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Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten)

Citadelpark, Ghent 9000, Belgium
0032 09 240 07 00
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Ranked #8 of 113 attractions in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Congleton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Set in a pleasant park. A large museum with a lot of fine artworks on show, mainly European artists I've never heard of but all the pieces were of top quality. Well worth a visit.

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uk
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23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum is a bit out of town but is easy to get to using the great tram system. You just have to walk through the park once you get off the bus. t doesn't have any famous masterpieces but its a really nice museum with lots of interesting paintings and statues

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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232 reviews 232 reviews
115 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Comprehensive collection of fine art through the centuries, enhanced by information cards in several languages in each room. The museum is large so it is worth putting in a couple of hours to see all the exhibitions. Nice but rather pricey restaurant on the ground floor.

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Belgrade, Montana
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65 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

In a travesty of thievery in Nazi war time the Alter pieces were one group of MANY art pieces that were stolen and kept in hiding for more then 50 yrs. The movie The Monuments Men 2014, brought this part of history to the fore front and made this stolen and recovered pieces of art able to be viewed in... More

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Perth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went to Géricault temporary exhibition, well done ! Excellent guide ! The museum offers nice works, and is not too large. It has been refurbished recently and there is a nice buffet too ...

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I visited mainly to see the restoration work in progress and then had an enjoyable time browsing through the various rooms. I particularly liked the sculptures. It's in a beautiful building too. Only thing that spoiled a great visit was the restaurant, I was put in a 'lobby' area for my coffee and cake as I dared to expect coffee,... More

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PARIS
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90 attraction reviews
408 helpful votes 408 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

A really beautiful museum...well organised and clearly laid-out. They have a very rich collection so set aside a couple of hours at least to enjoy. It's' walkable from the city but might be better to take the tram.

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Boston MA
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21 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Nice collection. Many masters and lots of Flemish selections. Interesting museum set up of circular form - don't miss a room.

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Brussels, Belgium
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61 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great museum for a great city. The museum is specially strong in flemish art from the XVI and XVII centuries. You can see the museum in one morning or afternoon. They also have contemporaneous art but I found this part weak with few hightlights. The sculpture section in really good, with a controversial plaster copy of "The human passion" from... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Much of the art here is from the same period, I waked round with friends but wasn't moved by anything in particular.

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