Sandor Palace, Budapest

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The Sándor Palace is located in Budapest, Hungary.It is the official residence of the President of Hungary, and the seat of the Office of the President. It has served as both since 2003. Sándor Palace is the 37th biggest palace in present-day Hungary.The palace is situated at Szent György tér 1-2 in Buda, immediately north of the Buda Castle complex, which was the former residence of the kings and governors of Hungary.History19th centuryThe original Neoclassical style palace was begun about 1803, and completed about 1806. Count Vincent Sándor commissioned it, and it was named after him. Count Vincent Sándor was a philosopher and aristocrat in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His son Móric Sándor was better known in Budapest and Vienna, from fame for acrobatic jousts.The palace then next belonged to Archduke Albrecht, the Imperial Governor of Hungary, until the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1848. After that the palace and its adjacent buildings facing the square were rented as government offices.Prime MinistersThe most prestigious tenant was the Hungarian Prime Minister Gyula Andrássy, who in 1867 leased it for the Hungarian government from the Pallavicini family. He would later obtain ownership of the palace following a property swap.
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  • I discovered this Palace by chance. In fact, I had just visited the Castle and down to the Danube, I noticed the dome of the National Gallery as well as this Palace. I never knew what it was however I noticed around this building armed guards and leu asked the question. I didn't feel stressed guards but, as you walk, you will find that there are many people without uniforms that control what happens in a quite remote RADIUS. The Sandor Palace is the residence of the President of the Republic of Hungary since 2003. I don't know how to visit. In fact, having very long days during my travels, my only spare time are when... buildings and other places have already closed their doors. It is located at 2 steps of the national gallery and at the top of the funicular as you will see from the docks.
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  • It is located at Szent Gyoergy ter near the Buda Castle. Built in neoclassical style by architect Mihály Pollack, the beginning of the 19th century for count Sandor, since 2003 is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Hungary. After being destroyed by bombing in World War II, the building was abandoned for many years. Only after 1989 has been gradually restored to be definitively recovered to its former glory in 2002. Can not be visited inside, but on the other hand, since there is no fence, you can approach and, if you are lucky, the changing of the guard of the two soldiers properties in front of their sentry-box.
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  • Sándor Palace is the residence of the President of Hungary. The Palace was built on the Hill of Buda in the early 19th century for count Sándor, who has lived here for a long period of time. Get into the halls, each of which has its own style and name-Mirrored, Knight, Blue, round, Tea, only once a year. Fall, during an exhibition of architectural heritage in Hungary, the Palace together with hundreds of other closed for public buildings for several days is opened for visitors. During the rest of the Palace doors are closed to the public, and you can only see the building from the street, as well as the solemn changing of the guard, which each hour passes near the Presidential Palace.
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  • It's worth checking out, if even just to see the guards.
  • 3* it's due to those guys that are changing their shift every hour until evening rather than the building itself
  • Sandor Palace, built in 1806 in the neoclassical style, is now the official headquarters of the Hungarian Presidency. The palace was destroyed in the Second World War and later rebuilt.
  • If you visit the Casle, I recommend you to check this out too.
  • Guards look very professional and building is beautiful.
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