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Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

25, rue Americaine | St-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
02 543 0490
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Ranked #13 of 224 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The museum opens at 2pm, and only 45 visitors are permitted to be in the house at the one time so the queue is almost inevitable. The house has four floors, amazing staircases and balustrades, and although much of the furniture and fittings is not original, it still has much to recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

For anyone coming to Brussels, the world capital of Art Nouveau, the Horta house is a must see. Amazingly over decorated yet not chaotic. The epitome of Art Nouveau residential design that you can actually go inside.

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Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Clearly this is a place which will appeal most to people with an interest in Art Nouveau buildings and artefacts. It is one of the main reasons that we wanted to visit Brussels - this and the surrounding area. We were thrilled with the place - its exterior and interior. It does not have a museum feel - rather most... More

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