Museum of Fine Arts

Ghent, Belgium

The Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium holds a large permanent collection of art from the Middle Ages until the mid-20th century. The collection focuses on Flemish Art (masterpieces from Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck) but also has several European - especially French - paintings. It also has a large amount of sculptures. The building was designed by city architect Charles van Rysselberghe around 1900.



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Hofbouwlaan 25, Ghent, Belgium
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Founded: 1900
Category: Museums in Belgium


4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Andrea D Goncalves (9 months ago)
Very good museum for Belgian art from middle ages up to some modern art
Peter Dowdall (10 months ago)
Reasonably good survey of pre-modern art, largely Belgian, but no real showstoppers.
Ouermi Judicael (10 months ago)
Very nice. Good reprensation of local famous artist. Not a big fun of the audio guide.
Mery Gregorius (11 months ago)
Really great art museum. They have cool exhibitions too, but the the museum is worth visiting on itself. It's a lot bigger that you would think so make sure to have a few free hours you can spend there.
Gloria Kalita (12 months ago)
Loved this museum! Didn't have enough time to see it all! I'm in a wheelchair, so this was my only chance to see the Altarpiece, as it's being restored. Very interesting displays to see how its being done. (Wheelchair accessability is not available in the Abbey where the Altarpiece will eventually end up) The rest of the works are well organized and rooms have ample areas for sitting to observe & rest, too. The earphone guides are great, too. Attendants always were helpful to answer questions. We plan to return to see what we missed by our first time restraints. I highly recommend.
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