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Espace Photographique Contretype

Avenue de la Jonction 1, Brussels 1060, Belgium
+32 2 538 42 20
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I had the same experience as the previous reviewer - visited one afternoon in June and found no... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Trevor W
Hobart, Australia
Excellent contemporary photo gallery

IMPORTANT! the gallery has moved to Cité Fontainas 4A (near Hal Gate). The 3 exhibits on display... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Bernard B
Paris, France
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3 Jul 2017
“Excellent contemporary photo gallery”
7 Jun 2017
“Not sure it still operating seems abandoned”
Avenue de la Jonction 1, Brussels 1060, Belgium
+32 2 538 42 20
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the same experience as the previous reviewer - visited one afternoon in June and found no signs of life - or signs at all for that matter. No notice other than a plaque with its name on it. Interesting on the outside, but...More

Thank Trevor W
Reviewed 3 July 2017

IMPORTANT! the gallery has moved to Cité Fontainas 4A (near Hal Gate). The 3 exhibits on display while I was there on July 1st were very interesting and enjoyable, giving a good insight on up-and-coming Belgian photography. My only regret: the beautiful Hôtel Hanon isn't...More

1  Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We were staying quite close and admired the building from out side rang the button several different times on a Wednesday , one of the days it used to be open all seems closed down now but it's a beautiful building, pity we didn't,t get...More

Thank moriac
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I didnt watch any of the photos. I was totally amazed by the art nouveau building that was so amazingly gracefull, beaufiful, crafted with inspiration in the shapes of nature.

Thank Kuumele
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Contretype is a wonderful cultural space devoted to contemporary photography which doesn't even require an entrance fee. Its exhibitions are diverse and represent new and established photographers from across Europe and the globe. (A note to visitors, however: Contretype is no longer located in the...More

Thank MDellaMotta
Reviewed 25 June 2015

After seeing online photos of Hotel Hannon, I was really excited about visiting this beautiful art nouveau space. We visited on the afternoon of Sunday, May 3, and, despite the banners promoting the Espace Photographique Contretype on the street, this place was well and truly...More

Thank Tiffy_Bird
Reviewed 19 September 2014

A beautiful art deco house, now used as a photo gallery. It has some very nice features like the fresco in the stairwell, the mosaic floors and certainly the stunning stained glass windows. They are done by Evaldre, who studied at Tiffany's. A pity that...More

1  Thank Globetrotter045
Reviewed 20 November 2013

A beautiful, nicely unmolested old Art Nouveau house with a gentle patina. Sensitively converted into a photography gallery. For a very reasonable €3 you can linger in the dining room looking at their library of photography books, and explore the several rooms on the ground...More

2  Thank WheredMyScreenNameGo
Reviewed 14 May 2013

This lovely art deco building by Architect Jules Brunfaut is within walking distance of the Horta Museum. It is now used as a museum but is inexpensive to enter and a definite must see for art deco fans. There is a marvelous fresco just as...More

3  Thank MKBSt.Paul
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