Category: palaces

castlesandmedievals: Blenheim Palace Blenhe…

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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace (pronounced /ˈblɛnɪm/ BLEN-im[1]) is a monumental country house in Blenheim, Oxfordshire, England. It is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The palace, one of England’s largest houses, was built between 1705 and 1722, and designated a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site in 1987.[2]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blenheim_Palace

Würzburg Residence

Würzburg Residence

Würzburg Residence

Würzburg Residence

Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The first castle on this site was Absalon Castle built in 1167 by Bishop Absalon. The castle was demolished in 1370 and replaced by Copenhagen Castle in the late 14thcentury. Copenhagen Castle was rebuilt several times, but it began to crack under the weight and so a new castle was built on the site. The First Castle Christiansborg was a baroque palace that was completed in 1745, but the palace and church were ruined by fire in 1794. The Second Christiansborg Castle began in 1803 and was done in a French Empire style. The castle was finished by 1828, but King Frederick VI decided against living there and only used the palace for entertainment. King Frederick VII was the only monarch to live in the castle. Unfortunately, the castle was destroyed by fire in 1884. The current Christiansborg Palace was built from 1907-1928 and serves as a palace and a government center. It is the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office, and the Supreme Court of Denmark. Christiansborg Palace is the only building in the world to house all three branches of government in the same building. The castle boasts Royal Reception Rooms, the Great Hall with its tapestries, the Palace Chapel, the Royal Kitchen, the Royal Stables, and the ruins beneath the palace. The 17 colorful tapestries represent the Viking Age to the year 2000 and cover 1,100 years of Danish history. Several parts of the palace are open to the public.

Schwerin Castle The Schwerin Palace (also kn…

Schwerin Castle The Schwerin Palace (also known as Schwerin Castle, German: Schweriner Schloss, German pronunciation: [ʃvɛ ʁiːn’]), is a palatial schloss located in the city of Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state, Germany. It is situated on an island in the city’s main lake, the Lake Schwerin.For centuries the palace was the home of the dukes and grand dukes of Mecklenburg and later Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Today it serves as the residence of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state parliament (German: Landtag).Major parts of the current palace were built between 1845 and 1857, as a cooperation of the renowned historicist architects Gottfried Semper, Friedrich August Stüler, Georg Adolf Demmler and Ernst Friedrich Zwirner. The castle is regarded as one of the most important works of romantic Historicism in Europe and is designated to become a World Heritage Site. It is nicknamed “Neuschwanstein of the North”.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwerin_Palace    

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Fontainbleau

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Château de Fontainebleau

Peterhof Palace and Garden

Peterhof Palace and Garden

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ROYAL PALACE – City Palace, Jaipur – India

City Palace which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur, the capital of the Rajasthan state, India. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. He planned and built the outer walls, and later additions were made by successive rulers continuing up to the 20th century. 

The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence.