The Palacio de Justicia (Palace of Justice) separates the Plaza de Alfonso el Magnanimo and the Plaza Porta del Mar. It was declared a National Historic and Artistic Monument in 1982. It is neoclassical in style though you can see certain flourishes not normally associated with this style of architecture. It was constructed between 1758 and 1802, and served originally as a customs-house, where contracts for all sea trade were made. In 1828 it was converted into a tobacco processing factory. This would be its function until 1914 when the architect, Vicente Rodriguez, with some very important remodeling, turned it into the Palacio de Justicia we can appreciate today. One of the most notable features of this palace are the statues of Charles III accompanied by two notable allegorical figures on top, created by Ignacio Vergara in the 18th century.
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