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Novi Dvor (1)
The official residence of the President of Serbia
Residence of the president of Belarus

An official residence is the residence at which a nation's head of state, head of government, governor, religious leader, leaders of international organizations, or other senior figure officially resides. It may or may not be the same location where the individual conducts work-related functions or lives.


International organizations

 United Nations



  • Presidential Palace


  • Presidential Palace


  • Presidential Palace



  • Kiriri Presidential Palace


  • Unity Palace

 Cape Verde

  • Palácio Presidencial

 Central African Republic

  • Presidential Palace


  • Presidential Palace


  • Presidential Palace

Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of the

  • Kinshasa Presidential Palace Palais de la Nation


Republic of the Congo Congo, Republic of the

  • Brazzaville Presidential Palace

 Côte d'Ivoire


  • Presidential Palace


  • Abdeen Palace
  • Heliopolis Palace
  • Koubbeh Palace
  • Montaza Palace
  • Ras el-Tin Palace

 Equatorial Guinea

  • Government Building


  • Asmara President's Office



  • Presidential Palace


  • State House (President)



  • Presidential Palace
  • Villa Syli (official guest house)


  • Belle Vue (demolished; former summer residence of the President)


  • Presidential Palace





  • Al-Sikka, Tripoli (Presidential Council)
  • Al Nasr Convention Centre (General National Congress)
  • Dar al-Salam Hotel (House of Representatives)
  • Abusita Navy Base (Presidential Council)
  • Royal Palace of Tripoli (King, formerly)
  • Bab al-Azizia (Leader and Guide of the Revolution, formerly)


  • Iavoloha
  • Ambohitsorohitra


  • Sanjika Palace (President)
  • New State House (President)


  • Presidential Palace


  • Presidential Palace


  • State House (President)
  • Clarisse House (Prime Ministers)





  • Presidential Palace





  • Urugwiro

 São Tomé and Príncipe

  • Presidential Palace



 Sierra Leone

  • State House (President)


  • Villa Somalia (President)

 South Africa


  • Leeuwenhof (Premier of the Western Cape)

Provincial, former

  • Cape Province:
    Government House (Governor, formerly; kept as offices for Prime Minister)
  • Transvaal:
    Government House (Lieutenant General, formerly)
  • Natal:
    Government House (Lieutenant-Governor, formerly)
  • Orange Free State:
    Government House (Governor, formerly)

 South Sudan

  • Presidential Palace


  • Presidential Palace


  • Lozitha Palace (King)



  • The Palace of the Governors


  • Carthage Palace




North America and Caribbean

 Antigua and Barbuda




  • Palace of the Revolution (First Secretary)



  • Government House (President)

 Dominican Republic

  • Palacio Nacional, Dominican Republic (President)




 Saint Kitts and Nevis

 Saint Lucia

 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 Trinidad and Tobago



  • Government House (Governor-General, formerly; kept for official government functions, visiting foreign dignitaries, and as House of Culture Museum)



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24 Sussex Drive, Official Residence of the Canadian Prime Minister


*The provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec no longer have official residences for their lieutenant governors, but do provide them with accommodations; in the case of Ontario, only if necessary.

 Costa Rica

  • Casa Presidencial, Costa Rica (President)

 El Salvador

  • Casa Presidencial, also called Casa Blanca (President)


  • Casa Presidencial


  • National Palace (Guatemala)


  • Palacio José Cecilio del Valle (President)


None. The President uses own private residence.


*In every state of the Mexico the Palacio de Gobierno, or Government Palace, was the official residence the governor, they are now maintained solely as the relevant governor's offices.



  • Casa de la Corregidora (Governor mansion)


  • Presidential Palace
  • Presidential Palace (former)


  • Palacio de las Garzas (President)

 United States

White House, Washington


Alabama Governor's Mansion by Highsmith 01B
Alabama Governor's Mansion
Gov Mans 1
California Governor's Mansion
CO governors mansion
Colorado Governor's Mansion
Iolani Palace (1328)
Hawaiʻi: ʻIolani Palace
Indiana Governor's Residence
Indiana Governor's Residence
Kansas: Cedar Crest
KY Governors Mansion
Kentucky Governor's Mansion
MD Governor Mansion 09
Maryland: Government House
Minnesota Governor's Residence
Minnesota Governor's Residence
New Jersey: Drumthwacket
Mansion thru Roses
Ohio Governor's Mansion
Texas governors mansion
Texas Governor's Mansion
Kearns Mansion Salt Lake City
Utah Governor's Mansion



Henry County Sheriff's Residence and Jail
Henry County Sheriff's Residence and Jail

Note that some mayors in cities with an official mayor's residence choose instead to reside at their private residence, using the official residence for official functions only. This has occurred in the 21st century in Detroit and New York City, although as of 2016 the mayors of both cities live in the official residences. In the case of Denver, no mayor has ever lived in the official residence; the city instead makes it available to certain non-profit groups for special functions.


