Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Montreal's most prestigious museum has been building its collection of fine arts for well over a century. Feast your eyes on an impressive assortment of Canadian and international works, including pieces by such renowned artists as Rembrandt, El Greco, Renoir, Cézanne and Picasso. Other interesting members of the museum's collection include 18th-century English porcelain, artifacts from World War I and several beautiful pieces of furniture designed by Frank Gehry.
Nestled a few blocks south of Mont-Royal in Downtown Montreal (accessible from the Green Line's Peel and Guy-Concordia métro stations), the Musée des Beaux-Arts is open Tuesday through Sunday from mid-morning to 5 p.m. On Wednesday, the museum stays open later. Admission to the permanent collection is free, but there is a charge for temporary exhibitions and special events. For more information, visit the museum's website.