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

Address: Place Royale 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 508 32 11
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Ranked #21 of 217 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...
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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 by Peter Bruegel.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

There are 3 museums in one place : Art ancien, Fin de siècle et Margritte. ‘Art ancien’ have of outstanding paintings. Bruegel, Rubens, Bosch, Van Dyck ... The exhibit design is unfortunately very poor. And there is ceiling water leak caused by holes in the roof (you can see them !). It is a disaster ! Many of the paintings... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a collection featuring mostly minor works. If you're a fan of either of the Bruegels or of Rubens, you'll find much to interest you. There are better collections of Flemish Primitives in Bruges and Ghent (where they also reduce the price if there are several works currently missing from the collection, which was the case at Beaux-Arts though... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I am going to write separate reviews for each of the four Museums that make up the the Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique as well as this general review. This large museum complex is near the Sablon Square in an area with other sites like the Royal Palace, the Eglise St-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg and Notre Dame Du Sablon Church as well... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was my second trip to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. My first visit was to the Magritte museum, which I recommend as it is large enough for a visit on its own. This time, we covered the Old masters collection and I must say that it definitely is worth a visit. We spent about an hour or so... More 

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have visited, for the second time in some years, the "old masters" section of the Royal Fine Art Museum of Bruxelles. The museum is located on Rue Royal, in a magnificent neoclassical area, 10 minutes walking from the Grand Place. Its mainly focus is Flemish art, with exhibited masterworks from relevant primitive Flemish painters to the magnificent collection of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a great temple for the arts. A lot of impressive pieces and a lot of important names. Although for me the value of this museum was on the way they curated their exhibitions. Most of the exhibitions had an easy flow with a sub-conscious logic. The Margritte museum was a chronological experience of the artist (very easy to... More 

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Ascot, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

What a fantastic idea! there are seven museums, all art related combined into one. Buy the combined ticket and you can browse to your hearts content. The exhibitions and art on show was displayed to show them in all their glory. I am not an art lover, but even I found it to be a good day out.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Great exhibitions in a gorgeous location. It is possible to visit a combination of museums with a convenient ticket. Finally a good lightening on paintings. Outstanding collection of Flemish paintings.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

If you want to see those important Flemish painters as Bruegel, Rogier van der Weyden, Rubens so go there. It's only 8 EUR for the department of ancient masterpieces. And the pearl of the museum - Bosch' famous Triptych the Temptation of St. Anthony!!! Amazing. I've forgotten, there is also The Death of Marat. Have fun! It is not huge,... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Astonishing collection of old Flemish paintings (Bruegel, Van Eyck, Rubens, Rembrandt.....) apart from other famous painters (David, Jordans, etc). Well-organized (you must leave also your purse or bag before entering).You decide which museums to visit and then pay just for that. Really a wonderful experience.

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