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Philadelphia Holiday

If you want to do your tour tour while staying in Philadelphia, surely you can not help but consider a visit to the Museum of Art.

Why? Quite simply, it is one of the world’s most recognized. Its origin dates from 1876 and the construction began under the inspiration of the South Kensington Museum, which today is called the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. First I had a somewhat longer name (Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Arts), but then went simply called “Art Museum”.

Collections are the oldest and most varied: they have more than 225,000 artifacts, with which many exhibitions and conferences take place each year. One of the main attractions is its large collection of armor Carl Otto Kretzschmar of Kienbusch, where we see all kinds of European weapons and other very old centuries. It was acquired in 1796, following the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the American Revolution.

While it is true that the museum is not the most diverse, which as such is not devoted to galleries on Roman art, it succeeds in popular exhibitions. For example Salvador Dali exhibition in 2005 he was evoked the 370,000 tourists who gathered in the museum were taken to see the works of one of the most innovative artists in history.

These and visited with other attractions that take place monthly, the museum is visited by about 800,000 people a year.