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Presidential Palace

Local name: Pałac Prezydencki

The Presidential Palace in Warsaw is a historic palace located in the city center. It is the largest building of this type in the city. The monumental building consists of the main body and two side wings. The present appearance was obtained at the beginning of the 19th century as a result of the reconstruction carried out by Chrystian Piotr Aigner. Since 1994 it has been the official seat of the President of the Republic of Poland.

The first palace stood here already in the middle of the 17th century. It was repeatedly rebuilt. The building belonged to many outstanding families - Koniecpolski, Lubomirski and Radziwiłłów. In 1818, he was bought by the government of the Kingdom of Poland and became the seat of the governor of the tsarist government.

The palace was not damaged during World War II, mainly because the Germans opened a luxury hotel with a casino in it. After the Second World War, it was renovated and intended for the seat of the Council of Ministers. It also played a representative role. In 1965, a reconstructed statue of Prince Józef Poniatowski stood in front of the palace.


Attractions inside

    Presidential Palace map
    Krakowskie Przedmieście 48/5000-071 Warsaw , Poland