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Villa Empain, Brussels

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  • For architecture lovers cannot miss. The expos are well developed without the architecture doesn't take too much space to contemplate. I recommend this tour.
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  • The visit to the villa is a must for fans of modern architecture because it is an excellent example of art deco. After ups and downs underwent a careful restoration but unfortunately it was not possible to recover everything inside. However now the Foundation organizes exhibitions of contemporary art.
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  • The outside of this impressive art deco villa gives all good again where this stands for. The value of the architecture is unmistakable. The metal door and the canopy for example. The villa is also in very good condition. Especially in the monumental entrance hall inside worth seeing. This see you already have bought a ticket for you. Tickets are quite expensive, since it is a private foundation that runs the museum, and there is also art on display. At our visit: mainly photos and modern art; No topexhibition though. In the rooms you notice just a little architecturaals and thus 3 points-appreciation. As the exhibition itself you don't like, you're on a small hours back outside. The art speaks to you, then you can fill 2 hours there. Also go around the House for the garden and especially the pool. The garden, by the way, standing at the back to the Bois de la Cambre. In terms of architecture from that time I find villa Sonneveld in Rotterdam a better option than this. Parking is not there but along the street is perhaps even a town of smoking. There are currently also road building in the neighborhood.
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  • This is one of the most impressive houses i have ever seen. The mere fact that it was constructed during the 20's and it still looks like it was built yesterday, says it all. It's beautiful gardens, the majestic pool on the back and, of course, the brilliant interior, make it a worthwile visit. Now a modern art museum, it will surprise you, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively, with its artifacts and paintings. I really felt that the visit of the house itself was more greater than the museum but that's just me. For a modern art enthusiast, it could be a lifetime experience. Definitely a place to visit when in Brussels and looking for something out of the ordinary.
  • The villa by itself is very beautiful, and I really enjoyed the architecture. They host several contemporary art exhibitions.
  • Visited two times already. Definitely coming back when there is a new exposition.
  • A stop worth making while around Brussels green area. A piece of great and typical Belgian architecture.
  • Stunning art deco building with art scattered throughout and a gallery in the basement. The entry ticket basically allows you to just wander round and explore for yourself, with some notes from the guide leaflet. Definitely worth the trip for fans of art deco.

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