Art Nouveau tour in Brussels
An encounter with Art Nouveau in Brussels : discover one of the finest treasures of architecture
Café Le Cirio, rue de la Bourse 18 1000 Bruxelles
Visit some of the landmark Art Nouveau buildings of Brussels
Expert guide to unravel the background, principal features, and characters of this design movement
Maximise your time – in four hours encounter some of the lesser-known architectural gems of Brussels
Inside information about what to see and visit, in Brussels and beyond
Small group tour – maximum 12 – to ensure personal attention from your guide
Tailor-made tours – with access to locations not normally open to the public – can be arranged
What to expect
In the late nineteenth century, Brusssels was a boom town. The capital of the new Belgian state, the city experienced unprecedented growth. As the population exploded, the city spread far beyond its medieval city walls. A surge in wealth and confidence resulted in a magnificent array of public buildings. It was the ideal opportunity for architects and patrons to experiment with style and form. This modern metropolis became the cradle of Art Nouveau.
Discover the background to the creation of some of Europe’s most original buildings. Encounter the intriguing minds of the leading architects and designers of the movement, including Victor Horta, Paul Hankar, Henry Van de Velde, and Gustave Strauven. Visit key sites, and learn how to look at architecture – to scratch beyond the surface.
Your guide is a passionate explorer of the history of Belgium, its art and architecture. He has extensive experience as a teacher and tour-guide, with a doctorate in Architectural History. Having studied at Oxford University and the Courtauld Institute, he worked as Education Curator at The Royal Institute of British Architecture and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, with their world-famous architecture collections. You’re guaranteed to have expert insights, but, most importantly, fun during your visit.