Brussels – a quirky, offbeat capital

Brussels is not only the capital of Belgium, but also the capital of Europe and a city of culture and gentle hedonism. Surrounding the city’s major set piece, the Grand'Place, a visitor to Brussels will find the finest restaurants, endearing bars, and some of the world’s finest works of art and astounding architecture. The vibe here is laissez-faire; so relax, go with the flow, and let Brussels slowly soak into your spirit.

Justice Palace (Palais de Justice)

Justice Palace (Palais de Justice)

The Law Courts of Brussels

The Law Courts of Brussels Editors' Note

Justice Palace (Palais de Justice) represents the highest law court in Belgium. The notable landmark was built between 1866 and 1883 in an interesting and eclectic style.

Architect Joseph Poelaert is the man behind the appealing design of Justice Palace. As one of the largest and most expensive buildings constructed in the 19th century, its massive presence is quite domineering.

Tours are sometimes available here. It’s also important to note that the building has been in renovations for some time, and may have inaccessible areas as a result.

Justice Palace (Palais de Justice)
Place Poelaert 1, 1000 Brussels
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