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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 #26 of 216 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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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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207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My friends and I managed to buy a ticket which granted us access to the multiple galleries/museums for an incredibly cheap price (cheap considering that you see a hell of a lot of work). Some rooms were better than others, but ultimately it's a great way to spend a day, engaging yourself with some truly wonderful culture. The building itself... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great museum actually 5 museums in one. We took advantage of the free afternoon on the first Wednesday of the month so tickets were at no cost. The museum is big and airy and very clean. The Fin du Siecle museum goes really deep down to level -8 I think, the only down point is having not enough toilets. The... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Wonderful Brueghel and Rubens. The Rene Magrittte exposition taking you through his life with descriptions of key events in his life, his artistic development and examples of each period was great. But I had never heard of Leon Frederic and the Triptych of the family of Chalk Sellers. It tells a powerful story. Downer, was the poor lighting of some... More

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Congleton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

There were so many exhibits to see it was almost too much to take in, but some of the works were just top quality. I'd not heard of most of the artists, but I don't think that matters if the paintings are great. Well worth a visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I have enjoyed many incredible museums in Western Europe--the Royal Museum of Fine Arts is on our list of favorites. Every painting demanded our attention. The museum is well laid out and easy to traverse. Of course, the "easy" is only within each of the three sections; however transitioning between each museum wasn't overly difficult. We began... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My favourite epicentre for art- grazing in Brussels holds centre court because its twin museums in a sprawling complex that houses the country's best all-round art collection, especially the Magritte Museum. Your entry ticket price gives you access to the Ancient Art Museum, as well as, the Fin de Siecle. If Flemish and Belgian art,typical of the 14th-18th centuries,brightens up... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited Old masters and Fin-de-Siecle museums. For those who love Art Nouveau, Fin-de-Siecle (recently opened) is nice place to introduce (if not earlier) few (for me less known) but really considerable authors. There are also some pieces of furniture from the Seccesion period. Museum is really big and if you have limited time for visit you should carefully manage... More

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