Walter Lowrie House (Princeton, New Jersey)
Walter Lowrie House, Princeton, New Jersey

This section is reserved for official residences maintained by private, nongovernmental institutions.

South America


Casa Rosada Buenos Aires
Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires


  • Palacio Quemado (President's office)
  • Palace of Calacoto (Official residence of the President)
  • Castillo blanco (Winter residence of the President)
  • Principado de la Glorieta (Summer residence of the President)
  • Villa Albina (Summer residence of the President)
  • Mercado street (Office prime minister)
  • Casa Verde (Official residence of the prime minister)


Palacio Alvorada commons
Palácio da Alvorada, Brasília
  • Palácio da Alvorada (Presidential residence)
  • Palácio do Planalto (Presidential office)
  • Granja do Torto (President, retreat)
  • Palácio Rio Negro (President, retreat)
  • Palácio do Jaburu (Vice President)


  • Catete Palace (President, formerly; kept as Museu da República)
  • Palace of São Cristóvão (King and Emperor, formerly; kept as the National Museum of Brazil)
  • Palácio Imperial de Petrópolis (Emperor, summer residence, formerly; kept as Imperial Museum of Brazil)


Palácio Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro Governor's Residence


Moneda 1
Palacio de La Moneda, Santiago


  • Palacio de La Moneda (President, formerly; kept as office for President)


Casa de Nariño, Bogota
  • Casa de Nariño (President)
  • Hacienda Hato Grande (President, retreat)
  • Casa de Huspedes Ilustres (President, summer retreat) Cartagena



  • State House (President)


  • Mburuvichá Roga (President)
  • Palacio de los López (Presidential office)


Palacio de Gobierno, Lima


  • Gouvernementsgebouw, better known as Presidential Palace


  • Palacio Estévez (former President's office, now protocolar acts)
  • Edificio Libertad (former President's office)
  • Torre Ejecutiva (present President's office)
  • Suarez Residence (Presidential residence)
  • Anchorena Park (President, retreat)


  • Palacio de Miraflores (President)
  • La Casona (Presidential residence)
  • La Guzmania (former Vacation Residence)




Plaza de la República, Ereván, Armenia, 2016-10-02, DD 120-122 HDR
The Government House, Yerevan
  • President's Residence
  • Prime Minister's Residence
  • Government House
  • Prime Minister's Vacation House, in Sevan (President, retreat)


Government House in Baku
Government House, Baku
  • Residence of Zagulba - is the world's oldest presidential house and full-time residence of the President of Azerbaijan in Baku.
  • Presidential Palace - official residence and seat of the Presidential Administration
  • Government House is a government building palace various state ministries of Azerbaijan
  • Presidential Mountain Palace - Rest residence in Gabala


  • Rifa'a Palace (King)


Bangabhaban, Dhaka
Uttara Ganabhaban Natore
Uttara Gonobhaban, Natore


  • Dechencholing Palace (King)


Istana Nurul Iman courtyard


 People's Republic of China

Zhongnanhai, Beijing
  • Zhongnanhai (Communist Party/State Council)
  • Jade Spring Hill (Villa area of the Central Military Commission)
  • Beidaihe District (Communist Party's summer retreat place)
  • Diaoyutai State Guesthouse (visiting dignitaries)


Office and Residence
  • Presidential Palace in Nanjing (1912, 1927–1937, 1946–1949; kept as museum from 1998)
  • Qing army and the naval department in Beijing (1912–1928)
  • Fortress Park and the Prince Chun Mansion of Zhongnanhai (1912–1928)
  • Guangzhou Guanyinshan (now Yuexiu Shan) Yuexiu Building (1917–1922, the building destroyed in 1922, today this site for the Guangzhou Zhongshan Memorial Hall)
  • Republic of China Lu Haijun Grand Marshal base camp was established in Guangzhou, was established in the original Guangdong Shi Min soil factory (1923–1925;now Sun Yat-sen Marshal House Memorial Hall)
  • Wuhan Nanyang Building (1926–1927)
  • Reorganized National Government of the Republic of China Headquarters in Nanjing (1940–1945)
  • Residence of Wang Jingwei in Nanjing (1940–1945)
  • Chongqing Nationalist Government Building (1937–1945)
  • Huangshan official residence (1938-1945, Chiang Kai-shek's residence in Chongqing)
  • Huangpu Road official residence (1929–1937, 1945–1949; also called Qi Ru, Chiang Kai-shek's residence in Nanjing)
  • Shuangqing Villa in Beijing (former residence of Mao Zedong at 1949)
  • Forbidden City (Emperor)
  • Zhongnanhai in Beijing (Emperor, family)
  • Old Summer Palace (Emperor, retreat)
  • Mukden Palace (Emperor, summer residence)
  • Chengde Mountain Resort (Emperor, summer residence)
  • Summer Palace (Emperor, retreat)
  • Imperial Palace of the Manchu State (Emperor of Manchukuo)
  • Manchukuo General Affairs State Council building (Prime Minister of Manchukuo)
  • Manchukuo Prime Minister's residence (residence of Zhang Jinghui)

