Madrid: An important destination for art and history and home to three of the best museums in the world: the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía. Travel with Insight and enjoy a private after-hours tour of The Prado Museum. Led by an expert art historian, discover the world’s richest and most comprehensive collection of Spanish painting, and Italian and Flemish art. Stroll in peace and admire by works by Velázquez, Goya, Titian and Rubens.
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New York City: The museums and galleries in NYC, a top trending destination for 2023, are some of the city’s most powerful draws. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History and the Whitney Museum of American Art all house immense collections. Combined with the many smaller galleries found all over the city, New York is a feast for the eyes.
Athens: An ancient city loaded with museums and galleries. The National Archaeological Museum ranks among the top 10 in the world and the Benaki is hugely important for the history of both ancient and modern Greece as well as art and culture. The Acropolis Museum of Athens is another highlight of this cultural capital. Opened in 2009, it sits perched above the city like a luminous box and is devoted to the Parthenon and its surrounding temples. An architectural gem, the walls are made out of glass so you have a full view, not only of the Acropolis and the Parthenon, but the whole city.
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