Castles and Palaces

Castles and Palaces

castles001Castel Sant’Angelo, Italy
Photograph by Karen McDonald, National Geographic Your Shot
The cylindrical Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy, overlooks the Tiber River. It now functions as a museum.

castles002Rocca Calascio Sunrise
Photograph by Simone Angelucci, National Geographic Your Shot
The first light to Rocca Calascio, a medieval castle in the Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy.

castles003Querini Castle, Greece
Photograph by george papapostolou, National Geographic Your Shot
This historic castle overlooks the town of Chora on Astypalaia, a Greek island in the southeastern Aegean Sea.

castles004Spellbound in Neuschwanstein, Germany
Photograph by Mira P., National Geographic Your Shot
This 19th-century Bavarian castle served as the inspiration for many of Walt Disney’s castles.

castles005Château de l’Islette, France
Photograph by Laurent M., National Geographic Your Shot
This castle is one of many located in the Loire Valley region of central France and once played host to famous artists like Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin.

castles006Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
Photograph by Graham Harris Graham, National Geographic Your Shot
Overcast skies and slack water produce a haunting atmosphere around Eilean Donan Castle in the western Highlands of Scotland.

castles007Biltmore Estate, United States
Photograph by Jiahe Gu, National Geographic Your Shot
Built by George Vanderbilt, this 8,000-acre mansion in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is the largest privately owned house in the United States.

castles008Kilchurn Castle, Scotland
Photograph by Graham Harris Graham, Your Shot
Kilchurn Castle, or “Fort of the Narrow Rock,” is sometimes blocked off by higher-than-usual water levels in Loch Awe, located in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

castles009Anapji, South Korea
Photograph by Scott Rotzoll, National Geographic Your Shot
Located in Gyeongju National Park in South Korea, Anapji, also known as Anap Pond, belongs to a palace complex built during the Silla dynasty in 674 B.C.

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