Manhattan: 5 impressive museums you should visit

by Royal Holiday

Manhattan is synonymous with versatility, dynamism and culture. It is the most famous district in New York, since most of the commercial, tourist and financial attractions of the world are concentrated there: impressive Broadway shows, UN headquarters and Wall Street, amazing skyscrapers, and world-class museums and galleries.

Its streets have been the sets of hundreds of movies and television series and, therefore, it is already part of the collective culture associated with this destination. Many people certainly imagine that Spiderman may suddenly show up hanging on his web, or look for the “Central Perk,” of the series Friends.

The island is surrounded by the Hudson, East and Harlem rivers. It is regarded as the “Heart of the Big Apple”, and one of the best ways to discover it is going through a tour over five of its most representative museums, that attract millions of tourists every year:

MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art, better known as MoMA, gathers one of the largest and highest quality art collections in the world, with works of art by 70 thousand artists. There you can appreciate “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh; “Campbell’s Soup Cans” by Andy Warhol; “Girl before a Mirror” by Pablo Picasso; and “The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dalí, among other world-famous paintings. It receives over 2.8 million visitors per year.

The MET – The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET) is the largest museum in New York, and also the most visited. It covers across 5 thousand years of art through two million works of art, and 30 annual exhibitions. It exhibits masterpieces by artists such as Monet, Leonardo da Vinci, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso and Van Gogh. It also stands out for celebrating The Met Gala every year, known as “fashion night,” and it receives over seven million visitors per year.

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American Museum of Natural History – It is 148 years old and gathers impressive exhibits, such as the one of the 28-meter long blue whale, as well as the skeleton of a tyrannosaurus rex of 37 meters long! It also houses the largest meteorite exhibited in the world: the Ahnighito, a 34-ton fragment of the Cape York meteorite. The planetarium and the library complete the scientific and cultural offer of this wonderful venue, also the set of many Hollywood films.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – It is a floating museum dedicated to show history and science through real ships, such as the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (which survived various attacks in World War II); the Space Shuttle Enterprise (the first orbiter of the Space Shuttle system); a British Airways Concorde aircraft, and the USS Growler submarine. A must-go place to visit and get closer to the history of the United States.

9/11 Tribute Museum – It remembers and honors the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001. It is located in the same place of the former World Trade Center. There recounts the story of that fateful day through artifacts, witnesses and first-hand stories. You can learn more about the tragedy of the Twin Towers through the exhibitions and interactive technology.

Manhattan, in the heart of NY

Welcoming millions of tourists every year, many travelers look for staying in Manhattan to be really close to all the attractions of New York. For you, who are a Royal Holiday member, your membership allows you to stay at The Manhattan Club, which has an excellent location: it is less than a 5 minutes’ walk to Central Park, and less than 10 minutes to Fifth Avenue.

Have a good rest in its comfortable rooms with kitchenette, and make the most of your stay. The facilities include parking, gym, business center, lounge and bar.

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