Horta Museum  

A fantastic museum, well worth finding. Victor Horta is one of the founders of Art Nouveau. The museum is actually the house that Horta designed and built for himself. It is really quite small and totally stunning. Much of the fantastic work that he did in Brussels has been destroyed during modernisations of the town and this is one of the only places left you can see his style.

The museum opens at 2pm (closed Mondays) and only accepts 45 visitors at once due to fire regulations so try to get there at 2 o'clock if you can. It is not easy to find as the signposts are non-existent. Its about a 15 to 20 minute walk from the Place Louise but is quite straightforward.

Directions:

The museum is located at Rue Américaine 25, 1060 Saint-Gilles.

Walk down Avenue Louise, turn right onto Chausée de Charleroi, walk down this road for about 15 mintues, Turn left onto Rue Americaine and the house is about six houses down on the opposite side of the road. (you can see the gold wrought ironwork)

Website:

http://www.hortamuseum.be/Welcome.htm