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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)

1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514-285-2000
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Ranked #9 of 241 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of Canada's most famous museums, this popular institution houses a wide collection of international contemporary and Canadian exhibits, and... more » Owner description: One of Canada's most famous museums, this popular institution houses a wide collection of international contemporary and Canadian exhibits, and straddles two buildings, the 1912 original and its 1991 across-the-street annex with underground galleries that connect the two sites. « less
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Austin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We spent three lovely hours seeing a special exhibition, shopping and dining. The museum facilities are lovely and the special wing devoted to the decorative arts was particularly unique.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Delighted by visit to this museum with current, temporary - and quite superb Faberge collection. I was surprised by the amazing detail and workmanship of each and every piece. It is not until one sees the pieces in real life that full appreciation of why they are so famous is understood. The silent black and white film showing in various... More

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Been to Montréal many times, but it was my first time to the Musée. I went for the Fabergé Exposition. This was super nice! And the venue ( 4 or 5 buildings in all ) are worth the trip. Picasso, Dali, Kandinsky, Monet, etc....and Canadian artists are all there.

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Halifax, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We went to the Fine art museum because of one reason: to see the Farbarge exhibition. The exhibition was parted into 4 rooms. Dark walls drew the attention completely to the art pieces and made it look very elegant. We knew Farbarge only from his famous Easter eggs he made for the Russian tzar family, but didn‘t know that he... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I went to Montreal to present my paper in XXIII General Assembly & Congress of International Union of Crystallography held during 5th -12th August 2014. I was busy with my symposium. However, I manage to travel a bit. Old Montreal on bank of St. Lawrence River I liked most. I saw horse carriages plying along the strand. An old church... More

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This museum has a total of 4 buildings which are all connected underground. My friend and I didn't know so we crossed the street to go to the next building only to find that there is no entrance and had to walk back! The neat thing about this museum is that anyone under 30 years old can enter for free!... More

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Hewitt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We opted to just view the museum's collection and not the special Faberge exhibition. The collection has all the big names, divided into rooms based on styles and era. It is wonderful! There are four buildings and we only made it through one of them in about 2.5 hours. We wished for more time. The best exhibit we saw was... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We try to visit this museum whenever we are Montreal. It often has interesting special exhibits and the standing collection is quite good as well.

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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Our time was limited, so we were only able to visit the Faberge exhibit, but it was wonderful. Four original Faberge eggs were on display in addition to many other Faberge pieces. The history of the pieces and of the times was explained as part of the exhibit. Wish that we had had more time to see more of the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A huge variety of outstanding art work from various periods. Located in multiple buildings with one entrance, and traveling to the other buildings under ground, be prepared for a lot of walking. Street parking is limited and max time is two hours! Watch out for expensive tickets!

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