World's Top Museums Revealed

Which one is No. 1 in the U.S.?

TripAdvisor has just announced its Travelers' Choice Awards for museums, naming the top 10 in the world. Turns out the world's greatest museum is pretty close to home, so if you've got a trip to the Windy City coming up put this attraction on your must-see list.

quicklist: 3title: State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russiatext: If you can get there, you must. “All of the world's beauty in one museum. It lets your mind travel to all the places and eras you always wanted to go.”media: 25539771

quicklist: 5title: Galleria dell'Accademia/Statue of David, Florence, Italytext: Says one traveler: “No matter how many photos you've seen, it's not the same as standing in the shadow of this magnificent sculpture.”media: 25540304

quicklist: 7title: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Citytext: One of the world’s largest art museums, this Big Apple attraction includes more than two million magnificent pieces from around the world, including works by Gustave Courbet, Nicolas Poussin, and Caravaggio. On display, guests can view a variety of art work including paintings, drawings, musical instruments, and photographs. “Simply one of the best art museums in the world. It’s hard to overstate how fantastic it is – a must-see for art lovers,” said a TripAdvisor 25540873

quicklist: 8title: The Acropolis Museum, Athens text: An absolute must for any visitor to Greece. "The brand new building is as stunning as the treasures it houses. A clear glass walkway reveals the ruins and current excavations below.”media: 25539315

quicklist: 9title: Prado Museum, Madrid text: One TripAdvisor reviewer wrote, “So many masterpieces, so little time. Be touristy and check them all off or just sit back and enjoy a few that speak to you.”media: 25539264