Horta, Solvay & the others: Belgian talent


During the 19th century, Brussels became a particularly wealthy crossroads for Europeans because of Belgium’s reputation as a nation at the forefront of the metal industry and one of the first countries to produce cars. Engineers were invited from all over the world to build the railways. Belgium attracted some of the world’s great minds. By invitation of one of our most brilliant captains of industry, Ernest Solvay, Noble Prize winners such as Albert Einstein, would gather in iconic places like Hotel Metropole. The best example of this expansion is the birth of Art Nouveau thanks to brilliant Brussels architect, Victor Horta. You'll find hundreds of his greatest creation in Ixelles and Saint-Gilles: Hôtel Tassel, Sander Pierron House, Vinck House, Hôtel Max Hallet, Hôtel Solvay, the Horta Museum. They're an architectural wonder!

Guided Tour Themes :  Art Nouveau, Art Déco - Interior guided tours - Neighbourhoods 

Duration : 2.30 hours

Language Spoken :  Chinese - Dutch - English - French - German - Italian - Japanese - Polish - Portuguese - Russian - Spanish 

Indicative price for a group of maximum 25 people

Additional information : The visit can be combined with a visit of the interior of the Horta Museum (please be advised, there are no group visits in the afternoon or during the weekend) or any other Art Nouveau interior.

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