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Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

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Address: 25, rue Americaine | St-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 2 543 04 90
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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A must-see if for any person interested in design.

A wonderful experience and you will learn a lot. Make absolutely sure that the opening times you have been given or read in a brochure are correct for the day you wish to visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wonderful experience and you will learn a lot. Make absolutely sure that the opening times you have been given or read in a brochure are correct for the day you wish to visit. However, if you do get stuck waiting the front door alone will give you a wonderful taste of things to come. The only disappointing part was... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This house, designed by Horta and now a museum, was the highlight of our visit to Brussels. Beautifully preserved, it opens a window into a Gaudi-like architect's creativity and while the whole tour takes about an hour of so, you come out enjoying something very different from the usual standard European art-museum full of paintings. Reminded us a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Horta museum is very nice with endless small design details. Since it is not huge you most probably spend less than an hour in there seeking out the great atmosphere and clever design solutions.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must if you are interested in seeing art nouveau in Brussels. My daughter and I really enjoyed our visit. The hours are limited so check before you go and allow time to queue. It is worth the wait as you really do see a different eras ideas and taste. It was fascinating and encouraged us to walk... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must mention that Horta was an incredible and acclaimed architect whose work was been designated as UNESCO site worthy. His house was very interesting to see but I had a few issues with the museum. A) limited hours - 2pm-6pm. B) Rude and unhelpful staff. They are very strict about not allowing purses to enter the museum, but they... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not everything is original, but the house is probably as close as one can get to the life and works of Victor Horta. Nearly 30 people were living or working in this house with 2 facades to respect the uniformity in the street. Tip: it can get very crowded. Make sure to arrive well before 14.00 and wait in front... More 

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Zürich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

to discover that house is a must in Brussels. also the surrounding with all the art deco houses we loved to see and walked round

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Appleton, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Use the 92 tram to get within a few blocks of the Museum. The museum (Horta's home) is an excellent example of Art Nouveau. It is too bad that photos are not allowed. In an era of non-flash cameras, there shouldn't be a problem with photos unless the place wants to force visitors to buy postcards, books, etc., that contain... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Check the hours before you set off, they close for lunch. A beautiful interior awaits you, my only problem was that NO PHOTOS are allowed. Only so many views on the postcards, cannot capture the entire experience of the home. All the furnishings were new to the time, custom made for this residence with designs by Horta himself. It is... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The house is an art nouveau dream. It was a bit crowded when we visited but it is still a beautiful memory. It's a pity that taking photos is forbidden because the postcards of the house are not the best. (By the way, I was really happy when I recognized the house in the Danish Girl movie.)

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