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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A beautiful building,a law court since the 19 century,but it need's some renovation.work has started but's let's hope they can bring this back to being the crowning glory of this wonderful city.we took some fantastic photo's of this beautiful building and when we return hope that the work being done at the moment is only the start of good thing's... More 

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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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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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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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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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