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Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

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Address: 25, rue Americaine | St-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
Phone Number: 02 543 0490
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This is not a museum in the traditional sense: the museum itself is...
This is not a museum in the traditional sense: the museum itself is actually the house that Victor Horta built for himself in the late 1890s, which truly exemplifies the Art Nouveau style that made Horta into one of the most acclaimed architects in Belgium.
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Well curated exhibition of Horta and Art Nouveau

Spent a really interesting afternoon here, and left full of admiration for the workmanship and detail everywhere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Spent a really interesting afternoon here, and left full of admiration for the workmanship and detail everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

You get the complete feel of the Art Nouveau design style because you are surrounded by it. Instead of being in a glass box in a museum this is a home where the design had to function as well as look good. I would have liked to see the kitchen as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I love the Art Nouveau style and this was high on my list while visiting Brussels. I wish there was more information about the Art Nouveau style and Victor Horta's life in the museum though. The signs seemed to be more a listing of pieces in the room. We went in the first half hour of opening and there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was such a surprise that we stayed much longer then we thought we would. Nice park on the way there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Just gorgeous, come here every time I visit Brussels. Always leave with my head buzzing with ideas. It's true that there are a lot of rules about leaving your stuff in the hall etc but if you appreciate what a gem the place is you will want to take care of it too. And as for the review that said... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A nightmare to find as we were directed twice to the wrong place 2 tram stops further down. This is NOT near the metro stop Horta, take the tram or bus to Janson and on the junction look for the red/green banner. It's a very modest building from the outside. Once there, hand in your coat and handbags which I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is not really a museum, but the house iconic of the Art Nouveau style of Horta, he design this house which was is office and his home. You can avoid to pay the too expensive rate of 8 euros / person to see a not so wonderful interior and not really interesting collection. The best is to watch the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A somewhat uninspiring building fro the outside. Inside is a different thing everything even the window catches have been so fantastically designed and engineered. Make sure you give the door a good push as it looks as though it is closed!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

You start queuing outside (no possibility to book a time-slot), and the house can accomodate only 45 persons at the same time ; then you get in the house and are forced to let your coat, bags (even extra-small if you are a man, but ladys' bag are allowed... ) and cameras in an open cloakroom without any security. Pictures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You will be totally mesmerised by the Horta Museum, originally commissioned for Drug Firm Solvay as a residence, then a Hotel. This place has detail and design at every level. This, and Horta's home on Avenue des Americains make for a real Brussels experience. Unmissable!

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