Free tour Art Nouveau Brussels

FREE TOUR ART NOUVEAU BRUSSELS

Free tour Art Nouveau Brussels. Guided tour by an expert of the Art Nouveau architecture in Brussels.

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Highlights

Learn everything about the origins and the development of this architectural style

Discover the most beautiful and impressive Art Nouveau projects by architects who mastered the art of combining iron, glass, wood and stone into an infinite variety of different forms and curves

Information

Pay what you want

Professional guides (English-speaking)

Every Saturday at 10h00

Booking is fast and easy

Book and cancel for free

Visit the house of the architect Victor Horta

Free
Every Saturday
10h00

FREE

Every Saturday at 10h00
MEETING POINT

You can find us every day at 10h00 at the Brussels Grand-Place in front of the City Hall. Our guides hold a white umbrella with the Bravo Discovery logo.

DESCRIPTION

Learn everything about the origins and the development of Art Nouveau in Brussels during a guided tour. Discover the Bailli neighbourhood where the largest number of Art Nouveau buildings can be found. Visit the Victor Horta museum.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The tour starts at Grand Place. Afterwards, we will take the tram until the Bailli district, the famous village in the city with the largest number of Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels. We will collect €2.50 for the tram ride in the beginning of the tour.

PROGRAM

  • “Old England House” (Musical Instruments Museum)

  • Hotel Tassel, built by Victor Horta in 1893/1894

  • Van Rysselberghe House, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe in 1912

  • Hotel Otlet, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe and Henry van de Velde from 1894-1898

  • Hotel Goblet d’Alviella, built by Ocatave Van Rysselberghe in 1882

  • Hotel Ciamberlani, built by Paul Hankar in 1897

  • The house of painter René Janssens, built by Paul Hankar in 1898

  • Architect Armand Van Waesberghe

  • The Beukman house, built by Albert Roosenboom in 1900

  • The private home of architect Paul Hankar

  • Victor Horta Museum

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Price:

  • Free (pay as you want)

When:

  • Every Saturday

Starting time:

  • 10h00

Meeting point:

  • Grand-Place in front of the City Hall. Find our guides! They hold a white umbrella.

Duration:

  • 2,5 hours

Language:

  • English

Included

  • Guided tour with an English-speaking guide expert in Art Nouveau

Not included:

  • The tram or bus tickets

  • The ticket to the Horta museum

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Size of the group: to ensure the best service possible, our tours are limited to 25 participants per group. For larger groups, please contact us.

Free booking: book and pay in cash on the day of the visit.

We advise you to reserve your place as soon as possible to ensure availability.

You can book up to 2 hours before the beginning of the tour (depending on the availability).

How to spot our guides? that’s easy! Our guides hold a white umbrella with the  "Bravo Discovery - Walking tour" logo on it. You will of course be informed of the name and contact details of your guide.

We are a group: we recommend our "Art nouveau" private guided tour starting from 170,00€. Send us a message to receive a personalised offer

Information about the museumsHorta museum - the museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Please note that the ticket to the museum is not included (10€ - 6€ for students and people over 65).

Do you have more questions? if you have any further questions or would like to get more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

TERMS OF SERVICE:

Participation:

  • To ensure your participation, we recommend booking your tour as soon as possible.

  • The number of participants is limited.

  • Bravo Discovery ensures participation to only those who booked in advance.

  • Without prior booking, our guides reserve the right to refuse participation in the tour depending on the availability.

  • We kindly ask you to be at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time.

Booking:

  • Free reservation

  • You can book up to 2 hours before the beginning of the tour (please note that the number of participants is limited to 25 per group)

Cancellation

  • Free cancellation

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ART NOUVEAU BRUSSELS

Belgium was, after England, the second kingdom to start the Industrial Revolution. This brought techniques, a rapid development of the industry and unparalleled economic expansion. Brussels, as the capital, witnessed a sharp population growth. It would be the golden age for the Arts, Letters and Sciences. A new generation of artists had the opportunity to evolve, creating an atmosphere of dreams and illusions in a happy life. This positive thinking catalysed a new architectural expression that corresponded to the demands of the society.

 

In this climate would be born this new architectural style that would be developed between 1892 and 1914. A variety of individual artistic expressions embellished with numerous samples the streets of Brussels. This would be called the Art Nouveau period.

The first building in Brussels Art Nouveau was conceived in 1893 by the architect Victor Horta: the Hôtel Tassel. This architectural style was a boom especially between persons who made profession building Art Nouveau houses.

Some areas of Brussels such as Schaerbeek, Etterbeek, Ixelles and Saint-Gilles were developed during the golden age of Art Nouveau and still count nowadays a variety Art Nouveau houses.

 

Though many Art Nouveau buildings were destroyed in the years following the end of the Second World War, Brussels still has more than 500 constructions in the Art Nouveau style.

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