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TripAdvisor Reviewers Name Acropolis Museum Among Best In The World


Photo © Bernard Tschumi Architects

Photo © Bernard Tschumi Architects

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, ranks among the world’s top 25 museums on travel website TripAdvisor’s annual Travelers’ Choice awards for top museums in the world. Travelers’ Choice awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers.

The 2014 list ranks the Art Institute of Chicago the best museum in the world. The Acropolis Museum ranked 8th.

Opened in 2009, the Acropolis Museum showcases about 4,000 objects from the Acropolis.

The new Museum of Acropolis,

The overall 25,000 square meter building was designed by the architects Bernard Tschumi and Michalis Fotiadis and is located in the historic area of Makrygianni, 300 m southeast of the Acropolis hill.

Acropolis Museum

Museum award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

“Some of the world’s most significant cultural institutions are represented within the Travelers’ Choice Museums thanks to the feedback shared by millions of travelers around the world,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.

“Featuring some of the world’s finest art, scientific discoveries and historical events, these world-class attractions offer both educational and enriching experiences,” she added.

Top 25 Travelers’ Choice Museums by Tripadvisor – World, 2014

1. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
2. National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), Mexico City, Mexico
3. State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
4. The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
5. Galleria dell’Accademia/Statue of David, Florence, Italy
6. Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France
7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
8. The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece
9. Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
10. Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem, Israel
11. National WWII Museum, New Orleans
12. The National Gallery, London
13. Vasa Museum, Stockholm
14. National Gallery of Art, Washington
15. British Museum, London
16. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
17. Instituto Ricardo Brennand, Recife, Brazil
18. Galleria Borghese, Rome
19. Musée du Louvre, Paris
20. The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
21. National Air and Space Museum
22. Museum of Qin Terra-Cotta Warriors
23. Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil
24. Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
25. Gold Museum, Bogota, Colombia

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