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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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  • Royale out everywhere and left to go at the Royal Palace to the right go you one minute in less than Royal Museum of fine arts. Ago me, and the Supreme Court, in the Middle the Petit Sablon, Notre Dame du Sablon Church. Royal Palace and on the other side, so let's make a tourism plan well.
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  • On Wednesday afternoon, visited the free hours. Not so wide that we appreciate comfort. And truly Royal, impressive enough. Old building, so little around is annoying, but enjoyed two hours with up to the hotel's facilities. Personally, this is better than the Magritte.
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  • Nice museum with many old masters. There were several ongoing exhibitions which was pretty interesting. But we got tired of all the old masters after a while.
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  • Great museum, very nice atmosphere. The building itself and the layout of the museum are all ready breath taking. You pay 13€ for a combi ticket and that is very cheap compared to what astonishing works of art you can see here. Top notch!
  • Was pleasantly surprised by the collection here and found the combined admission ticket with the nearby Magritte Museum to be a great bargain. In particular the collections of Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens and the Bruegel exhibit were particularly splendid.
  • They have special exhibitions and this brings more focus. The audio guides (in en/ fr/ nl/ de?) were a good balance of information and brevity with options for more background information on some prominent artists and schools. The museum has, among others, exhibits from 1400s onwards of the flemish schools.
  • It's a beautiful museum! It covers nearly all the history from 15th century until today. They present some real masterpieces esp. by Rubens. Defenitely worth a visit!
  • Amazing museum, with permanent exhibitions ranging from the "Grand Masters" of the 16th and 17th century, to modern artists. An entire sub-museum is dedicated to Magritte as well. You will need at least an entire day to see it all, time flies really fast within these walls if you're into it.