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 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.

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.

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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