15 Largest Palaces in the World

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Istana Nurul Iman

Istana Nurul Iman

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  • Location:  Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
  • Size:  2,152,782 sq ft

Translating as Palace of the Light of Faith, Istana Nurul Iman’s motif of golden domes and and vaulted roofs reflects Brunei’s Islamic and Malay influences.

Ak Saray

Ak Saray

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  • Location:  Ankara, Turkey
  • Size:  2,152,997 sq ft

Ak Saray was originally constructed as an office for the Prime Minister of Turkey.  In September of 2014 it was named the country’s presidential compound.

Louvre Palace

Louvre Palace

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  • Location:  Paris, France
  • Size:  2,260,421 sq ft

The construction for this French royal palace started in 1546 and was finally finished in 1989 with the completion of the Louvre Pyramid.

Hofburg Palace

Hofburg Palace

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  • Location:  Vienna, Austria
  • Size:  2,583,339 sq feet

A former imperial palace, Hofburg now serves partly as a workplace for the President of Austria.

Palace of the Parliament

Palace of the Parliament

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  • Location:  Bucharest, Romania
  • Size:  3,552,090 sq feet

The Palace of the Parliament is one of the largest administrative buildings in the world (second only to The Pentagon) and the largest palace in the world.  Out of the 1,100 rooms in the palace, only 402 are finished and used.

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