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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Awesome Artwork

Actually four museums in one, and unfortunately you have to pay for each. Great collections from the classical period to the modern. Awesome collection, and even some great Surat... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Actually four museums in one, and unfortunately you have to pay for each. Great collections from the classical period to the modern. Awesome collection, and even some great Surat paintings. Not a huge selection of impressionists though.

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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Royal Museums are a collection of four separate museums: Old masters, Magritte, Fin-de-Siècle and Modern. You will want to buy the Kombi-ticket that will get you in all four for just 13 euro, whereas singles would cost you 8 euro a go. It is impossible to give a thorough account of all four museums, but suffice to say, they... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Do not take a pictures - it's useless. Just walk around and look on those paintings. It really worth your attention. Make a break from modern reality and learn how our civilization was built. Try to fit on yourself the daily life of those people. Get impressed by historical and mythological paintings. Share it with your kids. Enjoy.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

RECOMMENDATIONS: #1 If you plan to visit three or more museums in Brussels, it's worth it to purchase a Brussels Card. It can be ordered online and you will be sent a link to download. There is a special barcode museums then scan before giving you a physical ticket. #2 Upon entering the museum I was directed to the "Info"... More 

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Old Masters collection with many paintings and sculptures from Dutch and Flemish artists. It was absolutely wonderful and I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes Renaissance or Medieval times. The museum itself is well organized and majestic.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large museum which will repay several hours of visit. It has some superb paintings and sculptures from many different periods. Wonderful Breughels and several galleries of nineteenth century art were highlights for us. The cafe serves good food and has an outside terrace with nice views.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

How the Musee des Beaux Arts is not the top attraction in Brussels I'll never know. Lots of Flemish Primitives and more. The Fin de Siecle museum of nineteenth century art is good too. I wouldn't bother with the Magritte Museum- he sounds like a bit of a con artist who didn't even give his own pictures titles. There are... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For 13euros you have tickets for the 3 museums: old masters -superb, Magritte-3 floors of whole life Rene and his masterpieces; and 1900's mix museum; and for additional 4 euros you will have autoguide for all 3 museums! Every Wednesday from 1pm is a free entry. We spend whole day in there, have a break for lunch in a very... More 

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The famous Musee des Beaux Arts is a must-see European Art Museum. It houses a magnificent collection of the works of Peter Bruegel the Elder as well as a wonderful collection of other Flemish masters. The collection is well organized and the audio-guide full of helpful information. The museum restaurant is a great place for lunch!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum with collection of old masters - Van Dyck, Memling, Bosch, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Rubens. It is a big museum so don't hurry. You can stop and sit down in any room (museum provides benches in almost every room). There is a cloakroom, lockers, bar/ restaurant and a gift shop. 100 % recommended. Must visit.

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