If you’re a fan of Art Deco architecture and design, you won’t want to miss a visit to Villa Empain in Brussels. Located from 30 minutes away from the Brussels city center, this stunning villa is a true masterpiece of Art Deco style and is open to the public for tours.
Villa Empain (The Boghossian Foundation) was built in the 1930s for the Empain family, a wealthy Belgian industrialist family. It was designed by the famous Belgian architect Michel Polak, who was known for his Art Deco style. The villa is a prime example of this iconic design movement, with its sleek lines, geometric shapes, and rich materials.
Today, Villa Empain is a cultural center that hosts a variety of exhibitions, concerts, and other events. Visitors can take a guided tour of the villa to learn more about its history and architecture, as well as view the exhibitions on display. The villa’s gardens are also open to the public, offering a peaceful oasis in the midst of the bustling city.
You can’t miss the Café de la Villa inside the museum. It offers visitors a refined Art Deco setting, blending custom-made furniture and historical interior.
Whether you’re an architecture buff or simply appreciate the glamour and luxury of Art Deco style, Villa Empain is a must-see attraction in Brussels. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this architectural gem for yourself.
Hours and Fees
Tuesday–Sunday, 11 am–6 pm
Open on public holidays
Mondays, January 1 and December 25
Adults: 10 €
Seniors 65+ (with ID): 8 €
Students (26 and under): 8 €
Young adults and Children (12 and under): Free
Brussels Card holder: Free
museumPASSmusées holder: Free
Every first Wednesday of the month, the museum opens its doors free of charge.