Presidential Palace (Lithuania)

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Presidential palace

The Presidential Palace (also Präsidentur , Lithuanian Lietuvos Respublikos prezidentūra ) is in Lithuanian Vilnius on the daukanto square opposite the University of Vilnius .


The first building was erected on this site in the 15th century. From the 16th century the residence of the Vilnius bishop was located in the building. After the death of Albertas Goštautas , the chancellor of Lithuania and voivod of Vilnius , in 1543 the bishop's residence was moved to the palace of the former chancellor. The residence remained there until 1794.

The governor general of Vilnius later resided in the building. The palace was visited by many personalities such as Tsar Alexander I or Napoléon Bonaparte . In the period from 1824 to 1832, the building was reconstructed in Empire style based on a design by Russian architect Vasily Petrovich Stassow . The Lithuanian President has resided in the palace since 1993 . In 1997 the building was restored.

Web links

Commons : Presidential Palace  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Official sign in front of the palace
  2. Joachim Tauber, Ralph Tuchtenhagen: Vilnius - a small history of the city , p. 86, Böhlau, 2008, ISBN 3-412-20204-5
  3. - Presidential Palace accessed May 12, 2011

Coordinates: 54 ° 40 ′ 59.4 "  N , 25 ° 17 ′ 9.1"  E