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Supreme Court of Justice

Eugénio dos Santos, Séc. XVIII

Supremo Tribunal de Justiça

Tours

Guided tour made by the author of the architectural project himself or by an invited specialist.

Luís Lameiras e André Capricho

Maximum 50 people per visit

No reservation required; first-come, first-served

Photography allowed

Description

The Supreme Court building is the third of 6 Pombaline blocks on the northeast side of Praça do Comércio, built after the earthquake of 1755 on the site of the former Terreiro do Paço square. It is part of the ministerial complex around the square, the architecture of which is defined by repeating arcades. Mouzinho da Silveira was the great reformer of the judicial system, including the Supreme Court, which has been based at this site since 1833. It is worth noting that, in contrast to other ministries and state institutions, the uppermost echelon of the Portuguese judicial system has remained in the same premises for almost 200 years.

Location

Praça do Comércio

Directions: Google Maps / Apple Maps

Public Transport

Bus: Baixa-Chiado (Linhas Azul e Verde)Azul e Verde), Terreiro do Paço (Linha Azul)

Subway: Baixa-Chiado (Linhas Azul e Verde), Terreiro do Paço (Linha Azul)

Train: Cais do Sodré (Linha de Cascais)

Boat: Terreiro do Paço