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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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Lovely art gallery

We enjoyed our visit to this lovely building. We bought a combined ticket for all 3 museums (2 for price of 1 with a Eurostar ticket) but I wouldn't recommend choosing to only buy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to this lovely building. We bought a combined ticket for all 3 museums (2 for price of 1 with a Eurostar ticket) but I wouldn't recommend choosing to only buy a ticket to the modern gallery as that was the most disappointing of the three. Beware that the special exhibition is priced separately. Great views from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went to see the Magritte Museum, which was interesting, but the real surprise was the Chagall retrospective. Over 200 works, and beautifully curated. only there til the end of June, so GO!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I never understood why such a wonderful collection of art in a cultural city is ignored by most of the locals. Is it the price of the entrance? In any case one of the greatest museum of the world rarely crowded exept sometimes for the temporary exhibitions. You must see the breughel 's , bosh , the medieval art and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were there on the first Weds. of the month, so admission was free! Wonderful collection of museums with wonderful collections to view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Find the painting "The death of Marat" and learn the history behind this marvelous painting! continue also to the Rene Magritte museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

An art museum ortwo, or three for every taste. A spectactular Magritt collection, a new fin-de-siecle, old masters, modern, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

No crowds, peaceful escape from the city and no cigarettes! Beautifully designed and arranged. Loved the Old Masters exhibit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My biggest complaint about this art museum is the poor presentation of paintings. The lighting is poor, the arrangements are haphazard, and paintings are clustered together. Only the Brueghel room stands out. There are, however, a good number of masterpieces of Flemish art, so it's still worth a visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Magritte is the most famous artist Belgium has, but only a few not worth seeing ones are left in belgium, why sell off your National Treasures, It makes your Museums pontless!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

visit is imprescindible. you might concentrate on ancient art as we did in order to enjoy flemish dutch and german paintings mainly. prepare for a longer visit in order to enjoy famous paintings from rogier van der weyden, bouts, rembrandt, rubens, the breughels, david, lucas cranach, memling, patinir, de vos. it took us hours to get through. audioguide is very... More 

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