Of course, the most famous presidential residence on the planet is the White House in Washington. Construction of the residence of all American presidents, with the exception of George Washington, began in 1792 and was completed eight years later. True, in 1814 the building had to be rebuilt after a fire, but on the whole it retains its original classic appearance. The White House has six floors, and only two are used to receive guests. The most famous room is, of course, the Oval Office, which is now occupied by the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump..
It is known that since 2000, the Novo-Ogaryovo estate of the 19th century has been the official residence of the Russian president. The estate is located in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region, 10 kilometers from the Moscow Ring Road. Unfortunately, there are no tours of the residence of the Russian leader and we could not find reliable photos of the mansion, the complex is surrounded by a high fence. There are only official photographs, usually near the well-known fireplace with tiles, against the background of which the President of Russia is traditionally photographed with the guests of Novo-Ogaryovo.
The head of Russia also officially has a summer cottage in Sochi – Bocharov Ruchey. The construction of this residence began in 1934. In addition, in the Novgorod region, 20 kilometers from Valdai, the residence Dolgie beards is located, which is also called the “Dinner” or “Valdai” rest house. The residence, also built for Stalin in 1934, was significantly expanded in the 80s. Again, we did not find official photos of these residences of the Russian president..
And this is the new resident of the President of Turkey. Ak Saray, or “Clean Palace” Recep Tayyip Erdogan solemnly opened just three years ago. There is a building whose dimensions are larger than the Moscow Kremlin and 50 times larger than the White House, in Ankara. The large-scale construction project was condemned by both the opposition and environmentalists, which did not prevent Erdogan from settling in a palace with a thousand rooms, equipped with all modern defense systems in case of war or terrorist attack..
Bellevue Palace. This is the official residence of the President of Germany. The palace is located in Berlin, in the Tiergarten park. The building, built in 1786, was reconstructed at the beginning of this century, all work was completed in 2005. In Germany, the chancellor, that is, the head of government, has more power, so the presidential official residence is rather symbolic. As for Angela Merkel, the current German chancellor, she prefers to live in her apartment, which is located in the center of Berlin..
Elysee Palace. This is Paris, the official residence of the country’s president. Built in 1718–1722, the palace was thoroughly rebuilt in the middle of the 19th century, after which it retains its appearance. French leaders use the Elysee Palace as a place to receive distinguished foreign guests, it is one of the symbols of the state, like the Kremlin in Moscow. Guided tours of the Elysee Palace only take place once a month.
Quirinal Palace, a historic building dating back to 1573. It is now the official residence of the Italian presidents. It is from the office in the Quirinal Palace, which used to be the summer bedroom of the popes, that the head of Italy addresses the people in the New Year’s speech. The palace is famous for its rich collection of masterpieces of art, frescoes, Mirror, Cuirassier and other halls, the Honorary Staircase.
The Italian prime minister, who has considerable power, has his own residence in Rome – the Palazzo Chigi. The construction of this palace began in 1562. The building with five floors has a courtyard with a fountain, which is widely known and was copied in many Italian cities.
In Helsinki, the official residence of Finnish presidents is located in the very center, on Kauppatori Square. The building was erected in 1818 and is a striking example of the Empire style. Now the palace is used by the President of Finland mainly for special events and high-level official meetings..
Hofburg. This is Vienna, Austria. The Hofburg Palace complex includes the Imperial Library, the National Theater, the Imperial Stables and Riding School, the Treasury, cathedrals, museums, and a number of residences. Initially, the Hofburg was the winter residence of the Habsburgs who ruled in Austria, now it is the presidential one. In total, there are as many as 2,600 rooms and halls in the palace.
And this is the largest presidential residence on the planet – Prague Castle. It is located in Prague, Czech Republic, and is a whole complex of temples, palaces and other buildings, which are located around three main courtyards, Irzhskaya Street and St. George’s Square. The history of Prague Castle is rich and begins in the 9th century. Vaclav Havel opened the Prague Castle in 1989.
The Oguzkhan complex was built in 2011 for the President of Turkmenistan. This snow-white building with a golden dome is located in Ashgabat. The cost of the presidential complex, owned by the head of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, was $ 250 million, and the construction itself was entrusted to the French company Bouygues.