Special administrative regions

 Hong Kong

GH facade
Government House, Hong Kong
  • Government House (Chief Executive)
  • Fanling Lodge (Chief Executive - Summer)
  • Victoria House and Victoria Flats (15 Barker Road, The Peak) (Chief Secretary)
  • Residence of the Financial Secretary (45 Shouson Hill Road, Deep Water Bay) (Financial Secretary)
  • Residence of Secretary for Justice (19 Severn Road, The Peak) (Secretary for Justice)
  • Chief Justice's House (19 Gough Hill Road, The Peak) (Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal) Also Known as Clavadel
  • Headquarters House (11 Barker Road, The Peak) (Commanding Officer of PLA in Hong Kong)


  • Government House (Chief Executive)

Former Portuguese Macau

  • Macau Government Headquarters was both the official residence and office for the Governor of Macau until 1999.

Former British Colony of Hong Kong

  • Flagstaff House (commander of British forces in Hong Kong, formerly until 1978)
  • Island House (formerly, District Officers (North), and later District Commissioners for the New Territories)
  • Gate Lodge (Governor of Hong Kong's summer residence 1900–1934)
  • Mountain Lodge (summer residence 1867–1897)

Taiwan Republic of China

Presidential Building, Taipei
  • Presidential Building (formerly office of Governor-General of Taiwan)
  • Yonghe Residence
  • Shilin Official Residence (Former residence of Chiang Kai-shek)
  • Guesthouses of Chiang Kai-shek
  • Seven Seas Residence(Former residence of Chiang Ching-kuo)
Guest House
  • Taipei Guest House
  • Grand Hotel (Taipei)


  • Presidential Palace

 East Timor

  • Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace (President)




Rashtrapati Bhavan-2
Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
Arched Gate of the Raj Bhavan, Kolkata


Union Territories


Merdeka Palace Changing Guard 2
Istana Merdeka, Jakarta
  • Istana Negara, Jakarta (President)
  • Istana Merdeka, Jakarta (President)
  • Rumah Dinas Wakil Presiden, Jakarta (Vice President)
  • Istana Bogor, Bogor, West Java (President, retreat)
  • Istana Cipanas, Cipanas, West Java (President, retreat)
  • Istana Tampaksiring, Bali (President)
  • Gedung Agung, Yogyakarta (President)


  • West Java:
    Gedung Pakuan, Bandung, West Java (Governor)
  • Aceh:
    Meligoe Aceh (Governor)
  • East Kalimantan:
    Lamin Etam (Governor)
  • East Java:
    Gedung Grahadi (Governor)



  • Sadabad Palace (Pahlavi dynasty, formerly; Some buildings are kept as museum and some are still used by the government)
  • Niavaran Palace Complex (Pahlavi dynasty, formerly; kept as museum)
  • Marble Palace (Pahlavi dynasty, still used by the government)
  • Golestan Palace (Qajar dynasty, formerly; kept as museum)
  • Ali Qapu (Safavid dynasty, formerly; kept as museum)


  • Radwaniyah Palace: (President)
  • Republican Palace: (Prime Minister)


Beit Aghion
Beit Aghion, Jerusalem.


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Kantei, Tokyo
  • Akasaka Palace


  • Kyoto Imperial Palace, also known as Kyōto Imperial Palace (Emperor, until 1869; kept as museum)
  • Osaka Castle, also known as one of Japan's most famous landmarks (residence of Kampaku Toyotomi Hideyoshi, now kept as Osaka Castle Park)
  • Edo Castle, (Tokugawa shogunate, 1603–1867; demolished, now part of Imperial Palace Gardens)
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, also known as Prince Asaka Residence (Prime Minister, 1947 and 48–50, now open to the public as museum)


  • Raghadan Palace (King)
  • Al Hummar Palace (used for state receptions)
  • Basman Palace (King)
  • Al Qasr al Sagheer (King)


Ak Orda Presidential Palace
Ak Orda Presidential Palace


  • Seif Palace (also known as the Amiri Diwan or Emir's Palace) (Emir)
  • Dar Salwa (Emir)


