Magritte Museum & The Royal Museum of Fine Arts

Magritte Museum BrusselsRené Magritte is one of the most famous surrealist painter in Belgium… He was born in Lessines in 1898, and died in Brussels in 1967. Some of the most beautiful Magritte paintings used to be at the Royal Museum Of Fine Arts, but in 2009, it has been decided to have only one dedicated Museum to the painter.

The Magritte Museum is one of the more recent additions in the Art museums in Brussels, but it does not make it one of the least, since it displays the masterpieces of the surrealist artist René Magritte. When it was founded in 2009, it became instantly popular, with an average of 500,000 visitors per year. Art connoisseurs will see a multi-disciplinary collection of more than 200 works made with methods such as oil in canvas and other art forms.

Practical Informations:

The Magritte Museum is located: Place Royale, 1 – 1000 Brussels

The Museum is open from Thuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5pm, on Wednesday to 8pm

Local attractions nearby: The Royal Palace, MIM Museum, Mont des Arts

 

Royal Museum of fine ArtsThe Royal Museum of Fine Arts, on the other hand, is enormous, since there are four connected museums, with its Ancient and Modern Art situated in the Main building, while the other two are located a few kilometers away from Brussels’ center, and are much smaller since they’re dedicated to specific Belgian Artists.

The collection contains more than 20,000 drawings, sculptures and paintings (Mostly originating from Flemish painters), which date from 1600’s up to the present time. The Royal Museum of Fine arts is certainly one of the most beautiful museum in Belgium. This is a must see!

The are for example the main masterpieces you can see among many others: Jan & Pieter Bruegel, Van Dyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Rembrandt, etc.

Practical Informations:

The Museum of Ancient art and the Museum of Modern Art are located rue de la Régence, 3 – 1000 Brussels

Both are open from 10 am to 5 pm

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