"Palais de Justice" Palais de Justice Bruxelles Tip by Willettsworld

Palais de Justice Bruxelles, Brussels: 46 reviews and 56 photos


This huge building certainly features heavily in Brussels' skyline as it can be seen from almost any vantage point in the city. It is built on the huge scale occupying an area larger than that of St Peter's Basilica in Rome, and was one of the world's most impressive 19th century buildings. It was built between 1866 and 1883 by architect Joseph Poelaert who looked for inspiration in classical temples, but sadly died mid-construction in 1879. The building is still home to the city's law courts. The building is currently (and has been for quite some time), being renovated.

Address: Place Poelaert 1
Directions: At Rue des Quatre Bras
Phone: +32 2 508 61 11
Website: http://justice.belgium.be/fr/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 11, 2006
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