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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
(3.9/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
Dedicated to studying and displaying the work of Rene Magritte, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium combines education with exhibits. The collection is one of the largest and most diverse of Magritte's work and took many years, and many donations, to collect. Magritte's paintings, drawings, posters, and advertising work fill the walls with surreal images. These artworks are arranged by period on three floors spanning from 1898 to 1967 and Magritte's later "Enchanted Domain" periods. Your tour ends in a cinema that screens both films inspired by Magritte's work and films he enjoyed. Book tickets online or purchase them when you arrive, but be aware that with a reserved ticket you use the Place Royale entrance, whereas if you are purchasing a ticket, enter from the Rue de la Régence. Consider purchasing a combination ticket that includes all the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. To visit Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium on your trip to Brussels, use our Brussels vacation route planner.
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  • Very wide collection of the painter, although without the notable 'Le fils de l'homme' which is apparently a private collection and not displayed anywhere. However other works of the surrealist painte...  more »
  • Quite hard to find and quite small once found, probably for keen fans only. It seems that most of the most famous works are not here. 
  • The Museum's complicated about his access. you go through a maze of hallways before you queue to finally penetrate das Museum. then on each floor, interesting explanations are all presenteesregroupees on a single wall recoilless in a narrow corridor. It is therefore very difficult to approach. So you approach works in all ignorance! Alas. As for the audio guides, they get lost in the details, at the end of three table you can't. Shame about the wonderful paintings that would have deserved a much better highlight and more educational support.
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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.