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Guided tours of the Presidential Palace

Since ancient times, Presidential Palace has been at the center of important state events. The history of the Palace dates back to the sole document written over 600 years ago - the edict by Grand Duke Jogaila. According to this edict, written in 1387, Vilnius Diocese was founded and a plot of land was donated.

In 1795, after the Third Partition of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Palace became the official residence of the Russian Governor General who ruled Vilna Governorate. Famous people such as Tsar Alexander I, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, General Mikhail Kutuzov, Governor-General Mikhail Muravyov visited the Palace.

After 1824-1832 reconstruction, the Palace acquired its current appearance and was decorated with colonnades. During the First World War, the Palace housed the German administration. In 1920 the Palace housed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and the ELTA news agency. From 1944 to 1990 the Palace was converted into the Officers' House of the Soviet Army and later this building became the Artists' Palace.

The political life of the state has always revolved around the Palace, which was built, burned down and reconstructed again by famous architects. Thus, it is no coincidence that the Palace became the residence of the President of the Republic of Lithuania in 1997.

During a guided tour, accompanied by a tour guide, you will get acquainted with history and architecture of the Palace, visit the halls where the most important ceremonies, negotiations and interviews take place.

Free tours of the Presidential Palace are available on Saturdays (in Lithuanian) from 10:00 to 15:00 and Sundays (in Lithuanian and English) from 10:00 to 15:00, pre-registration is required. Reservation is valid only after receiving a notice of confirmation.

Duration: 1 hour.
Group size: limited to 20 persons.
Requests are not accepted less than 3 days before the tour.
Please send a list of visitors by e-mail registracija.vpc@prezidentas.lt at least 3 days before the scheduled tour.

The Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania reserves the right to change the date and time of guided tours if there are changes in the work priorities of the Presidential Office or for groups with fewer than six persons.