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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts)

Place Royale 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 508 32 11
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Considered one of Brussels' greatest museums, it houses an extensive collection of works from the Flemish School, featuring a number of masterpieces by Peter Bruegel.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“old masters” (131 reviews)
“modern art” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Place Royale 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 508 32 11
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Reviewed 2 days ago

About the only thing I remember from a first visit 31 years ago is the Bruegels. This time around, I focused on Rubens, David and several others. The museum is a special place with 2nd floor galleries arrayed around a central two-story courtyard. Very classy...More

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the old masters museum (there are 4 museums, you can visit one for 8 Euros or all four for 13 Euros). The collection is good, but very little information in English, not even the titles of the artworks. If you are an...More

Thank Barun C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see pictures from Italian and French schools and also from the North,eg:Bouts, Bosch, Memling,Cranach,Bruegel,Especialy Rubens, Rembrandt,Van Dyck,Ingres,David,etc. It is an enormous very interesting collection.

Thank antonis k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is amazing. It houses a huge collection of Magritte, a huge collection of Fin de Siecle art work and its main collection contains examples of just about any Northern renaissance artist you could wish to see. The collections are well laid out and...More

Thank Louise A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

See the best Flemish Art. A must. Also very special (Old Masters Section only?) a roof terrace café. Loved it and wish to return.

Thank Megan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a huge museum and takes time to visit all its galleries. I recomend specially the Brughel and Bosch works, as well the beautiful portraits by Antoon van Dyck and others goos painters of the same period.

Thank TeresaChristina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the Old Masters museum and with a 30 minutes video of Breughel - their latest special exhibition, it took around 3 hours. They do raise expectations my mentions the likes of Rembrandt but many of the names including Rembrandt only have one pitcure...More

Thank david n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice museum that must to be seen. You can see out there so many things. The main floor is better than the rest.

Thank Nicodraga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The art was well displayed and well labeled. After the main floor the other floors are strangely located, some having an escalator or elevator to access them more easily. Well worth exploring to the depths, as it were.

Thank dolooper
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We always visit the main art gallery in cities we visit and we were not disappointed here. It is vast and the modern art section was not fully open but we loved the Breughels etc. as part of the same visit we saw an extensive...More

Thank Beth G
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9 July 2017|
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Response from Bernard B | Reviewed this property |
If what you're looking for is Roman, Greek, Egyptian and Mesopotamian art you should head for the Musée du Cinquantenaire which is part of the Royal Museums but located in the eponym Parc du Cinquantenaire, about a... More
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25 December 2016|
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Response from marina97 | Reviewed this property |
From 8 euros to 13 if you will use combi ticket with magritte museum
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