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Justice Palace (Palais de Justice)

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Address: Place Poelaert 1, Brussels 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Phone Number: 02/508-65-78
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Overwhelmingly glorious, beautiful building. We came to Brussels straight after visiting Rome and Paris and, despite seen so many great architectural places, we were stunned by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Worth stopping by to check out this epic architecture. You need to go through security to go in the building so we skipped it. We were able to snap some pix in the grand entry. It's under restoration right now.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Overwhelmingly glorious, beautiful building. We came to Brussels straight after visiting Rome and Paris and, despite seen so many great architectural places, we were stunned by the magnificence of this structure and the sculptures. Unfortunately, at the same time, we experienced great sadness to see how neglected, dirty and abandoned the outside of the building looked. What a shame. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A whole popular area of Brussels was destroyed to make room for this building. To the point of making "architect" an insult in the Brussels dialect. The building is impressive though. You can also have a look inside, unless some big trial is taking place and security is tighter.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Beautiful building, ... absolutely worth stopping and wandering through. The great hall is massive, overwhelming. You can't help but marvel at the construction.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This building is massive and beautiful. It is free to walk through and admire the amazing architecture. It will provide you with the impression of strong justice. Definitely an underrated place in Brussels. It is on my top 10 of place to see in Brussels

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Palais de Justice is a magnificent building at present encased in scaffolding and not open to the public but the view of the city from it is spectacular on a clear day and free. To get there walk along Blaes Street and ogle the 50s/60s retro shops but keep an eye out for the lift up to the Palais... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You wonder around in marolles,an obviously poor area and then you see this huge building dominating the area at the top of the hill! As I read it was built there and made so huge in order to show to the poor inhabitants there who is the boss (meaning the wealthy people)! Massive building with a great dome but needs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The Palais de Justice has a beautiful golden dome, very high, and quite a visible landmark as I walked the city to the central museum area...every body seems to know where it is, if you get lost!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Most definitely in need of the continuing renovation. Lots of potential, but for now just appreciate the massive columns and great volume of the structure.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We didn't go inside. The outside is being renovated. To the right is an outdoor lift which takes you to the ground level. The view from here is impressive and panoramic. You can see the atomium.

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