The reason there are so many beautiful castles around the world is because the wealthy people used to show off by building them. It used to become the landmark of the area and it is one of the best ways to leave a long lasting impression on Earth after death. Castles showcase the architectural designs of the generation who built it and reflects the cultural difference across the globe.
Check Out These Most Beautiful Castles in The World
1. Mount Saint-Michel
If you dream of castles in mountains, it is very close to fulfilling your dream. It is actually situated on an island which is 1 km away from the coast. It is a rocky land but it sees strong tidal waves every day.It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the most beautiful castles in the world by far.
Fascinating Fact: Merely a few dozens of people stay here but it sees over 3 million tourists every year.
2. Chateau De Chambord
Chambord is the place of castles and Chateau De Chambord is the most famous. It has French Renaissance architecture. It is said to be co-designed by Leonardo da Vinci. It has a double open spiral staircase in the center which is simply amazing. It is surrounded by park and reserve for red deer.
Fascinating Fact: The castle, especially the interior, is rumored to be designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
3. Neuschwanstein Castle
This castle was built for retreat and personal refuse by Ludwig II and he built it out of his own money. After his death, the castle was opened for the public who would pay to stay in it. It sees nearly 1.3 million tourists every year. The interior is extremely beautiful.
Fascinating Fact: Disney Sleeping Beauty Castle and logo were inspired by its design.
4. Castle Howard
This is one of the fascinating English castles where Howard generations have been living for nearly three centuries. Technically, it is not considered a castle but it is named so. The surroundings are diverse and contain gardens, a lake, and parks. There is the Temple of the Four Winds and a Mausoleum. It has been one of the favorite movie shooting locations.
Fascinating Fact: It took nearly 100 years to construct it. It received Certificate Of Excellence From Trip Advisor.
5. Hohensalzburg Castle
It is one of the oldest castles and was built in the 11th century and further expanded in the 14th century. It is located on the top of a mountain at an altitude of 500 meters. It is one of the largest castles in Europe. The golden hall and the chapel inside it have some of the best architectural designs.
Fascinating Fact: It is the biggest fully preserved castle in Central Europe and was never captured by foreign troops.
6. Osaka Castle
It is one of the most famous castles in Japan. It has a stone foundation which is few meters above the ground for protection against invasion. It has 13 structures showcasing the different cultural designs in Japan.
Fascinating Fact: It has five-storey exterior and eight-storey interior.
7. Malbork Castle
It is one of the largest castles in the world. It is unique as it is completely made up of red bricks. Its red color makes it stand out among all the pretty castles around the world. It hosts many exhibitions and has turned into a museum.
Fascinating Fact: It is the largest castle in terms of surface area and largest brick castle in the world.
8. Conwy Castle
It is one of the most beautiful castles in the world and it was built in the 13th century. It is a 8 tower castle and is definitely one of the most expensive castles. It is one of the favorites of the painters. It is one of the finest military construction in Europe. There are many who goes for a vacation trip to Wales to witness it live.
Fascinating Fact: Conwy Castle became a ruin in the 18th century and again in 20th century, it was resurrected.
9. Prague Castle
It is one of the landmarks in the country and it is the largest castles in the world and has its name in the Guinness Book of Wolrd Records. It occupies 7.5 lac square feet and gets around 2 million tourists every year. The interior is magnificent and there are so many things situated around it like churches, palaces, halls, towers, gardens, and other massive buildings.
Fascination Fact: It is the largest castle in the world.Period.
Country: Czech Republic
10. Castel Nuovo
The meaning of its name is the new castle. It is one of the landmarks and extremely eye-catching. It is 35 meters tall and the triumphal arches are one of the must-see things. It has works of proficient sculptors.
Fascinating Fact: It was built to be a center of culture to provide hospitality of qualified and skilled people.
11. Noor Mahal
This castle has most European designs even though it is situated in Asia. It is a perfect blend of Eastern and Western cultural designs and hence, stands out among all. It is currently used a guest house for international delegations. This looks beyond beautiful at night.
Fascinating Fact: Even though situated in Asia, it shows a lot of resemblance with European architectural designs.
12. Kilkenny Castle
It was built in the 12 century and it was constructed mainly for defense purpose. It has four corner towers and a ditch in the middle. There are beautifully maintained gardens and parks in the surroundings. There are two big statues standing on the pedestals. One is Diana the Huntress and the other is the Hermes.
Fascinating Fact: It is basically three-sided instead of four because conquerer Cromwell destroyed one side entirely.
13. Palace Of Versailles
It is one of the beauties in this list and you will be awe-struck witnessing it. It is one of the best tourist spots in France and its architectural beauty is beyond any comparison. Just like the exterior, the interior is equally beautiful and magnificent.
Fascinating Fact: In a survey conducted online, tourists from across the world voted it as the most beautiful castle in the world.
14. Castillo De Coca
Even though Spain is not so popular for many castles yet some of the unique ones stand out. The castle is now used as a training school. The exquisite Roman architectural beauty is worth watching.
Fascinating Fact: Napolean is the one conqueror to take complete control over the castle, everyone else failed miserably.
15. Sleeping Beauty Castle
It is in the Disneyland and is one of the most favorites of the tourists across the world. It is undoubted one of the most beautiful castles in the world and it looks like heaven at night when lit up by lights.
Fascinating Fact: It is inspired by Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany and it is listed in No.3 on our list. You can find a lot of similarities.
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