Discover awsomeness at The Louvre
The Museum of Louvre located in Paris, is considered to be the most visited art museum in the world. The Mona Lisa, painted by the great thinker Leonardo da Vinci, the Reinassance Man, is the most valuable and secured picture on the planet.
The Museum is located in an old palace and you can get to it by stopping at the Palais-Royale-Musee du Louvre station. If going by bus, the following lines stop in front of the Pyramid: 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95 and the Paris Open Tour. There are several entrances, but the one we think you should go by is the Port the Lions, being less used by regular tourists.
There are 8 main exhibitions, plus the thematic exhibitions department, as they go here: Near Eastern Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities, Decorative Arts, Sculptures, Paintings, Prints and Drawings and Islamic Art, each shaped and defined by the activities of its curators, collectors and donors. The collection covers Western art from the medieval period to 1848 and formative works from the civilisations of the ancient world.
The Mona Lisa is without a doubt the most important painting in the world. Exposed in the Louvre for many years now, it’s highest point of interest was established on August 22th, 1911, when it was stolen by an employee. After that, a bullet-proof glass was placed in front of the picture, and a high security assistance was installed to prevent such problems. Beside the Mona Lisa, there are other great masterpieces in the Louvre, like The Wedding Feast at Cana, by Caliari, The Virgin of the Rocks, by da Vinci, and many other world famous paintings. Also, several sculptures, such as Othryades the Spartan Dying or the Statue of Amenemhetankh, 4000 years old, are a must when visiting. To get a good glimpse of the collection, just visit the official website, at www.louvre.fr
The entrance fee to the permanent collections is 14$. There are temporary exhibitions in the Hall Napoleon, where a ticket will cost you $15. You can also get a full ticket for both the Louvre and Hall Napoleon at $17, with the multimedia guide included.
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The Louvre Museum