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Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

25, rue Americaine | St-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
02 543 0490
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As featured in 3 days in Brussels and 1 other guide
Ranked #12 of 217 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Horta Museum   A fantastic museum, well worth finding. Victor Horta is one of the founders of Art Nouveau. The museum is actually the house that... more »
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New York City, N.Y.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was the home of the architect whose is described as having initiated the Art Nouveau style. It contains original lighting and furniture, and some special art exhibits in the basement, and is well worth the visit.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

if you like art deco then you will love this house. Victor Horta designed it for himself and I think lived there. It took a bit of doing to find it; I should have asked for directions at my hotel instead of just winging it, but I found it and it was wonderful.

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Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The most amazing insight into the work of one of art nouveau's greatest minds. A beautiful place to visit.

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The museum was actually Victor Horta's house and studio. It was designed by the architect and serves as a fine example of his work. It is absolutely beautiful and is an excellent example of good taste. I really enjoyed the museum and it was one of the main reasons why I visited Brussels. However, I was disappointed that the museum... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beauty in every detail on every floor, but I didn't feel like I learned much about the architect himself. Well worth the wait if you can visit when lines are short. They limit the number of entrants inside at one time, so you're not crammed in, shuffling from one site to the next. You do get to wander at your... More

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East Lothian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The building and interior of Victor Horta's family home is beautiful and fascinating. We visited on a wet Sunday afternoon and it wasn't overcrowded. Some people have claimed it is overpriced but at 4€ for over 60s I thought it was good value. Unfortunately it is staffed by a number of surly and totally uninterested men (apart from the one... More

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This house/museum is definitely worth a visit to see the architecture and wonderful design by Mr Horta. The street is easy to find, off Louise Avenue

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you like your art deco/nouveau, this placve is the holy grail, with Horta's signature styling and design throughout, in a no-expense spared display of the movement. Overwhelmingly packed with detail and delight, right down to the stables!!! Even the horses had a quality environment.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Site of Horta's studio and house which is now a museum.Similar to Barcelona's modernism architecture, the exterior and interior of this museum exemplifies Art noveau motto "To each epoch, it's art. To art, its freedom'. Another deserve unesco heritage site not to be missed in Brussels. The subway is about 15 mins walk from this museum, if without a navigation... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

As someone else has mentioned, the bag rule here is a bit daft, especially when you end up walking round with all your valuables in another bag anyway. And having in recent years been to both Gaudi and Charles Rennie Macintosh buildings which are very comparable establishments, there was little in the house to tell you its history, or anything... More

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