Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

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Must see · Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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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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  • We spent a day and a half in here across the old masters and fin de siecle, we didn't even get to the Magritte. It's a glorious space with plenty of unexpected bonuses, including a room with 9... 
    We spent a day and a half in here across the old masters and fin de siecle, we didn't even get to the Magritte. It's a glorious space with plenty of unexpected bonuses, including a room with 9...  more »
  • This review is for Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum. This museum is under the Museum of Fine Arts compound in Brussels. It is composed of four/five underground floors. This place is a must for those... 
    This review is for Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum. This museum is under the Museum of Fine Arts compound in Brussels. It is composed of four/five underground floors. This place is a must for those...  more »
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  • If you're in Brussels and are an art lover, definitely pay a visit! The museum is quite extensive, but I didn't find it overwhelming. I went to see the Old Masters Museum, and I spent the whole afternoon here just because I love viewing art, but you can go at a quicker pace 😉 The interior is nice and spacious, and the staff is friendly. The gift shop offers a good variety of souvenirs as well. If you visit in the colder months, I recommend wearing enough clothes because the temperature is relatively low to keep the art in good condition. I will definitely visit again!
  • Complete and amazing art collections. It’s like several collections in one place. Very very old art pieces. You could easily spend two days there to appreciate all the art. The only thing I saw somewhat different from other museums is that most art pieces don’t have an explanation next to them. It’s mostly the name of the artists and dates

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