The Sándor Palace (Sándor-palota) was built in 1803 in neo classical style by the well known architect, Mihály Pollack. It is home and office to the President of the Republic of Hungary thus it could not be situated elsewhere but in the elegant and historical Castle District. It is also a tourist attraction, especially during the change of guards. The Palace occasionally opens its gates for visitors to introduce the history of the building and Hungarian Presidents. During the Second World War, it was seriously damaged but after the fall of communism, it was restored to its original state.