It is little wonder that, with their respective titles, the palaces of many African Presidents will be garlanded with magnificent structures and beautiful scenery. Below are the top 5 Most Incredible Presidential Palaces in Africa.
With the towering pillars that holds its walls, pleasant surroundings and verdant greenery around it, the Unity Palace is a striking work of art. Located in the region Etoudi, Yaounde, it is the presidential palace of the President of Cameroon. The President of Cameroon has been using the palace since November 6, 1982, when he assumed Office.
2. Abdeen Palace (Cairo, Egypt)
It took ten long years to arrive at the inauguration of this masterpiece, a symbol of power in Egypt. Built on an area of 24 hectares, the palace is built by French architect Léon Rousseau. The palace garden added in 1921 is another innovation that has brought significant added value to the influence of this architecture that is the pride of all the Egyptian people.
3. Union Buildings (Pretoria, South Africa)
The Union Buildings form the official seat of the South African government and also house the offices of the president of South Africa. With its vast gardens, the buildings are located in Pretoria and constitute a South African national heritage site. These remarkable buildings, built from light sandstone, were designed by the architect Sir Herbert Baker in the English monumental style and are 285m long. The architectural design of the buildings is simply wonderful and a must see.
4. State House of Namibia (Windhoek, Namibia)
Bordered by a two-kilometer long steel fence with dark-glassed towers and large guard rooms, and covers 25 hectares of land, the State House of the Republic of Namibia is a fortress. It is located in the Auasblick suburb of Windhoek. This majestic site is the administrative capital of Namibia, as well as the official residence of the President of Namibia. The State House was designed by the North Korean company, Mansudae Overseas Projects, and built in 66 months. It is reported that the administrative building cost a staggering N$400 million Namibian dollars.
5. The Flagstaff House (Accra, Ghana)
The Flagstaff House, or as commonly is refereed to as Flagstaff House, is the official presidential palace of the Republic of Ghana, located in the capital city Accra. As it is newly reconstructed building, it is considered to be as one of the most beautiful presidential palaces in the world, and definitely is making every single list in Africa. The previous seat of the President of Ghana was in the Osu Castle, which seat have moved all the time as the ruling political party took over the power in the country.
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