Brussels: Capital of Art Nouveau

Htel Tassel - Tasselhuis (Victor Horta - 1893) VP ARN23 - Jean-Paul Remy - 2022

Enjoy the full glory of this celebration with the Art Nouveau Pass.

It was in 1893 that architect Victor Horta put the finishing touches on Tassel House. Tassel House is considered to be the founding work of the Art Nouveau movement in Brussels.  The modernity of its façade and its sumptuous interiors –  in stained glass, mosaics and wrought iron – have marked the history of architecture. 130 years later, Brussels is marking this anniversary and staking its claim as the capital of this international artistic movement.

There is no doubt that Brussels certainly is top of the class, but there are other cities that can make justified claims; Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow and Majorelle and others in Nancy made their mark. However, just by visiting ‘Old England’ home of the Museum of Musical Instruments, the Cartoon Museum and the wonderful Salle Victor Horta, Bozar, you can enjoy the works of Horta and other leading lights of the movement. 

An economical way to discover Brussels’ Art Nouveau

Visit Brussels are proposing an Art Nouveau Pass, all of Brussels’ Art Nouveau gems are gathered together in one place! Economical and easy to use, the architectural pass opens the doors to three Art Nouveau sites of your choice over a six-month period. It also offers discounts on various guided tours in Brussels.

2 passes, 7 locations: The Art Nouveau Pass is available in two different packages. The first, priced at €19, gives access to three sites of your choice out of the following seven: The Belgian Comic Strip Center, the former Wolfers Frères Jewellery Shop located in the Art & History Museum, Autrique House, Cauchie House, the Musical Instruments Museum, the Horta Museum.

A second pass, priced at €29, gives you access to two places of your choice from the list above as access to the exceptional Solvay House.