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EXPENSIVE and difficult to plan, but worth it

Fascinating example of what turn-of-the-(19th)century Belgian money and craftsmanship could do... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2012
magentabreeze
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Brussels, Belgium
The most supreme work of Horta

It is difficult to get tickets for Hotel Solvay, but it is worth while trying ( i bought a ticket 4... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
HjoerringVendelbo
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

It is difficult to get tickets for Hotel Solvay, but it is worth while trying ( i bought a ticket 4 months ahead online at “Explore Brussels” ). This building with its stunning Interior and furniture is the most supreme work of Victor Horta. The...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Fairly expensive (40 €) to get a ticket for an occasional opportunity to visit this house. Mind blowing building. Horta on the summit of his skills as an architect of Art Nouveau with unlimited resources from one of the wealthiest persons in Belgium. The most...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

The Hotel Solvay is a large, distinctive Art Noveau town house designed by Victor Horta on the once classy Avenue Louise. The building and most of its splendid contents remain flawless, thanks to the Wittamer family who lovingly preserved and restored this truly magnificent dwelling....More

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

The house is only open a few times a year to the general public, so it is hard to get to see it inside. The house is still privately owned, and once inside one isn´t allowed to take pictures and need to take a guided...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed May 11, 2012

Fascinating example of what turn-of-the-(19th)century Belgian money and craftsmanship could do, this art nouveau-style house is simply gorgeous, a feast for the eyes. A young Victor Horta was engaged by a young chemicals magnate, Armand Solvay, to build a showpiece from the ground up. With...More

5  Thank magentabreeze
Reviewed May 24, 2010

This is one of the four art nouveau buildings inscribed on the world heritage list of UNESCO. Although the name implies a hotel (the French term "hotel" does not necessarily mean a "hotel"), this is a city residence in the private property of a family....More

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