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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 #61 of 204 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Karnei Shomron, Israel
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 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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Lyon, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

very impressive big building, nice view over the city. The first world war monument is in front this nice building

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

not really sure where to start with this building. If it wasn't covered in scaffolding then it would be absolutely magnificent. It is enormous. We literally only went inside behind the massive pillars. Inside it is like something from ancient Rome. It could be so impressive. There are some nice statues and steps and pillars etc. But it is also... More

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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
64 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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