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Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), Brussels

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Marvel at the magnitude of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), whose construction required the relocation of an entire community. The neoclassical giant remains an important center of justice and is often bustling with law professionals. The sheer size of the building commands your attention--it takes up an entire city block and is larger than St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Like St. Peter's, a gold dome makes the palace easy to spot from different points around the city, so you could use it as a marker to orient yourself to other attractions. There is no cost to enter the building, and you are free to roam the halls, as well as view the main courtroom. Watch for the imposing statuary by Pierre Armand Cattier in the entrance hall. Put Justice Palace (Palais de Justice) into our Brussels vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Brussels.
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  • Decoration is very beautiful with a very large building. Is a bit disappointing because it was being renovated when we went, but it was still enough good. Okay here is more famous tourist spot is? There is enough worth seeing only in appearance to Roma Termini, in the least!
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  • Grand Palace, but only in terms of size. The Palais de Justice in Brussels has long been in restoration and for this caged on the main façade and don't notice hardly at all the goodness and beauty of the structure. On the other hand, once in place, you can see an almost complete panorama of the Belgian capital that it will repay you in part of the failure to visit.
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  • Tremendous dome you can see for miles - intentionally of course ! When I went, the security / soldiers were only allowing people with passes to enter which is a shame. Anyhow, from the plaza outside t...  more »