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Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

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Address: Rue Americaine 25 | St-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
Phone Number: 02 543 0490
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Must-see for Art Nouveau lovers

Some rooms are very beautiful and the house is well taken care of. There should be some more background information about Horta and the about the house itself.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some rooms are very beautiful and the house is well taken care of. There should be some more background information about Horta and the about the house itself.

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shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing Art Deco house. The staircase and stained glass, fixtures, furniture all beautiful- I could have spent all day there! No photos allowed which is a great pity. It's located a short way out from the city centre, easy to get to on the tram & local people all really helpful with where to get off & on. Highly recommended

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Contrary to what another reviewer has stated, you don't need to book to visit this place. However, you might want to go at a quiet time. First, you have to check in your bags. I don't carry one, but I did wonder why this was as there is nothing in the museum that would fit into anything smaller than a... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a private museum and you must make a reservation to visit. Coats and bags (and cameras) must be left at the entrance. This is an exquisite collection of rooms and furniture all made and decorated in the Art Nouveau style. If your interest is art and/or architecture, you must see this museum.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Precious opportunity to see a fine and more subtle art Nouveau, that has been applied throughout an entire house, exterior and interior. Lovely house, in so so area. The information display around the rooms is rather lacking and you get the sense that the house is open to public not wholeheartedly. the grumpy ticket man and the rather steep ticket... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is perhaps my favourite museum ever. When people from abroad are visiting and we do some sight seeing in Brussels, this is always on my to see list. Of course you must like Art Nouveau, other wise it is not the right thing for you. But here you can sense the spirit of Horta. Not difficult because he lived... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The private house of the architect/artist Horta has been made a museum open to visit. It is in the Art Deco style. The glass ceilings are particularly nice. Some pieces of furniture are also beautiful. The wooden staircases are interesting. If you visit the Horta museum, do not forget to visit the basement.f

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Quite interesting house to visit when you like the Art-Nouveau style. The inside contains original furniture and other accessoires. It's only a pity that it is prohibited to make pictures. even with a phone.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The modest exterior does not prepare for the extravagantly tiled dining room and dramatic interior with its dramatic rising staircase. A great intro to this important architect;s work

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The Horta Museum is located in a home designed by Horta for himself at the turn of the twentieth century, and it is one of the few surviving examples of his art nouveau legacy. Horta's application of the decorative arts to architecture and his intricate attention to detail are displayed, but the interior is rather sparse. While the museum provides... More 

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