Thursday, 29 September 2011

Palais de Justice Brussels

The Palais de Justice was designed by Joseph Poelaert and built between 1866 and 1893 on the hill where the gallows stood in medieval times. The total cost of the construction, land and furnishings was somewhere in the region of 45 million Belgian francs. It is the biggest building constructed in the 19th century covering an larger area than St. Peter's in Rome.

The Palais overlooks the entire city of Brussels. From here are some of the best panoramas of the city in all directions and can take the glass lift from Place Breugel to Place Poelaert and vice versa get a nice view over Brussels, for free.

Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm closed July guided tours are by written request only admission free

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