Traveling involves a thousand adventures and places to see and discover. Some of them are the palaces, majestic buildings with a great story to tell. We will take a tour of the most beautiful palaces in the world. You fancy? So let's go!
Some of the most beautiful palaces in the world
The AlhambraThe Alhambra of Granada
We begin with the Alhambra for its unique beauty and for having applied to be one of the wonders of the world. Its architecture is unique, its location is unique too and the surrounding history is not wasted either.
It was the work of the Nasrid sultans who began to invade the Iberian peninsula from the south. But the Christians fell in love with the place as soon as they saw it. More than a palace, a huge complex where wonderful buildings, courtyards, gardens and towers are discovered.
After the capture of Granada, the legend tells that King Boabdil, fleeing after his defeat, stopped to look at his palace and he cried inconsolably as he heard the words of his strict mother:
«Cry, cry like a woman what you have not known how to defend as a man».
Pena PalacePena Palace
Not only is it one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, also the most striking. An eclectic construction that Draws attention for its striking colors and incredible shapes. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1995 and is located in the Portuguese town of Sintra.
The Palacio da Pena was built in the 19th century and was one of the residences of the Portuguese royal family due to its proximity to the country's capital, Lisbon. But its beauty only exalts even more of the landscape in which it is located: Sintra Natural Park, a protected area.
Palace of VersaillesPalace of Versailles
How to talk about the most beautiful palaces in the world without mentioning Versailles, with its endless gardens perfectly maintained? As well, The majesty and beauty of this place seem endless. Among its most appreciated corners is its Gallery of Mirrors, a huge and luxurious room adorned with more than 350 mirrors.
It was built in the 16th century by order of Louis XIV and is also a World Heritage Site. A palace that also It has been the scene of historical events, such as the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended the First World War.
Madrid's royal palaceMadrid's royal palace
It may surprise you, but this It is the largest royal palace in Western Europe. It was built in the 18th century after the fire of the old fortress and has almost 3,500 rooms. It is the official residence of the kings of Spain, and it was in fact for centuries, although today the royal family resides in another palace, that of the Zarzuela.
And it is not only one of the most beautiful palaces in the world for its dimensions and the beauty of its forms. Inside it houses artistic collections of incalculable value, from paintings by great masters such as Goya or Velázquez to goldsmith's pieces and to a unique collection of Stradivarius instruments.
Peterhof PalacePeterhof Palace
It is located in the Gulf of Finland, near St. Petersburg and is a movie palace, without a doubt. It was Peter the Great who had it built in the eighteenth century and was used until the twentieth century as residence of the tsars.
The imposing palace stands behind detailed stairs and the view of the whole, with the gardens and fountains that adorn it, is a unique scenario in the world. They say it is the "Russian Versailles" and is also a World Heritage Site.
Potala's palacePotala's palace
Built as if it were falling down the side of a mountain we find this construction that seems endless. It is located in the city of Lhasa, in Tibet and It has an area of 410,000 m², while its building covers about 130,000, almost nothing!
It was the residence of the Dalai Lama for centuries, until in 1959 a revolt against China caused the exile to India of then Dalai Lama. How could it be otherwise, it is also a World Heritage Site.
There are other magnificent buildings that can be included among the most beautiful palaces in the world, but these are a perfect representation of all of them and allow you to get an idea of how far human creativity and imagination has come. Do you already have your favorite?