Palais de Justice, Brussels

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    The big palace

    by lina112 Written Jul 26, 2012
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    The Palace of Justice or Supreme Court of Belgium is located in the upper area of ​​the city, Saint Gilles, on the way to the Avenue Louise, in an area formerly known as Gallows Hill. This location gives a panoramic view of the city. The building was designed by architect Joseph Poelaert, who died 4 years before its completion in 1883. The style is described as eclectic, inspired mainly Assyrian-Babylonian

    El Palacio de Justicia o Corte Suprema de Justicia de Bélgica está situado en la zona alta de la ciudad, en Saint Gilles, en el camino hacia la Avenue Louise, en una zona conocida anteriormente como Colina de la Horca. Esta ubicación le da una gran vista panorámica de la ciudad. El edificio fue diseñado por el arquitecto Joseph Poelaert, quien falleció 4 años antes de su finalización en 1883. El estilo es descrito como ecléctico, con inspiración principalmente asirio-babilónico.

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    by MiguelPS2112 Written Dec 11, 2004
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    This place will take your breath away if you like old architecture, its just big and the statues inside remind you old good thinkers, I sometimes imagine that I could talk with Socrates trough those statues...I leave them as a surprise for when you go...sorry.

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    Palais de Justice

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 16, 2006
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    This massive building overlooks the entire city of Brussels. From here are some of the best panoramas of the city in all directions.

    The huge "palace" was built in the late 1800s, and it certainly looks it... during my visit, much of the building was under construction and the rest of it needed some upkeep.... I seem to recall broken windows, graffiti, boarded up doors, and crumbling stone....

    However, this is still the home of Belgium's highest courts, so a very powerful symbol.

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    by speed4turtles Updated Aug 25, 2003
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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.

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    Palais De Justice

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Feb 23, 2005

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    city view

    Besides the magnificent architecture of the justice building itself another reason to come here are the beautiful city views from the top of the hill.

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    Fantastic Building on the hill

    by makturk Written Mar 3, 2006

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    It is settled on a hill and you can see all Brussells from there even the Atomium.It is the builging of Justice. great historical place. There are some statues in front of it.

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    Soon brighter

    by 1W1V Written May 17, 2005

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    Palais de Justice, rue Royale

    This is just a partial view of the Brussels' Court !
    Under well needed renovation (04/2005).
    Another piece of Brussels Architecture

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  • Views

    by MiguelPS2112 Written Dec 11, 2004

    From the Palais de Justice you have one of the best views of Brussels, if you take a close look you will see the atomiun on Franks shoulder.

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