Supreme Court of Justice

Jose Maria Pino Suarez 2
Mexico City, DF - Map It
Phone: (55) 4113-1100

AAA Editor Notes

Supreme Court of Justice (Suprema Corte de Justicia) is just s. of the National Palace at Pino Su&#225;rez and Corregidora. Built between 1935 and 1941 at the site of ancient Plaza del Volador, this building has a sober exterior, but the interior features an interesting set of staircases leading to the Hall of Lost Steps (Sal&#243;n de los Pasos Perdidos), which contains two Jos&#233; Clemente Orozco murals depicting workers' rights, nationalism and concepts of justice.</br>Calle Corregidora runs between the court building and the National Palace. Prior to the Spanish conquest a canal traversed this area, part of a system that connected Tenochtitlan to other Aztec centers around Lake Texcoco. Today Corregidora is a pedestrian-only thoroughfare filled with vendor stalls.</br>Free self-guiding audio tour devices are available in English, Spanish and French; after passing through courthouse security, request one at the front information desk.</br>
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9-5, Fri. 9-4. A photo ID is required to enter the court building; foreigners must also present a valid passport issued by their respective country.