Discover hidden art nouveau gems
As this is one of the densest Art Nouveau spots in Brussels, you can’t really speak of what to do in Saint-Gilles without taking into account its several hidden architectural treasures. A number of artworks signed by the most prolific architects can be found all around this municipality, but a special mention goes to the ‘father of Art Nouveau in Brussels,’ Victor Horta. Musée Victor Horta, his former house and atelier converted into a museum back in 1969, is not only a world-renowned destination for all art enthusiasts but also the ideal starting point for a pleasant theme-based stroll. Interesting fact: few individuals know the Horta premetro station permanently displays structural parts of historic buildings (such as Maison du Peuple/Volkshuis and la Maison Aubecq) and are signed by the great architect.
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun, 2 pm-5:30 pm
Musée Victor Horta, Rue Américaine 22, Saint-Gilles, Belgium, +32 2 543 04 09