Palacio Piria

Palacio Piria is a building located in Montevideo, seat of the Supreme Court of Uruguay, as well as a symbol of the Uruguayan Judiciary.

Palacio Piria
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Palacio Piria, seat of the Supreme Court
General information
Architectural styleEclecticism
LocationPasaje de los Derechos Humanos 1310, Centro, Montevideo ( Uruguay)
Coordinates34°54′24″S 56°11′28″W / 34.90667°S 56.19111°W / -34.90667; -56.19111Coordinates: 34°54′24″S 56°11′28″W / 34.90667°S 56.19111°W / -34.90667; -56.19111
Construction started1916
OwnerGovernment of Uruguay
Technical details
Floor count3
Design and construction
ArchitectCamille Gardelle

It is a National Heritage Site since 1975 and an example of the Eclecticism style of architecture.


Its construction started in 1916, by the architect Camille Gardelle. Initially, it was the private residence of businessman and politician Francisco Piria. After his death it was acquired by industrialist José Martínez Reina and served as the residence of President Juan José Amézaga between 1943 and 1946. It was acquired by the Uruguayan State on 5 January 1954 by the Act of N° 12.090[1] as seat of the Supreme Court.


It is located in the barrio Centro (Downtown) of Montevideo, on the "Human Rights Passage", between Plaza de Cagancha and San José Street. In front of its main entrance is the Monument to Justice, a work by Rafael Lorente Mourelle.

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  1. ^ "Ley Nº 12.090". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1954. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2012.

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