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Seimas Palace

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Country  Lithuania
Opened  1980
Construction started  1976
Completed  1980
Town or city  Vilnius
Architect  Algimantas Nasvytis
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Seimas Palace (Lithuanian: Seimo rūmai) is the seat of the Seimas, the Lithuanian parliament. It is located in Lithuania's capital Vilnius.

Map of Seimas Palace, Vilnius 01109, Lithuania

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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Seimas Palace Wikipedia


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