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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts)

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Address: Place Royale 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 508 32 11
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Considered one of Brussels' greatest museums, it houses an extensive...
Considered one of Brussels' greatest museums, it houses an extensive collection of works from the Flemish School, featuring a number of masterpieces by Peter Bruegel.
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Maybe the most important museum of Belgium

It's the most important museum of Belgium if it comes to Flemish 16th and 17th century art, especially Breughel and Rubens. The museum lacks the visitor-friendliness and broad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

really good experience! It's good to tAke your time and there is s photo booth where you can have photos taken free and they will them email them to you. Really good fun!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The Flemish art is the highpoint of the museum, and for us the two works af berugel and bosch were alone worth the visit. The sheer scope of their imagination on the portrayal of medieval temptations, sins and punishments is mind-blowing and the skill in their depiction and the vibracy of the colour will stay with me for a long... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It's the most important museum of Belgium if it comes to Flemish 16th and 17th century art, especially Breughel and Rubens. The museum lacks the visitor-friendliness and broad range of objects that the real top-museums of Europe like Vatican Museum, Uffizi in Florence, Prado in Madrid, Louvre in Paris and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam offer, though

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Visited only Old Masters Museum. Definetely can recomment if you like Flemish art. Also contains french & some Italian art as well. Do not expect huge collection as in Italian or French museums. Old masters take 1 floor. With audioguide took me about 4 hours to see but then I spent some time in front of almost every painting. The... More 

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts is really a conglomeration of organizations, and the ticketed institutions are Ancien, Moderne and Magritte. Despite the significant discount available for doing all three the same day, we started only with the Ancien (Old Masters) and plan to return for the Moderns and for the Surrealist Magritte. If I have a criticism it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Loved the museum. The exhibitions were very good. It is a large building with an opportunity to sit at the tables and read some of the books on Art and Dance. Audio is provided for the paid exhibitions. There is also a cloak room which cost 1 Euro to place your items in there. Really worth while going.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This museum, within the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, covers the years 1868 - 1914. The paintings and sculptures are beautiful. I particularly liked Burne-Jones' Psyche;s Wedding. There is a fine collection of Galle and other similar glassware and some furniture by Horta. Well worth a visit if you enjoy this era's art & design.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Excellent layout with a good collection of paintings of many genre. A slight disappointment in the no. of top Magritte's but a great gallery. V. busy even out of season.Why cannot UK galleries have such a wonderful shop?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Imposing buildings and affordable entrance fee. This is a great way to spend a day to see Flemish and Dutch masters in setting as natural as it gets. Superb pieces from van der Weyden (his Pieta is, as far as I am concerned, one of the best period pieces). Also van Dyck, van Eyck, Rubens... I prefer to see them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Located throughout several buildings, this museum is totally underrated. The collection is wide and various with a lot of different style. The different exhibitions have been well thought through making it a very pleasant visit

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