Manaus Palace of Justice (Palácio de Justiça) Tours and Activities
Located on the main square in Manaus, the Palace of Justice (Palácio de Justiça) was built during the term of Governor Eduardo Ribeiro, the state governor of Manaus during the golden years of the Rubber Boom in the final years of the nineteenth century. The palace, with its grand architecture inspired by the French Second Empire and Neo-classicism, is a testament to just how wealthy the region was during its heyday.
In 1987, the palace was converted into a cultural center. Today, the public can visit the building’s offices and court rooms and learn about the important decisions made there throughout the region’s history. One notably interesting feature of the palace is the statue of Themis, the Greek goddess of law and justice, on the roof. A departure from the typical likeness of Themis, this massive statue shows the goddess with her eyes uncovered and her scale tipped, suggesting that maybe justice isn’t so blind after all.
Tours and Activities to Experience Manaus Palace of Justice (Palácio de Justiça)
- Church of San Sebastian (Igreja Sao Sebastiao)
- Amazon Theatre (Teatro Amazonas)
- Rio Negro Palace (Palácio Rio Negro)
- Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market (Mercado Adolpho Lisboa)
- Museu do Índio
- Indian Museum
- CIGS Zoo
- Ponta Negra Beach (Praia de Ponta Negra)
- Meeting of Waters (Encontro das Aguas)
- Manaus Botanical Gardens (MUSA - Museu da Amazonia)
- Amazon River