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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  • As we were specifically visiting Brussels for its examples of art nouveau architecture, a visit to the fin de siecle gallery was a must, and it very much lived up to our expectations. The Old Masters ...  more »
  • The exhibitions "Fin de siècle" and "Magritte" have liked us very well, you have not necessarily to see the exhibition of "Old Masters" in our opinion. The audio guide is very well set to music and shows and short films. You can learn much about the artworks by the signs and the audio guide. Very interesting!
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  • The museum is recently renovated. Formerly known for the medieval art but now also with an interesting section about the surrealist artist Magritte. Nice surprise was also the part about "le Fin de siècle". Worth a visit!
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  • Beautiful museum and worth a stop. As others have mentioned, there is a security check on the way in and once you enter any very large bags must be put into a free locker (we were fine with large wristlets and a small purse). The comments about lighting on many of the paintings are also correct, it could use some work. These were minor issues though, and overall the museum complex is charming. The impressionist collection is especially good. Good food in the cafe and they have a lovely terrace where you can sit and eat, although a little expensive (18 euro for a slice of quiche, slice of tart, and a bottle of mineral water for two).
  • Food is really good and they are very kind. Prices are good too. A place where to get a good sandwich during your working days.
  • My husband and I spent a wonderful few hours meandering through the various exhibitions on display here at the Royal Museum, enjoying the experience as it unfolded and as we descended deeper into our appreciation of the various artworks on display. We really enjoyed our experience here,thank you!
  • Love this museum. With a wide range of collection and artist in a beautiful building! If you have to check a museum in Belgium I'd say definitely check this one (or the Magritte Museum which is actually part of the Fine Arts)!
  • Very nice art museum. Some trully great pieces. A bit old fashionned presentation.

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