Palacio de Tribunales de Justicia, Santiago

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The Palacio de los Tribunales de Justicia de Santiago is the building housing the Supreme Court of Chile, the Court of Appeals of Santiago, and the Court-martial Court of the Chilean Army, Chilean Air Force and Carabineros de Chile. It occupies a full block-front of Compañía Street between Bandera and Morandé Streets. The building diagonally faces the Palacio de la Real Aduana, which houses the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and Montt Varas Square sits in front.The building, which is opposite the Ex Congreso Nacional, was built in two phases between 1905 and 1930 in the neoclassical style. The earlier, the western portion of the building, was completed in 1911.The main entrance to the building is framed by a two-tiered portico that is supported by one-story-high Doric columns on the lower level and two-story-high Ionic columns on the upper level. The portico is crowned by a triangular pediment containing the figure of a condor standing on an open book with the word LEX sculpted over it.The building has a three-story arcade, which is parallel to the main facade and features a glass skylight. Ornamental details include caryatids holding bronze swords made by the sculptor Coll y Pi and a stained glass window made in Munich, Germany by Franz Mayer & Co..
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  • This was by far one of the most impressive and beautiful buildings in all of Santiago. It is very majestic and dominates the skyline. Well worth stopping by to take a few pictures.  more »
  • Both the palatial style building and its relatively narrow but simple modern water featured front yard has a distinctive architectural charm. Good for photography too.  more »
  • Because it is closed on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) when we "found" this Palacio, we were not able to enter it. We admired, however, its beautiful facades. Construction was going on during our 4-da...  more »
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  • Great neoclassic architecture! Building now houses the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals of Santiago, and the Court-martial Court of the Chilean Army, Chilean Air Force, Carabineros de Chile.
  • It's always nice to see the nice architecture of downtown Santiago
  • Historic building. Nice place to visit tourist destinations. If you have the opportunity to enter and visit their spaces.
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  • The Palace of the courts of Justice of Santiago de Chile is the building that houses the Supreme Court of Chile, the Appeals Court of Santiago and the Court-martial of army, air force and Carabineros. The building was built in two stages between 1905 and 1930. In 1976 it was declared "national historic landmark" by the Ministry of education of Chile. In our visits to the Palace was without access due to intense reform that surrounded the building at a distance, but it was possible to see in the distance through the sidings your majestic beauty.
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