Cimetière d’Ixelles

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Chaussée de Boondael, Brussels, 1050

Price guide: Free

Cimetière d’Ixelles
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By Emma Thomson, your Brussels expert

#20 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Brussels
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Celebrity spotting, Escaping the crowds

Expert review of Cimetière d’Ixelles

The final resting place for Brussels’ great and the good.

The Ixelles cemetery is one of the most important cemeteries in Belgium; it’s the final resting place for a stellar line up of history’s greats, including Art Nouveau master Victor Horta, Frederic Neuhaus (inventor of the praline), violin virtuoso Eugène Ysaye, and Nobel prize-winners doctor Jules Bordet and scientist Ernest Solvay, among others.

It’s fascinating walking among the array of ornate tombstones and reading the various farewell messages. It’s also a lovely escape from the hubbub of the city.

Expert tips: 
The cemetery is a short distance from Bois de la Cambre — why not rent bikes and visit both?

More information on Cimetière d’Ixelles :

Price guide:
Chaussée de Boondael, Brussels, 1050
Months open:
All year round

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