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March 27th, 2008 – by: fivepointpalm
- Guggenheim Museum
IMO it wasn't worth the 20$. There are only 5 levels, and 3 of them were reserved for an asian artist, which actually wasn't that bad, but his works were pretty LARGE, so they took away a lot of space. Art Painting were held in 1 room only, that's not enough, after having read all the reviews about the Guggenheim in tourist guides. We went through it in 20-30 minutes,... If you buy the City-Pass you get in for free.
- Metropolitan Modern Art Museum
This was my fav. museum in NY. But there was just too much to check out. Lots of stuff I wasn't interested in, f.ex. greek, roman, egyptian stuff.
It was pretty huge conpared to the Guggenheim. A lot more of paintings than the guggenheim.
They show you a price list in the entrance, which is like 20$ for an adult. But you don't have to pay that ammount of $. I payed 10$, and it was ok...so if you really don't want to spend any money...pay 5$ and you get in.
Ellis Island Museum & Liberty Island
Ellis Island wasn't that interesting. It was the immigration spot in the beginning of the 19th century. The museum building, was actually the place where the immigrants arrived in NY. But it was totally renewed, it looks like a recent building. No dirt, no degradations, ... it's like giving the liberty statue an new color. In the museum you mostly see old pictures on the walls from the different eras... so it's actually not that fascinating. I enjoyed Alcatraz Island much more in SF, because the prison looked the same way like it did 50 years ago. Entrace was 12$ I think, and 20$ with an audiotour.
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