The palace is the most important building type in any country. In many ways it represents the highest level of the traditional architecture. The design palaces are focused on the order and logic so as to play up the sense of imperial power, which has distinct characteristics of nation and time.
Defined as a magnificent residence, especially for those who are Head of State or of royal lineage, many palaces are now used for other purposes like hotels, museums or parliaments.
Here is a list of some of the most amazing palaces in the world. I hope you will like it.
Chateau de Chambord
The royal chateau de Chambord, France is one of the most recognizable fort in the world because of its very distinct French Renaissance architecture that blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Italian structures.
The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex of the Moorish rulers of Granada in southern Spain. The fortress was constructed during the mid 14th century, occupying a hilly terrace on the southeastern border of the city of Granada.
The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama. Today the Potala Palace has been converted into a museum by the Chinese.
Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles is in France. Versailles is not just famous only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. Garden of Versailles is one of the most beautiful in the world.
Summer Palace, China
The Summer Palace is a palace in Beijing, China. The central Kunming Lake covering 2.2 square kilometers was entirely man made and the excavated soil was used to build Longevity Hill. In the Summer Palace, one finds a variety of palaces, gardens, and other classical-style architectural structures.
Schönbrunn Palace is a royal residence in Vienna, Austria. One of the most important cultural monuments in the country, since the 1960s it has been one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna. The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.
The Palace of Mysore is a palace situated in the city of Mysore. India. It was the official residence of the former royal family of Mysore. It is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in Mysore.
Pena National Palace
The Pena National is the one of the oldest in Portugal. The palace stands on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon.
Forbidden City, China
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of the Emperor and his household, as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a rallying point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis.
Author : Ahsan Mukhtar