It's all about Mona Lisa's Smile

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tourist attraction that became the target of every Paris’ traveler than the Eiffel tower is the Musée du Louvre. Including me and my family. We had a chance to explore this museum on October 2009. This building is the largest national museums in France, and is also the most visited museums in the world. We had to buy a ticket for 9 Euro to explore the contents of the museum and its valid for 3 hours. The museum is divided into three wings: Denon, Sully and Richelieu. Therefore, I am wondering that three hours of actual time given was not possible to explore the entire contents of this museum.
The museum is located in the former Palace of the Louvre was built in the late 12th century by King Philip II. The museum officially opened on August 10, 1793 with a display of new paintings as many as 537. It is said that this museum was once called the Musee Napoleon, when in the leadership of Napoleon. Currently, nearly 35,000 materials exhibited. It's incredible!

Of the many objects on display, there is one of the most widely noticed by visitors and have to wait long to be the most forward position. Yes, the famous painting Mona Lisa. The painting is in the Denon Wing 1st Floor Room 6. So make sure if we go to the Louvre to come here first, and then go to another place.
Mona Lisa is the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, so he was also known as La Gioconda or La Joconde. Oil painting from a master Leonardo da Vinci was created in the 16th century. And no doubt, this painting is probably the most famous of all time. But apparently, the Mona Lisa was not known until the mid-19th century until the artist finally emerged from symbolic movement began to appreciate it, and linking their ideas about feminine mystique. And this painting is the more famous when it was stolen on August 21, 1911. Mona Lisa has survived for more than 500 years, and an international commission was held in 1952 noted that the painting extraordinary oversight for the sake of preservation. Therefore, the Mona Lisa at the museum is already in the frame well and is very high maintenance.
So, do not miss seeing "a miracle smiles" from this world when visiting Paris.


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