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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-Arts)

#3 in Best Things To Do in Montreal

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts picture in Montreal
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts picture in Montreal
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts picture in Montreal
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts picture in Montreal
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts picture in Montreal

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Price & Hours

  • CA$23 (about $17.50) for ages 31 and older; CA$15 for ages 13-30; free for kids 12 and younger
  • Thurs-Tues 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Wed 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Details

  • Museums Type
  • 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.4
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  • Value
    4.0
  • Facilities
    4.5
  • Atmosphere
    4.5

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Montreal's most prestigious museum has been building its collection of fine arts for more than 150 years. 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.

Recent visitors described the exhibits as outstanding and worth the admission price, and highly recommend spending a few hours here if you have the time. There's also a bookstore and restaurant located on-site.

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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Wednesdays, the museum stays open until 9 p.m. Admission to the major exhibitions is CA$23 (around $17) for adults 31 and older and CA$15 (about $11) for guests 13 to 30. There is an additional fee to access temporary exhibitions: Adults ages 31 and older will be charged CA$15 (around $12). For more information, visit the museum's website.

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