Sándor 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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  • August 7, 2017
    There is a MICA Quirinale everywhere ... in fact, if anything it is striking that the Presidential Palace is approachable as any other if it weren't for the demarcation of the chains and some small guard. Stop to appreciate architecture and style ... so on that square there is not much to see ... maybe you can be the start of a nice visit ... especially if you arrive from the funicular (I found to the left) or if you leave the Castle (I found in front or on the right) headed to Matthias Church & fishermen's bastion.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Sándor Palace, now the Presidential Palace, built in 1806, the year looks modest, but cute. And, of course, is an interesting architectural and historical monument. However, no less interesting spectacle is the divorce of the presidential guard. Summary: an interesting attraction, which makes sense to plan their walks in Budapest.
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  • June 24, 2017
    Nicely reconstructed palec, where the Hungarian president resides. You can reach it easily with the Buda hill funicular.  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    It's worth checking out, if even just to see the guards.
  • January 11, 2017
    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.
  • November 23, 2016
    Guards look very professional and building is beautiful.
  • July 7, 2016
    If you visit the Casle, I recommend you to check this out too.
  • May 10, 2017
    Beautiful

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