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“A very special place - no wonder it's a World Heritage Site” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

Horta Museum (Musee Horta)
25, rue Americaine | St-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
02 543 0490
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Brussels Art Nouveau and Art Deco Architecture...
Ranked #23 of 332 things to do in Brussels
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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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“A very special place - no wonder it's a World Heritage Site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

A magnificent example of pure Art Nouveau. The house, designed for himself by the Belgian architect Horta, is purely built and furnished in style. The overall effect is breathtaking.

I am not a fan of Art Nouveau but was overwhelmed by the effect of the house. The staircase is stunning.

The entrance fee is a modest €7 and the house or run by volunteers. It is very small and everyone has to leave all coats, handbags etc to avoid damage. We had no trouble getting straight in on a Saturday afternoon in Feb but be warned, previous reviewers have had to queue outside.

Loos are in the basement. We walked to the museum and didn't find it that easily - we didn't see any directional street signs which were plentiful elsewhere in the City.

Do visit.

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“A MUST DO EXPERIENCE IF YOU LIKE ART NOUVEAU”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I can add nothing to the other reviews on this site. If you are interested in the history of art nouveau, you just have to visit. Excellent and a nice small shop.

Visited April 2012
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“Magnificent house poor service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Completely astonishing house, and glimpse into the modern art design and architecture, into each detail: doors, frames, clenches, all drawned by Horta himself + this very touching scale model of the now disappeared 'Maison du Peuple' in the basement. Too bad that we were left out waiting for 20' by freezing cold... Couldn't we have been invited in the entrance hall instead?

Visited February 2013
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“GREAT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

If you like Art Nouveau, well you cannot loose it. be there early as normally you have to queque up to enter.

Visited January 2013
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“Sober yet beautiful, but longgggg queue outside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I've been to the Horta Museum before and then just walked straight in (even though they only let a limited number of people in at a time). This time however, we waited for almost an hour in the whipping cold. It's not like there was a bus of tourists that had just unloaded, it's just that popular. And run by volunteers, so on the upside, you don't feel you're taken for a financial ride. It is beautiful, to imagine the man having lived there. As it was his office/showcase for clients, the main hall is beautiful, so is his bedroom and office, but the higher you get, the simpler. Check out the ingenious door system that can be changed to lock off the other house (as it's actually 2 houses, so they could be sold separately and indeed have been). The toilets are all the way downstairs, near the entrance. Hardly visible signs, so when you're desperate, you'll know where to run.

Visited December 2012
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