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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 68 Attractions in Basel
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Province of Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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london, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A little pricey at CHF15- I thought. A really esoteric mix of modern and medieval art in a rather staid building with little imagination applied to presentation. The old stuff was impressive, but I was here to focus on the more modern collection. There didn't seem to be much thought given to the layout at all, although that made the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you like art galleries - which we do- then you'll love this. Lots of old masters. Just wasn't keen on the art on the ground floor though and began to worry that's all there was to it. Very poorly laid out though and rather clinical displays

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was my second time to visit this Museum, the previous time was several years before. It is still worth a visit when in Basel. They have a permanent collection of historical, and modern, paintings and sculpture with special exhibits. The permanent collection is well worth a look - particularly nice is the modern collection. They had a special exhibit... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

For a city of this size this is an excellent museum. Great exhibition by Holder while we were there. A clean layout makes it easy to do the museum without wasting time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very fine pieces of art. Even Basel has a lot of museums, I believe this is the most important in terms of quality of art. A must.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Picasso, Dali, Monet, Gaugin, Van Gogh, Renoir, Rodin, Max Ernst--I was absolutely surprised and beyond pleased at the masterpieces. I spent 4 hours here and could easily have spent 4 more. Really outstanding.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On my recent trip to Germany, Switzerland and a wee bit of France, Basel was a bit of a disappointment - I found it workaday, not the most joyous of cities, and overrun by trams (unlike Bern, for example where I didn't feel like I was constantly dodging them). However, the Kunstmuseum provided a wonderful few hours of the one... More

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Cleveland Ohio USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Besides the Munster Cathedral the Kunstmuseum is another must. The galleries are filled with treasures, Piccaso, Renoir, Rodin, Degas, Manet. Gauguin, Van Gogh, Holbein and the list goes on. The galleries are arranged beautifully and flows from room to room. We started kind of backwards on the second floor, because I wanted to make sure we saw the old collection... More

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