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

Place Royale 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
32 2 508 32 11
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Ranked #26 of 212 attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Considered one of Brussels' greatest museums, it houses an extensive collection of works from the Flemish School, featuring a number of masterpieces... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Congleton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

There were so many exhibits to see it was almost too much to take in, but some of the works were just top quality. I'd not heard of most of the artists, but I don't think that matters if the paintings are great. Well worth a visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I have enjoyed many incredible museums in Western Europe--the Royal Museum of Fine Arts is on our list of favorites. Every painting demanded our attention. The museum is well laid out and easy to traverse. Of course, the "easy" is only within each of the three sections; however transitioning between each museum wasn't overly difficult. We began... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My favourite epicentre for art- grazing in Brussels holds centre court because its twin museums in a sprawling complex that houses the country's best all-round art collection, especially the Magritte Museum. Your entry ticket price gives you access to the Ancient Art Museum, as well as, the Fin de Siecle. If Flemish and Belgian art,typical of the 14th-18th centuries,brightens up... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited Old masters and Fin-de-Siecle museums. For those who love Art Nouveau, Fin-de-Siecle (recently opened) is nice place to introduce (if not earlier) few (for me less known) but really considerable authors. There are also some pieces of furniture from the Seccesion period. Museum is really big and if you have limited time for visit you should carefully manage... More

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Ogden, UT
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49 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I loved this museum. The collection was extensive. While not the caliber of a place like the Reijksmuseum in Amsterdam, it was still very good. The attached museums are nice, so the combo ticket was worth the price.

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Kent
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I love visiting, but today I encountered the RUDEST employee at the ticket counter. Despite the fact it was the first Wednesday of the month, and therefore free entry to all 3 museums,the museum was not that busy and the queue was only small. The employee on the ticket desk however refused to give me tickets to all three museums... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

it's a bit confusing as the guide books refer to this and the margritte museum as separate but you enter through the same entrance and have the opportunity to visit one or all of the museums depending on what ticket you purchase. This is a place you could get lost for hours in and probably one of the best things... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The museum was very promising, but had very sketchy directions and maps. wasn't able to to see everything I thought I was going to .

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Missouri City, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This set of museums encompasses old masters (mostly Dutch/Flemish), modern art, and the newly opened Fin de Siècle (mid 1800's to early 1900's art and furnishings). The last of these is a work in progress, and many pieces lack even titles. In general, descriptions are meagre. Two of the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful, two less so. Worth... More

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encino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I was surprised to find this is one of the great museums of art. The museum offers the scope and breath of Flemish art. I did not think I could spend 5 hours in any museum, but you can't help yourself. You are not crowded by painting after painting, but you are able to take in each one, carefully placed... More

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