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Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)

St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 206 62 62
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A must visit when in Basel, although not at all family friendly

This is one of the first destinations one should opt for when in Basel. There are very interesting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DimitraSrv
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Huge collection of Masters

Impressive collection of masters from modern to medieval times. Restful courtyard with lunch and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lois_Ottobot
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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The Kunstmuseum Basel is home to one of the largest and oldest public museum collections in Europe. In its unique history, it has assembled works from the early fifteenth century to the present. The Kunstmuseum Basel houses the Galerie (Gallery) and...more
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St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the first destinations one should opt for when in Basel. There are very interesting exhibits from different eras and painters and we were really impressed by the phlethora of famous painters that are hosted here (Picasso, Miro, Ernst, Mondrian, Monet, Van...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Impressive collection of masters from modern to medieval times. Restful courtyard with lunch and beverages. Our hotel offered a free pass that gave half off on all museum entry fees in Basel and free Tram and bus service for the entire stay. Very useful feature...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had a couple of hours to while away before catching my return flight and since it was a cold and rainy Sunday, I thought of exploring this museum. I like to consider myself as an art enthusiast and have visited most of the top...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The art in the Kunstmuseum is lovely, and this is a worthy stop in Basel. I particularly enjoyed the Swiss paintings of mountains and valleys I could recognize without resorting to the legend. However, our visit was marred by the rude docents that have an...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum on a standard ticket and did not pay to see feature exhibition as it did not appeal to us. The main building houses fine art collections from many famous artists Picasso, Salvador Dali, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol etc. I expected more...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only the most important art museum in Switzerland, but one of the most impressive in the world, the Kunstmusem Basel is indeed quite a marvel. Located in the heart of Basel, it offers something for lovers of both classical as well as modern art....More

Thank Anna T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully kept, expertly curated, and with a sense of being linked to European art of the last few centuries, this is a great place to visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the honour to visit this great museum last January. The collection is huge and has a lot of different styles; classic Dutch golden age to modern Dali and Picasso.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some fabulous art pieces. Particularly impressive works by Pissarro, Monet, Picasso, Giacometti, Cranach, Klee, Breugal, and Holbein.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Fortunately we had a Basel card and used it to enter this museum for half the price. Although the entrance card permitted us to enter 3 different museums, the Main building, the New building and the Contemporary one, we thought the entrance fee of usually...More

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judybudy
1 April 2017|
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Response from bonneylaketapps | Reviewed this property |
There is an entrance fee of about 18 CHF. I don't remember if there were captions in English but staff speaks excellent English, and they have flyers with info in English
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Dilara T
5 February 2017|
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Response from bonneylaketapps | Reviewed this property |
Here is the list of free with Swiss Rail Pass museums in Zurich: Focus Terra ETH*. Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zürich*. Haus Konstruktiv. Johann Jacobs Museum. Kulturama. Medizinmuseum der Universität Zürich* (Neueröffnung... More
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If you are planning to visit Basel, give yourself enough time to thoroughly enjoy the main building. Depending on when you plan to be in Basel, my suggestion would be to visit the museum websites which you would like to... More
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