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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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Brussels Art Nouveau and Art Deco Architecture...
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Ranked #21 of 323 things to do in Brussels
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This is not a museum in the traditional sense: the museum itself is...
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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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A somewhat uninspiring building fro the outside. Inside is a different thing everything even the window catches have been so fantastically designed and engineered. Make sure you give the door a good push as it looks as though it is closed!

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

You start queuing outside (no possibility to book a time-slot), and the house can accomodate only 45 persons at the same time ; then you get in the house and are forced to let your coat, bags (even extra-small if you are a man, but ladys' bag are allowed... ) and cameras in an open cloakroom without any security. Pictures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You will be totally mesmerised by the Horta Museum, originally commissioned for Drug Firm Solvay as a residence, then a Hotel. This place has detail and design at every level. This, and Horta's home on Avenue des Americains make for a real Brussels experience. Unmissable!

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Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

amazing architectural design..awesome furniture inside..what to say..go see it..brussels has wonderful art nouveau

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

First of all, think before going in: do you like modern archictecture and interiorism? If yes, this is great! The dome, the stairs, all the design and decoration is amazing. If you dont like such things dont bother; its a building, with cool furniture and so on. The bad thing is that there is practically no information; maximum one sign... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Not much to say - Just see it. Incredible show-off of a house partially as Horta's office and business were in the house on the mid level - so the staircase and atrium were largely showing off his style and skill as a decorator / architect. Rooms branch off of this and every detail has been meticulously thought through, and... More 

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Off course you are there for the museum but well sometimes you need to eat. Average food a bit industrial

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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

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

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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