"visit the Court of..." Palais de Justice Tip by Ronald_T

Palais de Justice, Brussels: 5 reviews and 9 photos


Favorite thing: <CENTER><font color = red><b>visit the Court of Justice.</b></font color = red></CENTER>

<CENTER>The <font color = blue>Court of Justice</font color = blue> is the most <font color = blue>colossal building</font color = blue> in <font color = blue>Europe</font color = blue>, with its surface area of <font color = blue>26 000 m²</font color = blue>.</CENTER>
<CENTER>The <font color = blue>stairs</font color = blue> are leading to a <font color = blue>gate in bronze</font color = blue>, a project of architect <font color = blue>Van Mansfeld</font color = blue>. That gate
gives access to <font color = blue>the front hall</font color = blue>, which has a surface area of <font color = blue>3.600m²</font color = blue>.</CENTER>
<CENTER>In the building are <font color = blue>20 audience halls</font color = blue>, and <font color = blue>245 other halls</font color = blue>, <font color = blue>rooms</font color = blue>, and <font color = blue>smaller chambers</font color = blue>. The <font color = blue>dome</font color = blue> of the monument elevates itself to <font color = blue>103 meters above the square</font color = blue>.</CENTER>
<CENTER><font color = green>This project was in hands of architect <font color = blue>Benoït</font color = blue>.</font color = green></CENTER>
<CENTER>On all of the four corners of the building you can find <font color = blue>statues</font color = blue>, which presents <font color = blue>justice</font color = blue>, <font color = blue>mercy</font color = blue>, <font color = blue>authority</font color = blue> and the <font color = blue>law</font color = blue>.</CENTER>
<CENTER>The <font color = blue>architectural design</font color = blue> was from <font color = blue>Poelaert</font color = blue>. He started his project in <font color = blue>1866</font color = blue> and on <font color = blue>October 15th 1883</font color = blue> it was <font color = blue>inaugurated</font color = blue>, overloaded with criticism, but admired by everyone.</CENTER>

Address: Near Place Louise

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 12, 2002
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