How we can spend the entire holiday visiting or even sleeping in every castle in Europe, here are the 14 most spectacular locations of its kind in the old continent.
According to the site thrillist.com, among the most impressive castles and palaces include 14 such medieval buildings, including the foreign attributed Count Dracula. It’s about Bran Castle, the site of many legends, which were made both shots for artistic productions and documentaries related to Prince Vlad the Impaler. Monastery on Mount Saint-Michel in Normandy, France France is home to one of the “wonders of the West” as has been dubbed Le Mont Saint-Michel, a granite cliff 78 meters high, is located in the Gulf of Saint-Malo in the English Channel. Rock is occupied by a village and a fortified monastery which served as a prison during the French Revolution. Currently, the building is one of the most recognizable sights of France.
Bran Castle was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula but only spent a short time there, as specified site Thrillist. Beyond the story of the place, the castle is a medieval fortress with an interesting history, which tourists can discover during a tour organized through secret tunnels and dark spaces.
Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal Suspended on a hill, this romantic Portuguese palace can be seen even from Lisbon on a sunny day. However, it pays to follow the 30 kilometers if you leave the capital, to explore its lush gardens and vibrant walls.
Hohenzollern Castle, Germany Literally a castle in the clouds, Hohenzollern castle is located on a mountain height of 841.5 meters, which is part of the Alps Swabians. Erected in the late eleventh century, its majestic towers were rebuilt twice, the first time after being destroyed in a siege that lasted ten months and later due to poor conditions had. Once home to the kings, Hohenzollern is now a major tourist attraction in Southern Germany.
Castle Hohenwerfen Werfen, Austria Situated on a cliff, with an age of 950 years, you might think Hohenwerfen to fall, but this formidable fortress, one of the best preserved in Europe, is just as strong. Over the centuries, it has survived countless attacks, and once served as a prison even nobility.
Castle Carreg Cennen of Trapp, Wales Castell Carreg Cennen means “castle on the cliff” and are found in the area more castles per square meter than anywhere else. Although it is the only one who is in ruins, Carreg Cennen is considered to be the most beautiful unique because of the sight which he offers.
Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, Germany European castles crown should belong, according to the site thrillist.com, Neuschwanstein Castle, which brings over a million visitors annually, making it the world’s most photographed palace. Despite its unusual architecture and fairy tale that inspired Walt Disney tale castle Neuschwanstein hides a dark secret. It was built in 1869 as a hiding place Fool King Ludwig, whose death remains a mystery.
Guedelon Castle in Burgundy, France Guedelon Castle is the only castle on this list that is not old – in fact it is not even finished. Its construction started in 1997 and is a project with a simple premise: the use of techniques and technology XIII century to build a castle from scratch.
Predjama Castle of Predjama, Slovenia Predjama castle is built in a cave, so please stay tuned for more cells and underground tunnels. Predjama castle has a bloody past – a robber baron spent a year there, under siege, before dying as a result of betrayal.
Versailles, France Versailles is known as the royal field spread of the world, measuring 78,000 m². From epic Hall of Mirrors to the Royal Chapel, Versailles is definitely icing on the cake (Queen Marie Antoinette is known for its small breakfast which consisted of cake and hot chocolate – no) when it comes to opulence.
Coca Castle in Segovia, Spain At a distance of 90 minutes from Madrid you can visit a beautiful red brick colossus known as Coca Castle. Except that surrounds the castle moat which currently lies without water fortress it looks just looked like hundreds of years ago, back when Roman Emperor Theodosius was brought forth there.
Windsor Castle, England Castle Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest castle in the world that is still inhabited. When the queen is home, this is signaled by a raised flag from one of the towers of the castle.
Prague Castle, Czech Republic The size of seven football fields, Prague Castle is considered to be the largest castle in the world since ancient times. Visiting the castle can be difficult and confusing when you consider its labyrinth of churches, gardens and alleys. Assuming that you have lost, you’d better not miss St Vitus Cathedral of St. John of Nepomuk and the grave, a crypt huge solid silver.