Law Courts

The courthouse, which stands at the top of Galgenberg, was completed by Poelaert in 1883. Its construction entailed the destruction of part of the Marolles district, transforming the neighbourhood forever. The size of this Classical-inspired "Mammoth" is impressive: 26 000m² of floor space, sides 150m and 160m long and a dome nearly 100m high. The main entrance is framed by a vast peristyle opening onto the Room of Lost Steps.

Useful information

Address : 

Pl. Poelaert 1, 1000 Bruxelles

Phone:

+32 2 508 61 11

Opening hours

8am-5pm depending on security requirements - closed weekends

Nearby tourist attractions

Place Poelaert Place Poelaert
Place Poelaert
Place Poelaert at the top of Galgenberg
0:15
Museum of Musical Instruments Museum of Musical Instruments
Museum of Musical Instruments
The MIM occupies two buildings: the
Le Sablon Le Sablon
Le Sablon
Inextricably linked to the history of
1:30
Place du Petit-Sablon Place du Petit-Sablon
Place du Petit-Sablon
Transformed into a little public garden,
0:15
Notre-Dame-de-la-Chapelle Church Notre-Dame-de-la-Chapelle Church
Notre-Dame-de-la-Chapelle Church
This church, with a congregation made up
0:15
Place du Jeu-de-balle Place du Jeu-de-balle
Place du Jeu-de-balle
This square is in the working-class
0:15
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

Place Poelaert Place Poelaert
Place Poelaert
Place Poelaert at the top of Galgenberg
0:15
Le Sablon Le Sablon
Le Sablon
Inextricably linked to the history of
1:30
Place du Petit-Sablon Place du Petit-Sablon
Place du Petit-Sablon
Transformed into a little public garden,
0:15
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Museum of Musical Instruments Museum of Musical Instruments
Museum of Musical Instruments
The MIM occupies two buildings: the
Notre-Dame-de-la-Chapelle Church Notre-Dame-de-la-Chapelle Church
Notre-Dame-de-la-Chapelle Church
This church, with a congregation made up
0:15
Church of Notre-Dame-du-Sablon Church of Notre-Dame-du-Sablon
Church of Notre-Dame-du-Sablon
This lovely Flamboyant-style building
0:15
See all