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Cimetière du Dieweg

Cimetière du Dieweg

Posted 05 April 2009 | By | Categories: Cemetery | 2 Comments

As in the case of several other cemeteries in Brussels, the Dieweg Cemetery was created following the terrible epidemic of cholera that hit the city in 1866. Due to its rapid saturation caused by the closing of two other cemeteries and population growth, authorities decided to open a new cemetery in 1945 leading to the […]

Cimetière de Laeken

Posted 22 January 2009 | By | Categories: Cemetery | 7 Comments

The Laeken cemetery is the oldest of all the cemeteries in Brussels still in function. Very popular among tourists and residents alike it’s often dubbed as the little brother of the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. The Cimetière de Laeken rose massively in popularity when the Royal family chose the adjacent Notre-Dame de Laeken Church as […]

Cimetière d’Ixelles

Posted 29 October 2008 | By | Categories: Cemetery | 2 Comments

The Cimetière d’Ixelles or Ixelles Cemetery is located in Ixelles and is one of two major cemeteries of Belgium where many well-known figures are buried. Surrounded by a 800 meters long wall the Ixelles Cemetery is impressive in size with it’s five hectares. Open Daily until 4:30PM Location of the Ixelles Cemetery: View Larger Map […]

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