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Royal Museums of Fine Arts

An unmissable attraction for art lovers: the Royal Museums of Fine art are Brussels' premier art museums. Consisting of the Musée Old Masters Museum, Musée Modern Museum, Musée Wiertz Museum, Musée Meunier Museum, Musée Magritte Museum and the new Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum.

The largest is the Old Masters Museum, opened in 1887, featuring the best collection of Flemish art in the world; highlights include works by van Dyck and over 20 paintings by Rubens. The Museum of Modern Art was opened in 1984 and includes fine examples from Belgium's best artists over the past century, plus modern legends such as Francis Bacon.

The Magritte Museum is devoted to works of famous Belgian Surrealist René Magritte, and houses more than 200 of his works; while the new Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum is dedicated to the 1900s, when Brussels was the capital of Art Nouveau.

Address: Rue de la Régence 3

Website: www.fine-arts-museum.be

Telephone: (0)2 508 3211

Transport: Public bus services 27, 29, 38, 71, 95

Opening times: Daily 10am-5pm

Admission: €13 for all museums.