  • Dasman Palace (Emir, formerly)


  • White House, also Government House or Presidential Palace
  • Ala Archa State Residence (President, Prime Minister, Former Presidents)


  • Presidential Palace (President)


  • Royal Palace, Luang Prabang (also known as Haw Kham, former residence of the King of Laos)


Beiteddine Palace InnerCourtyard
Beiteddine Palace
  • Baabda Palace (President)
  • Beiteddine Palace (President, summer retreat)
  • Grand Serail (Prime Minister)
  • Ain Al Tine Palace (Parliament Speaker)


  • Beiteddine Palace (Prince, formerly; kept as a museum)




  • Perlis
    Istana Arau (Raja)
    Chief Minister's Official Residence (Chief Minister)
  • Kedah
    Istana Anak Bukit (Sultan)
    Seri Mentaloon (Chief Minister)
  • Penang
    Seri Mutiara (Governor)
    Seri Teratai (Chief Minister)
  • Perak
    Istana Iskandariah (Sultan, largely ceremonial)
    Istana Kinta (Sultan)
    Chief Minister's Official Residence (Chief Minister)
  • Selangor
    Istana Alam Shah (Sultan, largely ceremonial)
    Istana Bukit Kayangan (Sultan)
    Chief Minister's Official Residence (Chief Minister)
  • Negeri Sembilan
    Istana Besar Seri Menanti (Yang di-Pertuan Besar)
    Chief Minister's Official Residence (Chief Minister)
  • Malacca
    Istana Melaka (Governor)
    Seri Bendahara (Chief Minister)
  • Johor
    Istana Besar (Sultan, largely ceremonial)
    Istana Bukit Serene (Sultan)
    Saujana (Chief Minister)
  • Pahang
    Istana Abu Bakar (Sultan)
    Chief Minister's Official Residence (Chief Minister)
  • Terengganu
    Istana Syarqiyyah (Sultan)
    Seri Iman (Chief Minister)
  • Kelantan
    Istana Balai Besar (Sultan, largely ceremonial)
    Istana Negeri (Sultan)
    JKR 10 (Chief Minister)
  • Sabah
    Istana Negeri (Governor)
    Seri Gaya (Chief Minister)
  • Sarawak
    Astana (Governor)
    Demak Jaya (Chief Minister)


  • Former Istana Negara at Jalan Istana (King, former official residence)
  • Penang
    Suffolk House (Former Governor's residence)
  • Malacca
    Old Governor's residence (Former Governor and Yang di-Pertua Negeri's residence)


Theemuge, Maldives


  • Theemuge (President, formerly; now the Supreme Court of the Maldives)


  • Presidential Palace (Government Palace)
  • The Marshal Mansion (President, former winter residence of Khorloogiin Choibalsan and Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal)
  • Ikh Tenger Complex (President's residence)


  • Presidential Palace (President)
  • Zeyadili Palace (Tatmadaw Headquarters)


  • Government House (Governor)
  • Belmond Governor's Residence (Governor)
  • Zayar Thiri Baikman in Yangon (Tatmadaw Headquarters)


 North Korea

  • DPRK Leadership Residence (39°0'56"N 125°44'43"E)
  • Ryongsong Residence (Chairman of National Defense Commission)
  • Kangdong Residence
  • Sinuiju North Korean Leader's Residence
  • Paekhwawon State Guest House


  • Kumsusan Palace of the Sun (President, formerly; kept as mausoleum)


  • Al Alam Palace
  • Bait Barka
  • Hisn Al Shomoukh
  • Royal Court
  • Hisn Salalah
  • Sohar Palace
  • Qasr Mamoora
  • Razat Farm



  • Aiwan-e-Sadr (President)
  • Prime Minister's Office



Malacanang palace view
Malacañan Palace, Manila, Philippines


  • Independence House, Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite (de facto official residence of First Philippine Republic and Republic of Biak-na-Bato)
  • Palacio del Gobernador, Intramuros, Manila (residence of Governor-General of the Philippines)
  • Malolos Cathedral, Malolos, Bulacan (official residence of First Philippine Republic)
  • Malacañang ti Amianan (Malacañang of the North), Paoay, Ilocos Norte (former residence of the late Ferdinand Marcos; now a memorial museum)
  • Leyte Provincial Capitol, seat of the Commonwealth of the Philippines


  • Mukataa (PLO)


  • Emir's Palace (Emir)

 Saudi Arabia

  • Riyadh Qasr Malik Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (King)
  • Jeddah Qasr Malik Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (King)
  • Mina Royal Palace
  • Makkah Royal Palace


