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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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If you have never seen an origional Raphael, Tintoretto, Rubens,Vermeer or Rembrandt, then step inside.

I entered the Semper Gallery of the Zwinger from the Opera side, turned to my right and the 1st room I entered was 'loaded' with Canaletto's and his nephew Bernard Belotto's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I entered the Semper Gallery of the Zwinger from the Opera side, turned to my right and the 1st room I entered was 'loaded' with Canaletto's and his nephew Bernard Belotto's - the two painters who were the photographers of the European "Age of Elegance.' I love the men's fashion these two depict. - The men's capes, cloaks and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Unfortunately, I had only an hour to spend in this museum since I was catching a train back to Berlin. So basically, I got an overview and was dazzled by the collection. However, as one reviewer has mentioned, the theme is religious/Christian which might not appeal to all. I appreciated that it was not overly crowded so I was free... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Why on earth prevent people from taking pictures of this collection? I have particularly enjoyed seeing the views of Dresden by Canaletto on the top floor, together with the Vermeers ( Girl reading a letter and the Matchmaker; as for their authenticity, I shall refrain from further comments and leave it to your opinion and better judgement.

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Dresden, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The collection felt a little repetitive after a while which is mainly due to the limited variety of motifs of paintings of these era. I simply got bored by the religious/christian themes after the umpteenth picture of some saint or some biblical scene. The centerpiece of the collection is of course Raphael's Sistine Madonna or, more precisely, the little angels... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The gallery old masters is one of the most important galleries what I have seen. There you find paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Tizian, Corregio and Vermeer and more. But at the moment there is a buildingsite. Thats why the building inside looks not so beautiful. The gallery is open. They show 450 paintings. The most important like the "Sixtinische Madonna"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

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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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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