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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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  • We only had one hour for this museum but we could have spent much more time here. We focused our time on the Golden Age of Flemish art but were also able to see a couple unusual paintings, including a...  more »
  • I absolutely loved the Royal Museums. I visited the Fin de Siecle, Old Masters and Modern collections, which had some masterpieces that I had wanted to see all my life, first and foremost Jacques Loui...  more »
  • I'm sure the contents of the museum are really interesting but the surly, rude and uninterested staff were a real put-off. There was blatent sniggering at my attenpts to speak French and several would...  more »
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  • The museum has three parts - The Old Masters, René Magritte and Fin-de-siécle, so you can buy a pass for all of them or a single ticket (Single costs 8€ and all of them are for 14,5€). Quite a pitty that nobody told to me, when I bought the single one in René Magritte Museum... The Old Master's part is nice, they have a huge collection of Rubens and many paintings from Brueghel. There is also a great video projection about Pieter Brueghel's pieces, which perfectly analyzes them. Only two things, what I didn't like: no descriptions in English (only Dutch and French) and maaany missing masterpieces, because they are borrowed to another museums.
  • Lovers of art will certainly find a few intersting pieces here. The place was a bit too big for my taste.
  • I think this museum should be the pride of Belgium. Such a wonderful collection of fine art and great artists work over the years and from around the world. You will lose the sense of time while you walking around the rooms and indulging yourself with the work of famous artists.
  • Great collection made up of several different museums. Nice place to spend an afternoon and enough to see to take up a whole day. You can choose a ticket to all or just your preferred collection. There are discounts for under 26 year olds meaning one museum visit is only €2. Even for an adult for all museums is relatively cheap at €14ish.
  • art museam. well layed out with good pictures. events for children