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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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Address: Theaterplatz 1 | Semperbau am Zwinger, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 03 51 4 91 4 66 79
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Description: This art museum is jam packed with masterpieces by the likes of Rubens and...
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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Art lovers (like me) love this museum

A rather exemplary collection with a mix of art. Housed in the Zwinger Palace, an attraction and destination in itself, you have to go here as one of the top three primary sites... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A rather exemplary collection with a mix of art. Housed in the Zwinger Palace, an attraction and destination in itself, you have to go here as one of the top three primary sites in Dresden to visit. Even if you don't like art, you will love the palace and this museum inside.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Old Masters gallery is housed in a building which mixes contemporary with Baroque in a clever way. Excellent facilities for eating, washrooms and lockers so that you can roam the various rooms comfortably. World famous works can be viewed very very closely and in uncrowded conditions. A must for any art lover or for someone who wants to know... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Many of the paintings here could use a thorough cleaning. The Sistine Madonna, the del Sarto's, Correggio's, Guercino's, and German Old Masters are all excellent collections, even if the standard of display and conservation needs a little work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Our time was very limited in Dresden, we truly had no itinerary for this city. Walking around and soaking up its history was fine with us....as dark fell early we were heading back to our hotel and saw this magnificent structure. ... we went inside and found the to be the museum of the old masters....but they were closing for... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The museum is full of amazing paintings from illuminism to renaissance. The colors of the paintings are impressive, you'll really enjoy that! Personally, I liked more the second floor exposition. So, do not spend too much time in the first rooms, there is more (and better) to see afterwards.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The museum was beautiful and of course the art was amazing but this wasn't my kind of museum. The layout was a bit confusing and you go from room to room with many different types of portraits from artists from cities different in Europe. Was interesting but not my cup of tea..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Obviously a world class collection of classical paintings. Masterpieces throughout. The organization of the galleries is new and impressive. The paintings that originally drew me to the Alte Meister were the two Vermeers.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Great selection of paintings of old masters to see. Old fashioned displays, but spacious and well presented. Plan to spend a good few hours exploring the museum and surrounding grounds of the museum.

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We visited in July: me, my daughter and mother. Definitely read a lot about it, watched movies. Impressive. Our group and guide Gelmut (informative guy) spent there around 1 hour - short enough, unfortunately we did not see the pictures, just the yard, fountain. Recommend.

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Rijssen, Overijssel, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Wow, great masterpieces, well organised. The lightning was sometimes a little old fashioned..... You have to walk a lot of stairs though

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