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Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)

St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel, Switzerland (Vorstädte)
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Ranked #1 of 79 attractions in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Basel, Schweiz
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 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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Sydney, Australia
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184 reviews 184 reviews
13 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

You can't visit Basel without coming here. The Kunstmuseum is an absolute delight. Beautifully laid out, the masterpieces are well displayed & labelled. Set aside 3 hours at a minimum to appreciate the collection. One of the few museums where you can browse, take your time & examine the masterpieces (old, new & contemporary) without jostling with the crowds. There... More

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New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I live in NY and go to the Metropolitan often. Like the Louvre, you can get lost in there, and I still, after all these years, don't feel I really "know" the Met -- since, when I go, I go to see one or two exhibits. But the Kunstmuseum has a small but well chosen collection that you can view... More

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St. Louis
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22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This large museum has an incredible collection of art by many of the great masters. Their Holbein paintings are superb! In addition to many pieces by Dutch masters they also have paintings by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Manet, Liebermann, Richter, Matisse, Rodin, Kirchner, etc. etc. Plan on spending hours here - they do have nice benches and chairs scattered throughout the... More

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Denton, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's easy to get to - Tram 2. There were many excellent pieces by famous artists, as well as many from fairly obscure ones. The museum is easy to navigate and provided a nice morning of browsing and introspection. It is included in the Swiss Pass free museums

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Basel, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The permanent exhibition is superb, i didnt expect that for a city like Basel (referring to its size!). It has pieces from many known artist covering all the important artistic eras. The temporary exhibitions dont disappoint either. The place is great, the building lovely, with an interior patio with a cafe (sometimes in Summer even life music) and food. Defenitely... More

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