TripAdvisor’s annual Travelers Choice Awards for museums this year has the Acropolis Museum land just ahead of Paris’ jewel, the Louvre.
The 2018 list still sees Musee d’Orsay in first place, another French museum followed by New York’s National 9/11 Memorial and Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art that came first in 2017.
The British Museum in London came fourth and Prado in Madrid was fifth, only a few votes ahead of the Acropolis Museum.
Designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi, the Acropolis Museum officially opened its doors in 2009.
According to the TripAdvisor readers that voted of the 30,432 reviews so far, nearly half – 14,246 – rated it excellent, 3,243 as very good, 757 said average, 144 rated it poor and 47 said it was terrible.
There is only one space that has not been filled yet, a glass facade that faces the Acropolis that is intended for return of the Parthenon Marbles currently housed by the British Museum.
The Louvre came seventh with the National WWII Museum in New Orleans in eighth place closely followed by the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City while on number ten, sits the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.