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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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Old Masters

My husband and I are not very big contemporary art fans, but we did go through the contemporary exhibit. There were a few nice pieces but we truly enjoyed the old masters. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I are not very big contemporary art fans, but we did go through the contemporary exhibit. There were a few nice pieces but we truly enjoyed the old masters. There were many and varied master pieces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The museum lighting is good and the collection are focus on belgian flemish art with masterpiece of Bruegels father and son but also some less known belgium painters and famous one like James Ensor. Among the museum not to miss when in Brussels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I went to see Magritte and was very disappointed in the exhibit. Very few paintings and when I stumbled into the gift shop, I double checked to make sure that I didn't miss anything. So I wasn't in the best mood by the time we meandered over to the Fin de Siecle Museum. This exhibit was gorgeous - comprehensive, beautifully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This museum houses several different classifications of art divided into easy bites. You can buy a combo ticket or to just the bit you'd like to see. I like the Old Masters and the Magritte Museums.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Loved the Chagall exhibition. Old masters good but not great. Signage not great I had to ask constantly but staff were helpful. Lots of children on school excursions. Easy to find and not far from the centre of town.

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

So much to see! Part was closed, but it was still more than we could cover in one day. There are three museums. We had to speed through after a while and not read every sign. Some exhibits are in English, but many are not. Seeing these original pieces of famous art was such a treat! We didn't get the... More 

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Scarborough, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Spent the best part of a whole day here and it really is packed to the gills with art treasures. The Old Masters museum, has some very well-known paintings by the great Flemish painters of the 14th -18th centuries and some equally great paintings by artists Of whom I hadn't heard previously. Some of the triptyches were exquisite. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

you will need to run between all the Museums! take a combined toket 13 euros, and run there! one day is not enaugh i guess! but you have to see all the arts works!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This art gallery is a massive place. There is far too much to see in a single visit, so it's vital to plan what you are going to do. There are four individual museums within the complex: - Old Masters Museum - art up to the 18th century. Particularly good for Flemish artists including Pieter Breugel the Elder and Rubens.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went here last Sunday and bought the combi-ticket as we had been told at the till this gets you into all the galleries, however it did not but got you into 4/6 here. The museum was very oddly laid out. The museum has a strange policy that you cannot walk around with a jacket in your hand and provides a... More 

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