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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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This was a lovey museum on a rainy day.

The royal museum of fine arts is actually 3 museums, the Magritte and the fin-de-Siecle musuem. It is worth it to get the combo ticket for 13 euro if you plan to visit at least 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The royal museum of fine arts is actually 3 museums, the Magritte and the fin-de-Siecle musuem. It is worth it to get the combo ticket for 13 euro if you plan to visit at least 2 otherwise they are 8 euro a piece. The royal museum of fine arts had some lovely paintings at the time we were there it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although worth visiting if you are in Brussels, do not expect a collection like you might see at the major museums in cities like Paris or London.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I only paid for the Old Masters, as I am not interested in seing a 100% Matisse exhibition (I like post-impressionism and some of Matisse's works, but not a pile all in one go), and I didnt have time for the modern art. I dont know a whole lot about art, but I love the old masters and how they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a real appreciator of all art so this place was great because it encompassed the Old Masters Museum and the Modern Museum, in the old masters they house some great Flemish Renaissance art and art from the Baroque period. In the modern section you can find modern pieces in various medias.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is smaller than Louvre in France but ranks with its quality of their master piece. ルーブルに匹敵する名作があります。特にルーベンスはたまらなく素敵です。時間が少なければ、古典作品のみを見ることをお勧めします。

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is old, but has a fine permanent collection. You can wander for a couple of hours and discover many semi-famous mainly paintings from the European Art history. The modern art area in the basement is well placed. Has good quality exhibitions and a fair amount of Belgian & European modern art in the permanent collection. Over all: a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These museums are amazing! The Old Masters are great for Belgian and Dutch masters, Magritte is a fun look at the famous surrealist´s life in Belgium, Fin-de-siècle is a really interesting history of Brussels. You can visit just one of the museums, or get a combo pass. If you happen to be available on the first Wednesday of the month,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the nicest museum I visited - plenty of additional films and photographs and explanatory materials and of course pictures. The only problem is that there are not enough of possibililties to sit down and I was also missing that they did not think about children - so they get bored easily.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While this beautiful museum was not my personal cup of tea, others may love it. I much prefer modern art, and this one simply does not deliver on that end. Compromised of four museums (old masters, modern, fin-de-seicle, and the Magritte) it's a good way to escape the Belgian rain for an afternoon. It leans very, very, VERY heavily on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fine art museum with nice pieces including a Magritte section. The museum is very spacious and gives you a calm feeling. It's not stressful even though there is a lot of ground to cover. Recommended for any rainy day

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