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Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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Address: Theaterplatz 1 | Semperbau am Zwinger, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 03 51 4 91 4 66 79
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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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The home of Raphael's Angels.

Make sure to visit this museum, even if you think you do not appreciate paintings. Here it is the true home of the world renowned Angels of Raffaello, you see them every-where, on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure to visit this museum, even if you think you do not appreciate paintings. Here it is the true home of the world renowned Angels of Raffaello, you see them every-where, on paper napkins, lampshades, picture frames, but in this museum you will see the very originals. Enjoy all the other paintings by true Masters, you will surely enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some really lovely works of art -- Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Dyke, and others -- but perhaps my favorites were those of Dresden painted by Canaletto. There is a large collection of paintings by Cranach; some were incredibly humorous like Hercules Sleeping and Hercules Awakes, and others were more traditional religious representations, like Saints Catherin and Barbara. A combination... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This clearly ranks with museums like Prado in madrid. What makes it outstanding beyond the paintings is the kids audio guide the museum offers. First I come across this and both my 9 and 6 year olds enjoyed it.

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Thank Thomas R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice picture gallery. Good for a rainy afternoon. Don't miss the historic pictures of Dresden by Canaletto, they are somewhat hidden.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing collection of old masters. The Raphael painting with the 2 cheeky cherubs at the base may be the most famous pointing there but it still takes your breath away, as do many others, Welcome comfortable seats helps you take in the large canvasses from appropriate distances, and to spend as long as it takes to appreciate them

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Spring Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Raphael's Sistine Madonna,Van Eycks Dresden triptych,Vermeers Procuress...and many more. Very well presented. This is part of the Zwinger...and should not be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The collection is not as big as the Louvre or the Rijksmuseum but can compete with their quality. It's world class.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The collection of European paintings from the 15th to the 18th century, mainly put together by the Saxon royal family, is first-class. As well as Raphael's "Sistine Madonna", famous for its two bored-looking cherubs, and Canaletto's views of Dresden, there are masterpieces by Cranach, Durer and Rembrandt, to name but a few. Because the east wing of the gallery is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this needs no comment there are real treasures, only the china collection is not Dresden porcelain it was made in Meissen never in Dresden

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A person could spend hours going through all the paintings at this impressive museum. If you only have an hour or two ( which is all the time my sister and I had) I would strongly suggest to ask a museum worker to point you in the direction of the masters collection. Many of this collection are of the Renaissance... More 

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