The Palace of Justice was built in the Belle Époque period – 1871 to 1914. Period in which the Amazonian economy stood out for its wealth from the extraction and sale of latex. Manaus was commonly called the Paris of the Tropics.
During this period, many monuments were built to show the wealth of the Amazon to foreigners arriving in the colonized city. Manaus has undergone several changes in its geographical space, such as the landings of the streams to make the city more beautiful and attractive to foreigners.
From these changes in space, wonderful buildings were built, such as the Teatro Amazonas, the Mercado Municipal Adolpho Lisboa, the Rio Negro Palace and the Rio Branco Palace, the Palácio da Liberdade, among many others.
Construction of the Palace of Justice in Manaus
The construction of the Palace of Justice began in 1894, during the government of Eduardo Ribeiro and ended in April 1900 under the government of José Cardoso.
The architecture is eclectic with materials imported from other countries such as cast iron gates from Glasgow, Scotland. The floor made of two types of acapu wood and yellow wood represents the Meeting of the Waters of Rio Negro and Solimões. The stairs are made of Liós stone brought from Lisbon. Like the architecture of the time, most materials were imported from other places.
The inauguration of the Palace of Justice took place on April 21, 1900. In 1980, it was listed by IPHAN, as Historical and Artistic Heritage of Amazonas.
Currently, the Palace of Justice has become a museum, also for training and simulating trials of future Manaus law professionals, and since 2006 it has been open to public visitation, a year that was transformed into a Cultural Center.
In the Palace are the Museum of Crime room, where the most famous crimes of the city of Manaus are shown, the rooms of the Jury Court and the Room of the Full Court.
In the Museum there is also an exhibition of arts and photographs by artists from the region. Thus, the Palace complements the appreciation of regional artists.
Like other monuments, the Palace of Justice represents a historic period in the city of Manaus / AM, a period of strengthening the city so that foreigners could take advantage of its natural wealth.
The Palace of Justice is one of the places you need to visit in the city of Manaus. To learn more about the Amazon region, take trips on board boats and have incredible experiences along the beautiful rivers.