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Castelo de Sao Jorge

  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...

Chambord Castle

  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

  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

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,...

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