Friday, January 03, 2014

Victor Horta House, Brussels - BELGIUM - UNESCO # 1005

The last official of this bunch came from Belgium and it shows a detail of one of the famous Victor Horta houses (the photo is from his personal house - the other 3 classified houses are now Hotels). I really would like to visit them (I a big Art Nouveau fan) in fact I was planning to visit this sites last August, but as I told you before I had to interrupt my trip before reaching Brussels. Thank you very much Paola, I loved this card and your profile. About my UNESCO collection, it's 251 down, 730 to go. This postcard took 13 days to arrive!

UNESCO #1005 - Victor Horta House - BELGIUM
The four major town houses - Hôtel Tassel, Hôtel Solvay, Hôtel van Eetvelde, and Maison & Atelier Horta - located in Brussels and designed by the architect Victor Horta, one of the earliest initiators of Art Nouveau, are some of the most remarkable pioneering works of architecture of the end of the 19th century. The stylistic revolution represented by these works is characterised by their open plan, the diffusion of light, and the brilliant joining of the curved lines of decoration with the structure of the building.



  1. Se és fã de Arte Nova, terias gostado deste museu. Confesso que não sou muito de visitar museus, mas quando fui a Bruxelas quis visitar este por se tratar de um local Unesco. Adorei e foi mesmo o museu que mais gostei de visitar até hoje.

  2. pois é Martinha... acredita que foi o que mais pena me deixou daquilo que não tive hipótese de fazer na altura, mas há mais marés que marinheiros e Bruxelas é já ali ao lado, um destes dias vou lá espreitar!