 South Korea

Seoul Gyeongbokgung Blue House Bukhansan cropped
Cheong Wa Dae, Seoul
- Cheong Wa Dae is the official presidential office and residence complex for the President of South Korea.
- Its address is "1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea". It is located next to Gyeongbokgung, the main palace during the Joseon Dynasty.
  • Cheong Nam Dae ("Cheong Wa Dae in the South") (President; no longer used)
- Cheong Nam Dae used to be one of the two vacation residences for the President of Republic of Korea. It was returned to public in 2003.
- It is located in Cheongwon-gun, North Chungcheong Province.
  • Cheong Hae Dae ("Cheong Wa Dae on the Seashore") (President; no longer used)
- Cheong Hae Dae used to be one of the two vacation residences for the President of Republic of Korea. Although the president no longer uses this facility this compound is still under the administration of the Republic of Korea Navy, and thus is not open to public access.
- It is located on one of the islands of Geoje-shi, South Gyeongsang Province.
  • Chongri Gonggwan ("Official Residence of the Prime Minister") (Prime Minister)
- This is the official residence for the Prime Minister of Republic of Korea. The Prime Minister, however, does not work here.
- Its address is "111-2 Samcheongdong-gil, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea". It is located close to Cheong Wa Dae.
  • Gukhoeuijang Gonggwan ("Official Residence of the Speaker of National Assembly") (Speaker of National Assembly)
- This is the official residence for the Speaker of the National Assembly of Republic of Korea. The Speaker, also, does not work here.
- It is located in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, where many foreign missions to Korea are located.
  • Daebeobwonjang Gonggwan ("Official Residence of the Chief Justice") (Chief Justice)
- This is the official residence for the Chief Justice of Republic of Korea. The Chief Justice, also, does not work here.
- It is also located in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
  • Most ministers of state and heads of administrative regions also have official residences, although they are not listed here.

 Sri Lanka

  • President's House (Official Residence in Colombo of the President)
  • President's Pavilion (Official Residence in Kandy of the President)
  • Queen's Cottage (Country Retreat of the President)
  • Temple Trees (Official Residence of the Prime Minister)
  • Prime Minister's Cottage (Country Retreat of the Prime Minister)
  • Speaker's Residence (Official Residence of the Speaker of the Parliament)
  • Chief Justice's House (Official Residence of the Chief Justice)
  • Visumpaya (Residence of a Cabinet Minister nominated by the President)
  • General's House (Country Retreat for Members of Parliament)
  • Bank House, Colombo (Official Residence of the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka)
  • General's House, Colombo (Official Residence of the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army)


  • New Shaab Palace, on Mount Mazzeh, Damascus
  • Tishreen Palace, Ar Rabwah, Damascus
  • President's summer house, built for security and rapid exits on the banks of the Mediterranean Sea


  • Mustapha Pasha al-Abed's Palace (President)
  • Nazim Pashas's Palace (President)


  • Kohi Millat


Grand Palace in Bangkok - Chakri Mahaprasad Hall
Grand Palace, Bangkok
  • Grand Palace (Monarch, official and ceremonial but not residential)
  • Dusit Palace (Monarch; parts of it now houses several museums)
    • Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall (Monarch, primary residential home of King Vajiralongkorn)
    • Chitralada Palace (Formerly of the monarch, now residence of Queen Sirikit)
  • Klai Kangwon Villa (Monarch, seaside retreat)
  • Srapathum Palace (Princess Royal)
  • Sukhothai Palace (Princesses, daughters of Vajiralongkorn)
  • Phitsanulok Mansion (Prime Minister)


  • Sanam Chan Palace (Monarch, now a museum)
  • Bang Pa-In Royal Palace (Monarch, summer retreat, now a museum)
  • Front Palace (Vice-King, now the National Museum)
  • Rear Palace (Krom Phra Rachawanglang now Siriraj Hospital)


  • Oguzkhan Presidential Palace (President)

 United Arab Emirates


  • Oqsaroy (President)


Vietnamese Presidential Palace, Hanoi, 2006-Nov-17
Presidential Palace, Hanoi
  • Presidential Palace
  • 1A Hùng Vương, Ba Đình, Hà Nội General Secretary's Residence


  • Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, (Former residence of Ho Chi Minh)
  • Reunification Palace (also known as Independence Palace, former residence of the President of South Vietnam)
  • Gia Long Palace
  • Imperial City, Huế (former residence of the Nguyen Dynasty monarchs)
  • Imperial Citadel of Thang Long (located in Hanoi, former residence of Vietnamese dynasties)


  • Presidential Palace



  • Presidential Office Building, Tirana
  • Albanian parliament
  • Prime Minister's Office (Albania)
  • Pallati i Brigadave


