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Hôtel Tassel


Victor Horta’s first truly art nouveau house, built in 1893.

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1. Rue Faider 83

0.13 MILES

Art nouveau house boasting beautiful, gilded sgraffito design at the top.

2. Hôtel Solvay

0.18 MILES

Horta designed this in 1894 at the age of 33, and it's considered one of his masterpieces. It was commissioned by the Solvay family (soft-drink…

3. Rue Defacqz 71

0.19 MILES

An 1893 house was designed by prominent art nouveau architect Paul Hankar (1859–1901) as his own studio.

4. Rudolphe Jansen

0.21 MILES

Founded way back in 1991, this gallery has broadened from its original remit to represent photographers. It's a striking glass-roofed white-walled space.

5. La Patinoire Royale

0.24 MILES

This huge 19th-century former skating rink looks more like a church, with a rose window, wrought-iron and a timber roof. It has been converted into a…

6. Église des Augustins

0.25 MILES

A lovely art deco church built from concrete, a bold move in 1935 when it was completed.

7. Rue Africaine 92

0.27 MILES

Art nouveau house with creamy tones, harmonious lines and a big circular window.

8. Musée Horta

0.39 MILES

The typically austere exterior doesn’t give much away, but Victor Horta’s former home (designed and built 1898–1901) is an art nouveau jewel. The…