Brussels, capital of Art Nouveau

In 1893, architect Victor Horta put the finishing touches to Tassel House, the founding work of the Art Nouveau movement in Brussels. The impressive modernity of its façade and its sumptuous interiors - all in stained glass, mosaics and wrought iron - have marked the history of architecture. 130 years later, Brussels plans to take advantage of this anniversary to celebrate Art Nouveau in all its diversity and stake its claim as the capital of this international artistic movement.

An exceptional Art Nouveau programme

Throughout 2023, a multidisciplinary programme will highlight the richness of the capital's architectural heritage and the impact of Art Nouveau on many other artistic fields. The goal is to be anything but classical, to approach this artistic movement with a fresh eye and open up more contemporary perspectives. Expect many highlights and new discoveries, including large-scale exhibitions, openings of new Art Nouveau venues, exceptional guided tours and exciting lectures and debates! 

Must-see Art Nouveau sites in Brussels

Did you know that there are almost a thousand Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels? Every street corner reveals splendid façades which often hide idyllic interiors... here are some of these emblematic locations!