What could be more original and unusual this autumn than exploring the past and immersing in the capital's history by visiting the cemeteries of Brussels? Veritable open air museums of funerary art where nature sometimes takes over, they are also the memory of Brussels.
As historical and artistic sites, the cemeteries of Brussels represent a cultural asset often overlooked by visitors. Yet, beyond the beautiful monuments, they are the final resting places of many leading Belgian figures who have etched their names in Brussels' and Belgian history.
In order to keep certain unusual sites from being forgotten, several organisations have decided to develop original guided tours there. From history and funerary art to the richness of the natural environment, curious visitors will learn the exciting stories of the people buried there.
Aside from the existing guided tours available upon request, several public guided tours are conducted during the All Saints holiday period. Here's a sneak peek...
In the footsteps and under the stones. Stories and legends of love and death...
Ixelles cemetery is the dream setting for many surprising, funny, or moving stories. Our narrated stroll invites you to get to know the illustrious men and women at rest under the headstones through their life and accomplishments and to tell mischievous legends and interpret tales haunted by death in a fairytale atmosphere.
Date: Sunday, 5 November 2017 (Additional information)