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Amazing Castles Around the World

Posted by Zura on January 21, 2011

Living in a castle must be great, but what exactly is meant by this word? It is a large building or group of buildings fortified with thick walls, battlements, and often a moat. Castles were the strongholds of noblemen in the Middle Ages. But there are other definitions of the word like: it is a any massive dwelling somewhat or a safe place.

6. Château de Beynac

Is a castle in France situated in Beynac-et-Cazenac, it is one of those castles that were built in the Middle Ages. It has breath-taking view on the Dordogne River. It is one of the best known and best preserved castles in the region. The castle was built from the 12th century by the barons of Beynac and it was bought in 1962 by Lucien Grosso who has restored it.

5. Mont Saint-Michel Castle


Mont Saint- Michel aka Saint Michel’s Mountain is a rocky island in Normandy, France. This majestic castle is one of the first sites to obtain UNESCO World Heritage listing.

4. Neuschwanstein Castle


It is located in Bavaria, Germany above the village of Hohenschwangau. This palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria for Richard Wagner in the 19th century. It was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king.

3. Matsumoto Castle


Matsumoto-Castle aka the Crow Castle is the proud and joy of Japan. This amazing castle is located in the city of Matsumoto and is within easy reach of Tokyo by road or rail. It was completed in the 16th century and is now considered the National Treasure of Japan.

2. Castle Coca


Coca Castle was built in the 15th century. It was built by Alonso de Foncesa, the Archbishop of Seville. It is located in Segovia, a province in Spain. The castle can only be visited with a guided tour.

1. Hunyad Castle


Hunyad is a Gothic-Renaissance castle in Hunedoara, Romania. This castle is a relic of the Hunyadi dynasty. It was built mainly in Gothic style, but has Renaissance architectural elements. Tourists are told that it was the place where Vlad III of Wallachia (commonly known as Vlad the Impaler) was held prisoner for 7 years. And it is thought to be haunted.

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