A palace is a grand residence, especially a royal residence or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, also homes of kings and emperors. A Presidential palace is where the President of a country (first citizen) and his family (first family) live.
In this post, we will look at some of the most beautiful presidential palaces in the world. We will also try to rank them on the basis of their architect, beauty and cultural history. Kindly have a look:
10. Élysée Palace
With 369 rooms and a total area of 11,000sqft, Élysée Palace might not be the biggest official residence on this list, but the classical architecture is breathtaking. It is generally not open to public but we have some pictures for you.
9. The Blue House
Seoul, South Korea
The Blue House is a 62-acre compound is actually home to both the president and vice president of South Korea live. It is the same place where 31 North Korean commanders tried to assassinate the President and Vice-President in 1968 but failed. 150,000 blue granite tiles that cover the roofs of the Blue House’s traditional Korean buildings, is a beautiful sign for visitors carrying passport during the days when visors are allowed to enter the premises.
Zhongnanhai has probably seen more history than any other palace on this list, having been around in one form or another for over a millennium. It is a beautiful piece of architect but visitors are never allowed to enter due to security reasons. Well, it is China, after all.
7. Tokyo Imperial Palace
Tokyo Imperial Palace is so beautiful that you would spend all your picnics there. It looks more like a gigantic park. Public access is only limited to two days a year.
6. Quirinal Palace
Located on (and named after) the highest hill in Rome, this sprawling palace was constructed in 1583. It is a breathtaking structure that has been home for some of the most powerful leaders in Italy.
5. Buckingham Palace
Built back in 1705 as a town house for the Duke of Buckingham (hence the name), the palace is pretty much a living museum. It is so full of royalty that you would feel like a King/Queen when you enter there.
4. The Moscow Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Моско́вский Кремль, tr. Moskovskiy Kreml; IPA: [mɐˈskofskʲɪj krʲemlʲ]), usually referred to as the Kremlin, is a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west.
3. The White House
The President of the United States of America is the most powerful man in the world. His house i.e. The White House is equipped some of the most advanced techniques in the world. Beyond iconic chambers like the Oval Office and the Map Room, the place is fully equipped with perks like a swimming pool, a movie theatre.
2. Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi, India
Originally constructed in 1929, this massive compound (whose name literally means “Presidential Residence”) has 340 presidential rooms and a massive 320 acres garden which is one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. One of the best parts about of Rashtrapati Bhavan is that is open for public. Rashtrapati Bhavan was made from some 700 million bricks, and only token amounts of steel were used in its construction. Try blowing this one down, big, bad wolves.
1. Presidential Palace
1,000 rooms, 50 times the space of The White House, price tag of more than half a billion dollars, Presidential Palace is the most beautiful and stunning presidential palace in the world. Sorry, rest of the world.