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Discover the personal house and studio of the architect Victor Horta, the father of Belgian Art Nouveau!
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Built by the architect between 1898 and 1901 at numbers 23 and 25 of the Rue Américaine in Saint-Gilles, the two buildings are characteristic of Art Nouveau at its peak. Plant curves and light spring up in every corner of the house and form a total work of art. The interior decoration has largely been retained, the mosaics, stained glass, and wall decorations forming a harmonious and elegant whole, down to the last detail. The Horta Museum also organises temporary exhibitions and preserves the architect’s archives as well as a reference library on Art Nouveau.