Presidential Palace

Local namePałac Prezydencki
LocationWarsaw, Poland

The Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, is the elegant classicist latest version of a building that has stood on the Krakowskie Przedmieście site since 1643. Over the years, it has been rebuilt and remodeled many times. For its first 175 years, the palace was the private property of several aristocratic families. In 1791 it hosted the authors and advocates of the Constitution of May 3, 1791.

It was in 1818 that the palace began its ongoing career as a governmental structure, when it became the seat of the Viceroy of the Polish Kingdom under Russian occupation. Following Poland's resurrection after World War I, in 1918, the building was taken over by the newly reconstituted Polish authorities and became the seat of the Council of Ministers. During World War II, it served the country's German occupiers as a Deutsches Haus and survived intact the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

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Sightseeing of the Presidential Palace is free of charge. It takes place in organized groups with a guide after prior arrangement of a date. Please check the official website for more information.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_Palace,_Warsaw

Official Website http://www.prezydent.pl/

Address Krakowskie Przedmieście 46/48, 00-325 Warszawa

Coordinates 52°14'33.768" N 21°0'54.084" E

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