The largest museum in the world

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The main staircase in the LouvreLobby of the Louvre

Many are interested in what kind of museum is the biggest in the world. This is an interesting question, but it is difficult to give an unequivocal answer. Someone is interested in the attendance of the museum, someone its area or height. But still we are inclined to think that the majority of those interested in this issue want to know about the largest museum from the point of view of the territory it occupies. In this article we will look at several museums that fit the definition the largest museum in the worldto give the fullest possible answer.
Until recently, the largest museum in the world was considered The Louvreabout which we told repeatedly on our site. But many will disagree with this opinion, since the entire Internet writes that the Louvre is only the third in the world in this indicator. And then what is the second and the first? Nobody mentions this. Of course, no one will walk and measure to the centimeter the length of the museum or its height, but until 2007, it was believed that it was the Louvre in Paris that was the largest. Its territory is more than 160 thousand square meters. These are very impressive numbers.
Hall of Italian PaintingHall where GiocondaNapoleon III Royal Apartments

The world's largest art museum

Now let's see what happened in Japan in the city of Tokyo. What happened is that in Japan opened the world's largest art museum. Yes it is artwhich can not claim the title of the largest museum in its area. This can be confirmed by the fact that the exhibition area of ​​the museum is more than 14 thousand square meters, while the Louvre places its exhibits on an area of ​​58,470 square meters! And despite the fact that this art museum combined with two magnificent art galleries, Mori and Santori, and almost $ 300 million was spent on its creation, it still loses to its French "colleague" - the Louvre.
Now let's deal with Vatican Museumswhich you can read about in more detail in a special article on our website. Many people write that it is the Vatican museums that occupy the most extensive territory. Immediately answer - this is not entirely true. Let's figure it out. The Vatican has a population of about 800 people. The area of ​​the country itself is about 0.5 square kilometers. In the museums of the Vatican is located about more than 10 thousand exhibits. Now, with uncomplicated mathematical reflections, we find that the Vatican ranks first in the world in the number of works of art per unit area (or per population). That's all, about any of the largest vast territory occupied by the museums of the Vatican is out of the question. Therefore, we will continue to review our current issue, and you can read the article on Sistine Chapel.

The Louvre is the world's largest museum.

Having looked at a few more sites, the question of the largest museum in the world is no longer a question for me. This is the Louvre. You can safely argue and prove your case in this matter. Well, why did I write "until recently," you ask. Yes, because many have already begun to doubt this, and many have changed their opinion in connection with the published "fake articles" on many sites. But not only because of this, but also because a museum is being built in Turkey called the Museum of Civilizations. The government of the country convinces everyone that by 2023 construction will be completed and timed to the centenary of the formation of Turkey. If so, the Louvre will be in second place, and the largest museum in the world will be the Museum of Civilizations in Turkey.

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