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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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Stunning architecture and paintings

Visiting on a hot day this was a wonderful cool respite. No queueing and not too busy. Really well set out, spacious and plenty of seating to sit and admire the art. The Jan Fable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent art museum. Enjoyed the Magritte but the highlight was seeing the Breughels and realizing that this is where W.H. Auden's wonderful poem Musée des Beaux Arts was set. Didn't have time to see everything so I will return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Visiting on a hot day this was a wonderful cool respite. No queueing and not too busy. Really well set out, spacious and plenty of seating to sit and admire the art. The Jan Fable waxes and bronzes room is absolutely stunning. I could have stayed in that room alone for hours and I bought a superb quality book of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I just visited the 'Old Masters' museum, as this provided plenty of paintings to look at in the time i had available. I was particularly impressed by the Brueghel paintings there, but the whole museum was of interest, and not too busy, so it was possible to actually view the paintings both up close and from afar

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fabulous value for money, could easily spend an entire day in here. Very good shop and bookshop. Excellent range of artists from Old Masters to Magritte. Excellent Brueghels. Very good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I think this a glorious museum and I was in there for over 2 hours. It would have been longer but for time constraints. Spent most time viewing the 'old masters'. Fortunately I have a decent knowledge of the French Language so was able to understand the captions. This is a vast place, I think it's worth the cost of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Because there are 3 museums, I give this a **** star rating. The museum of old masters is nice. Fin du siecle is better, but the real surprise was Magritte museum! Just extraordinary great! I really enjoyed it. Just one thing, be prepared to have something more than a t-shirt inside because it is quite chilly!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We just went to the Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum section and enjoyed the progression through the collection. Lots to see and it was not crowded to the point of limiting enjoyment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have been here many times before, last visit was 9 years ago. There have been some changes with the opening of the Musee Magritte which houses the modern art. I concentrated on the Old Masters today in the Ancient Art galleries and really enjoyed it. The shop is worth a visit too. Didn't visit the café but it looked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A travel throug history, 4 museum in one, Took all day: very convenient with bruxelles-card, you can go back next day. Be sure to pass the card in the big hall scanner, before going downstairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited with my sister - with a view to spending a couple of hours - this place is HUGE - and we spent far too long here - given that we were only staying in Brussels for a couple of days - but that is a testament to how interesting it was!! The museum is well organised and inviting -... More 

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