Fodor's Expert Review Musée Magritte

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After years sharing display space with his contemporaries in the neighboring museum complex on rue de la Régence, Brussels's own surrealist genius René Magritte (1898–1967) finally got his own museum in 2009. It can be reached through an underground passage from the main Musées Royaux des Beaux-arts de Belgique building, where tickets can be purchased at the central desk. This complex also houses the Oldmasters and Fin-de-siécle museums, as well as temporary exhibits from what is now called the Musée Modern, which still hasn't been given its own space. Ticket holders can also enter Musée Magritte via the separate entrance on place Royale. An elevator on level two takes you to level three, where the collection starts. The exhibition traces Magritte's life and work chronologically, 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... READ MORE

After years sharing display space with his contemporaries in the neighboring museum complex on rue de la Régence, Brussels's own surrealist genius René Magritte (1898–1967) finally got his own museum in 2009. It can be reached through an underground passage from the main Musées Royaux des Beaux-arts de Belgique building, where tickets can be purchased at the central desk. This complex also houses the Oldmasters and Fin-de-siécle museums, as well as temporary exhibits from what is now called the Musée Modern, which still hasn't been given its own space. Ticket holders can also enter Musée Magritte via the separate entrance on place Royale. An elevator on level two takes you to level three, where the collection starts. The exhibition traces Magritte's life and work chronologically, 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.

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Quick Facts

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

02-428–2626

www.musee-magritte-museum.be

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €8, combo ticket €13 (includes entry to Magritte, Modern, Oldmasters, and Fin-de-siécle museums), Closed Mon.

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