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Sándor Palace, Budapest

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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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  • Get the funicular railway to the top for midday to see the guard. As an ex reservist it was interesting to see. But the drill is not a patch on the British Army. Seeing the guards in the sentry box pu...  more »
  • This is next to Buda castle and on the top of the Buda Hill. Protected by a good few century guards I was told that this is the presidential office. Worth looking at as it's a very nice building  more »
  • Turning to the right hand back on the other side after looking down the Danube River from there down the cable car at the top of the Hill for the Royal and Presidential Palace there. Has a front yard and fence and gatepost and high walls without a small Palace, entrance is so visible ago the Presidential Palace and other buildings of the eyes and nose. As much as they will lose interest if you said so is think a Museum without bentou is a small building with wonder. Honor name of Sandor Earl Palace was built in the neoclassical style in the beginning of the 19th century, this building was named Sandor or Sandor Palace, so it is irrelevant and Alexander. Guards in the Presidential Office was just made of the guard, but this looks like old soldiers dressed very much daytime only for tourism. Tourists lose time don't you. After the ceremony for the change of contemporary broke the great building real security personnel who were wary of the transceiver, so Presidential Palace tourism contributes to that, is pleasing.
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  • If you visit the Casle, I recommend you to check this out too.
  • Big old building
  • The surrounding locations, the nice view providing a great afternoon fun for the visitors.
  • Nothing really interesting
  • Official residence of the Hungarian president. The guard change is fun