The Houses of Appeal
The Palace of Justice
Opened on October 28, 1961, in the former space of the Fish Market, the Palace of Justice building in Porto is monumental in its appearance and size: 3.600 m² of covered area spread over 8 floors, three of which are below the main entrance, facing the Gardens of Cordoaria. Designed by Rodrigues Lima, it largely reflects the architectural and plastic aesthetics of the political regime of the time - the dictatorship of the Estado Novo - inside, however, there is a relevant artistic programme that in many aspects breaks with the "official" formalism, involving a remarkable group of artists who were asserting and revealing themselves, and have become, today, an unavoidable reference. They are the creators of about fifty works, including bas-relief, paintings and frescoes, tapestries and sculptures, which address various themes, with emphasis on History, particularly the History of Porto. An important artistic and heritage legacy that the Court of Appeal of Porto now opens to the community and to everyone who comes to the city.
Annual Reports 1960
Annual Reports (1960 - 1961)
Reports on the status of the services of the Porto Judicial Circuit and Porto District, under the terms of Article 390 of the Judicial Statute.
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