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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
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+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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Impressive collection but museum needs renovation

The museum is superb but it looks old and tired. The collection is impressive, with Bruegels, Rubens, David, Van Dyck, etc. A must see for all art lovers

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Gwann, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is superb but it looks old and tired. The collection is impressive, with Bruegels, Rubens, David, Van Dyck, etc. A must see for all art lovers

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must see if you're in Brussels! The collection is fantastic - modern, contemporary, and masters. It is big, so prepare to spend a decent chunk of time here.

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Juillan, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great museum, actually 3 museums in one where you can discover modern art, the Flemish masters and contemporary art. You need at least 5 hours to discover it properly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must if you are a tourist in Brussels. The most economical purchase is the combo ticket for Euro 13.00 that will allow you to visit he stand alone Rene Magritte museum as well as the main Fine Arts museum. Both museums are worth your time and have excellent displays of old masters, a Fin de Siecle section with porcelain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bought combo ticket and enjoyed ancient art thru Magritte. Very large place. Go to information booth for map & recommendations

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm very fond of Bruegel so this one was a must see for me. We didn't have much time so we went only for the Old Masters exhibit. Besides Bruegel there wasn't much for me personally to see, however it was still worth it. You can book your tickets online earlier on - which I highly recommend to avoid queues... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to visit the museum as I love to always visit the museums of the cities i visit. This museum is one worth to see!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Old Masters and Magrette museum on separate days and bought separate tickets. However as we found out later - you can buy a combined ticket for €13 instead of €8 for each that is valid for several museum located at the same place. We travelled by Eurostar and they run 2 for 1 promo on entry fees.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal Musee was such an amazing experience. From the planning of my visit (great interaction on Twitter with them answering my questions promptly) to spending an entire day there, there was nothing I didn't like about this Museum. Great customer service the staff were all so helpful and friendly! I spent over four hours here looking at everything, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday which opens at 11am. Line up due to bag checks and scanners, but once through, it was spacious and not crowded except at the Rene Magritte Exhibit. If you get there early when it opens, there are free lockers for your coat and bag, put in 1 or 2 euros, but you get it back... More 

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