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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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Visited this fine art museum today where theres a collection of museums.under one roof . Magritte museum, modern art and historical art museums along with annual exhibitions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Visited this fine art museum today where theres a collection of museums.under one roof . Magritte museum, modern art and historical art museums along with annual exhibitions - today i wanted to go to see the magritte work and also currently marc chagall retrospective expo is on display which was great. Tip : after 1pm free entry.1st wed of each... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I only visited the Old Masters section of the Museum as it is the only type of art that interests me. It was a bit of a let-down: it only covers one floor and is largely housed in temporary partitions around a balcony overlooking the main entrance hall. The paintings were nice enough but there wasn't anything really outstanding or... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We saw the 'masters' exhibition and it was poorly constructed, small, and there were a lot of blank walls with descriptions but no paintings! It would be nice to actually get the fine art on the walls before you charge people 10 euros to see it. No english translations (or any other language) and we saw a much better exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A must, the fin de siècle museum is dedicated to 1868-1914 paintings, sculptures, furnitures and objects. With Khnopff and Ensor paintings and a lot of great belgian painters, specially of the social and the symbolist schools.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Worth visiting if only for the Hieronymus Bosch Triptych (the temptation of St Anthony) and the Breughel's. I live in BXL once a year and usually go once a year.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is huge collection of Belgium master pieces. Certainly the proud of Belgium. I am not a painting fan, but it was enjoyable for me. The information was sufficient. Though I was accompanied by a group of students, which made it quite noisy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A rich selection of Dutch & Belgium masters covers all the 1st floor with some masterpieces. The ground floor is covered with works of more modern painters. Very intresting gallery

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Maybe just me but it was all a bit dark and I found the layout boring and quite expensive for what it is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Spent the better part of a day roaming the museums with the museum...well worth buying a multi-museum ticket. Something for everyone and while I'm not a fan of all artistic endeavors on display, there were some really unexpected and facinating works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Flemish Primitives galleries are under renovation currently, but the paintings mostly rehoused in the long gallery of the museum, unfortunately only using natural light from the dark skylights above. Go on a brighter day if you want to see details well. Lots of galleries to explore in this museum, including the newer Belle Epoque Museum. Entry is through a... More 

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