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Address: Place Poelaert 1, Brussels 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Phone Number: 02/508-65-78
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Impressive building

Renovations were happening which spoiled the view somewhat. However, if you are an architecture fan, you should see this impressive structure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This huge pile of 19th century stone Justice Palace sits on the hill of the Upper Town dominating the panorama of Brussels. It is hiding behind rusty scaffolding since time immemorial and the interior is mainly empty. We visited in a nice summer evening when the building was already closed but it was still possible explore the huge entrance porch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There is an amazing insect display in there and one of the rooms is pretty impressive and fun for kids also with the insects are made into an art form.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Renovations were happening which spoiled the view somewhat. However, if you are an architecture fan, you should see this impressive structure.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Pity about the renovations, although they are necessary. Not worth visiting at the moment. When completed, I am sure the visit will be worthwhile.

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Avelgem, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The justice palace seen from afar is impressive. Once you get closer you can see how much this building is in need of restauration. This restauration has now begun. Scaffolding is hiding part of the building. Let's hope the job is going to bring the building back to its former beauty.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Do not leave Brussels without visiting this building. It is awesome - an amazing piece of architecture. You can visit the ground floor, first floor and below ground floor. We were blown away by the sheer scale of the building, the height of the ceilings and the grand scale of it. Tourists must enter through the security gate.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very remarkable building and above all one of the best of the city, I have not visited it inside but I didn't missed it from outside. Just getting there using the public lift Which leads from the lower city up to the top. This huge building dominates the city, as I said the size it's incredibly big but unfortunately it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Under renovation...but still quite a few things to see inside the Justice Palace. Located approximately 20 mins walking from Midi station the decorated golden top can be visible from distance. This one what I thought is just for tourism is actually a fully functional Courthouse. You might find session going on but you are allowed to go inside and take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I did not enter the Justice Palace, but the square out front offers a great view of Brussels. The building is very imposing, sitting at the very top of the hill. It will be well worth seeing once refurbishments are complete.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a beautiful building. It's mostly covered in scaffolding as it is getting some much needed tlc but still worth a trip to see from the outside. The sheer size of the building is amazing. It'll look even better after it's been renovated.

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