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Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Tel: 46 8 5195 5200's insider take:

The unimposing Modern Museum, designed by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, seems quite at home surrounded by the older, traditional buildings on the island of Skeppsholmen. It was inaugurated in 1998, but a mold-infestation in 2002 forced the museum to decamp to a temporary location for two years, during which time the interior of the original building was spruced up. The collection includes works by Picasso, Munch, Warhol, Tinguely, Pollock, and De Chirico, and the museum also attracts major temporary exhibitions, including, in 2007, William Kentridge and Robert Rauschenberg. There's also a new espresso bar; great views from the cafeteria terrace; and what's more, the weekend brunch buffet in the restaurant—stocked with salmon, cold meats, and scones—is so popular that reservations are essential.

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