Horta Museum
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25, rue Americaine

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Art lovers should not pass up the chance to see where Victor Horta — the father of the Art Nouveau movement — lived and worked. Inspired by 20th century changes to the way art was being created, Horta developed an entirely new architectural scheme, using metals like iron and steel to create fluid structures and reveal structural elements that had never been seen or used before. Horta's home (now a museum) is a perfect example. As you walk through, keep your eyes open for Horta's influences, from the wing-like skylights to the winding banisters to the overhead lights stemming down from the ceiling like vines. Bring along a dictionary; much of the information provided is in French, although guided tours in English are available by request. You can't take pictures inside, but you can buy books and posters in the museum's shop.

You can visit the Horta Museum, located in the Ixelles district, Tuesday through Sunday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Admission is about €8 EUR for adults. For more information, check out the museum's website.

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