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Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)

St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel, Switzerland (Vorstädte)
061/206-62-62
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Ranked #2 of 80 Attractions in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Rolle, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A whole day in an art gallery? Well, at least half a day. This kind of thing can be as demanding as a triathlon, but the generosity of space here - often, there's just one painting on a wall, or even in a room - makes the experience a very relaxed one, as if you're encouraged to linger over each... More

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Istanbul
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I liked kind a everything, there was nothing that i didn't like The waiters are very polite , the menu is great, indoor and out door are both very nice and elegant

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you only see one museum in Basel, this would have to be the one! Fantastic art collection! Don't miss the works by Picasso, Chagall, Monet, Van Gogh and others. The museum is closed on Mondays, and your Swiss Pass gets you in free. We went Sunday afternoon and it was also free at that time.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautifully restored paintings from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, a large Impressionist section and more modern art too. Give yourself at least two hours to enjoy what is on offer!

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Boston
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My son and I enjoyed a couple of hours at this museum last week. I could have spent at least two more hours there but it was hard with a 16 year old. We loved seeing art from the 1200's to the 1900's. We especially loved the Renoirs, Monets and Picassos. The older, religious art is also spectacular. This is... More

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Basel, Schweiz
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Gorgeous selection , many famous names. Unfortunately even with student reduction very pricey! Worth a visit for art lovers.

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Excellent collection. Audio guide enhanced the experience. Nice restaurant and good food. I spent all day there but you could dip into the eras/genres of interest.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Why did we not hear from this museum until we visited Basel? Unexpected and delightful with also a lovely courtyard to have a quiet lunch in the sun.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This museum is one of the best here in Basel. It is located near the city centre and it is a must see. Went there on a raining sunday and was very upset I didn't have more time to look at all the pieces. The museum itself is not that huge but the collection is amazing and very well selected.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You can't beat the location with a warm-weather bonus of sitting outside in the Museum's courtyard. Good food, a bit pricey but come for just coffee and a piece of cake if not a full meal.

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