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  • Address: Place Poelaert, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm. Closed weekends. Guided tours by written request only
  • Admission: Free

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Palace of Justice (Palais de Justice) Tours

The Palace of Justice is believed to be the largest building constructed in the 19th century. It’s covers 260,000 square feet (24,000 square meters) and dominates the Sablon area. 

It was built on an area known as Gallows Hill overlooking the working-class parts of the city. Around 3,000 houses were demolished to make way for the building that is larger than St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. This angered locals and the word "architect" became a derogatory term.

The style of the imposing grey building is described as Assyro-Babylonian. It’s dominated by columns and a large glittering golden dome. The courts were commissioned by Leopold II and designed by Joseph Poelaert, and ended up costing 45 million Belgian francs to build.

Practical Info

The closest train station is Louise and the 92 tram, which travels past the Royal Palace, is also close by. Alternatively, there is a great glass elevator that will take you from Place Bruegel in the Marolles to Place Poelaert and also delivers great views of the city on the way.

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Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour and Antwerp Half-Day Trip, Brussels, null
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Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour and Antwerp Half-Day Trip

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 42 Reviews

Pay less and get more with this Brussels Super Saver, which combines two popular tours into one full day of sightseeing. Make the most of your time in Belgium ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.09
Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Brussels, Day Trips
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Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 429 Reviews

See the best of Brussels on an easy and convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! The perfect do-it-yourself sightseeing tour in Brussels, the hop-on ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: Flexible

From USD $29.45
Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour, Antwerp Half-Day Trip, Day Trip to Ghent and ... 
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Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour, Antwerp Half-Day Trip, Day Trip to Ghent and Bruges

4 star rating: Recommended 107 Reviews

This Brussels Super Saver combines three popular tours at one discounted price for you to enjoy over two full days! Spend the first day on a half-day city ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $126.05
Brussels Half-Day City Tour, Brussels, Day Trips
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Brussels Half-Day City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 419 Reviews

Choose between a morning or afternoon guided coach tour and get better acquainted with Brussels. See the world-famous market square, glance at the ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours

From USD $34.16
Small-Group Highlights of Brussels Bike Tour, Brussels, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Small-Group Highlights of Brussels Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Discover the beauty of Brussels on this 3.5-hour guided biking tour. See 12 landmarks including the European Parliament, the Grand Place, Petit Sablon square, ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.16
Brussels Rail Day Trip from London, London, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Brussels Rail Day Trip from London

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At just under two and half hours, why not take the opportunity whilst in London to take a day trip by Eurostar over to the vibrant cosmopolitan city of ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $234.59
Brussels Half-Day Walking and Tasting Tour, Brussels, Rail Tours
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Brussels Half-Day Walking and Tasting Tour

On this 5 hour, small group walking tour of Brussels you will witness a number of the main city sights and visit 3 of the best chocolate shops in the city. You ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.29

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