Seimas Palace

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Seimo rūmai
Seimas Palace
Vilnius Seimas.jpg
The main Building of Seimas Palace
General information
Town or cityVilnius
Coordinates54°41′28″N 25°15′43″E / 54.69111°N 25.26194°E / 54.69111; 25.26194Coordinates: 54°41′28″N 25°15′43″E / 54.69111°N 25.26194°E / 54.69111; 25.26194
Construction started1976
Design and construction
ArchitectAlgimantas Nasvytis and Vytautas Nasvytis

Seimas Palace (Lithuanian: Seimo rūmai) is the seat of the Seimas, the Lithuanian parliament. It is located in Lithuania's capital Vilnius.

Work began on the construction of the first wing of the palace in 1976. The construction was supervised by architects Algimantas Nasvytis and Vytautas Nasvytis. In 1980, 9717.37 square meters of the palace were completed. Later the building was expanded due to growing needs. The final phase of the palace complex consists of three wings, with the main, or first wing, housing the Parliament Hall, where legislation is passed. On March 11, 1990, Lithuania's independence was re-established in the old Parliamen Hall, where the re-establishment declaration from the Soviet Union) was adopted. In 2006 work started on building a new Parliament Hall. On September 10, 2007, the new Parliament Hall was officially opened. It cost fifty million Litas. The old Parliament Hall will be used for celebratory sessions of the Seimas.


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