Each Brazilian state has a court of justice. Palácio da Justiça opened in 1900 to serve the judiciary for the state of Amazonas. Since 2006, this has been the Palace of Justice Cultural Center. It hosts performing arts programs, special events, art exhibitions and tours of the handsome interior including the old courtrooms. On top of the Renaissance building is a sculpture of Lady Justice. Unlike most representations of Justitia around the world, this version has her eyes open (no blindfold) and the scales she holds are not balanced.