Discover Art nouveau buildings
The city can boast many fine Art nouveau private buildings. The architects Gustave Strauven, Georges De Porre, and Paul Clerbaux all left their mark on the city. Some fine examples, decorated with sgraffiti, can in particular be seen in the area around the train station and on Boulevard Roi Albert..
The Museum of Fine Arts is the only building in Wallonia designed by Victor Horta, and his only museum!
An "Art Nouveau" walking tour can be organized everyday by a guide specialized in architectural style. For 2 hours, he will tell you about the rich past of the facades and houses you will see , without forgetting the museum of Fine Arts, the turtled-shaped museum designed by Victor Horta, the master of Art Nouveau : his only building in Wallonia and his only museum!
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