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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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Hewitt
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96 reviews 96 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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
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9 helpful votes 9 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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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went to see the Faberge show, which is worth the $20 entrance ticket, especially since you can put the money towards a a year-long pass. The museum is right in the heart of down town and is split into two buildings separated by an underground walkway. In the main building is a good but expensive cafe and a cheaper... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The walk to Montreal Museum of Fine Arts or Musee des Beaux-Arts is a must! Artefacts were flown in to make this collection possible. What I found most amazing was the intricate detail from a curator's perspective. The history outlining the eggs from room to room made everyone standing in silence. Usually, the buzz is around visuals, but this time... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Very large facility of four buildings connected underground with each other and offering comprehensive collections of European, Canadian and Oriental art along with appealing contemporary works. People of all ages with enjoy the contemporary art and craft works in particular. Got to be the only museum in the world connected to a optician' store. Haven't figured that one out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We went to see the Faberge eggs and were delighted with the more complete Russian exhibition. The artifacts were beautiful to see and the accompanying history was well done. We didn't visit the rest of the museum because we could not determine they had an impressionist section.

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calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If you haven't been, go see the Faberge Exhibition. Exquisite pieces adorned with semi and precious stones. The Easter eggs presented by the Czar to his mother, his wife and his family were unbelievable - intricate workmanship and just jaw dropping gorgeous.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The museum was very beautiful - almost a work of art in itself. I loved the different levels along with the different buildings connected by walkways under the road. The art that is on the streets around the museum was also fantastic (especially the Chihuly!) This was a first time visit to Montreal and I was very impressed with the... More

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