Wien Hofburg Neue Burg Heldenplatz
Hofburg Neue Burg section, seen from Heldenplatz.
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Ballhausplatz Nr. 2


Residence of the president of Belarus
  • Drazdy (President)
  • Presidential Residence, Minsk


  • Royal Palace of Brussels (Monarch's working palace)
  • Château de Laeken (Monarch's residence)
  • Ciergnon Castle (Monarch's Ardennes residence)
  • The Lambermont (Prime Minister's residence)
  • 16 Rue de la Loi (Prime Minister's office)

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Presidency Building
  • Konak Residence (visiting foreign dignitaries; also used for state receptions)


Euxinograd palace, Bulgaria


  • The Largo (A complex of government office buildings in Sofia):
    • Dondukov 1 (The office of the Council of Ministers)
    • Dondukov 2 (The office of the President)
    • National Assembly office building
  • Boyana Residence (A complex of residential buildings outside Sofia):
    • Home № 1 (National History Museum)
    • Home № 2 (Residences of the members of the Cabinet)
    • Villa Kalina (The home of the President)
  • Euxinograd (former royal residence outside Varna; currently used by the President and Prime Minister)

Former royal residences

  • The Royal Palace (former royal residence in Sofia; currently the National Art Gallery)
  • Vrana Palace (former royal residence outside Sofia; currently used by Tsar Simeon II)
  • Tsarska Bistritsa (former royal residence outside Samokov; currently used by Tsar Simeon II)


  • Predsjednički dvori (President)
  • Banski dvori (Government)

 Czech Republic

Night view of the Castle and Charles Bridge, Prague - 8034
Prague Castle is the residence of the President of the Czech Republic


Copenhagen amalienborg seen from opera house
Amalienborg Palace
  • Gråsten Palace (Monarch, summer residence)
  • Amalienborg Palace (Monarch, winter residence)
  • Fredensborg Palace (Monarch, spring and autumn residence)
  • Marselisborg Palace (Monarch, summer retreat)
  • The Hermitage Palace (Monarch)
  • Sorgenfri Palace (Monarch)
  • Chancellory House (Crown Prince and family)
  • Marienborg (Prime Minister, Official Residence/Summer Retreat)


  • Frederiksborg Palace
  • Kronborg
  • Rosenborg Castle
  • Frederiksberg Palace


Presidential Palace in Tallinn, Estonia
Presidential Palace in Kadriorg, Tallinn.


  • Oru Palace (President, 1935–1940, summer residence)
  • Paslepa Residence (President, 199?–2008, summer residence)


  • Presidential Palace (president, state official use)
  • Mäntyniemi, also Talludden (private residence President)
  • Kultaranta, also Gullranda (summer residence the President)
  • Kesäranta, also Villa Bjälbo (Prime Minister)



Palais de l'Elysée Entrée
Palais de l'Elysée
Matignon gala
Hôtel Matignon
  • Palais de l'Élysée (President)
  • La Lanterne (Versailles) (President, retreat)
  • Château de Rambouillet (President, summer residence)
  • Fort de Brégançon (President, former summer residence)
  • Domaine de Souzy-la-Briche (President, summer residence) ( Château de Souzy-la-Briche [fr])
  • Hôtel de Matignon (Prime Minister)
  • Hôtel de Lassay (President of the National Assembly)
  • Petit Luxembourg (President of the Senate)
  • Hôtel de Marigny (visiting foreign dignitaries)

Former royal residences


  •  French Polynesia
    • Presidence (President of French Polynesia)
    • Haut Commissariat (High Commissioner of French Polynesia)


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Villa Hammerschmidt
Bellevue Palace Berlin 02-14
Schloss Bellevue


Bundeskanzleramt from Reichstag
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-001502, Bonn, Palais Schaumburg
Palais Schaumburg


  • Bundespräsidialamt, Office of the President of Germany, (Berlin)
  • Schloss Bellevue (President, Berlin residence)
  • Villa Hammerschmidt (President, Bonn residence)
  • Bundeskanzleramt (Chancellor, Berlin residence)
  • Palais Schaumburg (Chancellor, Bonn residence)
  • Schloss Meseberg, Gransee (Official Guest house for Berlin)
  • Gästehaus auf dem Petersberg, Königswinter (Official Guest house for Bonn)


Former royal residences

Brandenburg/Prussia/Imperial/East Germany/Former West Germany

Ostteil Sanssouci
Sanssouci Palace


Castle Mannheim
Mannheim Palace
  • Dresden Castle
  • Karlsruhe Palace
  • Ludwigsburg Palace
  • Munich Residenz
  • Mannheim Palace
  • Schloss Oldenburg
  • Residenzschloss, Darmstadt
  • Schwerin Castle (Landtag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern seat)
  • Veste Coburg
  • Schloss Weimar


