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Museums to visit

What are the most famous Brussels museums? Museums in Brussels are ones of the best museums in the world. Some of the most interesting and visiting are the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Royal Museums of Art and History. There are also other fascinating museums.

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are located downtown of Brussels near the Place Royale square. In one of the buildings, you can discover the Museum of Ancient Art. Le Musee d'Art ancien (in French) contains paintings, sculptures and drawings from the 15-18th centuries. You can admire Pieter Bruegel the Elder's major works, Landscape with the fall of Icarus, The Fall of the Rebel Angels, The Census of Bethlehem. Also works of well-know Flemish painters like Rogier van Der Weyden, Jan Gossaert, Peter Paul Rubens... and others painters, Vincent Van Gogh, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet...

Address: Rue de la Regence 3, Brussels. Metro station Parc. The museum is opened every day except on Mondays and some holidays. First Wednesday of every month, your entry to the museum is free.

The Art Modern Museum belongs to one of the buildings of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. It is closed for renovation. But both museums Wiertz Museum and Constantin Meunier Museum are opened Tuesday to Fridays.

Cinquantenaire Museum

Royal Museums of Art and History

The Royal Museums of Art and History include the great Musee du Cinquantenaire museum, the Halle Gate, Musical Instrument Museum, Museum of the Far East and the Horta-Lambeaux Pavillion.

The Cinquantenaire Museum is a must-see in Brussels and can be a very nice attraction for kids. It shows a large collection from the prehistory period, antiquities and objects from Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire 10 Brussels. Metro or Tram: Merode. The Cinquantenaire museum is closed on Mondays and January 1, May 1, November 1 and 11, December 25. Did you know? The museum is free on the first Wednesday of the month.

Museum of the City of Brussels

You can't miss the beautiful architecture of the Museum of the City of Brussels on the Grand Place square. Address: Maison du Roi, Grand Place Brussels. Learn about the City of Brussels history. And see the amazing collection of the costumes of the famous Manneken-Pis.

The museum is not opened on Mondays.

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