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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 79 Attractions in Basel
Type: Art Museums
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Rehovot, Israel
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A very enjoyable museum with an outstanding collection and a very spacious and pleasant display. Highly recommended!

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NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The quality of art displayed was very high given the size of the museum. Definitely worth a visit. Wish the gift store had more English language materials.

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Richmond Hill, ON
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We loved the permanent excibit, especially collection of Cranach and Holbein's paintings. Unfortunately 17-18 century halls were closed due to upcoming excibition. Very solid collection of impressionists, from Monet to Van Gogh and Cezanne.

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Apex, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was very impressed by the Kuntsmuseum. I am a fan of Monet and impressionist era art, and did not realize how much of it they have. A truly great afternoon was had. My only knock, and why I gave 4 and not 5 stars, is that the modern art wing runs hot and cold. Some great stuff, but a... More

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Roman, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I visited Kunstmuseum Basel last August. It was an amazing surprise because of an impressive artistic inventory, definitely pour les connaisseurs, and from my pov, it’s a two days visit gallery, for watch in silence, especially since it's not like this big crowded free galleries where you are always pushed to move by groups in hurry ... Otherwise, I don’t... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

One of the best museums we have visited very spacious,interesting mix of art,enjoy the different styles of Picasso etc etc.The Charles Ray Exhibition was on when we visited what an exciting style of art.

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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

When I travel on business I always try to steal away on the weekend to local galleries and museums. I was happy to find such a great museum in Basel. The works there of Picasso, Manet, Chagall, Klee, etc are seldom seen works and certainly worth a visit.

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Rolle, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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