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Magritte Museum

1 Place Royale, Brussels 1000 , Belgium
32 2 508 32 11
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Ranked #25 of 204 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Falls Church, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

While this museum doesn't have many of the artist's major works, it more than makes up for that with the variety and extent of its collection. Letters, magazine articles, drawings, even videos made by the artist are all amply represented. This is a must-see for anyone in Brussels with an interest in surrealism. And if it doesn't exhaust your enthusiasm... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I could live in this museum! When I visited in 2013, I was already a fan of Magritte's, but when I left, I was completely in love with his work! This has such a huge, amazing collection, that you are bound to see all your favourites and discover many, many more. It has a variety from all the periods and... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

One of the most instantly recognisable surrealist artists in the world, Rene Magritte is celebrated on three floors of the Royal Museums in Brussels. The exhibition, whose works were mostly donated by Magritte's widow Georgette, covers his entire life and includes paintings, posters, sketches, films, letters and other documents. There's also a very good documentary about Magritte. The cinema was... More

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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Never-ending blue skies filled with cotton clouds; icons of the surrealist René Magritte. This is the museum home of his best-known art pieces, and the majority of his works. Here, you will also discover his letters and more personal artworks. A splendid permanent display housed in a beautiful facility ... which happens to be at the heart of Brussels' art... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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218 reviews 218 reviews
128 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I do like Magritte so it was never going to disappoint. There is a lot of work here, many that I have not seen before. I have seen a lot of the more famous Magritte paintings, some of which are not here, and enjoyed seeing something I hadn't seen before. It gives you a more historical view of Magrittes life,... More

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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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115 reviews 115 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Take a trip down from the top of the museum to the bottom. There are about 200 drawings, sketches and photo's of René Magritte. The only thing we were missing, were the most famous paintings from René Magritte (the pipe, the man with the hat, the apple, etc.). There are about 6 musea where the René Magritte is one of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
42 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You don't have to be a Magritte or even a surrealist fan to enjoy this museum. It has 3 floors, very well laid out. We spent much more time here than we had originally planned, as it has so much to see. In addition to some wonderful art pieces (although some might be disappointed that everything is not here); there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
90 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Even if you are not a surrealism enthusiast you will love this museum. It combines Magritte's history with the history of the development of the art in the twentieth century. It's not too big, it's well organized and its collection is full of Magritte's masterpieces. As a student from a british university I payed only 2 euros for ticket. The... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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288 reviews 288 reviews
152 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

i've been to this museum for 3 times during my trips to brussels and is one of my favourite places in the city. the museum is not too big it's very well organized and i can visit it for only 2E (student price) which is a bargain. it doesn't matter if you don't know magritte, you will learn a lot... More

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Cascais, Portugal
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189 reviews 189 reviews
103 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've been wanting to visit this museum for a while, because I love Magritte. I liked it but I was expecting more; maybe my expectations were too high, because it's a great museum.

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