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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Not that interesting for the kids but great pictures and collection of German, Dutch and Italian artists. Very similar in style to the "Uffizien" in Florence - definitely a historic connection there.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Impressive collection of paintings, well organized. It is good that most of important places to see in Dresden old city are very close to each other so they can be visited easily

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If I had the time I would definatly spend there the whole day Important art to see by famous artist such as Rafael, Rembrandt, vermeer, Durer and so many others. It is worth take an audio

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I wanted to visit this museum for ages. Finally I did it and was satisfied. The collection is very good. I like that this museum is not overcrowded with tourists and masterpieces. Highly recommended for art lovers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This museum is good. Not the best in Europe, but there are a few big pieces. The audio guide is worth the small fee, and the museum is air conditioned (a great respite from the hot, humid weather).

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Not spectacular but quite impressive. Lots of beautiful from the Renaissance era. Dont forget to check out the cupids painting, Raphael, van eyck collects Dont forget to take the audio-guide with you. The stories behind each painting are very fascinating

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Of course, of course, you should try to catch the opportunity to visit it. In case you want to see only famous Rafael's masterpiece it will take you not a lot of time, but all the works are great and its a part of world culture. I advise you to look at Madonna without moving left or right when you... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I think it is a small collection of paints, but some of them are really unforgetable. B.e. Rafaels, Rembrandts and Duerers...and so on

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is one of the great museums of the world, but be warned it is undergoing major renovation at the moment, so what you see is only a fraction (albeit the best fraction) of its collections. I'll be returning when the renovations are complete and all the works are back on show.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I find this gallery tricky to review. On the one hand, I wasn't bowled away by the collection. I don't regret our visit, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend certain pieces (the Sistine Madonna, a lovely Vermeer, Holbein's portrait of Charles de Solier and Bellotto's paintings of Dresden among them), but I passed through several rooms where nothing was especially... More

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