Archive for the ‘Castles & Museums’ Category

Stockholm Palace

Stockholm Palace is the official residence of the Swedish monarch located on Stadsholmen in Stockholm, Sweden. Also called the Royal Palace, it serves a representative purpose for the King as he performs his duties as the head of state. His actual family residence is at Drottningholm Palace. As one of the Royal Palaces, the Stockholm

Episcopal Palace Of Astorga

The Episcopal Palace is a neo-medieval building located in Astorga, Spain. It was built under the Catalan Modernisme style. It is notable in the sense that it was a building built by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. It is also one of the only three buildings that the noted architect designed and built outside of Catalan.

Mole Antonelliana

The Mole Antonelliana is a towering building located in Turin, Italy. It is currently a museum for Italy’s National Museum for Cinema. It is noted for its 121-meter high dome and spire. It is also considered as the world’s tallest museum. Mole Antonelliana History The Mole Antonelliana was first conceived as a synagogue for the

Quinta da Regaleira Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira is a palatial estate located near the historic center of Sintra in Portugal. It is also known as the Palace of Monteiro the Millionaire, named after its first owner, Antonio Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. This ancient palace is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as part of the “Cultural Landscape of

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is a monumental palatial home located in Woodstock in Oxfordshire, England. It is the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough. It is considered as one of the largest houses in England that is not occupied by royalty. It has been recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1987. Blenheim Palace History

Chateau De Chambord

The Chateau de Chambord is one of the most recognizable chateaux located at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher in France. It is considered as the largest chateau found in the Loire Valley. Considering that it was never completed, it may possibly be even larger than its current existence. It is considered as one of the major tourist attractions

Buda Castle

Buda Castle is a historical castle and palace complex that was once the residence for the Hungarian kings. It is located in the southern tip of Castle Hill in Budapest, Hungary. It was also known as the Royal Palace and the Royal Castle in the past. Buda Castle is now considered as part of the

Museo Soumaya

Museo Soumaya is a unique looking private museum that is located in Mexico City. The museum is owned by the Carlos Slim Foundation houses an extensive art collection as well as religious relics and historical documents. It was named in memory of the late wife of Carlos Slim, currently considered as one, if not, the

Pena National Palace

The Pena National Palace is an imposing ancient palace that is located on top of a hill above the town of Sintra in Portugal. It is considered as a national monument and is considered to be one of the foremost expressions of Romanticist architecture. The palace is also included in the list of UNESCO World

Belvedere Palace

The Belvedere is a historical palatial complex located in the city of Vienna in Austria. The palace complex consists mainly of two Baroque palaces called the Upper and Lower Belvedere, the Orangery and the Palace Stables. The most striking building of the lot is the Upper Belvedere palace, noted for its sweeping Baroque architecture settled