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An undeniable part of monarchy is architecture.  Throughout the ages, the power and beauty of monarchy has been expressed the the royal palaces... architecture representing the image and power of the monarch.

 

I am interested in which royal palace you consider the most impressive.  What makes it impressive to you?  Have you been there?

 

I have not traveled to Europe yet (I hope to in a couple years).  I have always been impressed by the Royal Palace in Stockholm.  The design, location and history of this palace is most interesting.  Also, the fact that it is still the official palace of the King of Sweden adds a special touch to the palace.

 

I'm looking forward to your posts here!

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I've been to Windsor Castle in England, Linderhof in Bavaria, and Schönbrunn in Austria, all of which I loved.

I suppose the ones I would most like to visit in the future are Versailles, Buckingham Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, and Neuschwanstein.

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Windsor Castle, without a shadow of a doubt, is the most impressive Royal Palace in the world. It is the largest inhabited castle in the world and the oldest in continuous occupation. It dates back to the reign of King William the Conqueror (1066-87) and it's 1,000-year-old history is inextricably linked to the history of the British nation and her monarchy. Indeed, it was from the castle that the British Royal Family took their name after World War I, when it was thought wise to abandon the Germanic 'Saxe-Coburg-Gotha' dynastic name.

 

I love Windsor because I just think it's so iconic. But, to my shame, despite all that, I've never actually been there. However, after seeing a BBC television programme about it, entitled The Queen's Castle, I am very keen to go and see it.

 

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Hello Daniel,

 

For me, the most impressive palace in the world is 'The Winter Palace' in St. Petersburg.

I have been to Russia 6 times and every time I go up and down 'The Jordan Staircase' in that palace, I feel like an emperor.  It is magnificent.  If you get a chance to see the film "Russian Ark" (it's in Russian - but bear with it) it takes you on a journey through 'The Grand Hermitage', 'The Petit Hermitage' and 'The Winter Palace' and all their treasures.  It ends up with a re-enactment of a presentation to Nicholas I in St. George's Hall from the Shah of Persia and then a ball in The Nicholas Hall and then at the end the departure of all the guests (nearly 3000) down The Jordan Staircase.

Impressive and magnificent!!!!

If you are interested in palaces, then you must see this film.

 

Also, Peterhof and its fountains, especially "The Samson Fountain" are magnificent too....

 

 

And, I do like "The Residenz" in Munich and all its treasures.

 

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I have visited Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, and Hohenschwangau, all in Bavaria.  I would have to say that hands down Neuschwanstein is the most impressive palace I've seen, in person or in pictures.


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My local palace is pretty amazing:

http://www.royalpavilion.org.uk/

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I like the Palace of Fontainebleau in France.     
The Cour du Cheval Blanc is also known as the Courtyard of Farewells.     
This name commemorates the leavetaking ceremony at the foot     
of the staircase in honor of Emperor Napoleon I because    
Napoleon left Fontainebleau for the Island of Elba in 1814.

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Only plaace I have been to is the palace in Dresden
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I have seen the following royal residences.
Ethiopia
-The Jubilee Palace, Addis Ababa
-The Guenete Leul Palace, Addis Ababa
-The Ghion Palace, Addis Ababa
-The Gondar Castle Complex, Gondar
-Qusquam Palace, Gondar
-The Qoka Palace, Qoka
-The Bahir Dar Palace, Bahir Dar.
The United Kingdom
-Buckingham Palace, London
-St. James Palace, London
-Whitehall (Banqueting Hall), London
-The Tower of London, London
-Kensington Palace, London
France
-The Louvre, Paris
Germany
-Linderhof, Bavaria
-Hohenschangau, Bavaria
-Neuschwanstein, Bavaria
-The Munich Residenz, Bavaria
Spain
-Palacio Real, Madrid
-Alcazar Real, Toledo
-Alcazar Real, Sevile
-The Alhambra, Granada
-Alcazr Real, Cordoba
-Sultan's Palace (Now the Arcbishop's Palace), Cordoba
Italy
-The Piti Palace, Florence
-The Palazo Vechio, Florence
-The Medici Palace, Florence

I loved the Royal Palace (Palacio Real) of Madrid, and Linderhof and Neuschwanstein in Bavaria belong in a fairy tale, but I have to say my breath was taken away by the Alhambra.

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Originally Posted by Ethiomonarchist
I have seen the following royal residences.
Ethiopia
-The Jubilee Palace, Addis Ababa
-The Guenete Leul Palace, Addis Ababa
-The Ghion Palace, Addis Ababa
-The Gondar Castle Complex, Gondar
-Qusquam Palace, Gondar
-The Qoka Palace, Qoka
-The Bahir Dar Palace, Bahir Dar.
The United Kingdom
-Buckingham Palace, London
-St. James Palace, London
-Whitehall (Banqueting Hall), London
-The Tower of London, London
-Kensington Palace, London
France
-The Louvre, Paris
Germany
-Linderhof, Bavaria
-Hohenschangau, Bavaria
-Neuschwanstein, Bavaria
-The Munich Residenz, Bavaria
Spain
-Palacio Real, Madrid
-Alcazar Real, Toledo
-Alcazar Real, Sevile
-The Alhambra, Granada
-Alcazr Real, Cordoba
-Sultan's Palace (Now the Arcbishop's Palace), Cordoba
Italy
-The Piti Palace, Florence
-The Palazo Vechio, Florence
-The Medici Palace, Florence

I loved the Royal Palace (Palacio Real) of Madrid, and Linderhof and Neuschwanstein in Bavaria belong in a fairy tale, but I have to say my breath was taken away by the Alhambra.
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I like El Escorial in Spain.          
It was interesting to learn that the use of an Italian architect was considered.    
The possibility of Michelangelo was discarded as he was by then an old man.

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Buckingham Palace  
 

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Visitation to Sandringham House  
 

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Kadriorg Palace in Estonia  
 
      http://www.pinterest.com/pin/360780620122421628

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Peterhof Palace is in Russia.   
  The Grand Cascade of Peterhof  
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/499407046157685153

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