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. Add Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium to your Brussels travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Brussels road trip planning site .
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  • August 16, 2017
    Of course, the exposition of the Museum is worth a visit. For me personally, even for the sake of one "Fall of Icarus" Bruegel cost go here. But even Rubens, Rembrandt, many Flemish artists. And, of course, a big plus that under one roof is a Museum of modern art museum and Margriet.
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  • August 15, 2017
    First public place where we are unwelcome, in Dutch, and without the slightest smile. Icy Museum both literally and figuratively, a few iconic paintings lack due to water damage! Little respect shown to these old masters... There is yet Cranagh, Bruegel, superb Flemish primitives: tiny cartels, little information and this remains well boring, it should be noted the false modernity of a video presentation on the ground floor which gives hurt the heart...
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  • August 15, 2017
    More than I thought this museum I liked. I have already visited many museums of first row and I thought this would a be more secondary. And she was wrong. It was a very nice visit there are few people, there are other museums that are almost crowded and it is very quiet in public. No need to book the visit, access, no glue is easy. It has a good collection of Flemish painting, some pictures of the Bosco and a collection of paintings of Brueghel, who are the best of the Museum. It has restaurant, self-service and ate there very well, better than restaurants in other museums that are expensive and the food is very common. We were visiting him all morning, enjoying their rooms quietly. We got a combo ticket that also included the Mueo Magritte and the Museum, the Fin de siècle. But not is if you would recommend it only if you have time or you like many Magritte. But I advise your visit, it is very interesting.
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  • May 30, 2017
    Lovers of art will certainly find a few intersting pieces here. The place was a bit too big for my taste.
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • April 5, 2017
    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.
  • April 16, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    art museam. well layed out with good pictures. events for children

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