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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

Theaterplatz 1 | Semperbau am Zwinger, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany (Innere Altstadt)
03 51 4 91 4 66 79
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Ranked #1 of 68 Attractions in Dresden
Type: Art Museums
Description: This art museum is jam packed with masterpieces by the likes of Rubens and Titian, but it is most famous for Rafael's Sistine Madonna.
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Cervo, Italia
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253 reviews 253 reviews
79 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It is without any doubt one of the best art collections I have seen, perhaps the best. All the paintings are famous, it felt like leafing through the Best of Bests art encyclopaedia, my heart jumped at every work, my eyes even filled with tears of joyful emotion. I couldn't name a favourite, they are all favourites. The overall size... More

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South Coast of England
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55 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Old Masters? There are dozens of truly world famous original pictures with Renaissance art cheek by jowl with Dutch and German . To see the picture of King Charles Ist children at close quarters was a treat in itself. There are so many pictures in a limited space that it makes your head whirl a bit and some important works... More

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Chandigarh, India
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The little we could see of the gallery, was confined basically to the Raphael's monumental work in the central gallery, which hits you square in the eye as soon as you enter the hall. This is perhaps, not the only work which interests you being a huge work of art, but is the most mesmerizing. As it was near the... More

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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48 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

One of the museums inside the Zwinger, here you will find a great collection of art. A lot of it is religious art, but not all of it. The artists represented here include Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin and many others; do not expect any modern art. This museum is where you will find some famous works including "Sistine Madonna", the painting... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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139 reviews 139 reviews
66 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Unfortunately the museum is only open for 50% of it's original floor capacity due to modernization of the building. Still, the collection is vast and you will find most (but not all) of the paintings on view. Despite the number of paintings, most of them could do with a restoration as they look rather grey behind the old varnish. Audio... More

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This Museum is not large, but the collection will make your jaw drop, from the moment you get in to the moment you leave, non-stop. The first room, which is quite a large gallery has a HUGE and amazing Raphael that I think is one of the top two or three works in his whole career, just extraordinary to find... More

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Minsk, Belarus
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

it's one of the most beautiful museums i have ever visited! my first time was when i was a child of 9 years and visited germany with a group of children from belarus. and since then i had very bright memories about this place. the second time was in january 2014, when my husband and i had 1 day trip... More

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New York City, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The museums in Dresden are generally excellent. Paintings are perfectly restored and well labeled in German and English. A trip to this museum will immediately recall that Dresden is considered to be the Florence of the North. Don't miss the Vemeer.

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Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

if you are getting do Dresden...so this is something you HAVE to see. I would suggest to get the audio guide at the enter hall to the gallery, it would help you to learn about the paintings and some interesting information about their restoration. A great place to spend time in

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Zurich, Switzerland
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61 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It is a massive collection of art. The large painting of The Lady in particular is a master-piece, besides other significant works.

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