masterpieces by: Rafael, Tiziano, El Greco, Rembrandt, Velázquez, Picasso, Pollock, Braque and many others.
How to visit it
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is divided into three structures: The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters. The best way to visit it is by purchasing an online ticket that allows access to the 3 structures and is valid for 3 days, and also allows you to avoid the queues for purchasing at the entrance.
The Met Fifth Avenue
The Met Fifth Avenue presents over 5.000 years of art spanning all periods and cultures. Located within New York's historic park, the Central Park, since its opening in 1872, it has gradually undergone various extensions and today covers over two million square meters. In the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, art comes alive, revealing new ideas and unexpected connections over time and cultures.