Palais de Justice#8 in Best Things To Do in Brussels
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As you might've guessed, the Palais de Justice houses the city's law courts and is considered to be Belgium's supreme court of law. This building was one of the largest construction projects of its time during the 19th century. Larger than St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the building sits atop Gallows Hill, providing panoramic views of the city.
Travelers are split on their thoughts of the Palais de Justice. Many admire how grand the structure is, but are disappointed by the lack of TLC given to the building's upkeep, with some visitors reporting graffiti, trash, holes, cracks and a mysterious black dust on many areas of building's exterior. Although the building needs work, some travelers say it's worth a trip to see the views it provides of the city, and recommend going at sunset with some Belgian cuisine in tow.
Open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Palais de Justice is free to visit. You'll find it in Upper Town, off the Louise metro stop.
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