Acropolis Museum Makes the Cut as one of Best Museums in the World

Acropolis MuseumThis year reviewers who posted on TripAdvisor, one of the top travel websites, rated the Acropolis Museum of Athens 11th out of the top 25 museums of all kinds in the world. Tripadvisor says that "The new building is as impressive as the treasures it is home to. A transparent glass corridor on the approach to the museum reveals ancient ruins and excavations in progress several meters below the walkway."

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York took first place, while the Acropolis Museum was nosed out of the top 10 by Mexico City's National Museum of Anthropology.

Specifically, the list of the world's top 25 museums, as voted by users of Tripadvisor is as follows:

1.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York
2.  Musée d'Orsay - Paris, France
3.  Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
4.  Prado National Museum - Madrid, Spain
5.  Musée du Louvre - Paris, France
6.  State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace – Russia
7.  National Gallery - London, United Kingdom
8.  Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
9.  Vasa Museum - Stockholm, Sweden
10. National Museum of Anthropology - Mexico City, Mexico
11. Acropolis Museum - Athens, Greece
12. British Museum - London, United Kingdom
13. Van Gogh Museum - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
14. Accademia Gallery - Florence, Italy
15. The National WWII Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana
16. Pergamon Museum - Berlin, Germany
17. The Getty Center - Los Angeles, California
18. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - Washington DC
19. Instituto Ricardo Brennand - Recife, Brazil
20. Inhotim - Brumadinho, Brazil
21. National Gallery of Art - Washington DC, District of Columbia
22. Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial - Jerusalem, Israel
23. The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses – China
24. Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires – Argentina
25. Museum of New Zealand - New Zealand.