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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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Address: Theaterplatz 1 | Semperbau am Zwinger, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 351 49146679
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This art museum is jam packed with masterpieces by the likes of Rubens and...

This art museum is jam packed with masterpieces by the likes of Rubens and Titian, but it is most famous for Rafael's Sistine Madonna.

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An Incredible Collection

The gallery is one of the best I have ever visited in terms of both the collection and the historical aspect of the museum in which the artwork is displayed. Famous pieces... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bath, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The gallery is one of the best I have ever visited in terms of both the collection and the historical aspect of the museum in which the artwork is displayed. Famous pieces include the 'Chocolate Girl' and the Sistine Modonna.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first two floors of the gallery were full of masterpieces. The gallery on the first floor is roughly divided into Italian paintings on the right and Flemish/German on the left. The Corregio at the end of the first floor gallery was simply luminous. The second floor has lots of large scale canvasses: Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, lots or Rubens, and... More 

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Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The origin of the collection harboured in the Gemäldegallerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Gallery) dates perhaps from the acquisitions determined by the duke George the Bearded (1500-1539), cousin of Frederick the Wise, both patrons of Lucas Cranah, who as such had been collecting paintings. Augustus the Strong and his son Friedrich Augustus III continued at the beginning of the eighteenth... More 

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful collection of Old Masters - Rembrandt, Vermeer, Canaletto and such. Lots of religious art including Cranach.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The collection of old pictures is very beautiful. Do not forget to visit the Rafael's angels. Works of Tizian, Rubens included

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Canterbury kent UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to visit and to navigate there are some wonderful Renaissance works - notably some wonderful Holbeins and the Cistine Madonna by Raphael. Hans Maler is excellent and San Bernadino praying for the new pope. The Vermeer of the lady reading the letter is simply amazing - a marker for individualism, humanism and the modern world!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No doubt this is a must. Fantastic gallery. Great painting masters there. Amazing paintings in the different rooms.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

The museum has a portion which is being renovated so full access is not available. Regardless, we you can display multiple Cranachs, Rembrandt and Raphael's Madonna can it be not worth a visit? The signing is good, most being in multiple languages. The lighting could use some work as there were a few examples of glare. Overall, well worth a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

There are many displays in the Albertinum. This being one, they have a larger sized art display here. There are audio guides available in English. Very large, clean building. It is right next to the Festung Dresden Museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

On a tour with too many people but the tour guide using the voice boxes was able to captivate us with the stories of the paintings. Her speciality was Madonna and child and was able to tie in the consistences and differences of the artist's interpretation. She also was able to have us look closely at the paintings and discuss... More 

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