Not your next best museum
With an annual amount of approximately 10 million visitors, the Louvre holds a strong first position as most visited museum in the world. More than 380.000 objects and 35.000 works of art are displayed in a total space of 652.000 sq ft.
What exactly makes the Louvre so popular?
An important factor is the museum’s magical building. The Louvre castle was built in the 12th century by King Philip Augustus and reconstructed into a palace in the 16th century. In 1989, the museum’s courtyard was provided with four glass pyramids, designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei. Walking around the Louvre feels like time traveling to an extraordinary destination.
The most important source of attraction are masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa from Leonardo Da Vinci, Liberty Leading the People from Eugène Delacroix and Winged Venus of Samothrace. Just to set the scene: in order to get a short glimpse of the Mona Lisa painting you’ll have to stand in line for…. quite a while.