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10 World’s Beautiful Castles and Palaces

castles. One can see these wonderful architectures and also consider the fact, how difficult it would have been to build these mega structures with having no technological assistance.

1. Löwenburg Castle

Country: Germany Built: 15th centuryThe Löwenburg Castle was ordered to be built by the Landgrave Wilhelm IX from Hessen Kassel. It was carefully designed by his royal court building inspector Heinrich Christoph Jussow.

2. Palacio da Pena Palace

Country: Portugal Location: Sintra Built: 15ht century, 18th century(reconstructed)The Pena National Palace in Portugal is built on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra. It was first built in the 15th century as a palace. Later, it was reconstructed and donated to the church as a monastery.

3. Mont Saint Michel Castle

Country: France Location: Normandy & BrittanyThe island of Mont Saint Michel is located in the Gulf of Saint-Malo in France’s northwestern region. Along with the castle are built many monastic buildings that have been around since the 13th century. Today, the Castle attracts over four million visitors a year.

4. The Potala Palace

Country: China Location: Situated on the Red Hill of central Lhasa. Built: 6th CenturyPotala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world, reaching 12,359.55ft at the topmost point. Its construction required the labors of more than 7000 workers and 1500 artists and craftsman.

5. Predjamski Castle

Country: Slovenia Location: Approximately 11 kilometres from the city of Postojna. Built: 12th CenturyEvery castle in the world is unique in some way. Predjamski Castle is probably the only one in the world who is integrated in a cave.

6. Matsumoto Castle

Country: Japan Location: Tokyo Built: 15th CenturyMatsumoto Castle is Japan’s most fascinating castle. It is locally known as Matsumotojo and is one of the most complete and beautiful among Japan’s original castles.

7. Neuschwanstein Castle

Country: Germany Location: Bavaria Built: 19th CenturyNeuschwanstein Castle seems as a Classic Fairytale’s Castle. It is the most famous of three royal palaces built for Louis II of Bavaria, sometimes referred to as Mad King Ludwig, the Neuschwanstein.

8. Hunyad Castle

Country: Romania Location: Hunedoara Built: 13th Century

Hunyad Castle is the place were Dracula was held prisoner. It is now located in Hunedoara, Romania. It is believed to be the place where Vlad III of Wallachia(commonly known as Dracula) was held prisoner for 7 years after he was deposed in 1462.

9. Prague Castle

Country: Czech Republic Location: Prague Built: 9th Century

Prague Castle is the world’s Largest Ancient Castle. It is about 570 meters in length and an average of 130 meters wide. The Czech Crown Jewels are kept here.

10. Malbork Castle

Country: Poland Built: 12th CenturyMalbork Castle is the world’s Largest Brick Gothic Castle. Malbork Castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress.]]>

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