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Christ Church

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The Barnes Foundation

Both are rated highly by expert reviewers. On balance, The Barnes Foundation is preferred by most reviewers compared to Christ Church. The Barnes Foundation is ranked #1 in Philadelphia with endorsements from 10 reviewers including Afar Magazine, Fodor's and Where.

Both are rated highly by expert reviewers. On balance, The Barnes Foundation is preferred by most reviewers compared to Christ Church. The Barnes Foundation is ranked #1 in Philadelphia with endorsements from 10 reviewers including Afar Magazine, Fodor's and Where.

tripexpert score
83
#12 in Philadelphia
location

N 2nd Street at Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    The Anglicans of the Church of England built a wooden church on this site in 1697. When they outgrew it, they erected a new church, the most sumptuous in the colonies. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    The most beautiful Colonial building north of Market Street has to be Christ Church (1727-54). Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Christ Church , completed in 1744, is where George Washington and Franklin worshiped. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    This elegant Georgian brick edifice (1754) boasts a tower and a "Philadelphia steeple." Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    Dogs, squirrels, and OC workers on lunch breaks. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Philadelphia

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

  • 10 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    While the statistics are impressive—81 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 7 Van Goghs, 6 Seurats (and many more)—almost more inspiring is this soaring marble-and-glass museum. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    This world-renown museum is stuffed with some 8,000 largely Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Exceptionally fine collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and early French modern paintings, including works by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    In a superb contemporary building (Todd Williams and Billie Tsienelle) is the exceptional collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, including work by Renoir, Cézanne and 60 by Matisse. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    The collection's controversial move to the city is to your benefit. Go! Full Review →

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