Palacio Piria

Palacio Piria

Palacio Piria, seat of the Supreme Court
General information
Architectural style Eclecticism
Location Pasaje de los Derechos Humanos 1310, Centro, Montevideo ( Uruguay)
Coordinates 34°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 started 1916
Owner Government of Uruguay
Technical details
Floor count 3
Design and construction
Architect Camille Gardelle

Palacio Piria is a building in Centro, Montevideo, Uruguay, located between Plaza de Cagancha and San José Street.

It houses the Supreme Court. 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.


  1. "Ley Nº 12.090". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1954. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
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