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Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

Address: 25, rue Americaine | St-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
Phone Number: 02 543 0490
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Ranked #14 of 217 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The museum is not a huge one and has shorter visiting times. Therefore it is better to check this before making a visit. The art décor and the architecture is amazing .

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Haliburton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Even if you're not an art nouveau aficionado, this place is not to be missed. Horta had every inch of this place decorated and renovated in the art nouveau style.Truly amazing.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta built and lived in this home in Brussels. I consider him the father of Art Nouveau. I really enjoyed the tour of this home. It is a small museum with short hours and can be crowded on weekends and holidays so plan accordingly. Photos are not allowed in the museum. I highly recommend this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Totally stunned! On arriving at the Horta Museum you are asked to leave all coats and bags with staff. I have a small bag containing an insulin pen and some hypo treatment to manage my type 1 diabetes - an autoimmune condition which can require immediate treatment should my blood glucose levels drop. However staff told me I wouldn't be... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This museum is extremely interested for tourists who are passionate of “Art Noveau”: it is possible to enter an historical house, where every element – architecture, furniture, decoration – is part of a coordinated, perfectly integrated environment. Despite the neighborhood is degraded, and the exterior looks quite common; I strongly recommend entering and admiring the beautiful interiors.

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Flint, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I am an art historian and have traveled the world going to museums, historic homes, and visiting art collections. I teach conservation and museum studies at a highly reputable university, and am a scholar of 19th-century art (including the era of Horta). I have curated exhibitions in world-class museums, and have considerable experience with the material properties of historic objects.... More 

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Newton, MA
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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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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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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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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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