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.
19th 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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  • There really isn't much special about the palace. Actually looks like a big house. Nothing really grand about it. It was nice to see the changing of the guard though. Amazing how close you are to it.....  more »
  • A most pleasant area to stroll around and take in the sights on this side of the river. Also offered good views across the river to the Parliament buildings. We were also lucky to catch the changing.....  more »
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  • The beautifully renovated neoclassical building is the office of the President of Hungarian Republic. Easy to approach using the bus 16. It is not open for the wide public and tourists. But you can enjoy the regular change of guards with drumbeat. It is recommended when you go to the Castle District. The Castle District entrance is free of charge.
  • Located on Buda hill, president palace, we were lucky to see the changing of the guards in front of the main entrance.

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