Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

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If you only have time to hit one art museum, the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts (Royal Museums of Fine Arts) should be it. The museum houses 20,000 works of art from the 15th to the 21st centuries, and it's organized into six smaller museums, including the Old Masters Museum and the Modern Museum. Walking through the halls, travelers will be able to see works from Rubens, Brueghel, Van Dyck, Magritte and many, many more.

Recent travelers report being impressed with the museum's vast collection of art. Considering the size of the collection, many suggest allotting four or more hours to not just see the works of art but to appreciate and enjoy them. Some travelers even visited twice. Others, however, found the museum to be a bit boring, cautioning future visitors not to go unless they are really into art.

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts can be found just a block or so from the Musical Instruments Museum. Museum hours vary depending on day of the week and the museum. Admission is about €8 EUR for adults and 2 EUR for children for one museum. A combination ticket that lets visitors into four of the six museums (excluding the Wiertz and Meunier museums) is 13 EUR for adults and 3 EUR for children. The museum is free to any visitors the first Wednesday of every month after 1 p.m. For more information, including hours of operation, visit the official website.

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