The Hotel Van Eetvelde
Avenue Palmerston 2-6
1040 Brussels (BRUXELLES)
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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.
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.
The house was commissioned in 1895 by Edmond Van Eetvelde, a diplomat and, at the time, the secretary-general of the Congo.
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
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