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Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

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Address: 25, rue Americaine | St-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
Phone Number: 02 543 0490
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This is not a museum in the traditional sense: the museum itself is...
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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Approach a non descript door and welcome to another world. Absolutely loved it but then it is my thing. The only downside was that the guides weren't great. What a spectacular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Approach a non descript door and welcome to another world. Absolutely loved it but then it is my thing. The only downside was that the guides weren't great. What a spectacular house

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Unmissable for anyone interested in Art Nouveau. Beautiful furniture and fittings, some original to the house. Unfortunately not suitable for anyone who cannot manage stairs. Very sensible entrance policy ensuring that the reception area is not crowded and that visits are staggered. Bags are taken so as to prevent damage. They are working on the building next door at present... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Sure, the house is nice enough for a visit, but having googled some pictures before, there was a bit of a disappointment. It looks a lot less impressive than the images would make you believe. Having visited Casa Batllo in Barcelona (to give a comparison), it is more expensive but more worth the visit. In Horta they also don't let... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Horta Museum helpfully is located on Itinerary 4 of the "Five art Nouveau tours around Brussels" map (5 euros at the Tourism center and worth every penny). We build a stroll around the area, crossing from Itinerary 4 into Itinerary 2 (with a stop for lunch at Le Choux de Bruxelles on the rue de Florence). I am not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Anyone who thinks 8euro is too much to pay to immerse yourself in this amazing place has a very different scale of values to mine. I thought it was money better spent than on much other trivia you can spend 8 euros on in this city! I found breath-taking beauty in every corner of it, I loved it almost beyond... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Despite having to queue outside in the pouring rain for about 30 minutes this was well worth the visit. It is an extraordinarily beautiful building filled with unique details.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

this is not so much a museum more a time machine which takes you back to a period of great elegance and imaginative design.Incidentally the museum is only open in the afternoons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Spent a really interesting afternoon here, and left full of admiration for the workmanship and detail everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

You get the complete feel of the Art Nouveau design style because you are surrounded by it. Instead of being in a glass box in a museum this is a home where the design had to function as well as look good. I would have liked to see the kitchen as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I love the Art Nouveau style and this was high on my list while visiting Brussels. I wish there was more information about the Art Nouveau style and Victor Horta's life in the museum though. The signs seemed to be more a listing of pieces in the room. We went in the first half hour of opening and there was... More 

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