Top Castles To Visit In Europe

Jonah Andersson 02/19/2013
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Windsor Castle

Top Castles To Visit In Europe

Europe is a continent in the world that is known for its rich culture and history. If you are planning for a tour of Europe with your family, you should never miss to visit the most popular huge palaces and castles that are spread across the continent. Most of the legendary and popular castles known all over the world are found across Europe. There are some monarchs who still reside in popular castles across Europe. The following are some of the top castles that you will see in Europe.

Windsor Castle
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Windsor Castle

If you have the time to just visit one popular caste on your trip to England, then it must be the Windsor Castle. It is a castle that you should never give a miss as it is a fully functional and running castle. It is the official residences of the Queens of England. It is a home to the Queen of England and her family and is also a museum. It is one of the most popular and major tourist attractions in Europe.

The castle consists of a lot of magnificent collections of arts and antique items. Most of the castle area is open for visitors. The St. George’s Chapel inside the castle is the place where many royal weddings and funerals have taken place. You will need to pay an entrance fee to take a tour of the castle and you will have a recorded self controlled audio option as your tour guide.

Neuschwanstein Castle
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Neuschwanstein Castle

If you are looking for a castle that will fulfill all your dreams and desires of what a castle should be, then you should surely visit the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. Just motoring up to the castle will take you to the bygone years of castles, princess and prince. The decorative elements and attractive towers make it a real treat for your eyes and its artistic beauty and design keeps you so engrossed that you will never feel like taking your eyes from the castle. It is one of the castles in Europe that would really grasp the attention of tiny tots and children as it embalms the Disney look.

 

Prague Castle

Prague is the place where the world’s largest castle is situated and is a place where a lot of palace buildings and museums are located today. It is a very important castle in the Czech Republic and it is the home of the President, has lots of historical documents and artifacts as well as houses the Crown Jewels. It is important for you to have a noon visit to the Prague castle in order to witness the royal change of guard. Museum at Lobkowicz Palace, concert at the palace, Saint Vitus Cathedral and several art galleries and viewing towers are the most popular things that attracts tourists to the Prague Castle.

Prague Castle
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Palace Of Pena

Portugal is home to the most attractive and elegant looking palace in Europe, the Palace of Pena. You will find everything that a palace has in the Palace of Pena, turrets, residences, moats, castle walls, winding roads and paths. The Victorian furnishings, decorative superfluities, paintings all add a touch of royal look to  the castle and is one that attracts a lot of tourists. Never miss to take a look at the Queens’s Bedroom, Arab Room, long Ballroom and Indian Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Bio:

Matt Anton, co-founder of http://backlinksvault.com/, has travelled the length and breadth of Europe and has  written lots of articles on  the castles seen around Europe.

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