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“World class museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597 (Fenway / Kenmore)
617-267-9300
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Ranked #2 of 311 things to do in Boston
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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 Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.
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Cambridge U.K.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“World class museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Really good collection of Impressionists. Lots of other areas of the museum were also excellent (Ancient art, etc). Friendly staff, good facilities, restaurants, etc.

Visited November 2012
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“Worth a long visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

A good idea to plan two visits of around 4 hours each. The museum is extensive. A phenomenal collection of Ancient Egyptian art, and the Impressionist gallery is equally impressive. Don't forget to stop by the contemporary collection too.

Visited November 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I have not been here for many years. They have a gorgeous new wing. We only had a few hours and mostly roamed the American side of things. Also took in fascinating postcard exhibit. Perhaps someday I'll return with more time.

Visited November 2012
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Spent a whole day here and would return again when in Boston. Varied exhibits from pre history to contemporary art set in a magnificent gallery- no expense spared here!

Visited November 2012
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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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“Totally enjoyable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I must confess I had never been to a Museum of Fine Arts, the closest thing I had visited was the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, but it really can't be compared to it.
I loved the way everything was arranged in every room, my special favorites were the Egyptian and Greek exhibitions, but everything was just great, with many paintings, sculptures, hieroglyphics, etc.
Oh! There was also an "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" temporary exhibition which I think was my true favorite, but I do believe it was temporary.

Visited December 2011
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