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Sandor Palace, Budapest

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
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The Sándor Palace in Budapest, Hungary is the official residence of the President of Hungary and the seat of the Office of the President, both since January 22, 2003. Sándor Palace is the 37th biggest palace in present-day Hungary.The palace is situated at Szent György tér 1-2 (St. George Square) in Buda, immediately north of the Buda Castle complex, which was the former residence of the kings and governors of Hungary.Early historyThe original palace was built in about 1803, and completed in about 1806. Count Vincent Sándor commissioned it, and the palace was named after him. However, it was not Vincent Sándor, who was more of a philosopher, but his son, Móric Sándor, that was better known in Budapest and Vienna, with his fame for acrobatic jousts.The palace belonged to Archduke Albrecht, the Imperial Governor of Hungary, until the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1848, when the palace, and its adjacent buildings facing the square, were rented as government offices. The 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 rights for the building following a property swap.Andrassy renovated the building, which by then was badly in need of repair, with the help of the architect Miklós Ybl. He renovated the ground floor and used it as his offices, while the first floor became his residence. In all, nineteen Hungarian Prime Ministers lived in the palace, each adapting the building to his own tastes.
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  • Buda Hill Yes the Palace for cultural visits so not too much time to make a choice I prefer by far the Parliament
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  • Hungary national parliamentary lawmakers la Congress is remarkably famous tourist spots. The Prime Minister could not state a number of extra costumes President, but Hungary has a symbolic President as a head of State. Power is limited and also the same in the Oval Office in La compared to Congress early la feeling. There is no just looking from the outside to the inside tour but again Parliament compared with the bar. Just have a panoramic view of Lake Shinjiko on bottles as well. If you take the time out to visit the Royal Palace in Buda near unto you to look
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  • When we were visiting the area of Buda hill and stopped in front of Sandor palace, we were lucky to see the changing of the guards in front of the main entrance. 
  • If you visit the Casle, I recommend you to check this out too.
  • The surrounding locations, the nice view providing a great afternoon fun for the visitors.
  • Official residence of the Hungarian president. The guard change is fun
  • The white house... Or not?
  • If you reach the Castle, jarsz.
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