Seimas Palace

Seimo rūmai
Seimas Palace

The main Building of Seimas Palace
General information
Town or city Vilnius
Country Lithuania
Coordinates 54°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 started 1976
Completed 1980
Design and construction
Architect Algimantas 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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