  • Presidential Mansion (President, formerly the King)
  • Maximos Mansion (Prime Minister)


  • Palace of Dekeleia (Kings of Greece)


Buda Castle, Budapest


  • Buda Castle (King, formerly; retained as Historical Museum of Budapest and Hungarian National Gallery)


 Republic of Ireland



Palazzo del Quirinale
Villa Doria Pamphili
Villa Doria Pamphili

Former residences

  • Palazzo del Viminale, (former Prime Minister of Italy)
  • Palazzo Venezia, (Benito Mussolini's office)
  • Villa Torlonia (Rome), (Benito Mussolini's residence)
  • Residences of the Royal House of Savoy (royal family's residences in Piedmont)
  • Royal Palace of Naples (King's Naples residence)
  • Royal Palace of Caserta (King's Naples residence)
  • Residences of the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies (royal family's residences in Campania)



  • Vaduz Castle (Prince)


Wilno - Pałac prezydencki
Presidential Palace, Vilnius
  • Presidential Palace


  • Historical Presidential Palace, Kaunas (President, formerly; kept as museum)
  • Royal Palace of Lithuania (formerly Grand Duke)


Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg 1
Grand Ducal Palace
  • Grand Ducal Palace (Monarch)
  • Berg Castle (Monarch)
  • Fischbach Castle (Grand Duke Jean)


  • Villa Vodno (Official Presidential workplace)


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San Anton Palace, Attard
  • San Anton Palace (Official Residence of the President)
  • Verdala Palace (Summer Residence of the President)
  • Villa Francia (Official Residence of the Prime Minister)
  • Girgenti Palace (Summer Residence of the Prime Minister)


  • Fort St. Angelo (former residence of the Grand Master, now restored)
  • Grandmaster's Palace (former residence of the Grand Master and the Governor, now housing the Office of the President and a museum)
  • Palazzo Vilhena (former residence of the Grand Master, now a museum)
  • Aħrax Tower (former summer residence of the Governor, now abandoned)
  • Casa Leoni (former residence of the Governor, now housing a government ministry)


  • Presidential Palace


  • Presidential Palace, Tiraspol


  • Palais Princier de Monaco (monarch)


  • Blue Palace (Official Residence of the President)


Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam
Royal Palace, Amsterdam
  • The Royal Palace (official reception palace for foreign dignitaries and used for weddings and the act of abdication)
  • Palace Huis ten Bosch (official residence of the King)
  • Noordeinde Palace (official working palace of the King)
  • Soestdijk Palace (former royal residence of Queen Juliana)
  • Het Loo Palace (former royal summer residence of Queen Wilhelmina)
  • Villa Eikenhorst (private residence of the King and his family nearby The Hague)
  • Catshuis (official residence of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands)


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Royal Palace, Oslo
  • Royal Palace (Oslo)
  • Bygdøy Royal Estate (Monarch, summer retreat)
  • Oscarshall Castle
  • Akershus Castle
  • Gamlehaugen (Monarch, Bergen)
  • Ledaal (Monarch, Stavanger)
  • Stiftsgården (Monarch, Trondheim)
  • Skaugum Estate (Crown Prince)
  • Inkognitogata 18 (Prime Minister)
  • Riddervolds gate 2 (Visiting foreign dignitaries)


Koniecpolski palace warszawa
Presidential Palace, Warsaw
  • Presidential Palace in Warsaw (President)
  • Belweder in Warsaw (President's residence until 1994; since then kept for official government functions and visiting foreign dignitaries)
  • Presidential Castle in Wisła
  • Presidential Manor House in Ciechocinek
  • Presidential Residence in Hel
  • Presidential Residence in Lucień
  • Presidential Residence in Ruda Tarnowska
  • Presidential Villa in Klarysew part of Konstancin-Jeziorna


  • Royal Castle (King, formerly; now museum)


Palacio Ajuda Lisboa 6
Ajuda National Palace, Lisbon.
Queluz Palace fountains
Queluz National Palace, Queluz.
  • Belém Palace (President of the Republic)
  • São Bento Mansion (Prime Minister)
  • Palace of Necessidades (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Queluz Palace (Visiting foreign officials)


  • Ajuda Royal Palace (official royal residence)
  • Alcáçova Palace at São Jorge Castle (official royal residence)
  • Alcáçova Palace at Coimbra (official royal residence)
  • Necessidades Royal Palace (official royal residence)
  • Ribeira Royal Palace (official royal residence)
  • Queluz Royal Palace (summer residence turned official royal residence)



