The President or the Prime Minister’s official residence aka the palace is the most impressive in the respective country. At the time of construction of the palace, the most of Government have spent a large amount of money to make it one of the most impressive palaces in the world.
In this article, Traveljee has compiled a list of the most beautiful presidential palaces in the world in no particular order. So, let’s see!
1. Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi – India
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of the Republic of India. It is considered as one of the largest presidential palaces in the world. The construction of the presidential palace was completed in 1929. The main building contains more than 340-room, spread over the land of 320 acre or 130 hectare. The Presidential Palace or Rashtrapati Bhavan has huge gardens known as Mughal Gardens.
2. White House, Washington DC – United States
White House, the official residence of the President of the United States of America (USA). The White House is one of the oldest presidential palaces in the world which continuously used by the head of state. The construction of the palace was started in 1792 and completed in 1800. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. The White House is also considered as the center of the power in the world.
3. Bangabhaban, Dhaka – Bangladesh
The Bangabhaban is the official residence of the President of Bangladesh. Formerly it was the official residence of the Governor of East Pakistan. After the independence from Pakistan, most of Bangladeshi Presidents lived here. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city of Dhaka as well as in the country. Special public ceremonies are held during Independence Day of Bangladesh on March 26 every year.
4. Bellevue Palace, Berlin – Germany
Bellevue Palace is the official residence of the President of Germany since 1994. It is located at Spreeweg 1 10557 Berlin-Tiergarten, Germany. It is also one of the oldest presidential palaces in the world. The construction of the palace was started on October 13, 1785 and completed in 1786. Bellevue Palace is also considered as one of the most beautiful presidential palaces in the world.
5. Quirinal Palace, Rome – Italy
The Quirinal Palace is one of the largest presidential palaces in the world in terms of area. The construction of the palace was completed in 1583. The Palace is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Italy. FYI, this beautiful presidential palace has 1,200 rooms! Some of the important rooms given its name such as The Room of the Loggias, Hall of the Ambassadors, The Hall of the Zodiac, St John Parlour, The Great Hall of the Cuirassiers, The Hall of Paul V’s Building Projects, and many others.
6. Riga Castle, Riga – Latvia
Riga Castle is the official residence of the President of Latvia. The presidential palace aka Riga Castle is a home to several museums. The palace was built in 1515 and badly damaged in 2013 fire incident. Many important part of the palace burnt in the fire. The fortress was continually augmented and reconstructed between the 17th and 19th centuries. Sometime in the 1930s, some renovation work was done by architect Eižens Laube.
7. Grand Kremlin Palace, Moscow – Russia
Grand Kremlin Palace is the official residence of the President of Russia. The construction of the palace was started in 1837 and completed in 1849 in Moscow, Russia. The Palace was the former official residence of the Tsar’s in Moscow. The Palace has five main reception halls for different purpose.
8. Presidential Palace, Abu Dhabi – UAE
The Presidential Palace is one of the most beautiful presidential palaces in the world. It is situated near the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Palace’s construction project has been awarded to Greek firm Consolidated Contractors Co (CCC) for the estimated US$490m. The palace will cover a total built-up area of 220,000 sq.m between the existing presidential palace and the Emirates Palace Hotel.
9. Prague Castle, Prague – Czech Republic
Prague Castle is one of the most beautiful presidential palaces in the world. It is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. The palace is located in the Hradcany district of Prague.
FAQs by Readers
Q1: Rashtrapati Bhavan Vs White House, which is the best Presidential Palace?
Answer: Rashtrapati Bhavan or the official residence of the President of India is the most beautiful presidential palace compared to the White House, the official residence of the President of the United States of America.
Q2: Rashtrapati Bhavan Vs Buckingham Palace, which is the largest palace?
Answer: Rashtrapati Bhavan is larger than the Buckingham Palace. The floor area of Rashtrapati Bhavan is 200,000 square metres. On the other hand, the floor area of the Buckingham Palace is 77,000 square metres in size.
Article Title: 9 Most Beautiful Presidential Palaces in the World