Justice Palace (Palais de Justice)

Justice Palace (Palais de Justice)

Justice Palace (Palais de Justice)
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
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8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Vanolyn
Portland, OR139 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We did not go inside but appreciated the immensity of the building and the history - there is also a good viewpoint from “upper town” right here. We only wish the scaffolding were off to better appreciate the architecture
Written June 26, 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK612,469 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
The Palace Of Justice Of Brussels is a wonderful looking building that's a must go destination if you're planning on visiting Brussels.
Constructed between 1866-1883 from designs from architect Joseph Joachim Benoit ,today it's considered the most important court buildings in Brussels.
Although still a magnificent looking building at present there's a major renovation scheme taking place ,even with the scaffolding the sheer beauty of this building shines through,it's a building easy to locate on Place Pielaert and well worth checking out if you're in the area
Written June 7, 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel36,124 contributions
Apr 2022
What could've been a gorgeous building is currently being renovated, so I wouldn't bother to visit it, for the time being.
Written May 2, 2022
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June A
Surrey, UK2,438 contributions
Aug 2020
I would have loved to have seen the inside of this beautiful building to see the interor and learn more about its history and function, but alas I had run out of time and so had to admire it from afar.
Written July 11, 2021
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Deborah from Indiana
12 contributions
Sep 2019
This was an incredible experience, the magnitude of the building, the size of the halls and getting lost seemed to be part of the overall experience. I was walking with a French woman and neither of us could figure out how to get out-we just laughed and kept walking-going in and out of rooms and halls.
Written January 4, 2020
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Nataša A
Belgrade, Serbia182 contributions
Apr 2019
First thing to notice is gargantuan size of building.
Second was names of Leopold I and Leopold II carved in stone slabs at entrance. One black man was standing near by and my thought was that it is ironic to have recognition for person responsible for millions of deaths on building called Palace of justice even it was build during his rule.
Good to know is that there is no tourist entrance, you just go to entrance for non-employee - it is free, but visitor must go through security check and metal detectors.
Next impression is enormous entrance hall, probably made to impress, but my feeling was that "little man" should know that justice is not for awaiting him there
Probably that entrance and first floor corridor is all tourist should be walking around, but all signs are in french, so I decided to climb up to the dome, which is under reconstruction. Anything higher then 6th floor is locked, but you can wander numerous corridors and some courtrooms are not locked and interior is probably from day of opening. Upper floors are just offices, smells like grandma's closet. I managed to get one photo of dome through window of one of higher floors.
Whole building needs renewing, but considering size it might be never finished.
Interesting is that security didn't make fuss when we met on upper floors, they apologized nicely for not letting me into dome, since it is under construction.
Written December 11, 2019
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GrahamP113
Witham, UK1,585 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Only saw this from the outside because of limited time, but what an absolute joy. It is huge and has such a prominent position. Great trip
Written November 30, 2019
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John R
Farnham, UK406 contributions
Nov 2019
Today it was covered in scaffolding so we could not get a great view, but it looked like a really impressive building with great architecture.
Written November 16, 2019
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Noghnosh100
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia445 contributions
Aug 2019
We try to visit Justice Palace thinking that it will be an interesting Building, but the surprise that no one from the inside know where the visitors should enter and some where surprised from our request. we make a complete tour around the building but without success. the most terrible part on the right side of the building where it seems its a empty area kept for dranks and their friends.
Building so huge and Old and give the spirit of history but its not a target for tourists just to pass by for minutes.
Written September 28, 2019
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Jacob Wardamse
Dublin, Ireland67 contributions
Aug 2019
The building from the outside looks like a seat of an empire, which was deserted and left to rot 30 years ago. Bushes and grasses growing out from the cracks in the walls, windows planked through, all looking like a set from a horror movie. The scaffoldings that the building is wrapped around look like have been erected there some time ago, and just left, with no works being done... We walked around the edifice, thinking that the entrance might be near the cliff, and we’ve seen HOUNDREDS of some small aluminium bottles of unknown origin. Plus vodka bottles. Plus needles... We quickly trotted away...
We were passing it by two days ago, on a Thursday morning, and seen that people are coming in from direction of the big square, so hesitantly we walked on. It stroke us that the Courthouse is open Monday to Friday, and THIS is what we should look for- the majestic staircase, the three-story high ceiling at the entrance lobby, the sculptures and the engravings. A pity though that when you walk up the grand stairs there are graffiti scribbled on the walls. And needles again...
Weird place...
Written September 22, 2019
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Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), Brussels

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