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The Best Parliament Houses in the World ( - Destinations)

194 The Hungarian Parliament, Budapest The Hungarian Parliament, Budapest

The Hungarian Parliament is the majestic symbol of independence and unity of the Hungarian nation proudly overlooking the Danube. It is one of the world's largest government residences and at the same time a symbol of Hungarian national unity, one of the most representative and popular parliamentary buildings in the world which annually attracts millions of tourists.   ...
108 The Secretariat Building, New Delhi The Secretariat Building, New Delhi

New Delhi is part of the capital of India, the city of Delhi. The main government offices are located on its territory. Initially, the area of New Delhi was built for the administration of the British colony, which suffered from its residence in Calcutta. New Delhi is the imperial city, which covers an area riddled with long tree-lined boulevards. In designing this part of the city participated the Society of London Architects under the guidance of the architect Edwin Lyutensa, who ...
43 The Parliament of Canada,Ottawa The Parliament of Canada,Ottawa

The capital of Canada,  Ottawa is the fourth largest city in the country. Once upon a time there was a picturesque hillside, a place where white settlers met with the Indians, exchanging manufactured goods for food. Hence the city got its name because "Ottawa" in the language of the Indians means "exchange." The title of the capital of Canada was claimed by a few cities, but Queen Victoria has made the choice in favor of Ottawa,...

The Best Castle Hotels in the World ( - Castles)

4 Château de Bagnols, France Château de Bagnols, France

The castle was built in the XV century, but it also includes parts of a fortress dating older in 1221. The fortress was damaged after the Second World War, reaching almost a ruin. The year 1987 was the turning point and the revival of the castle: the property was bought by an English philanthropist, Paul Hamlyn, whose wife was involved in restoration, transforming the castle into a luxury spectacular hotel. The renovation has resulted in costs of 10 million pounds and required the hiring of ...
4 Taj Lake Palace, India Taj Lake Palace, India

Built between 1743-1746 as a summer palace of Prince (Maharana) Jagat Singh II, the Taj Lake Palace is now one of the most spectacular luxury hotels in the world. Situated on an island on Lake Pichola, near the town of Udaipur, the Taj Lake Palace is considered the most romantic hotel in India. Throughout its history, the marble palace hosted Lord Curzon, Queen Elizabeth, the actress Vivien Leigh and his wife, JFK, Jacqueline Kennedy. A night in the palace ...
3 Crom Castle, Northern Ireland Crom Castle, Northern Ireland

Built in 1840, the Crom Castle in Northern Ireland is considered one of the most beautiful, historic buildings located in natural areas of interest. The public access to the castle is limited, because it is inhabited today by Lord Erne. The castle is located on Upper Lough Erne, one of the two lakes formed by the bed of the Erne river. There is an area around the castle declared a nature reserve, of over 800 years old which so...

The most impressive palaces in Crimea ( - World Tourism)

2 The Yusupov Palace and Park Complex The Yusupov Palace and Park Complex

 On the Southern coast of Crimea, near to the Mount Ai-Petri, in Koreiz town is situated  The Yusupov Palace and Park Complex.  The palace dates the XVIII century and the beginning of Russian colonization of Crimea. Yusupov Palace it became a former "Pink House", built in the style of a modernized Italian Renaissance by a talented architect N. Krasnov. The palace’s owner were Prince Felix Yusupov, Prince Sumarokov-Elston - was governor-general of Moscow, and his wife - Princess Zinaida Yusupova...
0 The Livadia Palace The Livadia Palace

    The history of the Livadia Palace begins in 1834 when the Livadia was owened by the Polish magnate Leo Potocki. Yalta’s architect KI Eshlimana, built this palace, surrounded by a wonderful park. In 1860, the Palace became the property of the Empress, wife of Alexander II. The new owners put in order vineyards and begin reconstruction of the palace.  In 1891 it became a summer residence of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II.  On the slopes of surrounding mountains appeared a ...
0 Massandra Palace Massandra Palace

  Massandra Palace is situated between Alushta and Yalta on the highway Big Yalta, Crimea. Massandra Palace was the residence of the Russian Emperor Alexander III. The palace was built in 1881 near the church of the Assumption of St. John the Baptist by Prince, SM Vorontsov. The palace was built in the style of Louis XIII, under the French architect Bouchard, so the palace is often called the "Lesser of Versailles". After the death of Prince Vorontsov, the construction of the palace was stoped till 1889, ...