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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
617-267-9300
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #1 of 207 attractions in Boston
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its... more » Owner description: Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art. « less
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has something for everyone. We took our 10 year old son and he enjoyed many of the exhibits. (His favorite was the modern art section). The museum is well organized, but does take a few hours to visit all the exhibits.

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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I can't wait to go back. It's amazing. I was there for four hours and only saw a fraction of what I would have like to been able to view.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Extensive collection of American art, European art. You will need to allow a few hours to soak up the art and the building and some coffee breaks to keep up the energy. I was fortunate to enjoy the Carravagio exhibit - 3 paintings - as much of my travel is based around visiting his work. The ancient art was an... More

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Strasbourg, France
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Museum has excellent collections in European art, American art, Ancient Era art, etc. It is a large Museum, so plan on spending the day there. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Food is available, there are 4 restaurants at various price ranges and with a varied choice.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must for any tourist or resident. The collections are fabulous and there is something for every art taste. In addition, special showings are frequent. For area residents, frequent visits will ultimately get you through the entire complex...only to find new items have been added in earlier rooms you visited, so you have to go back again and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The collection here is truly superb. There is always something new...The American wing has such a wonderful variety of art, furniture, and decorative pieces... There is hardly a better way to spend a day in the city...the choices to sit and reflect, walk through the galleries, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the restaurants or shop in the great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

so many exhiits, so little time to spend when on vacation. could spend a week here and not see it all. excellent trip.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Boston's MFA has an extensive collection of many types of art including the French impressionists, American furniture antiques, Eastern art, ancient sculpture, and so much more. When I was a kid the big draw was the Egyptian mummies! Now I'm attracted to their fascinating exhibits that have included Watercolors by John Singer Sargent, Ralph Lauren's collection of vintage motor cars,... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The MFA has the reputation as one of the classic east coast art museums and it doesn't disappoint. The new addition of the American art is very well done. It really spreads the museum out yet makes it feel less overwhelming. There is so much to see that you could spend two day. The only negative was the price. Wow,... More

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madrid
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This museum is huge! So many exhibits. We went on a Wednesday evening because admission is free after 4. We only stayed a few hours but the quality of pieces is amazing.

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