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Brussels is revelling more than ever in its reputation as a surrealist city. It has succeeded in embodying the influence of one of the most astonishing artistic movements of the 20th century: surrealism. This movement was carried by iconic figures such as René Magritte, Louis Scutenaire, Marcel Mariën or again the musician André Souris. Discover the Brussels of your wildest dreams!

Magritte Museum (Royal museums of Fine Arts)

Brussels card - Free entranceThis museum stands right in the centre of Brussels, on Place Royale, and exhibits for public viewing the surrealist artist's creations belonging to Belgium's Royal Museums of Fine Arts...

THE LOST MAGRITTE

René Magritte est devenu peintre en 1916, voilà près d’un siècle. Son œuvre fut achevée en 1967, il y a presque un demi-siècle. Ce demi-siècle de créativité a généré environ 1100 peintures et 600 gouaches et collages d’un niveau élevé, génial.

The René Magritte House Museum

Brussels card - Free entranceThe René Magritte museum is installed in the house where the famous surrealist painter lived for twenty-four years. Thisliving environment, recreated with authentic furniture, inspired Magritte in his work.

Surreal Magritte Shopping Package

This Surrealism-themed ‘Day Trip to Chic Shopping Package’ provides an unforgettable two days of luxury shopping and sight-seeing around Brussels with free entry to the Magritte Museum...

Surrealism in Belgium

Surrealism is an artistic movement born in the concrete context of the aftermath of the First World War. The war symbolised the failure of two ideals that had marked the societal debate before 1914: internationalism and positivism.

Guided tours : Strange and surrealistic Brussels

Guided tours
Every self-respecting Brussels resident has surrealism in the blood; s/he can cheerfully revel in derision and the paradox. After all, isn’t the city’s greatest character, a little chap 50 cm tall that pees at the corner of a street? We invite you to discover Brussels where originality stands out without restraint!
 
 

Surreal mosaics

Paying tribute to Belgian surrealism the inhabitants of the “René Magritte” quarter in suburban Jette (in the vicinity of the René Magritte Museum/house) took their inspiration from the rich surrealist pictorial language...
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