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“A must for art lovers” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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US$59.00*
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Renegade Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour with Skip-the-line Access
Ranked #3 of 1,068 things to do in New York City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world. The Met is for anyone as a source of inspiration, insight and understanding. You can learn, escape, play, dream, discover, connect.
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“A must for art lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

The met has some of the most beautiful art I have ever seen. I especially loved the middle ages gallery. The staff and security guards were all helpful. I have heard negative comments about the staff and this was not my experience.

The negative, cameras! The new trend is taking selfies in front of the art. I actually nearly got in a fight with some woman who wanted me to move so she could take her photo. This happened in the Egyptian galleries. There are plenty of galleries where tourists who don't really care about art don't show up.

The American art was super and was not crowded at all. As was the musical instrument gallery, renaissance, middle ages and photography. There is so much to see.

Tip: Eat a big meal before going. The cafe's in the museum are crowded and expensive. $30 for a sandwich, chips, cookie and 2 drinks Huh?

Negatives aside, I loved my visit. A must if you love art!!

Visited August 2014
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“must see when visiting NY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

It was overwhelming, so much to see, so little time. The collection is amazing and so is the building itself. Absolute worth to visit!

Visited July 2014
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“So much to see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Loved this museum, but allow plenty of time for your visit as there is just so much to see! It is a little way from the subway stations, so wear your walking shoes too!

Visited August 2014
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“One of the best in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

This is the nuuber one thing to do if you go to New York. The examples of art from all periods and places is top tier.

Visited September 2014
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“A short review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

An amazing place to visit. Spent several hours there and only saw a fraction of what there is to see. And never mind the treasures - the building, layout and location are stunning in their own right.

Simply a must see in NYC!

Visited April 2014
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