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. By using our Brussels online trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Justice Palace (Palais de Justice) and other attractions in Brussels.
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  • The courthouse is a spectacular building by its size and its architecture, the entrance is free and there begins the bundled since you can wander the gigantic building without a single indication of where these and where to go, if we add works in its facade, perhaps visit must wait to finish the works , although this does not solve the chaos inside.
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  • My favorite building in Brussels. So big and full of details, really magnificent construction. Definitely mandatory to check it out.  more »
  • A giant, beautiful but unfortunately caged by scaffolding for renovation. It is observed only from outside, inside offices. In the immediate vicinity you can admire the panorama of the city, being the Palace located in the heart of Brussels. From there you can get off, get lost walking in the streets and reach the old town, or take the tram/bus and head for the European quarter, for example, or the entire western part of the city, with museums (fine art, Magritte), Royal Palace, etc.
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