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Musée Magritte

  • Entrance at pl. Royale 1; buy tickets at rue de la Régence 3 Map It
  • Upper Town
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Published 09/09/2015

Fodor's Review

After years sharing display space with his contemporaries in the neighboring Musée d'Art Moderne, Brussels's own surrealist genius René Magritte (1898–1967) was finally given his own museum in 2009. You can reach it through an underground passage from the main Musées Royaux des Beaux-arts de Belgique building, which houses the Oldmasters, Art Moderne, and Fin-de-siécle museums, or enter via the separate entrance on place Royale where it is housed. Note: you must buy your tickets at the central desk in the adjoining building. An elevator on level two takes you to level three, where the collection starts. The exhibition traces Magritte's life and work chronically, expanding key moments through letters, sculptures, films, and, of course, a great many fine canvases. There are around 200 paintings on display, including such masterpieces as the haunting The Empire of Light and The Domain of Arnheim.

Sight Information


Entrance at pl. Royale 1; buy tickets at rue de la Régence 3, Brussels, B1000, Belgium

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02-428–2626; 02-508–3211

Sight Details:

  • €8, combo ticket €13 (includes entry to Magritte, Oldmasters and Fin-de-siécle museums)
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Published 09/09/2015


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