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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 #12 of 203 attractions in Brussels
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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Stuttgart, Germany
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The house is beautifully maintained and it was interesting to see the environment Vitor Horta lived in and to see some of his original designing. I do think the entry fee is overpriced and one of the areas upstairs is a little green room where the plants are in extremely poor condition. You are not allowed to take any photos... More

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

What a wonderful house museum with the most beautiful architectural details designed by the artist himself. Highly recommend the Walking Tour, we did it ourselves and enjoyed it very much, especially the Ixellus ponds area along the water!

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The outside of the house may not look like very much but the inside is fantastic from the large open spaces down to the detail on the doors. There is so much to see and to take in that you have to walk slowly or risk missing something. I looked at everything twice, once on the way up and again... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

i wasn't expecting anything like the sensorial ride of the house Batllo in Barcelona, but for me 8 euros was too much for a house that, even though amazingly preserved, unique and dream-like, can be seen in 20 minutes and where you aren't even allowed to take pictures. Also, an entire side of the house isn't open to the public.... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

this attraction. It is AMAZING! Well worth it. My only wish, that I could have taken my own photographs(No flash of course) Sadly, all I could do was buy postcards. GORGEOUS. LOVELY. Well worth a 6 hour drive detour.

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Eindhoven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We loved it, allthough you are not allowed to take pictures. The house is big and in good shape. Prepare to stand in line before entering.

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san jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I decided to take the hop on/off bus to the neighborhood where this musee is located. After a turn and twist I found it and was fortunate enough to duck out of the rain and pop right into the house. We were allowed to stroll leisurely through the different floors and view out the windows. As delightful as it was,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Make sure you know the opening hours, because we arrived the first time at 11am and faced a 3 hour wait! There are likely to be queues outside, a booked group was taken in ahead of us and we had the door shut in our faces. They tell you inside that queueing is normal and make take a while as... More

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Tallinn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The museum is housed in Horta's former house and atelier, Maison & Atelier Horta (1898), in the Brussels municipality of Saint-Gilles, which is already itself a nice area to look around. In the splendid Art Nouveau interiors there is a permanent display of furniture, utensils and art objects designed by Horta and his contemporaries as well as documents related to... More

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Amersfoort, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

First of all, I think you should combine your visit to the small museum with a walk through the neighbourhood, just to put Horta's work in perspective. There where many architects that did some amazing designs. Horta might be one of the finest, and this becomes apparent when you visit the museum. It is a really beautiful mansion and you're... More

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