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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

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Take in a wide range of art, including works from the Belgian masters, at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, a collection of the country's four most important museums. Two of the museums are located in the center of Brussels in the Coudenberg neighborhood: the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Ancient Art. The Museum of Ancient Art was built as the Palais des Beaux-Arts funded by King Leopold II and showcases the artwork in large galleries. The other two museums are a few kilometers from the city center and house the work of specific artists: the Constantin Meunier Museum and the Antoine Wiertz Museum. Reach the Meunier Museum by tram lines 23, 90, 94 and the Wiertz Museum from the Luxembourg station. These two museums are free to enter and tour. All of the museums are free on the first Wednesday of every month, and with the Brussels Card. Alternatively, buy a combo ticket for all of the museums, including the Magritte Museum, for a discount and for convenience. These tickets are available at any of the museum's reception desks. Plan your visit to Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Brussels tourist route planner.
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  • The Museum of fine arts (not to be confused with the Palace of fine arts renamed BOZAR) has been split into several sections devoted to the work of Magritte, to old masters, to the painting of the XIX century. Lovers of painting can evade this visit (closed on Monday)
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  • Is the second airplane time to time into busting. Bruegel is not included here as. Annex did not last but at the turn of the century art that collected of 20th-century art from the end of the 19th century, can be visited at set price 13 euros. And items of Art Nouveau, Impressionist paintings are impressive and.
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  • Beautiful collections a beautiful discovery end century collection is just great smiling staff guiding of a morning visit to predict before strolling to the mont des arts
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  • Unfortunately, approximately 20 paintings were removed for restoration purposes (there was a ceiling leak) so the collection isn't at full strength. Despite this disappointment the Bruegel room and Bruegel box (a projected display of three paintings) made up for the missing paintings. The Magritte museum which is in the same complex was fantastic!
  • Old masters museum: huge halls for just a few paintings, mostly very very poorly illuminated. Very very disappointing. The main hall is nice. But I was there to see paintings, not the building. The old masters museum is a very limited collection. Get well informed before visiting. Unless you want to see something very specific, I don't think it's worth the time. I mean, most paintings have ZERO illumination. What else can I say???
  • The most beautiful and big museum of Brussels. A must visit!
  • Haven't seen the exhibitions, but it's here you have to buy tickets for the Magritte museum. They have a non professional security check, but they were working effectively.
  • Wonderful art collection and a an enjoyable museum experience.
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