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“A real paradise for who loves art!”

Museum of Fine Arts
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$59.00*
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Ranked #5 of 410 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

"Visit the MFA Boston" . I'm sure it's not the first thing someone would put on the "to do list" when planning to go to Boston but....PLEASE DO IT!!!!
It's Amazing!!
I had only les of then 2 hours left to stay in Boston so I was in super hurry so I unluckily I had only hour to spend in there so what I saw is only a taste of what inside but was awesome!
There are 3 floors of masterpieces which cover 4 different areas:
1.Contemporary Art
2.Art of Europe
3.Art of Americas
4.Art of Asia, Oceania and Africa
5.Art of the Ancient World
6.Jewellery, Musical instruments, Prints, Drawings and Photographs

I decided to "run" around focusing on the first 3....unbelievable!!

The works in there are priceless and "must"! The museum is huge, well organized, clean, bright...

Fantastic!! so...Take time to go and see...

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Great place to visit with lots of exhibits not just 'paintings' eg there was an exhibition of late 60's early 70's fashion

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Very nice sorting of American and European art of all epochs. The house shows a stunning architecture. However, 25 dollars is quite much of a fee.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

The MFA-Boston has collected beneath its cavernous roofs and within sprawling galleries, a wealth of world treasures from centuries past and lands no longer known! The nucleus of its collection were donated by educated Bostonians with the singular purpose "to educate"--and educate it does. The Classical period, the Japanese and Chinese screens and ceramics, as well as European Art are fully represented; Bostonians recognized the French Impressionists before the French ever did so the MFA's holding astonish the visitor. The American collection from its Colonial beginnings up to the present time is exhibited beautifully in a light-filled new Wing, unfortunately where the flow of "traffic" is not easily recognized.
The MFA has attractions for all visitors of any age and a corner where children learn about Art. The Bookstore and Museum shops have items reflecting its broad-based holdings, and there is Cafeteria and Courtyard on the ground level as well as a quiet restaurant on the second level of the Pei Building.
The MFA should rank high on any visitor's visit to Boston--anytime, especially when a/c offers respite from the heat or warmth from the cold!

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Very pleasant way to spend a few hours and broaden your mind from impressionist art to excellent American section .
One of the best and informative musical instrument sections I have seen including 18thC harps and a Stradivarius violin made for Napoleons son
Easy to get to with public transport very good clean well priced cafes

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