Art in the Palace of Justice
On the 3rd floor, in the Hall of the Lost Steps, António Coelho de Figueiredo [1916-1991] is the author of five fresco panels, representing the last destinies of Man: Death. Judgement. Hell. Heaven. In the middle panel Moses accepts the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, in a reference to the Divine Code.
In the 5th Section you can find one of the most important works on the Palace of Justice. Entitled “Assistência à Infância Desvalida - Profilaxia do Crime” this fresco is a work by Júlio Resende [1917-2011] and underlines the importance of social action in the salvation of children in danger. In said panel, among other personalities, the figure of Padre Américo stands out.
In this floor's Court Room there's a bas-relief on stone by Eduardo Tavares [1918-1991] representing the Travelling Judge (exhibiting an open book) and the Corregidor (with an extensive list of subjects to be solved at the King's service).