Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Brussels Reviews
2 different museums worth checking out if time permits Mar 13, 2010
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts has 2 different museums in the building, with one on ancient art and the other on modern art. Located near the Place Royale building, and a short walk from the train station, this place can be a little tricky to find, as it is not clearly marked.
The building itself has a nice looking courtyard, which is impressive to look at. This is where the Museum of Ancient Art is located, mainly on the upper levels. That museum contains an extensive collection of Flemish paintings, going back to the late 15th century, to the 18th century, including some from Peter Paul Ruben.
The Museum of Modern Art, is located below ground level, and can be a little tricky, as this section goes by its own numbering. Basically this one picks up where the Museum of Ancient Art left off, containing art from the 18th century to the present.
If you are a fan of Flemish art, this is the place that must be seen. And if you can appreciate art like myself, it’s worth checking out, if time permits.
Part of the Belgium 2010 travel blog
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