Not only is the building itself an architectural beauty, with all the art, sculpture and history inside a glass pyramid, you also have the Louvre Palace surrounding the Louvre. The building used to be a simple fortress in the medieval era but later transformed to become a Palace during the Renaissance. So much history to captive you before you even step foot inside of the Louvre itself!
Once inside the stunning Pyramid, one of Pei’s most famous structure, you enter what seems to be a different dimension. So many elevators taking you to different eras, and parts of the world, some more full with admirers than others. For example, the world renowned Mona Lisa, by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Louvre is home to the only original painted by the hands of Da Vinci itself. It is a bit of a maze to find it but once you enter the room, you need to double check that it is in there because initially you only see a room filled with people but no artwork. Rest assured you were correct because we all know that is one of the Louvre’s biggest attraction and why it is world famous. To get to see the Mona Lisa in detail, you’ll have to squeeze through a hoarding of people taking photographs and selfies with the Queen of art. To admire and take your time, I would suggest going as soon as the Louvre opens it is doors at 9 am, and maybe when it is not summer because it gets humid!
Apart from the Mona Lisa, the Louvre is filled with beautiful creations by Michelangelo, Eugéne Delacroix and Auguste Rodin to name a few. It is safe to say that when you visit Paris, the Louvre is always a place you need to see! Seeing it once in your life is certainly not enough.