Friday, May 04, 2007

By the numbers

Forbes Traveller has just come out with its first 50 Most Visited Tourist Attractions in order of audience numbers. Times Square, with 35 million, leads the list and then, after wading through the Magic Kingdoms, Waterworlds and Universal Studios, the first art museum comes in at number 15 and is, as you might expect, the Louvre. More Magic Kingdoms and then at number 25 attracting 5.1 million, the Centre Pompidou. Numbers 26, 29 and 30 are all art institutions: The Tate, the National Gallery in London and the Metropolitan in New York. You’ll be pleased to know they are ahead of the Grand Canyon, Versailles and the Pyramids.
Image: Checking out art at the Metropolitan Museum