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Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

25, rue Americaine | St-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
02 543 0490
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Ranked #14 of 206 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is not a museum in the traditional sense: the museum itself is actually the house that Victor...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Newton, MA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
42 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The museum has short hours, opening at 2pm. Due to fire codes, only 45 visitors are allowed at a time (which is a good thing or else it would be intolerably crowded). We were in town at a busy time (Christmas Markets), so I'm not sure if there is always a line. We arrived just after 2 but waited about... More 

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is less a museum, more a historical and artistic place to visit. The inside of the building is stunning, it's just so beautiful to absorb all the art nouveau décor. It's not very big but it's a must-see.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you like Art Nouveau this is the place for you. Every room is a feast for the eyes. The work that must have gone into building it is astonishing. It opens at 2pm, so get here early to avoid the queue, as they only let limited numbers in at a time. Loved it!

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London
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Horta Museum was recommended by friends and we weren't disappointed. The art nouveau movement started in Brussels and the museum was the home of Horta, one of the leading architects at the time.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

As a lover of architecture and particularly Art Nouveau, I really looked forward to my visit to the Horta Museum, and was not disappointed. Victor Horta was a prolific architect in early c.20th Brussels and I would view this (his house) as a bit of a temple to his ideas. The interior really is amazing and I walked around in... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I love art nouveau and this is a must for any fan. Like Barcelona has its Gaudi, Brussels has its art nouveau houses. You can have a bus tour around many more places or just vist this house which inspired many architects around 1900.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lovely house that is well worth a visit. A bit away from the centre but worth the effort and tram journey if you are an Art Nouveau enthusiast.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There is a whole area near the museum of Art Nouveau buildings and there is a map you can get showing where to go. The museum was a delight with art nouveau interior. Well worth a visit

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Striking art deco architecture; it only takes about 10 minutes to tour so don't despair of a block-long lineup.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you are interested in Art Nouveau and Horta then this is a must-see. It is a stunning house beautifully preserved. Although it gets busy it didn't feel overcrowded (although it was February when we visited) and it feels like a fairly small scale operation run by people who really care about Horta and his home.

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