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Address: Place Poelaert 1, Brussels 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
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Impressive, in dire need of renovation

This was Europe's tallest building when it was built. Built to impress, and it still does. You feel very small when you walk inside. City of Brussels should be ashamed of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Scandicmaria
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Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was Europe's tallest building when it was built. Built to impress, and it still does. You feel very small when you walk inside. City of Brussels should be ashamed of themselves for not renovating this beautiful and impressive building. Still in active use as a courthouse.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1,235 reviews
592 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tremendous dome you can see for miles - intentionally of course ! When I went, the security / soldiers were only allowing people with passes to enter which is a shame. Anyhow, from the plaza outside there are great panoramic views of the city so well worth the walk to get here.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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91 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This building really too big. You can enter inside for free and walk through the halls. It looks good with a lot of small statues and stairs. It's a pity that building was under repair and the exterior facade was hidden.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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224 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The architecture of the place is magnificent, really huge and historic. There were renovations when we went, we couldn't get inside, but we just admired the exterior of this huge building with lovely old European style.

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Wolfsburg, Germany
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54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We accidently walked by the "Palais de Justice" and decided to take a closer look. The building is very big. Relly large stairs, rooms etc. From the inside we awaited a little more, it's not special. Also it could be a little more clean. You find a lot of dirty places and I think I smelt urin at some points.... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Wanted to visit it from inside but didn't work out (was too late). But besides of that we were able to get on the stairs to the balcony just for a little trip around the corners. Even this could give great feeling. Absolutely fantastic building, enormous, huge with a number of decorations, columns, stairs. Located on the hill from there... More 

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Thank Pawel H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

It is a colosal stone building whose creator went mad and never really finished the building. Its an endless labyrinth of architecture well worth the look of a passing by tourist.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Wikipedia suggests this is the biggest court building in the world, and I could believe it. The Palace of Justice is absolutely gigantic and, on the inside, cavernous, beautifully decorated. If you turn up on any working day, you can enter and wander around for free, but must go through airport-style security. The place is full of art, lawyers in... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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126 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is really enormous building, full of interesting details, element, and figures, really magnificent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The better surprise of my trip to Brussels. A huge and fantastic building, with a beautiful view of the city.

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