Fodor's Expert Review Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Fribourg

Fribourg Museum/Gallery

This important museum is housed in the Renaissance Ratzé Mansion and, incongruously, an old slaughterhouse connected to the mansion proper by an underground passage. The mansion displays 12th- to 19th-century art, including several works by Hans Fries. The 19th-century slaughterhouse, a stark stone structure modernized with steel-and-glass blocks, provides the setting for a provocative mix of sacred sculptures and the kinetic, scrap-iron whimsies of native son Jean Tinguely. The attic gallery displays 19th- and 20th-century paintings from Swiss artists, as well as from Delacroix, Courbet, and others. Take a breather in the quiet sculpture garden overlooking the river. Limited descriptive material in English is available upon request, and guided tours in English can be booked in advance.

Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

12 rue de Morat
Fribourg, Fribourg  1700, Switzerland

026-3055140

www.mahf.ch

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 6 SF–8 SF, Tues., Wed., and Fri.–Sun. 11–6, Thurs. 11–8, 10 SF, Closed Mon.

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