Walking tour

The Squares neighbourhood and its artists’ studios

In the late 19th century, Brussels was a hive of artistic activity, with many artists settling here. For them, their studio provided not only a creative space and in some cases a place to live, but also a vital social hub where they could entertain friends and clients. The façades of such buildings therefore had to reflect their status and philosophy. They were very much a showcase for the artists, and some were minor masterpieces of original design. This walk through the Squares neighbourhood will explore some highly attractive artists’ studios, designed by architects such as Victor Horta, Paul Hamesse and Gustave Strauven for artists whose work was well known at the time and whose careers have been well documented.

In cooperation with Atelier de Recherche et d’Action Urbaines (ARAU).

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 10:00,14:00 and 16:00 (in French) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes).

Starting point: at the intersection between Square Ambiorix/Ambiorixsquare and Square Marguerite/Margaretasquare, Brussels-Extensions
Advance booking required. Up to 25 people per tour.
63 Marguerite/Michel-Ange - Margareta/Michelangelo