List of palaces

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The following is a list of palaces by country.




Urartu and Satrapy of Armenia[edit]

Kingdom of Armenia (antiquity)[edit]

Summer Palace of Khosrovidukht

Bagratid Armenia[edit]

Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia[edit]

Armenian Melikdoms[edit]

The Palace of Armenian Melik Haykazyan

Iranian Armenia[edit]

Hall of mirrors in Sardars Palace of Yerevan
Melik-Aghamalyan's Palace in Kond

Republic of Armenia[edit]

Presidential Palace in Yerevan




In Azerbaijani Turkic language have different means of the word "house" and "palace". Usually, church-houses were custom during 2nd century BC – 7th century AD. Mulk is a foreign word which came from Arabia during Caliphate Era. The word "Saray" is a castle, or government building which was considered to have particular administrative importance in various parts of the former Safavid Empire. Imarat or Igamatgah are big house which belong to rich people, khans, shahs. Same type buildings were popular in Midia, Afshar Empire, Karabakh Khanate, Baku Khanate, Shaddadids etc. Now, the term "Villa" is very popular and modern in Azerbaijan since the 1990s for a capitalist system.


The ruins of Shahbulag Castle Palace (built 2100 years ago)
Palace of De Boure built in 1891–1895

Old Era (BC 100–799):

Shirvanshahs Era (799–1539):

  • Bika Khanum Saray
  • Tamar Malayka Palace – consist of two saray: Alchichak and Naslijahan Khanum

Khanates of the Caucasus:

  • Baku Khans' Palace – is a complex of several houses belonged to members of ruling family of Baku Khanate.
  • Muhammadkhuba Khan Palace – former royal residence of Baku khans'

19th–21st centuries:

Icheri Sheher[edit]


Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic[edit]



  • Teodor Palace
  • Göy Saray (Blue) Presidential Autumn Palace – Goygol – the country's most famous presidential palace.


  • Vahdat Presidential Summer Palace
  • "Mazyad" Administrator's Palace




  • Khanate Building
  • Jovhar Palace – is a residential palace of Mer













Varna and Black Sea coast[edit]

  • Euxinograd – former royal summer residence located on the Black Sea coast, in the outskirts of Varna. The palace is currently a governmental and presidential retreat hosting cabinet meetings in the summer and offering access for tourists to several villas and hotels as well as the gardens.
Euxinograd Palace, Varna.



Battenberg Palace, Ruse.

Other Historic Palaces[edit]

The following are historic strongholds throughout the years in the different capitals of Bulgaria. They often housed the royal and patriarchal palaces and are enclosed in defensive walls around their perimeter.

Royal Palace of Sofia, now houses the National Art Gallery.

Other Royal Palaces[edit]

These are mostly hunting lodges and retreats for the Bulgarian Royal Family, located in the Rila Mountain range.



Royal Palace of Cambodia: Throne Hall (left) and the Khemarin Palace (right)


Residences of provincial Lieutenant-Governors:



The English word "palace" is used to translated the Chinese word 宮 (pronounced "gōng" in Mandarin). This character represents two rooms connected (呂), under a roof (宀). Originally the character applied to any residence or mansion, but starting with the Qin dynasty (3rd century BC) it was used only for the residence of the emperor and members of the imperial family. Chinese palaces are different from post-Renaissance European palaces in the sense that they are not made up of one building only (however big and convoluted the building may be), but are in fact huge spaces surrounded by a wall and containing large separated halls (殿 diàn) for ceremonies and official business, as well as smaller buildings, galleries, courtyards, gardens, and outbuildings, more like the Roman or Carolingian palatium.

The world's largest palace to have ever existed,[12] the Weiyang Palace, was built in the Han dynasty. The world's largest palace currently still in existence,[13][14][15] the Forbidden City, was constructed in the Ming dynasty.

List of Chinese imperial palaces, in chronological order[edit]

This is an incomplete list of Chinese palaces.

