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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts)

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Address: Place Royale 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 508 32 11
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Considered one of Brussels' greatest museums, it houses an extensive...

Considered one of Brussels' greatest museums, it houses an extensive collection of works from the Flemish School, featuring a number of masterpieces by Peter Bruegel.

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Old Masters

My review is limited to the old masters section; the museum has three parts, divided by period, each of which could take an afternoon. The old masters section has a wide selection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My review is limited to the old masters section; the museum has three parts, divided by period, each of which could take an afternoon. The old masters section has a wide selection of painters with some significant works. The atrium area in particular is very enjoyable and provides a more open, natural feel than the traditional closed gallery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you’re interested in art, do go to the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels. When I visited, there was water leakage in several rooms, and some parts of the building could use an update or face lift, issues which hopefully are addressed in due course. While not as spectacular as other great art museums of the world, there... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As an Old Masters art buff, I came here with high hopes, expecting a world class museum like those in major European & USA cities. What a letdown. They do have some wonderful pieces from the high Middle Ages, but only a fraction is actually on display. The museum was built by Napoleon in 1800. The art ancien" is on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The collection is good, but not spectacular. Covers a lot of time, artists. A few interesting Brueghels, some other works.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The glassware here is worth the visit. It was beautiful as was the furniture. We could have skipped the paintings and just looked at these.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 19th Century art museum and the Magritte Museum are new and pretty well-kept. The Old Master collection could use better maintenance and interpretation, but the Bruegel room in particular is not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Schedule lots of time to navigate this complex in peace! It actually contains 4 museums (Old Masters, Modern, Fin de siecle, Magritte) all of which are recommended. The complex is a bit labyrinthine but you have to appreciate the difficulty of connecting all of this! The museums themselves are greatly designed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to agree with those who had trouble finding the entrance, etc. There are several museums in one building - but all of the staff does not know this! I asked a guard who told me that (whichever museum I was asking about) was not in that building, then another came along and said it was! The door is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Famous place for visitor with history museum,the designed colonies style,once of planed of tour seeing around the town of memorables.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't take many pictures in this museum, but found it very enjoyable to see many Old Masters works, and of course the works of Rene Maggerite (which seems to be holding a larger display and more flexible schedule than the other Maggerite museum. I personally liked most of all to see in full size Les Trésors De Satan [Satan's... More 

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