Most famously referred to as 'The Met' , this magnificent museum hosts more than two million pieces of art that spans over 5,000 years of culture. Moreover, some of its 2,500 paintings include Vermeers, Rembrandts, Impressionists, and Post-Impressionists. Other works display Renaissance, African, Asian, and Islamic art. Furthermore, its Egyptian collection is said to be the most impressive outside of Cairo. Yet, though The Met is a wonder to behold, it is nearly impossible to see everything in one visit. In order to do justice to the museum, you should plan and space out your time.
1000 Fifth Avenue, at 82nd Street
Tel: (212) 535 7710.
Opening hours: Tues-Sun 0930-1730, Fri and Sat 0900-2100.