Palacio de Justicia

Buenos Aires

Occupying an entire city block overlooking leafy Plaza Lavalle, this beautiful beaux-arts structure is home to the Supreme Court, and was built in stages between 1904 and 1949. Ninety-minute guided tours of the courts are given in Spanish on Fridays at 2:30pm. Reserve in advance via and bring photographic ID.

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