Most Incredible Chateaus Throughout Europe
Some of the world’s most incredible real estate can be found throughout Europe. Their impressive collection of chateaus, steeped in a rich history, really take one’s breath away. Many are protected treasures too, ensuring that you can traverse at least some of them. Here are a few of the most popular and aesthetically pleasing ones.
The Palace of Pena
The Palace of Pena, located in Lisbon, was built in the 19th century. Its influences are squarely in Moorish architecture, and it represents King Ferdinand II’s profound love of the Romantic period. The grounds are surrounded by a massive park that boasts more than five hundred species of trees that come from every corner of the world.
The Alcazar Castle
The Alcazar Castle is located in Segovia, Spain and it is probably one of the most distinctive in the world. It has a complex history that included its use as a state prison, a military academy, and the Royal Artillery’s base of operations. If you notice something familiar about it, that’s probably because it was the inspiration behind Disney’s Cinderella Castle.
The Neuschwanstein Castle
Believe it or not, the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany was built to escape the masses in the 19th century. Today, more than 1.5 million people walk across its grounds to take in the picturesque beauty that awaits.
Conwy Castle was built on Wales’ Northern coast sometime between 1283 and 1289. It is an architectural landmark today, and its imported stone makes it unique and internationally-acclaimed.