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Address: Place Poelaert 1, Brussels 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Phone Number: 02/508-65-78
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Impressive building

Around Christmas we went to the palace of justice. It is possible to enter the big hall and walk a little bit around. The size and the impressive architecture definitely makes it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Niels O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This stunning building is from the 19th century and apart from pretty, is the biggest courthouse in the world. After the Second War World, the dome was destroyed so they builded a higher new one in gold colour.

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Thank Angielondonct
Bilbao, Spain
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114 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge. but it was in restoration so we had to imagine. is very large. And it has a veranda with views of the city but not very good.

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Thank NataliaAE
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this building on a Saturday morning and was very empty which made it much better. Although we couldn't go in because it closes on weekends. Just next to it you can experience the best view of Brussels.

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Thank Kiara A
Windhoek, Namibia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a strange piece of architecture - a glorious gilded dome, sitting astride a squat stone structure. But the view from the top is well worth the steep walk up - it gave us a whole new perspective of the city and helped us piece together some of the sights we'd seen. Coming here helped us see a different... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Around Christmas we went to the palace of justice. It is possible to enter the big hall and walk a little bit around. The size and the impressive architecture definitely makes it worth a visit. It is only not possible to enter the tower during the renovation and have a view over Brussels.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Imposing edifice setting atop a hill that provides great views of the city below. Impressive architecture.

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London
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband & I both work in law and we had wanted to visit since a brief trip to Brussels this summer.The building is open to the public & you are allowed to sit in on court hearings,which we did. Once you get past the scaffolding which apparently has been up for many years this is a beautiful building,it looks... More 

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is the biggest court of the world but from inside it need much renovation. The status inside are amazing and building from outside looks great... Once the renovation and restoration work is complete it will be amazing place.

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Gurgaon, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Not a usual tourist attraction, this building is in need of major repair which is infact is ongoing. The building has impressive column work, grand stairways and stautes.Definitely a draw for people looking for off beat activities. Very few visitor is only makes it better.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We happened upon this huge building while walking from the market to the Grand Synagogue. It is huge! I don't know if you can go inside but if it is not too far out of your way it is worth seeing from the outside. There is an external lift (free) which takes you up to the plaza in front of... More 

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