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Justice Palace (Palais de Justice)

Place Poelaert 1, Brussels 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
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Ranked #51 of 212 attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Government Buildings
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Ponta Grossa, PR
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This huge building, though not very old (basically from 1800s) is one of the most impressive in Europe, in my opinion. Visitors in Brussels should not miss visiting it. However, the building seems to be "abandoned"... Lots of garbadge spread in the surrounding inner areas.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a huge building and the biggest out of the ones that we saw. You can walk around it and admire the size and the beauty of the building. We couldn't go in die to the undergoing constructions.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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88 reviews 88 reviews
76 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Tourist books claim this is the largest building in all of Europe; however, it is more like the largest renovation site in Europe. The Justice Palace can be seen from miles away but it is covered in scaffolding as the outside is getting a much needed makeover. The imposing structure is a great place to start your tour of Brussels... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The building is undergoing renovation at present and a hugh part of it has been covered up. Only the top dome is highly visible as a land mark now.

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Halifax, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You're free to walk around and in the front part of the building, but there is a lot of construction being done and I wouldn't visit after dark!

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Massive building that dominates the avenue leading up to it; it can be seen for miles away. Sad to see it in such a state of misuse and negligence. Would have been magnificent at it's building.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great way of killing some time if you like architecture. This building has a rich history, go and find out the story about the architecht yourself :) . The Royal park is aligned with this building, not clearly visible from the Justice Palace but from the park it becomes quite clear (and from the park you can also see the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Yes. No doubt its giant structure made in 19th century. There is a side road and you can take elevator from there to reach the level (elevator is free). Find the parking on side roads. It serves like roof top for Brussels. Couples and youngster sit there for chit chat and to see sun setting down. Cannot have very good... More

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125 reviews 125 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Well worth paying this building a visit! Its absolutely huge, there isnt much to do only walk around the grounds but it is worth it just to see it! There is also a war memorial close by.

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207 reviews 207 reviews
114 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We viewed this building from afar and managed to walk to find it. What magnificent architecture although now a ruin that wouldn't look out of place in Pompeii. You can imagine though what it would have been like in it's heyday with magnificient stone pillars and colonades with tiled flooring - but what a mess as it looked like a... More

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