Protected by an 800 metre long wall, Ixelles Cemetery was developed in 1877 to replace its cramped predecessor. Laid out radiating around a central space planted with cypress trees, it also contains a military field of honour watched over by large statutes of soldiers. The numerous artistic, scientific and other figures buried in the cemetery are a reflection of the extraordinarily rich diversity of Ixelles: Victor Horta rests not far from Jules Brunfaut and Paul Saintenoy. Mausoleums of incredible artistic quality bear the signature of renowned artists like Eugène Simonis and Victor Horta. Nature and works of art combine in this silent place to offer an extraordinary record of the richness of cultural activity in the municipality.