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Mona Lisa

Palais Royal, Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France
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  • Mona LisaAmbassadorPro 2014
    Katie Pierce
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    3 Jan 16, 2014

    When visiting the Louvre, you have to see the Mona Lisa. It has inspired many stories, a couple robberies and countless artists. Sure, it's a hassle to elbow your way to get a good view, but that's better than coming home and telling countless people you missed out!

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    Rich Carriero
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    3 Oct 30, 2013

    It's not the Mona Lisa's fault. Kind of like Stairway to Heaven can be robbed of all of its power and beauty by its own iconic status and sound a bit like the National Anthem, the Mona Lisa is an image that I cannot view objectively as a painting and trying to do so through a crowd of people and bullet proof glass doesn't help matters.

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    Lauren Baker
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    4 Oct 29, 2013

    If you want a view, get here first thing in the morning or be prepared to fight through a crowd of tourists and their cameras. The painting is smaller than most people expect and it seems like half the city is constantly in the roped off area clamoring for a view.

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    4 Feb 01, 2014

    Very interesting, from pictures I had seen I somehow assumed the painting was in a small narrow room but it wasn't all the crowds just make it look that way. It was a big room and full of people for sure but not too tightly packed. I was able to get up to the front and the guards even help people come out the front if they get stuck in all the people clamoring for a shot of the famous painting.

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    Thomas Beard
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    4 Jan 05, 2014

    It's the most famous painting in the world. So it has very high security and you can't go right up to it either. You couldn't initially anyways as the crowd to see it up close is absolutely ridiculous! It makes you realise how much you hate other people, but nevertheless, it is an experience seeing the painting and will be one to remember. Also it's a lot smaller than you think too!!

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    Beth Spurr
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    3 Mar 31, 2013

    The Mona Lisa, what hasn't been said about her. If it is your first time seeing it, snap a few pics and move on. There are usually always huge crowds that surround her and there are even more magnificent things to see in the Louvre!!

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    Heather Pelletier
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    2 Jun 03, 2014

    Oye. This is definitely a "check the box" experience. Go, if you must, but be prepared that you won't get anywhere near the painting, and hundreds of other tourists will be taking selfies from 15' back. My vote would be to skip that and go see the other 1000s of treasures, including the awesome Napoleon's Apartments.

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    Julia
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    2 Jan 20, 2014

    Okay, the Mona Lisa may be an amazing piece of art and world famous. But there's always such a huge crowd in front of it and it's definitely not much fun to get squashed here.

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    3 Nov 12, 2013

    One of the world's most famous paintings. It is certainly a masterpiece, though perhaps a bit overhyped. It is always surrounded by a crowd of tourists, and a giant glass box, so it is hard to really look and enjoy this piece of art. Take a quick look so you can say you saw it and move on to other less famous exhibits in the Louvre

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    Rachel Greene
    3 Oct 20, 2013

    Get ready for a swarm and a bit of a disappointment. Mona is a lot smaller than most people realize. She's also in a slightly recessed mounting, guarded by a velvet rope and a guard who hustles people out of the way in about 10-second increments. They'll say no photos allowed, as well, but most people take them, anyway. Honestly, there is SO much more to see in the Louvre that, despite her infamy, Mona Lisa is just not that interesting.

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    Bibiana De Carli
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    2 Jul 04, 2013

    Full of people, and a little peace of art... Its a iconic and well conserved piece, but to small and far from view.

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    Serena T. Dolci
    2 Mar 18, 2013

    Delusione. Se andate al Louvre solo per la Gioconda lasciate perdere, non vale la pena far la coda per entrare..

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    NatetAud
    3 Mar 05, 2013

    Here A. I'm not really into museums and classic art. But the Mona Lisa is a must-see. You can check her up at the Louvres, and maybe take a picture, if the crowd around it let you!

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    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Jan 15, 2013

    As one of most iconic paintings in the Louvre it seems much smaller than one would expect. The crowds make it difficult to get a uninterrupted view of the masterpiece

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    Nadean Lambeth
    5 Dec 15, 2012

    i was shocked about how small the painting was ,the crowds moved side to side together her eyes following you every wear.

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    Mohamed Kechrid
    4 Nov 25, 2012

    To avoid the crowds start your visit early in the morning.Many artists and students will be painting this masterpiece and others.

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    Nadya Letang
    5 Oct 22, 2012

    you got to really want to see her!! its a real war zone!! i made it to her in 15 min but i really wanted it!!! most people will wait hrs just to see her!!! its worth it if you love art!!!

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    Hilary McCarthy
    5 Oct 17, 2012

    Initially underwhelmed. So many tourists (of which I was one) bustling around to get a closer look. Then the smile..........

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    Nutsu Ya
    3 Oct 12, 2012

    A bit disappointed of how small the painting is. Also the placement was too far to really appreciated the beauty of it.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    2 Sep 18, 2012

    We're all used to the Mona Lisa from the pictures we've seen. There's not much to seeing the real thing other than saying that you saw the real thing. To do that, you'll have to endure throngs of pushy tourists trying to figure out how to use their camera so they can take a bad picture of this small painting from 15 feet away. These people don't realize there are many other paintings in the same room.

    There's much more to see in the Louvre, so don't show up making this your highlight for the day.

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3.5 out of 5
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The world's most famous and enigmatic painting can be found in the Salle des États in the Louvre museum, in a climate controlled room behind bullet-proof glass. What is all the fuss about? Maybe it is the mysterious smile. Maybe its the eyes that seem to follow you as you move around the room. Believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece is one of the first ... read more
paintings in which the sitter was painted before an imaginary landscape. Mona Lisa is believed to be Lisa del Giocondo, a member of the Gherardini family of Florence and Tuscany and the wife of wealthy Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo. The painting is thought to have been commissioned for their new home and to celebrate the birth of their second son, Andrea. More than 6 million people view the painting each year.

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