The Best Palaces of The World
Palaces…yes the word it self gives immense excitement and royal feel to our hearts. Today we will be discussing about The Best Palaces of The World
Palaces are the treasury of ancient times for any country and it also reflects the richness and splendid lifestyle that was lived by the Kings of the Golden Era. There are so many palaces all around the world but to list the best we are presenting here the list of it.
1. The Mysore Palace, India
Mysore Palaces is the Royal Residence of The Wadiyar, Located in the centre of Mysore city of India. Mysore cirty is known as the city of palaces which include this one also.
The palace is very well preserved and architecturally very well managed. It was built with Indo-Saracenic Architectural style.
2. Palace of Versailles, France
The Palace was the principal royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI.The palace is now a Monument historique and UNESCO World Heritage site, notable especially for the ceremonial Hall of Mirrors, the jewel-like Royal Opera, and the royal apartments; for the more intimate royal residences, the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon located within the park; the small rustic Hameau (Hamlet) created for Marie Antoinette; and the vast Gardens of Versailles with fountains, canals, and geometric flower beds and groves… As mentioned in wikipedia…
3. Pena National Palace, Portugal
The Pena Palace is a Romanticist castle in Portugal, in the municipality of Sintra, on the Portuguese Riviera. The castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the town of Sintra. The Palace is know for its unique red and yellow facade and can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. It is also used for state occasions by the President of the Portuguese Republic and other government officials.
The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications. The Alhambra is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions and many visitors come to Granada just to see the Alhambra.
5. Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
The palace complex is located on the Seraglio Point (Sarayburnu), a promontory overlooking the Golden Horn, where the Bosphorus Strait meets the Marmara Sea. The palace complex consists of four main courtyards and many smaller buildings. Female members of the Sultan’s family lived in the harem, and leading state officials, including the Grand vizier, held meetings in the Imperial Council building.
6. Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Palace was the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Hietzing, Vienna. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country. The Palace Park offers a lot of attractions, such as the Privy Garden, the oldest zoo in the world, a maze and labyrinth, and the Gloriette (a marble summerhouse) situated on top of a 60 meter high hill.
7. Potala Palace, Tibet
The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China was the residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Chinese invasion. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site.The palace is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of the bodhisattva Avalokite?vara.
8. Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. It houses the Palace Museum, and was the former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
9. The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Petergof, Saint Petersburg, Russia, commissioned by Peter the Great as his glorious residence by the sea, though he preferred the modest Monplaisir Palace to the main imperial palace.
10. Windsor Castle, England
Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. It is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and for its architecture.
Windsor was not initially used as a royal residence; the early Norman kings preferred to use the former palace of Edward the Confessor in the village of Old Windsor. The first king to use Windsor Castle as a residence was Henry I.
11. Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. Originally known as Buckingham House, the building at the core of today’s palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham.
12. Château de Chambord
The Château de Chambord in Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France, is one of the most recognisable châteaux in the world because of its very distinctive French Renaissance architecture which blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures. The building, which was never completed, was constructed by King Francis I of France.
13. Jag Mandir Palace, Udaipur
Built on an island in the Lake Pichola in Udaipur, this is also known as the ‘Lake Garden Palace.’ The palace’s construction is credited to the Sisodia Rajput dynasty of Mewar. The erstwhile royal family used the palace as a summer retreat. Originally named as the Jagat Mandir, the name of this palace honours Maharana Jagat Singh.