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The most beautiful Presidential palaces in the world

14 March 2020
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LES PLUS BEAUX PALAIS PRESIDENTIELS DU MONDE

The most beautiful Presidential palaces in the world

To rise to become president of a nation is without doubt the most distinct and demanding honor that one can imagine. However, there are also many advantages to such a powerful position. These dignitaries not only travel the world aboard exceptional aircraft, such as Air Force One, but they are treated as guests of honor wherever they set foot. Perhaps none of the benefits of being president are more rewarding than the stately homes they lived in during their tenure. And nations will often use these wonderful buildings as a means of projecting their cultural identity to the world. From the modernist Alvorada Palace in Brazil to the brightly colored presidential palace in Vietnam, these are the most breathtaking presidential palaces in the world. Here are the most beautiful Presidential palaces in the world.


Elysee Palace, Paris, France

Inaugurated in 1722, the Palais de l’Élysée in Paris has been the official residence of the French president since 1848. Built by Armand-Claude Molet, the building is a magnificent example of classical architecture.

Palais de l'Élysée, Paris, France

Palais de l’Élysée, Paris, France



Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

The Moscow Kremlin is a 68-acre fortified complex built in the heart of the city. Built at the end of the 15th century, the Kremlin went through different periods of renovation, with the coming to power of different rulers. Today, the complex houses the Russian President.

Kremlin, Moscou, Russie

Kremlin, Moscou, Russie


Palace of the Turkish President, Ankara, Turkey

Located in the capital Ankara, the palace of the Turkish president was designed in the Seljuk style (the Seljuks governed certain parts of the Middle East between the 11th and 13th centuries). The complex, in total, covers an area of 3.2 million square feet.

Palais du Président turc, Ankara, Turquie

Palace of the Turkish President, Ankara, Turkey



 

White House, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

After the fire of 1814 which destroyed the original, the new White House was completed in 1817. As the residence of the acting President, the White House has 132 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms and six levels. It takes 570 gallons of paint to coat the all-white facade.

Maison Blanche, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

White House, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Bellevue Palace, Berlin, Germany

Completed in 1786, the Bellevue Palace in Berlin was built by the German architect Michael Philipp Daniel Boumann in the neoclassical style. Although the building has always belonged to the government, it did not become the official presidential residence until 1994.

Palais Bellevue, Berlin, Allemagne

Bellevue Palace, Berlin, Germany



Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria

Completed in 1279, the Hofburg Castle in Vienna is a wonderful example of Baroque architecture. Designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, the building was the seat of the kings of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation, as well as the residence of the Austrian emperor until 1918. Today it is the seat of Austrian President.

Palais Hofburg, Vienne, Autriche

Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria

Presidential Palace of Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname

Built in 1730, the Presidential Palace of Suriname was built in the Dutch colonial style. The country of South America was a colony of Holland until the 1970s.

Palais présidentiel du Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname

Presidential Palace of Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname




Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam

The Presidential Palace in Hanoi is the official seat of the Vietnamese president. Completed in 1906 by French architect Auguste Henri Vildieu, the Beaux-Arts building is painted in bright yellow.

Palais présidentiel, Hanoi, Vietnam

Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam

Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Castle is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. A mixture of Renaissance and Gothic architecture, the building dates from the 9th century. With an area of almost 754,000 square feet, Prague Castle is the largest complex of castles in the world.

Château de Prague, Prague, République tchèque

Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic



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