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BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
New Haven, Connecticut
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“Helpful staff”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I came to this museum with a complimentary pass from a hotel. The staff at the register were helpful. A woman asked if we enjoyed classic or modern art. She steered us to the Zurbarban, a Baroque painter. Great exhibit on the key phases in his career. The architecture around Palais des Beaux-Arts is a wonder too.

Visited May 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Good offer of music and culture”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

It really remarkable place. Once back more than ten years ago I had the opportunity to assist a concenrt of the grweat Cesaria evoria, Once the violins.
Overall a good offer of culture and music ...

Visited September 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Great place for concerts. Less so for exibitions”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Going to Bozar frequently for concerts. They have really interesting performances by international artists as well is superb National Orchestra of Belgium. The price of tickets vary depending on the category but even the most expensive I still find reasonably prices.

There are also great concerts for kids (aged 6-12). There's a story that is inacted & in between some extracts from classical play. My daughter is 5 & she adores it. The orchestra is part of the play.

They also have family Sundays where you can leave kids for a worshop & go listen to a concert or have a guided tour at some exibition. All worth 10€ which I find pretty cheap. Children like it, although, perhaps, it is more interesting for older kids where the have a workshop with musical instruments & they also see some part of a concert.

Couple of down sides: the bar is small and always very crowded. There are not enough toilettes and there's always a cue.

To book I advise by phone as when you book through their website you cannot chose exact place. The system gives you the best place for the category, which I find not best at all. Booking through tel costs 3€ per reservation but at least you can discuss with the person which places you prefer.

As for exibitions I don't find it worth the price. Exibitions are not bad (nothing exceptional though) but not at all worth the price of about 11€ per exibition. The ticket doesn't even allow you to go see other exibitions or permanent collections.

Visited January 2014
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Not worth the money”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

This place hosts few art exhibitions and concerts and the location makes a good impression; the price for the individual exhibition are really high (14 euros) and one would expect a high level of service and high quality in the exhibition; but this (The body of India) was not the case and everything looks quite chaotically organized (but this is Belgium). On top of that they wanted one euro to store our coat in the cloakroom!!!
So think twice if you really want to see what is on show.
I've been to this place also in the past and I had the same feeling.

Visited October 2013
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“Utterly disappointed.”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

The lack of work on show. The unhappy staff. The work that was in there disappointing and such a magnificent building too. I expected far more. The place feels disorganised.

Visited July 2013
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