Hall of Supreme Harmony, Forbidden City, Beijing
Xinhua Gate, formal entrance to the Zhongnanhai compound.
  • Forbidden City (紫禁城), now known in China as Beijing's Old Palace (北京故宫), in Jingshi (京師), now called Beijing (北京): imperial palace of the Ming dynasty and Qing dynasty from 1421 until 1924. Area: 720,000 m2 (178 acres). The Forbidden City is the world's largest palace currently in existence.[13][14][15]

Apart from the main imperial palace, Chinese dynasties also had several other imperial palaces in the capital city where the empress, crown prince, or other members of the imperial family dwelled. There also existed palaces outside of the capital city called "away palaces" (離宮) where the emperors resided when traveling. The habit also developed of building garden estates in the countryside surrounding the capital city, where the emperors retired at times to get away from the rigid etiquette of the imperial palace, or simply to escape from the summer heat inside their capital. This practice reached a zenith with the Qing dynasty, whose emperors built the fabulous Imperial Gardens (御園), now known in China as the Gardens of Perfect Brightness (圓明園), and better known in English as the Old Summer Palace. The emperors of the Qing Dynasty resided and worked in the Imperial Gardens, 8 km/5 miles outside of the walls of Beijing, the Forbidden City inside Beijing being used only for formal ceremonies.

These gardens were made up of three gardens: the Garden of Perfect Brightness proper, the Garden of Eternal Spring (長春園), and the Elegant Spring Garden (綺春園); they covered a huge area of 3.5 km2 (865 acres), almost 5 times the size of the Forbidden City, and 8 times the size of the Vatican City. comprising hundreds of halls, pavilions, temples, galleries, gardens, lakes, etc. Several famous landscapes of southern China had been reproduced in the Imperial Gardens, hundreds of invaluable Chinese art masterpieces and antiquities were stored in the halls, making the Imperial Gardens one of the largest museum in the world. Some unique copies of literary work and compilations were also stored inside the Imperial Gardens. In 1860, during the Second Opium War, the British and French expeditionary forces looted the Old Summer Palace. Then on October 18, 1860, in order to "punish" the imperial court, which had refused to allow Western embassies inside Beijing, the British general Lord Elgin – with protestations from the French – purposely ordered to set fire to the huge complex which burned to the ground. It took 3500 British troops to set the entire place ablaze and took three whole days to burn. The burning of the Gardens of Perfect Brightness is still a very sensitive issue in China today.

Following this cultural catastrophe, the imperial court was forced to relocate to the old and austere Forbidden City where it stayed until 1924, when the Last Emperor was expelled by a republican army. Empress dowager Cixi (慈禧太后) built the Summer Palace (頤和園 – "The Garden of Nurtured Harmony") near the Old Summer Palace, but on a much smaller scale than the Old Summer Palace. There are currently some projects in China to rebuild the Imperial Gardens, but this appears as a colossal undertaking, and no rebuilding has started yet.

Other palaces[edit]

Some other palaces include:



Czech Republic[edit]








  • 100 AD Roman palace at El Haiz area in the Bahariya Oasis, western desert.


Modern Egypt[edit]



  • Jubilee Palace (National Palace) – seat of the president, former imperial palace








Dadiani Palace Zugdidi, Georgia


German has contrasting words for what may be considered a palace: Burg which connotes a seat that is enclosed by walls, a fastness or keep, and Schloss, a more conscious borrowing, with the usual connotations of splendour. In practice, the Schloss is more likely to be a royal or ducal palace. Besides, the term Palais is mostly used for noble manor houses or palatial residences.






Wiesbaden City Palace

Lower Saxony[edit]


North Rhine-Westphalia[edit]






  • The Manhyia Palace (Asantehene's Palace) – seat of the Asantehene of Ashanti, Kumasi
  • The Flagstaff House (Presidential Palace) – seat of government until the late 1970s, Accra
  • The Christianborg (Osu Castle) – former seat of the government till December 2008, Accra
  • The Golden Jubilee Palace (Presidential Palace) formerly known as the "Flagstaff House" – seat of Government since December 2008, Accra

The Abampredease Palace. Palace of Dormaahene





Khas Mahal, Agra Fort, Agra
Hazarduari Palace was the residence of the Nawabs of Bengal and is now a museum.


Istana Merdeka, the President Official Residence in Jakarta.
Istana Bogor, the Presidential Palace in Bogor.
Istana Maimun or Maimun Palace, seat of Sultanate of Deli in Medan.
Puri Agung Klungkung or Klungkung Palace, seat of Kingdom of Klungkung in Klungkung Regency, Bali.
Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat or Yogyakarta Royal Palace, seat of Sultanate of Yogyakarta in Yogyakarta.
Kraton Surakarta Hadiningrat or Surakarta Royal Palace, seat of Sunanate of Surakarta in Surakarta.

