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Royal Museums of Fine Arts

An unmissable attraction for art lovers: the twin Museum of Ancient Art and the Museum of Modern Art are Brussels' premier art museums. They feature art from the 15th to 18th centuries (ancient) and 19th century to the present day (modern). The larger of the two is the Museum of Ancient Art, 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.

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: Open daily, from 10am to 5pm

Admission: €13 for both museums