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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 69 Attractions in Basel
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Stopped here while on a business visit. The museum has a fantastic variety of pieces and is huge. I was a bit short on time and did not get to explore everything at an ideal pace. That said, I would like to visit again in the future when I had more time to enjoy the art.

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Rembrandt, Rubens, Gaugin, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Rodin, Picasso, Dali, Kandinsky, Chagall, Malewitsch and many others. This place definitely worth time&money spent. Plan at least 3 hours (though 4 is just perfect;)

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Lisbon, Portugal
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49 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The museum has very good and extensive art collection. But i loved the temporary "For your eyes only" - A private collection from mannerism to surrealism.

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Dieppe
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Superb museum! Veritable (and very pleasant) lessons in the best of Western Art. As one enters the forecourt, one is stunned by the monumental anguish of Rodin's Burghers of Calais. They have quality temporary exhibits (R.Delauney, Giacometti, Klee) and their permanent collections are top quality: Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Hodler, Dürer, Cranach, 1400 - 1600 prints and drawings. Do NOT... More 

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West Sussex
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

They have a great collection of works from Picasso, Matisse, Dali,Warhol,Renoir,Klee.Munch. All set in an amazing space. This ranks with some of the best art museums l have visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Thanks to generous Swiss donors, the museum has several well known masterpieces. Note: museum will be closing for renovation work in 2015.

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Liked the older stuff...especially the Impressionist works. For Your Eyes Only exhibit was very interesting and unique. Not that impressed with modern collection. Nice way to spend an afternoon for adults!

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Rarely have I been to a museum this expensive and that allows no photographs. The collection is not nearly as impressive as some in Germany or Vienna but is more varied without any real concentration. If you like "modern" and contemporary art then go but definitely be sure to avoid the Café as it can be close to 20 USD... More 

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Province of Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I really love this museum, when I used to live in Basel I was going there very often, great collections, either permanent or temporary

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Huddersfield
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The best spinach quiche on the planet and good weizen bier. What more can you want. It's a cafe in the Kunstmuseum, but with a smart menu and lovely staff.

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