Presidential palaces[edit]

Royal palaces[edit]


Palaces and pavilions[edit]

The ruins of Apadana palace in Persepolis (built 2500 years ago during the reign of the Achaemenid Empire)
The ruins of Tachara palace in Persepolis (exclusive palace of Darius the Great, one of the interior palaces in Persepolis)

Castles and citadels[edit]



View of the gardens of Caserta
Ca' Rezzonico, Venice






View on Seimon Ishibashi and moat of Imperial Palace, Tokyo


Raghadan Palace, Amman. Royal Residence of the Hussein Family


Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul
Gyeongbok Palace and the Blue House, Seoul
Deoksu Palace, Seoul


  • Seif Palace – the official residence of the head of state
  • Bayan Palace
  • Al Salam Palace – Currently a Museum
  • Kuwait Red Palace – Currently a Museum
  • Dasman Palace – Established in 1904, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Sabah, the tenth ruler of Kuwait in 1930 made it his official residence, It is currently one of Kuwait's historic palaces.
  • Mishref Palace – Located in Mishref and was Built by Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah in 1900, it was restored in the early 1940s.
  • Naif Palace – built In 1919, during the reign of Sheikh Salem Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah. It is currently the Building of Al Asimah Governorate.


Haw Kham palace (August 2009).jpg
Champasak Palace.jpg



The Grand Serail in Beirut in the late 1800s
Panoramic view of the Beiteddine Palace




Front facade of the new Istana Negara, the Official Residence of Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
Istana Melawati, Putrajaya.

Official palaces of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong

Istana Hinggap

Istana Hinggap can be categorized into two types. First, there are the city palaces located in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur. It functions as the royal residence for the respective Sultans, Raja or Yang di-Pertuan Besar in Kuala Lumpur. There are nine Istana Hinggap built respectively for the nine Kings of Malaysia. Second, there are the temporary/leisure palaces when the Sultan, Raja or Yang di-Pertuan Besar goes to visit their territory inside/outside their own state. Some of them even have Istana Hinggap outside Malaysia.

List of Istana Hinggap in Kuala Lumpur

  • Istana Hinggap Perlis – Raja of Perlis palace at Jalan Eaton
  • Istana Hinggap Kedah – Sultan of Kedah palace at Jalan Kedah,
  • Istana Hinggap Perak – Sultan of Perak palace at Jalan Persekutuan,
  • Istana Hinggap Selangor – Sultan of Selangor palace at Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
  • Istana Hinggap Negeri Sembilan – Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan palace at Jalan Persekutuan
  • Istana Hinggap Johor – Sultan of Johor palace at Cangkat Kia Peng
  • Istana Hinggap Pahang – Sultan of Pahang palace at Bukit Kewangan
  • Istana Hinggap Terengganu – Sultan of Terengganu palace at Jalan Tun Razak
  • Istana Hinggap Kelantan – Sultan of Kelantan palace at Jalan Wickham

List of Istana for the constituent states


  • Istana Arau – Official palace for the Raja of Perlis. This palace was built in 1905 during the reign of Tuanku Raja Syed Alwi Jamalullail.
  • Istana Fauzana – The Raja of Perlis' residential palace in Kangar
  • Istana Kenangan Indah – located in Repoh. Previously official residence of the late Tuanku Raja Syed Putra Jamalullail and his consort. After Tuanku Raja Syed Putra Jamalullail passed away and Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail take the throne, this palace has become the official palace for YMM Raja Perempuan Besar Perlis.


Istana Sepachendera is left abandoned after Che Sepachendera passed away
  • Istana Anak Bukit – Official palace for the Sultan of Kedah
  • Balai Besar – Located in Alor Setar facing Masjid Zahir (Zahir Mosque). This palace was built in 1735 was almost destroyed twice in 1770 (attacked by Siamese army) and 1821 (attacked by Bugis army). The palace is supported by 42 main pillars now serves as Kedah Royal Museum.
  • Istana Kuning – Old residential palace for the Sultan of Kedah
  • Istana Pelamin – Or Istana Kota Setar. Currently the Kedah Royal Museum. Built in 1732 by Y.A.M. Duli Yang Maha Mulia Almarhum Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal Adilin Muazzam Shah
  • Istana Bukit Malut – Royal Palace located in Langkawi Island, Kedah
  • Istana Kuala Chegar – Built in 1920 by Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah (1882 – 1943)
  • Istana Seri Pelangi – Located at Jalan Tunku bendahara, Alor Setar. Currently the widow of DYMM Amarhum Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah, DYMM Che Puan Besar Kedah, (formerly known as Sultanah Haminah) reside here.
  • Istana Sepachendera – Built in 1882 by Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah (1882 – 1943) for his wife, Che Sepachendera.
  • Nur Iman Palace - located at Jalan Lumba Kuda.
  • Kesuma Palace - Kedah Crown Prince palace.
  • Lubuk Pusing Palace - Build by Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah, destroyed in the second World war.

