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Paléet OB.Y2528.jpg
Paléet around the year 1900
Paléet is located in Oslo
Location within Oslo
Paléet is located in Norway
Paléet (Norway)
General information
Architectural styleBaroque
Town or cityOslo
Coordinates59°54′52″N 10°44′07″E / 59.9145°N 10.7354°E / 59.9145; 10.7354Coordinates: 59°54′52″N 10°44′07″E / 59.9145°N 10.7354°E / 59.9145; 10.7354
Construction started1744
ClientChristian Ancher

Paléet was a large single storey townhouse located in the Norwegian capital Oslo that for a long time functioned as a residence for the Norwegian royalty.



The building was built between the years 1744-45 and was commissioned by the wealthy merchant Christian Ancher. Situated in what is present-day Fred. Olsens gate 6, close to Oslo Central Station, the building was near a public garden, Paléhaven, that stretched down to the shores of Bjørvika.[1]

Royal residence[edit]

The townhouse remained in the Anker family until the death of Bernt Anker who in 1805 bequeathed Paléet to the Norwegian government and the Norwegian royal family. King Charles XIV expanded townhouse greatly, with the old stables being converted into residential areas, all decorated in empire style. Paléet was subsequently given the role as the royal residence in Oslo during the era of the Union between Sweden and Norway, a role the townhouse maintained until the completion of the Royal Palace in 1848.[2]

Later years[edit]

Paléet would later function as offices, living quarters for members of the Norwegian civil service, housed the Norwegian Supreme Court between 1898 and 1908 and was used by the Hird during the Second World War. The townhouse was demolished after a damaging fire in 1942 and no trace of the building can be seen today.[3]

Kings and royalty who resided at Paléet[edit]



  1. ^ "Vår første slottspark". Aftenposten. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  2. ^ "Nasjonalbiblioteket". (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  3. ^ "Inviterer til åpent hus". Aftenposten. Retrieved 2017-10-13.