Crypte des Fleurs

The “Crypte des Fleurs” (Crypte Belgrade) is a formerly abandoned crypt or burial vault in the middle of an old graveyard. Many people are buried here, the city gave up on maintenance some years ago and therefore closed the crypt for public.

On the territory of Belgrade in the Belgian city Namur, on the Chaussée de Waterloo, Namur’s largest cemetery was constructed in 1864.

Crypte Belgrade was opened in 1882. It is five meters deep underground and has three galleries arranged in T-shape. Each gallery has about 400 boxes that can accommodate the remains of the deceased.

The two galleries forming the head of the T are consistent with the paths on the surface. The monuments found at ground level correspond to the graves underground, this allows families to gather without having to access the underground.

This crypt is the largest in the Walloon region. During the year 2017 the derelict burial vault was restored to its old glory and opened again.

These pictures were taken on the 4th of April 2009 before its restoration, when the crypt was still closed to the public.

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