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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 #13 of 211 attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a must for anyone interested in the Art Nouveau/ Art Deco, Design, Architecture, or generally things of beauty. It doesn't take long to visit, and isn't very far from the centre, (we got a taxi there, which was quite expensive, and walked back into the centre.) The house is quite breathtaking, and as the number of visitors is... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Well worth the 15 minute tram ride from the city centre. An immaculate example of Art Nouveau (NOT Art Deco - there's a huge and significant difference). It's not a huge house and does not take long to see, but worth seeing if you are appreciate architectural history. No photos allowed (but I snuck a few with my iPhone). I... More

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Oslo, Norway
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96 reviews 96 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We just loved this museum! If you're into architecture and/or art deco you should definitly go! It's an experience well worth the entry fee. The book shop is nice, but could have had even better selection of litterature, but that may be due to lack of space. Be aware that there is no access for disabled, natural in such an... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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202 reviews 202 reviews
44 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a bit tricky to find, but it's well worth hunting down. It's a beautiful Art Deco period piece. And whilst you are in the neighbourhood go take a look at the town hall in St Gilles, where we got married!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you're an aficionado of Art Nouveau, you'll enjoy the Horta Museum. This was Horta's home, surprisingly in a very middle class neighborhood. What remains of the original walls, staircase, built-ins, floors, and stained glass is eye-popping, though there's not much original furniture left. That said, while small in scope, the house speaks volumes about the period and one of... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

The famous Art Noveau building that served as Victor Horta's home and atelier is outstanding in every way, and one can easily lose oneself in the impressive multitude of details to which Horta gave attention when designing his abode. The dining room is easily his crowning achievement in terms of decor and is, by itself, enough for me to recommend... More

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encino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The museum is open a few hours, carefully letting only 45 in at a time. You wait in line for what you anticipate is something really fantastic. While it is unique, its condition is worn and shabby. You feel that it needs restoration and can't understand why it has been left this way. Where was everything, but furniture? Yes, you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Brussels is the capital of art nouveau architecture, and Horta's home displays the best of the architecture and furnishings by one of the movement's most noted architects. The museum also sells an excellent walking tour map of art nouveau structures. We took 3 of the tours during our stay. Negatives: short hours for the popularity of the museum (and its... More

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Lansing, MI
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The Horta Museum was on the top of our list of places to see during our short time in Brussels. We had limited time, so we took a taxi that dropped us off right in front of the museum. The exterior of the building is obviously easily identifiable by its architectural details. It is a beautiful facade. The poor visitor... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Horta is my second favorite architect next to Gaudi and his house is spectacular. This is art nouveau at its finest. it's too bad more of his work hasn't survived but don't miss the comics museum. It's located in a restored Horta building as well.

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