Grand Kremlin Palace, Moscow
Grand Kremlin Palace


  • Alexander Palace (Tsar, formerly; kept as museum)
  • Anichkov Palace (Tsar, formerly; kept as Pioneers Palace)
  • Catherine Palace (Tsar, summer retreat, formerly; kept as museum)
  • Nicholas Palace (Tsar, formerly; kept as commercial offices)
  • Oraniembaum (Tsar, formerly; kept as museum)
  • Pavlovsk (Tsar, formerly; kept as museum)
  • Peterhof Palace (Tsar, formerly; kept as museum)
  • Pella Palace (Tsar, summer retreat, formerly; demolished)
  • Summer Palace (Tsar, summer retreat, formerly; demolished)
  • Tauride Palace (Tsar, formerly; kept as offices for Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States)
  • Vladimir Palace (Tsar, formerly; kept as Academics' House)
  • Winter Palace (Tsar, winter retreat, formerly; kept as museum)
  • Yelagin Palace (Tsar, summer retreat, formerly; kept as museum)
  • Kuntsevo Dacha (Summer residence of Joseph Stalin)
  • Stalin's Dacha in Sochi (Summer residence of Joseph Stalin)
  • Kuntsevo Dacha (Summer residence of Joseph Stalin)


Novi dvor (New Court)
  • Novi dvor (President's office)
  • Užička 23 (Presidents residence)
  • Beli dvor (Crown Prince)


  • Stari dvor (King, formerly; current City Assembly of Belgrade)
  • Royal Palace (King, formerly)


Skenderbeg Prishtina
Government of the Republic of Kosovo building in Pristina
  • Presidenca e Republikës së Kosovës (Official workplace of the President)
  • Qeveria e Republikës së Kosovës (Official workplace of the Prime Minister)


Bratislava-grassalkovičov palác
Grassalkovich Palace


  • Government and Presidential Palace, Ljubljana


Palacio Real de Madrid - 21
Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Madrid

Autonomous communities



The Royal Palace in Stockholm
Drottningholm castle viewed from east 2005-08-14
Drottningholm Palace
Sagerska palatset
Sager Palace
  • Royal Palace in Stockholm (official residence since 1754, but not used as such since 1981)
  • Drottningholm Palace (everyday residence of the TM The King and Queen since 1981)
  • Haga Palace (Official residence of TRH The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland)
    Palaces owned by the State, at the disposal of the King, but not in use
  • Gripsholm Castle
  • Rosendal Palace
  • Rosersberg Palace
  • Stenhammar Palace
  • Strömsholm Palace
  • Tullgarn Palace
  • Ulriksdal Palace
Former royal residences
  • Arvfurstens palats
  • Kalmar Castle
  • Karlberg Palace
  • Nyköping Castle
  • Uppsala Castle
  • Vadstena Castle
  • Wrangel Palace (Official residence 1697–1754)

Prime Ministerial

  • Sager House (Official residence of the Prime Minister)
  • Harpsund (Country retreat for the Prime Minister)



Bundeshaus Bern 2009, Flooffy
Federal Palace
  • Federal Palace of Switzerland, Bern

Official estates of the Swiss Federal Council:

  • Lohn Castle
  • Béatrice-von-Wattenwyl-Haus


Maryinsky Palace, residence of the Ukrainian President
Mariyinsky Palace, Kiev
  • Mariyinsky Palace (President)
  • House with Chimaeras (President)
  • House of the Weeping Widow (President)
  • Massandra Palace (President)
  • Pototsky Palace (President)

 United Kingdom

Buckingham Palace, London, England, 24Jan04
Buckingham Palace, London



Bute House, Charlotte Square Edinburgh
Bute House is the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland, located in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh


 Vatican City

Watykan Plac sw Piora kolumnada Berniniego
Apostolic Palace, Vatican
  • Apostolic Palace (Pope)
  • Castel Gandolfo (Pope, summer residence; now partly open to the public as a museum and garden)
  • Domus Sanctae Marthae (Guest House, now kept as Pope Francis's residence)
  • Mater Ecclesiae (Pope Emeritus)


  • Lateran Palace (Pope, formerly; kept as Pontifical Museum of Christian Antiquities)
  • Castel Sant'Angelo (Pope, formerly; kept as Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo)





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Government House, Melbourne
State, former




  • State House (President; formerly kept as immigration detention center)

 New Zealand



  •  Cook Islands: Government House (Queen's Representative)
  •  Tokelau: Government House (Administrator)

 Papua New Guinea


  • Government House (Head of State)


  • Villa Vailima

 Solomon Islands

  • Government House (Governor-General)


Royal Palace, Tonga
  • Royal Palace (King)



Turkey. Ankara. Palace of Atatürk 1935
Çankaya Mansion




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