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Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)

St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel, Switzerland (Vorstädte)
061/206-62-62
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Ranked #1 of 77 attractions in Basel
Type: Art Museums
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Nice museum and incredible collection. It is a very pretty building with an incredible collection of impressionists, and contemporaries. It is very accesible from the old town. Everybody spoke English to us, so we could manage through easily.

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Florence
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The museum is located near to the Munster and easy tram connections. The collection spans many genres and centuries. There are usually excellent touring exhibitions as well. Check on the opening times as the museum is doing construction.

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This museum is worth a trip to Basel. Excellent collection, interesting special shows (currently James Ensor, The surprised masks) and a prestigious building. A new annex is under construction presently and the museum will have to close Feb. 2015--Mar. 2016. Come to Basel and enjoy. And don't miss out on the other 40+ museums Basel has to offer.

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Basel, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are a fan of museums, you must visit this place. Not only is the permanent collection amazing, the exhibitions are a must see.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit the museum because we had a couple of hours to kill before a flight. But a couple of hours was not enough! Masterpieces galore, and enough variety to keep everybody happy. I don't pretend to be an art expert, but this museum is enchanting. It allowed me to see for real many famous works of art,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Brilliant ! Staff very helpful. Need a good few hours to go round . Would recommend the audio guide.Cafe good food and snacks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

First of all the museum's collection is superb but maybe there was too much. It's bit exhausting to see so much.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

In knew the museum had an excellent collection but still I was surprised how impressive it really is. The layout and flow of the museum is well-designed. The Renaissance masters section includes many Holbein and Cranach paintings, the 19th and 20th century rooms feature Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, Picasso, Klee with great Giacometti pieces - among others. Of course some of... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Well worth a visit as there are some beautiful works of art by some very famous artists. Good cafte/restaurant too and audio guide available.

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Walnut Creek, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Basel has 40 museums in the city and this has got to be #1. It’s a free entry with your Swiss pass. To walk into the courtyard and come across Rodin's "Burghers of Calais" was a surprise. All the Rodin sculptures were beautiful. The 19th Century Impressionist section – Renoir, Manet, Monet, Gauguin, Cezanne, and the Cubism section – Picasso,... More

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