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Campo Santo, the most beautiful cemetery of Ghent

Learn all about the Père Lachaise of Ghent

What does the last resting place of singer Luc De Vos look like? Which other famous people lie buried in Campo Santo? Which tomb was first? Who was buried in it? You can learn all about this on our fascinating guided tour of Campo Santo.

More about this tour

You really cannot miss the 19-metre high hill in Sint-Amandsberg, next to the St Amandus Church. This is the burial mound of Campo Santo, modelled after the famous Père Lachaise in Paris. You will not only find the impressive tombs of famous catholics, painters and poets. Also local Ghent heroes like art connoisseur Jan Hoet and comic strip writer Marc Sleen have found their last resting place here. Follow our guide along the many tombstones and their very special history, relax a while on a bench and absorb the beauty of the many monumental tombstones in an array of styles, from Neo-Gothic to Art Nouveau/Modern Style. Only recently seventy very valuable tombs have been restored to their original glory.

Practical information
  • Max. 20 people per guide
  • From 1 April until 30 September open from 07:00 till 20:00
  • From 1 October until 31 March from 08:00 till 17:30
  • This tour is less suitable for people with reduced mobility.

    There are stairs and uneven paths.

Meeting point Oud Gemeentehuis Sint-Amandsberg, Antwerpsesteenweg, aan het Oorlogsmonument
Point of arrival
Languages Dutch, French, English, German, Italian, West-Vlaams, Gents
Price from € 115
Duration 2 h