Castles And Palaces That Will Amaze You
Medieval or modern, bordering a river or a park, all castles features a unique charm and prestige. Each has a distinctive charm, unique feature that sets it apart from others. Even if we are surrounded by buildings of glass and extravagant architecture, with undeniable beauty and unique features these miracles have managed to remain in people’s attention.
Potala Palace – Tibet
This beauty called Potala Palace is located on Red Hill in Lhasa, Tibet at 3700 meters above sea level. Potala covers an area of 360,000 square meters, has a height of 360 meters from east to west and 270 meters from south to north. Palace has 13 floors and a height of 117 meters.Also,it has a interesting history , this structure being burned to the ground during a war and was rebuilt in the 17th century by the Fifth Dalai Lama. Repeated repairs and expansions until 1645 brought the palace to its current size. In the last three centuries, the palace gradually became a place where the Dalai Lama has lived and worked. The custom of the place, visiting the palace must be done in clockwise direction and tourists should not walk on the door sill trims.Potala Palace are received only up to 2300 tourists and pilgrims daily.
Neuschwanstein – Germany
The most famous of the three castles built in honor of Louis II of Bavaria, Neuschwanstein was built in the middle of the Bavarian Alps of Germany’s present territory. Construction was started in 1869, but abandoned after the death of King in 1886. The castle was built on a plan prepared, which included the fitting of various uses revolutionary for that time: toilets equipped with an automatic drawing of water for each floor or warm air heating system throughout the building. Over 1.3 million tourists visit each year ” this fairytale castle”.
St. Michele – France
Mont Saint Michel is an island located on the UNESCO World Heritage list and is the most spectacular image of France. Rising from the sea, rocks surrounded by walls and bastions support a rather abbey seems to be a fortified castle Rock looks so spectacularly during flow, surrounded by water and surrounded by sand. Construction in a spiral culminating Gothic monastery that gushing into the sky to a height of 165 m, above which is an arrow 32 meters high. Performance during high tide is of dreams.Waves over 15 meters high break down Mont Saint Michel, here is one of the highest flows in the world.
Predjamski Castle - Slovenia
Every castle in the world is unique in its way, but in Slovenia, Predjamski castle is truly a masterpiece. At first glance, anyone would say that actually does not look like a castle. The castle was built gradually, first documentary attestation dates from the 13th century, although the first part (left wing) was built in the first half of the 12th century. The middle part was added during the Renaissance and the right was built around 1570.
Lowenburg Castle – Germany
Lowenburg or Lion Castle was built by order of Landgrave Wilhelm IX (1743-1821), a kind of Walt Disney of his era, who intended that the new building looks from the start as a romantic ruin.
Himeji Castle – Japan
Originally Himeji, a fortified city, helps preserve his legacy by Himeji Castle, one of the points UNESCO. Castle and two towers were built between 1592 and 1614, benefiting from a complex system of defense, especially the peaceful times were still on at that time. Castle retained its wooden interior and exterior stone work in its original form in the sixteenth century.
Prague Castle, Czech Republic
Prague Castle is the largest medieval complex in Europe with 570 meters long and an area of 7.28 hectares and is the biggest attraction in Prague. The castle was built first in the ninth century turning a wooden fortress surrounded by walls of rocks in a stately building as it is today. In this castle had offices Czech kings, Roman emperors, presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Crown Jewels are kept here.