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Western Cemetery

Palinghuizen 143, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 216 79 20
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Beautiful cemetery.

Since moving to Gent we often go for a walk round this cemetery. Very peaceful place with the most... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Jove1970
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
One of the two main cementeries in Ghent

Rather nice cementery where, in generel, the non-Catholic Ghentians are burried (Campo Santo in... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2016
WardvV
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Ghent, Belgium
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29 Aug 2017
“Beautiful cemetery.”
24 Jan 2016
“One of the two main cementeries in Ghent”
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Palinghuizen 143, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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+32 9 216 79 20
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Since moving to Gent we often go for a walk round this cemetery. Very peaceful place with the most outstanding and unusual graves I've ever seen. Also there are lots of cats around sleeping on the graves.

Thank Jove1970
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Rather nice cementery where, in generel, the non-Catholic Ghentians are burried (Campo Santo in St-Amandssberg would be the place for them). Some mausolea, mainly common graves and - as in every Belgian cementery - a part of war graves.

Thank WardvV
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The Westerbegraafplaats is the secular cemetery of Ghent, the Christian one being on the other side of town at Campo Santo. Many of the city's famous writers, politicians and artists are buried here and the walled-off old section of the graveyard features a wonderful park...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 28 December 2014

The Westerbegraafplaats is a nice place for contemplation or a walk among historical graves in a park landscape. Many graves are decorated with eye-catching sculptures. Interesting are also the military sections of the cemetary (including Commonwealth, French, Italians, Russians,...). The cemetary is just a short...More

Thank RomkaN
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Not to be missed. We used our bicycles to get here from our centrally located Vrienden op de Fiets house. Very scenic. Majestic entrance. A few war memorials, but above all a good representation of the history of Ghent for the last two centuries, commemorating...More

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