Pulau Pinang[edit]


Istana Hulu in Kuala Kangsar, Perak


Striking golden dome at Istana Alam Shah
Istana Darul Ehsan facing Putrajaya lake
  • Istana Alam Shah – The Sultan of Selangor's official palace in Klang
  • Istana Bandar – A big palace made of wood and marble built for the fifth Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman. This palace is also known as Istana Temasya.
  • Istana Bukit Kayangan – The Sultan of Selangor's state palace in Shah Alam
  • Istana Darul Ehsan – Royal palace in Putrajaya
  • Istana Mestika – The official residence of the crown prince of Selangor, also in Shah Alam
  • Istana Mahkota Puri – Built in 1899 in Klang. This palace has been demolished to make way for the building of the new Istana Alam Shah.
  • Istana Pantai Bahagia – Resting palace of Sultan Selangor in Morib
  • Istana Jemaah – Currently serves as school (Kolej Islam Sultan Alam Shah) located in Klang not far from Istana Alam Shah. This palace is named after the Queen of Selangor who was also the second Raja Permaisuri Agong (Supreme Queen) of Malaysia, Tengku Ampuan Jemaah.

Negeri Sembilan[edit]

Istana Seri Menanti (royal museum)
  • Istana Ampang Tinggi – Was commissioned by the 5th Yamtuan of Negri Sembilan, Yamtuan Ulin Ibni Almarhum Yamtuan Hitam. The palace was built between 1865 and 1870 at Ampang Tinggi ("High Dam") in Kuala Pilah
  • Istana Sri Menanti – Istana Seri Menanti was the official residence of the Negeri Sembilan royal family until 1931 and was turned into a Royal Museum in 1992
  • Istana Besar Seri Menanti – Official Palace for Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan.
  • Istana Hinggap Seremban – Residential palace of Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan in Seremban
  • Istana Baroh – Located in Seri Menanti
  • Istana Salatin – Currently the residential palace for Tuanku Tunku Ampuan Najihah binti Almarhum Tunku Besar Burhanuddin


  • Istana Melaka – the official residence of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri, the Governor of Melaka in Bukit Beruang
  • Seri Melaka – built in the 17th century. Currently functioning as Muzium Tuan Yang Terutama since 1996 Muzium Tuan Yang Terutama
  • Istana Kesultanan Melaka – Malacca royal museum. The current palace is smaller replica of the original palace.


Istana Besar Johor Bahru
  • Istana Besar – A royal palace of the Sultan of Johor which is located in Johor Bahru. The palace is opened to public as Royal Museum of Johor but will be closed for public during royal events.
  • Istana Bukit Serene – The Sultan of Johor's palace in Bukit Serene, Johor built in 1933 and completed in 1939. The palace has a tower of 35 meters height facing Danga Bay.
  • Istana Bukit Pelangi – The royal palace of the Tunku Mahkota (crown prince) of Johor
  • Istana Pasir Pelangi – The royal palace of the Royal Family of Johor
  • Istana Tanjong – Resting palace of the Sultan of Johor which is located in Muar
  • Shooting Box – Resting palace of the Sultan of Johor which is located in Segamat
  • Sri Lambak – Resting palace of the Sultan of Johor which is located in Kluang


