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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 #30 of 219 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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Beijing, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

There are several famous masterpieces in this museum, but most paintings are average. The furniture section is interesting.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

The museum is easily accessible from the center of the oldest parts of the city. It is spacious, well laid out, and the staff and docents are helpful and knowledgeable. We spent a couple hours and were very satisfied. The crowd on a Friday morning was minimal (the museum is massive.) It has the Death of Marat painting by David... More

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I love museums of arts and this one was really nice. The building itself is worth seeing, the collection may be a little dissapointing, as they put big names (Mucha, Bosch) on their leaflets, but have only a few pieces by those artists. It is definitely worth going for the Bruegel room, seeing "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus", "The... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Magritte / Fin de Siecle/ the oder stuff (can't remember what they call this one!): fully revamped from the old RMFA set-up and quite well done. There is a lot of walking involved here so go with comfy shoes! You can visit the museum parts separately or get a discounted combination ticket (NOTE EUROSTAR travellers get 2fer1 here - take... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

this museum is quite big and is known for the flemish masters as well as the Musee Magritte and everything in between. there a lot of staircases going down and up but it is all worth it. i concentrated on the flemish masters and the Musee Magritte and it was well worth the 3 hours i spent there. the Flemish... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I visited the Old Masters Museum. There was a nice collection of Flemish works and, while I did enjoy them, I was expecting more. The audioguide was well done and did provide information and context that was helpful. Unfortunatey, I found the map of the museum to be confusing and inaccurate. While the line to access the museum was quite... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The core of the Museum is the collection of Flemish and Dutch paintings, of which there is a real treasure trove. Name an artist, and you will find his works here: from Bosch to Rembrandt, from van Dyck to Rubens, from Van Der Weyden to Brueghel, there are enough paintings to keep you busy for a full afternoon; and most... More

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This comprises the Old Masters, the Modern arts, the End of the (19th) century & the Rene Magritte. You can buy separate tickets or a combined ticket & come & go through 1 day. Bags must be left in lockers (€2 which you get back) but in all except the Magritte & special exhibitions you can take photos (no flash)... More

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Long Beach, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Many beautiful works of art in this multi museum complex. Definitely an important visit for art lovers.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Having bought the combination ticket, we returned here after lunch. It was a great opportunity to see the progression of painting from predominantly religious themes and subjects to more genre works, representing the everyday lives of ordinary people. It is a fabulous assemblage of paintings over many centuries. Many of the major artists of these countries are represented here. It... More

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