Thursday, September 23, 2010

Visit to the Museum of Civilizations

If you are ever in Ottawa, a must-visit attraction is the Museum of Civilizations. We spent over 4 hours wandering the museum and we still only managed to visit the first two floors. The museum is the most popular museum attraction in Canada, and with good reason. The architecture is incredible. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. Located directly on the Ottawa River, the setting is breathtaking. The museum was designed by architect Douglas Cardinal.

The best part of the museum is the First People's Hall and the Grand Hall, both of which house the exhibit of Canada's Aborginal Peoples. The dome in the Grand Hall features a wonderful abstract painting called "Morning Star". If I lived in Ontario or Quebec, I would probably visit this museum on a monthly basis.

Definitely worth a return visit the next time we're in Ottawa!


Josurin said...

Have you been to Barcelona? You must go.

Adina said...

No, but it is definitely high on my list of places to visit.