Abu Bakar Palace main gate.
  • Istana Abu Bakar – The Sultan of Pahang's official Palace in Pekan
  • Istana Abdul Aziz – Official palace for Crown Prince of Pahang, KDYTM Tengku Mahkota Pahang Tengku Abdullah Al-Haj Ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah dan KDYTM Tengku Puan Pahang. the name of the palace is derived from combination of Tengku Abdullah (crown prince of Pahang) and Tunku Azizah (crown princess of Pahang)
  • Istana Mahkota – Located at Jalan Telok Cempedak, Kuantan
  • Istana Mangga Tunggal – Built in 1920 during the reign of Sultan Abdullah Al-Mu’tassim Billah. the palace is named after a single mango tree that grow in the palace compound.
  • Istana Sri Angkasa -Royal palace in Cameron Highlands
  • Istana Sri Udara – Royal palace in “Bandar Ikan Patin” Temerloh
  • Istana Leban Tunggal – Completed in 1937, this palace is owned by Almarhum YAM Tengku Besar Pahang II, Tengku Sulaiman ibni Almarhum Sultan Ahmad Al-Mu’azzam Shah. currently the public library at Pekan
  • Istana Kota Beram – Currently royal museum of Pahang
  • Istana Hinggap Kuala Lipis – Previously the residence for British officer since 1926. In 1948 it is converted into official residence for Menteri Besar of Pahang. In 1955 the residence is converted into a palace.
  • Istana Melati – Built in 1966 in Kampung Mengkasar, Pekan for YH Dato’ Maria Menado who at that time the wife of Al-Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Abdullah Al-Mu’tasim Billah. The palace was built to replace Balai Gambang


Maziah Palace
  • Istana Badariah – Royal palace built in 1940 by Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alam Shah. This palace also functioned as the Renca-Consol during Japanese occupation in Malaya.
  • Istana Maziah – It is believed to have been constructed during the reign of Sultan Zainal Abidin Ill in Terengganu. It was built in 1897 to replace the Istana Hijau. This palace is located at Bukit Puteri
  • Istana Nur Nadhirah – Palace for the Crown Prince of Terengganu Istana Nur Nadhirah This palace was built in 1920 after the signing of Terengganu-Inggeris Treaty. During the Japanese occupation in Malaya, this palace served as the official residence of Shuchiji Kakha ( Shu Chokan Kakha ). After World War II until December 1956 this palace served as the official residence of British Governor.
  • Istana Syarqiyyah – Royal palace in Chendering, Terengganu. This is the newest palace for Sultan of Terengganu
  • Istana Al-Muktafibillah Shah


Front facade of Istana Jahar
  • Istana Balai Besar – The palace was built by Sultan Muhamad II in 1840 in Kota Bharu
  • Istana Batu – The Royal Museum is located in the middle of the Kota Bharu, Kelantan. The design of the palace was inspired by Sultan Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Muhammad IV who reigned from 1920 to 1944.
  • Istana Bukit Tanah – The Palace was built by Sultan Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Muhammad IV in 1920 in Tumpat, Kelantan
  • Istana Jahar – Built-in 1887, Istana Jahar was a gift from Sultan Mahmud II to his grandson, Long Kundur. Today, this palace is known as the Museum of Royal Traditions and Customs Kelantan.
  • Istana Kota Lama – Old royal palace of Kelantan
  • Istana Mahkota – Official residence of the previous ruler, Sultan Ismail Petra in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
  • Istana Negeri – The Sultan of Kelantan's official residence in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
  • Istana Telipot – Official residence of Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra, Crown Prince & Regent of Kelantan (then) in Kota Bharu, Kelantan


Front view of the building from Kuching Waterfront



National Palace of Mexico
Mexico City's Palace of Fine Arts


The Princely Palace of Monaco



The gates of the Royal Palace in Fez
Restored salon in the Dar Jamai in Meknes



Narayanhiti Palace

The Netherlands[edit]

Soestdijk Palace
Het Loo Palace

New Zealand[edit]

Mahinarangi meeting house

Apart from the large complex at Turangawaewae Marae located in the town of Ngaruawahia, the previous Māori Monarch Te Atairangikaahu had a home at Waahi Marae in Huntly where she lived for most of her 40-year reign with her consort Whatumoana Paki. The Māori King or Queen are required to attend 33 Poukai annually conducted at Marae loyal to the Kingitangi movement. Many of these Marae maintain residences for the Māori King or Queen for them to use during such visits.






