Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels

Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels (must see)

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are situated in the capital Brussels in the downtown area on the Coudenberg. There are four museums connected with the Royal Museum, and two of them (the Museum of Ancient Art and the Museum of Modern Art, Brussels), are in the main building. The other two (the Museum Constantin Meunier and the Antoine Wiertz Museum) are dedicated to specific Belgian artists, are much smaller, and are located at different points in the city.

The Royal Museum contains over 20,000 drawings, sculptures, and paintings, which date from the early 15th century to the present. The museum has an extensive collection of Flemish paintings, among them paintings by Bruegel and Rogier van der Weyden, Robert Campin, Anthony van Dyck, and Jacob Jordaens. The museum is also proud of its "Rubens Room", which houses more than 20 paintings by the artist.

Why You Should Visit:
An easy choice for an afternoon in Brussels, the combination of The Old Masters Museum, Modern Museum, and Magritte Museum is a veritable steal for the cost of admission and although at times clustered, the variety and expanse of the collection is something that needs to be seen. Not free, but inexpensive and the extra charge for the audio guide is worth it. You can buy entry to all the collections or just one.

Opening Hours:
Musee Old Masters Museum, Musee Modern Museum, Musee Fin-de-siecle Museum, Musee Magritte Museum:
Tue-Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun: 11am-6pm;

Musee Wiertz Museum, Musee Meunier Museum:
Tue-Fri: 10am-12pm, 12:45-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Royal Museums of Fine Arts
Sight Location: Brussels, Belgium
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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