The squares district

On request

The district became a veritable laboratory of late nineteenth-century architecture, with facades in a wide variety of styles, from unfettered Eclecticism to Art Nouveau, then at its zenith. This tour includes the visit of the Victor Horta’s van Eetvelde Mansion.

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At the end of the nineteenth century, the Maelbeek valley offered a unique setting for the development of a new residential district. Its squares, water features, fountains and tree-lined avenues attracted wealthy middle-class residents who commissioned the most talented architects of the period to design their homes. The district became a veritable laboratory of late nineteenth-century architecture, with facades in a wide variety of styles, from unfettered Eclecticism to Art Nouveau, then at its zenith. This tour includes the visit of the Victor Horta’s van Eetvelde Mansion.

Departure from: Corner of square Marie-Louise and Ortélius street, 1000 Bruxelles