"Brussels - Gerechtshof ( Courthouse )" Palais de Justice Bruxelles Tip by speed4turtles

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

  The courthouse
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Although this gigantic edifice does not really belong to the Sablon, it nevertheless dominates the area.
It was built between 1860 and 1880 by Joseph POELAERT in eclectic style. It is believed to be the biggest building constructed in the 19th century in the world.
The palace of justice is situated on top of a hill, which was called "gallows hill" in the Middle Ages. The dimensions of the palace are awesome: it is 105 m high and covers a total surface of 24.000 square meters. It still functions as the supreme court of law for Belgium.


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

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2003
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