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“Rome's Palace of Justice”

Palazzo di Giustizia
Ranked #231 of 1,515 things to do in Rome
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Rome, Italy
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619 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 478 helpful votes
“Rome's Palace of Justice”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

This massive building borders the pretty Piazza Cavour on one side, and faces the Tiber on the other. It was built at the turn of the 19th Century, and is considered one of the grandest of the "new" buildings constructed when Rome became the capital city of the united Kingdom of Italy. Despite its grandeur, some people consider it unattractive and refer to it as Il Palazzaccio, "the ugly palace." On the side facing the river, there are statues of great Italian jurists. At the top is a gigantic bronze statue of a winged "Justice" in a chariot drawn by four horses. It is particularly notable at night when it is brightly lit up.

Visited February 2014
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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“They call this the ugly building but far from it”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

The absolute extravagance in this building is fantastic. It is vast, beautiful fountains. We walked past this building every day, walking back over the bridge every night it was always lit up.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“One of the grandest...”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

W e walked from St Peter's Square to get to Castel Sant' Angelou along the Tiber river to Palace of Justice,in Prati district Rome. Its a "wow", love to see the Baroque architecture and is completely covered with travertine limestone. Considered one of the grandest of the new buildings built between 1888 and 1910,followed the proclamation of Rome as the capital city of the kingdom of Italy. I regretted so much wasn't able to see the inside, but other members of the family saw the magical and awesome courtrooms , as if it's a church, On our way back to the Vatican, lots and lots of souvenirs to choose from, but , just buy them outside, its all the same. We are now heading towards the Vatican Museum, the highlights of our travelling. We need to come back again this year....

Visited November 2012
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New York
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“Beautiful gigantic building.”
Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

Passed by it walking from the Vatican after passing the castle along the Tiber river. Saw it and said wow this is some beautiful building. Interesting vendors selling books, etc along the way.

Visited May 2013
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Rome, Italy
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“Gigantic”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Well, I have been lucky enough to be able to visit it inside. If on the outside is impressive enough, a gigantic - yet elegant - monolite, on the inside looks like a royal palace with some courtrooms looking like a church.

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