Royal Palace is the symbol luxury, power and beautiful architecture. In each country, you will find beautiful royal palaces once occupied by the royal families of the state. Each Royal Palace has their own history of the luxury and power.

Most of the palaces were built before the 20th century around the world. In this article, we have considered floor space measurement to create the list of the largest royal palaces in the world.

8 Largest Royal Palaces in the World [Latest List by Area]

1. Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baroda (Vadodara), India

The Laxmi Vilas Palace is considered the largest royal palace in the world by area. It is the four times the size of Buckingham Palace, England. The palace covers 500 acres of land and houses a good number of buildings and wings. It was the most modern royal palace at that time with modern amenities.

In 1890, it cost £180,000 (Rs. 27,00,000) to the royal family of Baroda. The palace is luxurious and do not forget to visit it once in your lifetime.

Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara

2. Louvre Palace, Paris

It is one of the largest royal palaces in the world by area with a floor area of 210,000 square metres. This was the official residence of the Kings of France for 300 years. This palace is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in Paris.

The Louvre Palace construction was started in the year 1202 as Louvre Castle and completed in the year 1989 by the Louvre Pyramid. At the current time, the Royal Palace is used for the various government departments and Musee du Louvre celebration.

Louvre Palace, Paris
Louvre Palace, Paris

3. Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan

Istana Nurul Iman is the third largest royal palace in the world. It is the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei (The King of Brunei). This beautiful Royal Palace is located on the banks of the Brunei River, just a few kilometers from the capital.

It is the most luxurious Royal Palace in the world. The Royal Palace has 1788 rooms, a mosque which can accommodate 1500 people at a time, a banquet hall which can also accommodate up to 5000 people at a time. The total floor area is 200,000 square metres.

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Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan
Istana Nurul Iman, Bandar Seri Begawan

4. Apostolic Palace, Vatican City

Apostolic Palace is the 4th largest palace in the world. It is the official residence of the Pope, which is located in the city of Vatican in Italy. The construction of this palace started on 30th April, 1589. The Apostolic Palace is also known as the Palace of Sixtus V or Papal Palace or Palace of the Vatican.

In the palace, there are so many government offices, museums, library and others. The total floor area is 162,000 square metres.

Apostolic Palace, Vatican City
Apostolic Palace, Vatican City

5. Forbidden City, Beijing

Forbidden City is the 5th largest royal palace in the world with a floor area of 150,000 square metres. It is the largest palace complex in the world, which comprises so many buildings in it. In 1987, UNESCO declared the palace as the “World Heritage Site” in 11th session.

The Palace is located in the center of the city of Beijing, China. This is the center of power in China, which was used from the Ming dynasty to Qing dynasty. There are total 980 buildings in the palace complex. It is also considered as the largest wooden structure in the world.

Forbidden City, Beijing
Forbidden City, Beijing

6. Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid

Royal Palace of Madrid is the sixth largest palace in the world with a floor area of 135000 square metres. It is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Most of the time, they reside in a small palace, named “Palacio de la Zazuela” in Madrid.

The Royal family uses this palace for state ceremonies. Currently, it is administrated by the Ministry of Presidency, Spain. It is the largest functioning Royal Palace in Europe.

Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid

7. Quirinal Palace, Rome

Quirinal Palace is the seventh largest Royal Palace in the world with a floor area of 110500 square metres. At the current time, the Royal Palace is used as the official residence of the President of Italy.

The Palace has a beautiful garden which spread in the land of 4 hectares. The Royal Palace is located on the Quirinal Hill in the city of Rome in Italy. The construction of this palace was completed in 1583 and used as the official residence of the Pope.

Quirinal Palace in Rome
Quirinal Palace in Rome

8. Buckingham Palace, London

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the Royal Family of the United Kingdom. It is the 8th largest Royal Palace in the world with a floor area of 77,000 square metres.

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The Palace is located in the city of Westminster in the London. This Palace is the center of the celebration of all national level joy.

Buckingham Palace, London
Buckingham Palace, London

Article Title: 8 Largest Royal Palaces in the World [Latest List by Area]
Article last re-published on May 7, 2019.

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2 Responses

  1. Nice list with awesome palaces I would like to add Palace of the Parliament – 3,930,000 sq. ft. (Romania) this is one of the largest places in earth.

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