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Visit : Monument, World Heritage (Unesco), Art Nouveau, Architectural Heritage

The Hotel Van Eetvelde, Art Nouveau style, Brussels

The Hôtel Van Eetvelde, a remarkable Art Nouveau town house in Brussels, was built by Victor Horta between 1895 and 1898.

This mansion, located at the corner of Avenue Palmerston and the Square Marie-Louise, was added to UNESCO's world heritage list in 2000. The house was commissioned in 1895 by Edmond Van Eetvelde, a diplomat and, at the time, the secretary-general of the Congo.

Must-sees: the girders made of flat, bolted iron (as happens in an industrial context) and not of wrought iron, the mosaics, the central patio topped by a stained-glass dome, and the floral motifs decorating the dining room.

Visit the Hôtel Van Eetvelde

The Hôtel Van Eetvelde is usually closed to the public but can be visited as part of the "Bruxelles 1900 - Art Nouveau" guided tour given in French and English by ARAU - Atelier de Recherche et d'Action Urbaines.

More information can be found by contacting:

ARAU - Atelier de Recherche et d'Action Urbaines
Boulevard Adolphe Max, 55
1000 Bruxelles

World Heritage of Humanity


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