The garden of Hades

Thematic visit  to the Central Cemetery of Bruges around grave symbolism, led by an S-wan guide.

  • Quiet, green garden of the dead
  • Well-known tomb symbolism
  • Each grave monument tells a different story
Duration2 Hours
ParticipantsThe number of participants in a group is limited to 20 persons.
Important information

Please be at the appointment 10 minutes in advance (Large entrance Central Cemetery at the end of the Brugs-Kerkhofstraat) since the guide leaves promptly.

Additional informationS-wan_algemeen.pdf

Further information

Amen to being buried in and around the church! Joseph II, the Emperor-sexton, in 1784 issues the infamous ordinance on funerals. Not only is the “churchyard” now a banal “cemetery”, but the Bruges funeral rates are rising for a second time in less than 6 weeks. Game on! The Bruggeling strongly opposes now that death also becomes an expensive affair.

This is how the history of the “Rapestik” begins, where every funerary monument tells a story. Two hundred years of funerary history and cult of the dead await those who walk melancholically along the many corridors.

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Ging niet door wacht op nieuwe datum
by Chantal Verstraete on 11/24/2020
Civid-19 was baas ten tijde van ons bezoek
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De overheid was bang dat een tiental bezoekers alle bewoners en gebruikers van de tuin met corona zouden besmetten. Daarom was bezoek niet toegestaan.
by Bernard Bruyneel on 11/12/2020
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Ik hoop een nieuwe kans te krijgen om deze wandeling te kunnen maken !
by Dorine Jooren on 11/07/2020
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