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Art Nouveau, public art

© Ville de Bruxelles/Stad Brussel

The City of Brussels' Historical Heritage Unit invites you to explore some of the Belgian capital's Art Nouveau buildings and monuments. While mostly associated with private projects, the Art Nouveau style can also be found in a number of public edifices.

All the examples featured, whether they be schools, houses, monuments or tombs, have some connection with the Art Nouveau movement.

The various sites will give you a sneak preview of the many discoveries you'll be able to make during this year's Heritage Days weekend.

Head for any of the following 10 locations:

  • Art Nouveau exhibition at the Brussels City Museum, Grand-Place/Grote Markt
  • Charles Buls Monument, Rue Charles Buls/Karel Bulsstraat on the corner of Grand-Place/Grote Markt
  • Frédéric de Mérode Monument, Place des Martyrs/Martelaarsplein
  • Crèche Jeanne Ashbé, Rue Locquenghien/Locquenghienstraat 16
  • Institut Diderot, Rue des Capucins/Kapucijnenstraat 54-58 (guided tours available)
  • Ecole maternelle Catteau-Victor Horta, Kindergarten No. 15, Rue Saint-Ghislain/Sint-Gisleinstraat 36-40 (guided tours available)
  • House of the painter Albert Cortvriendt, Rue de Nancy/Nancystraat 6-8
  • Palais du Vin/Wijnpaleis "Brias et Cie", Rue des Tanneurs/Huidevettersstraat 58-62 (guided tours available)
  • Max Waller Monument, Square Ambiorix/Ambiorixsquare
  • Funerary monuments, Brussels Cemetery (Evere) (guided tours available)

In cooperation with the City of Brussels.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. 10:00 to 18:00 – no fixed route

Starting point: 10 locations in Brussels and Evere

Advance booking not required