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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 #57 of 206 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Derby, United Kingdom
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446 reviews 446 reviews
294 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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
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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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