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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
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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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Great masters works

It was a great visit to explore the incient masters works in Belgium. Entry ticket will cost you 8 Euros and closing time @ 5:00 pm. If you're interest in classic Art and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a great visit to explore the incient masters works in Belgium. Entry ticket will cost you 8 Euros and closing time @ 5:00 pm. If you're interest in classic Art and paintings It's the most important place to be visited in Brussels. The building Itself is very beutiful and an valuable from Architectural point of view. Its recommended... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This offers a wide variety of art, depending on your taste. We looked at the Ancient Art (really, old masters) and Fin de Siecle sections. The headliner is the Magritte museum, but neither of us has much interest in surrealism. We spent the most of the afternoon there. There is an extensive gift shop, selling books, prints, toys, glassware, textiles,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this museum opens up a lot of centuries of Flemish and Belgian art... Classic taste in art - go here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Musem with great collections , architecture and heritage that capital city of Belgium offers. We liked this palace which is a great tourist spot while exploring brussels

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a big museum fan, but we had a few hours to kill and decided to go and look around the Fine Arts Museum. We paid 8 Euros and planned to stay for around 1-2 hours, however we ended up staying for well over 3 hours as there was simply so much to see. Great paintings from Rubens and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relatively close to Grand Place. Lovely building. 2050 was a very interesting exhibit - mutli media. Took about 2 hours to walk through then we spent an hour seeing other parts of the museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of museums inside and exhibitions. I saw a exhibition, 2050. a brief history of the future It wasn't what i expected, but it does not matter. What i didnt like is that the exhibition was divided in small sectors. And for every section you had to pick up papers with information. That was very frustrating to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While admitting that we saw only the Old Masters gallery out of the possible six, we were enthralled by some of the paintings exhibited. Rubens, Philippe de Champaigne, Breughels and Van Dycks abound. There are some of the Italian greats from the 15th century, and a couple of really good works of Memmeling. One could detect the seed of surrealism... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place to spend the afternoon. The layout is a bit confusing, with a lot of stairs, if you want to see everything, but it's worth it. Some great pieces, some minor works of great artists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suggest you visit all three collections in one - The Old Masters, The Fin de Siecle and the Magritte The contrasts are great - and there is something for everybody - what ever your artistic taste

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