Lopez Presidential Palace in Asunción, Paraguay



  • Coconut Palace
  • Malacañang Palace – the official residence of the president of the Philippines, Manila
  • Malacañang sa Sugbo – the presidential residence in Cebu City
  • The Mansion, Baguio – the presidential residence in Baguio
  • Palacio del Gobernador – historical official residence of former Governor Generals, now used as a government building
  • Ayuntamiento de Manila – former official residence and office of the Mayor of Manila, now houses the Bureau of Treasury.
  • Archbishop's Palace – historical residence of the Arzobispo de Manila in Intramuros
  • Archbishop's Palace – current residence of the Arzobispo de Manila in Villa San Miguel, Mandaluyong.
  • Archbishop's Palace – temporary residence of the Archbishop of Manila in the past, located in San Fernando, Pampanga
  • The Astana Putih or The Sultan's Palace – original residence of the Sultan of Sulu located in Maimbung, Sulu.
  • Torogan – Classical period residences for maranao Sultan.


Royal Palace, Warsaw
Krasinski Palace, Warsaw





Douro Litoral[edit]



Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro[edit]

Azores and Madeira Archipelagos[edit]


  • Al Rayyan Palace
  • Al Wukair Palace
  • Markhiya Palace
  • Barzan Palace
  • Amiri Diwan Palace
  • Umm Salal Palace
  • Al Wajbah Palace
  • Al Gharrafa Palace
  • Al Jassasiya Palace
  • Al Mirgab Palace
  • Al Waab Palace




Terem Palace
Winter Palace
Peterhof Palace
Catherine Palace
Gatchina Palace
Massandra Palace










Saint Petersburg[edit]






Royal Palace of the Obrenović dynasty of Serbia, presently housing the City Assembly of Belgrade




South Africa[edit]


Palacio Real, Madrid
Olite palace
Palau Reial Major
Palacio de San Telmo
La Granja Palace

Sri Lanka[edit]


Royal Palace, Stockholm
Drottningholm Palace


The province of Skåne (Scania) in southernmost Sweden is well known for its many castles.


Facade of the Azm Palace of Damascus


Presidential Office Building, Taipei
Taipei Guest House, Taipei
Shilin Official Residence


Sanamchan Palace, Nakhon Pathom
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, Ayutthaya Province


  • Royal Palace, Tonga-Royal Palace of the Kingdom of Tonga is located in the northwest of the capital, Nukuʻalofa, close to the Pacific Ocean.



In Turkish, a palace is a Saray.



United Kingdom[edit]



United States[edit]


District of Columbia[edit]


Government House, 2011


Plaza de España, Almacen Entrance
  • Plaza de España - the site of the palace of the Spanish Governors of Guam. The palace itself was largely destroyed during the liberation of Guam however many outlying structures still stand and there are plans to possibly reconstruct the palace in the future.[74]


ʻIolani Palace, Honolulu

New Jersey[edit]

  • Proprietary House – Home of both the Proprietary Governors of New Jersey from 1766 to 1773 and the Royal Governor of New Jersey, William Franklin from 1774 to 1776.

New Mexico[edit]

North Carolina[edit]


  • Pennsbury Manor – Home of William Penn as Proprietor of Pennsylvania from 1683 to 1701.

Puerto Rico[edit]


Bishop's Palace, Galveston circa 1970
Inside of Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas


Vatican City[edit]



List of non-residential palaces[edit]

Some large impressive buildings which were not meant to be residences, but are nonetheless called palaces, include:

Note, too, the French use of the word palais in such constructions as palais des congrès (convention centre) and palais de justice (courthouse).

See also[edit]


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  15. ^ a b Bandarin, Francesco; van Oers, Ron (2012). The Historic Urban Landscape: Managing Heritage in an Urban Century. p. 17. ISBN 9781119968092.
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  17. ^ Photo of preserved parts of the palace
  18. ^ a b Photo of the palace remains
  19. ^ Palace of Apries, background information
  20. ^ Pharaoh Apries Wahibre
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  22. ^ Old Cairo history Archived 2009-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
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  24. ^ The Mamluk Sultans
  25. ^ Plan of the Sultan al-Salih palace
  26. ^ Amir Alin Aq Palace Archived 2010-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  27. ^ Reviving Cairo Archived 2008-07-11 at the Wayback Machine
  28. ^ The Madrasa-Mosque of Amir Khayerbak (1520–21)
  29. ^ Palaces of Pashas
  30. ^ Palace of Mangak as-Silahdar Archived 2010-12-14 at the Wayback Machine
  31. ^ Amir Qawsun Palace Archived 2010-12-14 at the Wayback Machine
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