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Address: Place Poelaert 1, Brussels 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Phone Number: 02/508-65-78
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Turned up on rainy Saturday morning to find the building and square completely empty. I've heard this was the largest building constructed in the 19th century, well it surely has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Gorey, Ireland
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Gorey, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Turned up on rainy Saturday morning to find the building and square completely empty. I've heard this was the largest building constructed in the 19th century, well it surely has a lock on the largest assortment of scaffolding constructed in the 21st. It's like what all the grand monuments of Europe will look like when humans die out; defaced statues,... More 

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Naantali, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Beautiful and huge historical building, but unfortunately under renovation. But still you can see its greatness and worth of few pics. Because it's up there, in front of the building opens great views overlooking city and you can also take a lift down

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I went to Brussels for a day as a birthday surprise. So rushed around to do some sightseeing. This is a beautiful building. Definitely a must see. Years of history to be discovered.

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New York City, New York
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136 reviews 136 reviews
103 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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