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Peleş Castle, Romania

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   Peles Castle is a castle in Sinaia, Romania, built between 1873 and 1914. It is considered one of the most beautiful in Romania and Europe. Peles Castle in Sinaia, the summer residence of the kings of Romania, was built at the wish of King Carol I of Romania (1866 - 1914), by Johannes Schultz and architect Karel Liman, and was decorated by famous decorators JD Heymann Hamburg, August Bembi in Mainz and Berhard Ludwig in Vienna.    Peles Castle may be cons...

Glamis Castle in Scotland, UK

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  Located in Glamis, Scotland, people come to visit especially for folk museum opened here and three beautiful gardens. Glamis Castle is known as one of the most haunted castles in Britain. Castle is the historical place of Bowes-Lyon family, and was originally used as house hunting. In 1372, Robert II of Scotland gave the castle to Sir John Lyon. Four years later, Sir John married the king's daughter, Joanna, and was appointed Chamberlain of Scotland. Their grandson became Lord Gla...

Mount Saint Michel, France

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   The castle of Mont Saint-Michel is located on Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, in the department of Manche. A historical monument, the site appears since 1979 on the World Heritage List of UNESCO and is managed by the Center of National Monuments. It is often compared to the seven wonders of the world.     Unlike other castles in France which started in "career" playing the role of defensive structures or sites dedicated to art, Mont St. Michel was ...

Prague Castle, Czech Republic

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  Prague Castle is the castle where the Czech kings, emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, the presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, serve or have served. The crown jewels of Bohemia are kept. Perhaps the biggest castle in its area, and extends into effect on 570 meters long and 130 large.   Located on the hill overlooking the Hradcany Prague Old Town and Malá Strana, this monumental complex is emerging from a crown of gardens and roofs and dep...

Palacio da Pena, Portugal

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Perched atop one of the hills of the Serra da Sintra, Palacio da Pena dominates the valley of his incredible versatility and its flamboyant colors.  In 1839, Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, regent of the kingdom, says the completion of his summer palace in the Prussian Baron von Eschwege Ludwig, on the ruins of the monastery of Our Lady Hieronymite de la Pena. The prince died the year of the completion of his palace in 1885. Ludwig von Eschwege amused to mix styles: Moor...

Miramare Castle in Trieste, Italy

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  Miramare Castle was built on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea near Trieste, Italy in the nineteenth century for Austrian Archduke Maximilian and his wife's signature architect Carl Junker.     It is said that this castle who sleeps in at least one night will be part of a brutal death. This legend gave credence to history because in 1864 Archduke Maximilian stopped one night in the castle, on his way to Mexico where she would be crowned, but ...

Castelo de Sao Jorge

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  Castle can be seen from almost any point of Lisbon and is one of the major sights. Its oldest parts date back to the VI century when it was fortified by the Romans, Visigoths and Moors eventually.      Castle served as a Moorish royal residence until Portugal's first king, Afonso Henriques conquered in the year 1147 with the help of warriors from northern Europe who were en route to the Holy Land to attend the crusade. Why was dedicated to...

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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Neuschwanstein Castle is located in Allgäu, Bavaria and it was built during the ruling times of Louis II of Bavaria, its construction having started in 1896. The castle is one of the most famous attractions of Bavaria and Germany. The interior architecture is characteristic for the nineteenth-century romantic stream. Due to its irrepetable beauty, the castle is called "the fairytale castle". ...

Leeds Castle in UK

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  Located in Kent in England, this castle now serves as accommodation for those who wish and are able to spend a night here as well. The British call this castle as "the most beautiful in the world" and with good reason. Built in 857, the castle was home to several representatives of royal families including Edwuard I, Henry V and Henry VIII. Inside, visitors can admire centuries old paintings, tapestries and furniture art. Outside, the gardens which are covered ...

Lincoln Castle in UK

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  Located in Lincoln County, England, is where the Magna Carta eyes exposed. Built in 1068, Lincoln Castle has great historical significance, not only for English.     The castle was built in 1068 and is a building with great historical significance. It was the shelter of William (Wilhelm) the Conqueror and it is one of two castles in England which were built around two deep trenches with water, and the hills are covered by defensive walls that i...

Chambord Castle

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  Chambord Castle is one of the most beautiful and well preserved castles in the world. Located in the Loire Valley in France, the castle takes pride in his horses first. With carefully arranged gardens, Chambord is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Europe. Built in 1547, the castle was home to King Louis XIV and the inspiration for Leonardo da Vinci and Moliere. Nearly 2,000 people have worked to raise the overwhelming structure that includes 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces, 8...

Chenonceau Castle in France

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  Chenonceau Castle is a castle in France, near the village of Chenonceaux in the department of Indre-et-Loire. Located in the Touraine, Cher, near the city of Tours, 200 km. Paris, Chenonceau is one of the most famous and admired in the Loire Valley castles.     The castle was built on the site of a fortified mill on the River Cher, the first written mention about it dates from the sixteenth century. It was named the castle of women,...

Castle Howard, England

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Castle Howard is a great baroque residence located in Yorkshire, England, 40 km from York. This is one of the largest castles in the country. It was built between 1699 and 1712 for Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle by John Vanbrugh.  Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, treasurer general of the kingdom approach firstly William Talman, but then commissioned John Vanbrugh, a fellow of his political club, to build his country residence. This is the first realization of Vanbrugh,...

Ashford Castle

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  Located on the shores of one of the largest lakes in Ireland, Lough Corrib, Ashford Castle dates from 1228. After a history of nearly 800 years, Ashford is recognized today as a property of world class and a luxury destination for tourists.      Former residence of the Guinness Family, Ashford was the host to many celebrities over time, be it members of the royal families of Europe, political figures, businessmen and movie stars. Lovers - ...

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