- Address: Budapest, Szent Gyorgy ter 1-2, 1014 Hungary
- Phone: +36-12245000
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Castle, Palace, Family And Kids, Heritage Building
Since the year 2003, Sandor Palace stands as the official residence of the President of Hungary. As per its size, it is the 37th biggest castle in the whole of Hungary today. It is situated very close to the Buda Castle complex which was initially the residence of all the kings and queens in Budapest. The Palace is named after Count Vincent Sandor, who commissioned it and it was built in the year 1803. The palace was the residence of Archduke Albrecht until the revolution of 1848 striked. After that, the palace was converted into government offices. It suffered some destruction due to the World War, but today has been retained to its best form and is the residence of the President of Hungary.
- You can visit the palace from the outside, anytime of the day.
- Occasional entry to the palace is allowed.
- Occasional entry is allowed and its timings vary.
- Changing of the guards: speak with the authorities for the detail.
- Recommended time to visit between 11:00 am – 04:00 pm.
- Nearby Bus Station: Clark Adam ter
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5% of people who visit Budapest include Sandor Palace in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
57.14% of people start their Sandor Palace visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sandor Palace
57.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sandor Palace
I could not believe, I was walking as a regular tourist in front of the Official Residence of the President of Hungary. In the Philippines, you can not walk in front of the Malacanang Palace just like that. Since this country is peaceful and no threats, you can only see one guard smiling at you. For a tourist like me, you will feel that you are in a safe and peaceful place. I hope, our country is like this. So I enjoyed my whole day tour around the complex. 5 stars. Approved!
The Sandor Palace is the official residence and headquarters of the President of Hungary. It was, as with all other buildings in Budapest, destroyed in the world war II. Originally built in 1806 in neoclassical style, Sandor Palace is housed inside Buda castle. When you enter the castle area, it’s the first building on your left. It isn’t a grand looking or heavily protected building. Most likely two guards and one or two police offices be seen on the grounds. You can see the guards change(not as lavish as the Buckingham places guards change in London, but I like the simplicity!) every hour up until 5pm with a little pomp of marching and drum rolls and rifle displays. The views of neighbouring parliament and chain bridge as well as St Stephen’s Basilica are grand. There’s no entry fees to the castle unless you wish to visit the museums. If you have a bit of time hang around for the sunset as I must say the views are extraordinarily!
One of the best changing of the Guards I’ve ever seen in Europe. The guards do a full, several-minute gun salute with a drum beat in the background. The one I saw was at noon
It is the official residence of the President of Hungary, and the seat of the Office of the President. It has served as both since 2003. Sándor Palace is the 37th biggest palace in present-day Hungary. The palace is situated at Szent György tér 1-2 (St. George Square) in Buda, immediately north of the Budapest castle complex, which was the former residence of the kings and governors of Hungary.
Simple architecture yet beautiful palace.