Art in the Palace of Justice
There is always something artistic to see on every floor. On the second floor, in the Hall of Lost Steps, five frescoes by João Martins da Costa [1921-2005] illustrate the path of crime, with biblical scenes involving Judas, basing Civil Law in a divine order.
In this same floor we can also find (Former Civil Court 6) two bas-relief on stone by Henrique Moreira [1890-1979]. One symbolizes the pillory, erected in a public place and on which penalties imposed by judicial decisions were enforced until 1834; the other represents Ordinary Judges wearing their professional vest - the Robe - preparing to read a judgement.