Sistine Chapel. Photo: Vatican Museums

List of the Most Visited Museums in the World: The Vatican Museums Are Second

Ahead of the Vatican Museums is only the Louvre Museum.

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(ZENIT News / Rome, 06.06.2023).- The Art Newspaper published the 2022 classification of the world’s principal museums, according to the number of annual visitors. Together those museums have a total of 141 million visitors a year. The first ten alone number 33.9 tourists, namely, 24% of the total.

Here is the list of the museums occupying the first ten places:

1st The Louvre (Paris, France) – 7.7 million visitors

2nd The Vatican Museums (Vatican City) – 5.08 million visitors

3rd The British Museum (London, England) – 4.09 million

4th The Tate Modern (London, England) – 3.88 million

5th The National Museum of Korea (Seoul, South Korea) – 3.41 million

6th The Musée d’Orsay (Paris, France) – 3.27 million

7th The National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C., USA) – 3.25 million

8th The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA) – 3.21 million

9th The Pompidou Center (Paris, France) – 3.09 million

10th The Hermitage Museum (Saint Petersburg, Russia) – 2.8 million

Other famous museums occupy these places:

13th The Prado Museum (Madrid, Spain) – 2.4 million

16th The Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy) – 2.2 million

28th The Acropolis Museum (Athens, Greece) – 1.4 million

29th The Accademia Gallery (Florence, Italy) – 1.4 million

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Jorge Enrique Mújica

Licenciado en filosofía por el Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum, de Roma, y “veterano” colaborador de medios impresos y digitales sobre argumentos religiosos y de comunicación. En la cuenta de Twitter:, habla de Dios e internet y Church and media: evangelidigitalización."

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