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Justice Palace (Palais de Justice)

Address: Place Poelaert 1, Brussels 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Phone Number: 02/508-65-78
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Ranked #56 of 216 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Beirut
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100 reviews 100 reviews
60 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Nice building. I just saw it from the ourside but it's a very imposing structure. Couldn't take too much time exploring it as there was too much ice on the stairs and roads around

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Doha, Qatar
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211 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Begun in 1866 this is the largest building built in the world in the 19th Century. The Palace of Justice was built as a law court and still functions as such. In a decorated Neo_Classical style it has massive pillars and in fact everything about this building is on a massive scale. The entry area is quite beautiful and contains... More 

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78 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a very beautiful building. It is undergoing some work there when I visited, otherwise it would be even more beautiful. What surprises me is that there's a lot of scribbles and vandalizing on the walls near the staircases within the building. And it smelt of piss too . From where I came from, if there is such a... More 

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manchester
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178 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

With a dome always under scaffolding, this building does dominate the skyline. Next to it, on the right as you face its front doors, there is a viewpoint and a lift to the lower town. Inside it is a pretty impressive space but last year, they stopped casual visitors entering for security reasons which is a shame.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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329 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is a large, magnificent building with a golden dome all of which, unfortunately is currently encased in scaffolding. We viewed it from a passing train and would certainly like to inspect it more closely. However, I think that we shall wait until the restorations are complete.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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111 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

it is a nice building but under maintenance now , worth a quick visit though, I just saw it from the outside with the hop-on hop-off bus tour of Brussels

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

In short, i enjoyed my walk alone in this courthouse, though there were loads of re-construction going on and it kind of block the actual beauty of the structure. Managed to walk inside as well as they allow you to go in, its free. You may just walk to this place from Louiza. I would recommend this if you like... More 

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Karnei Shomron, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The admission is free. You can walk around and even take a look in the court room through the windows in the doors. The building impresses by its size and megalomania of its architectures and their sponsors. Enjoy the beautiful view over Brussels from the entrance to the Justice Palace.

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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Apparently the company who were refurbishing this massive building went bankrupt and so all this scaffolding was left around it. Infact they have actually had to replace the scaffold because it had been there so long - like 10 years or so. But go inside and walk around the pillars, it is a huge building and quite interesting

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is a glorious piece of architecture and you should definitely go and see it. Near the palace there is a great view of the city, and you can see all the way to Atomium.

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