Heritage day 2014 in Laeken, Belgium

This year`s Heritage Day will take place on 27th of April 2014 with the slogan “Withouth any borders”.

Exibitions on the theme " Cosmopolitanism in the cemetery of Laeken " and tours at the cemetery of Laeken will be at 11.00 am and 15.00 pm on that day. We will visit the graves of some people who were part of the artisitc and intellectual elite in the 19th and early 20th century.

One of the interesting thing to see at the cemetery is an original bronze cast of Auguste Rodin`s Thinker, purchased in 1927 by the antiquarian and art collector Josef Dillen to use as his own memorial. Next to the entrance, there is a small museum dedicated to the sculptor Ernest Salu (1845-1923) and his successors. Many of the monuments that embellish the cemetery are products of the Salu workshop.

Next to the "Church of Our Lady of Laeken" is the Royal Crypt, consecrated in 1872, and the resting place of the Belgian royal family.

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