Imperial Palace of Excalbia
The Imperial Palace of Excalbia, also known as the Lower Palace, was built in the 19th century by Emperor Samuel I as part of his modernisation programme for the Imperial Capital. Despite its architectural beauty and grand luxury, few Excalbian monarchs have resided in the palace, with only Samuel II, Daniel III and Mary I spending significant time there. Today, the Palace is used primarily to receive foreign dignitaries and house most of the staff of the Imperial Household.
Located nearby are the Imperial Supreme Court, the Imperial Senate and Holy Spirit Cathedral - build especially to serve the Palace.