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Europe, the old continent, has such a rich culture no matter in which country you are. Each of them has its own spirit and story, and without doubt, the architecture is one of the rare things that can take the breath away. Baroque, classicism, modern and other styles of architecture is what makes Europe so unique. If you enjoy the beauty of history seen on buildings, check out these ten fascinating examples. These ten Royal Palaces in Europe belong or used to belong to royal families, so no wonder why their interior and exterior are so close to perfection!
Next time when you have the opportunity, visit one of palaces below and let the beauty around to inspire you.
1. Pena National Palace – One of the most amazing Royal Palaces in Europe (Image via turismoenfotos.com)
The Pena National Palace is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace is built in 19th century for king Dom Fernando II, who used the palace as a summer residence for the whole royal family. It is located on the top of the Sintra Mountains and if the day is clear enough, the palace can be seen from Lisbon. The design of the palace is under the influence of Romanticism, but it also includes a little influence of other architecture styles, such as Neo – Gothic and Neo – Renaissance. Unfortunately, this beautiful palace is closed at the moment because of restoration works, but you definitely should put it on your bucket list.