Hôtel Hannon

Price guide: Budget

Avenue de la Jonction 1, Brussels, 1060

Price guide: Budget

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Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Design and architecture

Expert review of Hôtel Hannon

Exquisite Art-Nouveau mansion.

Hôtel Hannon is the best Art-Nouveau residence in Brussels. The corner house originally belonged to engineer Edouard Hannon (1853—1931). He invited friend and architect Jules Brunfaut to design the entire building — inside and out — in Art Nouveau style, just as the fashion was entering its final period of popularity. The hotel’s most famous feature is the staggering fresco in the entrance hall painted by Paul-Albert Baudouin.
Nothing was overlooked: even the furniture and stained-glass windows are Art Nouveau.

Nowadays, the house is used by Espace Contretype to present contemporary photography exhibitions, but they realise you’ll probably be visiting just to gawp at the interior.
 

Price advice: 

Admission 2.50 euros.

More information on Hôtel Hannon :

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Architectural site, Art gallery
Address:
Avenue de la Jonction 1, Brussels, 1060
Telephone:
+32 2 538 42 20
Website:
http://www.contretype.org
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Wed—Fri 11am—6pm, Sat—Sun 1pm—6pm, closed Mon and Tues.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor
Free tags / Keywords:
architecture

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