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Cooch Behar Palace, West Bengal

Cooch Behar Palace, West Bengal

Cooch Behar Palace or Rajbari is located at Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. Idealised from the concept of classical European style of Italian Renaissance, this magnificent palace was built by the famous Koch king Maharaja Nripendra Narayan in 1887. Raised on a basement of 1.5 metres in height, this double storied brick building covers an area of 4768 square metres. It extends 120 metres from n...
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Hazarduari palace and Museum, Murshidabad

Hazarduari palace and Museum, Murshidabad

Hazarduari palace and Museum is located at Murshidabad, West Bengal. It is the palace with thousand doors and is the chief tourist attraction of Murshidabad. This three-storey palace was built in 1837 by Duncan McLeod for the Nawab Najim Humaun Jah, descendent of Mir Zafar. It has thousand doors (among which only 900 are real) and 114 rooms and 8 galleries, built in European architectural style...
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Murud Janjira Fort, Raigadh

Murud Janjira Fort, Raigadh

Murud-Janjira is the local name for a fort situated at the coastal village of Murud, in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. It is famous for being the only fort along India's western coast that remained undefeated despite Dutch and English East India Company attacks. The word Janjira may have originated after the Arabic word Jazeera, which means an island. Some of the people also split t...
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Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore

Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore

Jaganmohan Palace is a palace in Mysore, Karnataka state, India. The Jaganmohan Palace was constructed in the year 1861 by the king, Krishnaraja Wodeyar III as an alternate retreat for the royal family. It was later converted into an art gallery. The Mysore Palace, which was the original home of the royal family was burnt down in a fire and the construction of a new palace in its place was star...
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Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda located at Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The palace was constructed after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh in the mid-19th century. Constructed to serve as the residence of the King of Cambodia, his family and foreign dignitaries, as a venue for the performance of court ceremony and ritual and as a symbol of the Kingdom. It serves to this...
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Agra Fort

Agra Fort

Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site found on the right bank of river Yamuna, located in Agra city, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is well described as the walled city. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. It was constructed by the third Mughal emperor Akbar on the remains of an ancient site known as Badalgarh. In 1556, after the battle of Panipat, Mugh...
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Fortress Valenca de Minho

Fortress Valenca de Minho

The most interesting things to visit are mainly inside the fortress that looks down to the Minho River and Spain. They have been destroyed several times whether it were the Barbarians, the Arabs, the armies of Asturias and Leon or even the French troops in the 19th century, they have always been restored and still very well preserved. Valença's fortress is a piece of gothic and baroque military...
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Stegeborg Castle

Stegeborg Castle

Stegeborg Castle is a ruined castle in St Anna parish, Söderköping, Östergötland, located on an island in a narrow sound at the bay of Slätbaken.

The oldest part of the castle is a square brick tower in the southeast corner, built in the early 1200s, when Söderköping became a city. A simple fortified residence was added during the 1300s, expanded and supplemented by a wall and a ...
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Oerbyhus Castle

Oerbyhus Castle

Örbyhus Castle is situated in northern Uppland, 45 kilometres from Uppsala. Örbyhus Castle played a part in the Swedish national history in 1577 when it served as the prison for the dethroned King Erik XIV. It was here that he died under mysterious circumstances. Was he poisened?

http://www.orbyhus-slott.com/english/index.htm
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Solliden Palace

Solliden Palace

Solliden Palace is the summer residence of the Swedish Royal Family. It is situated on the island of Öland, southern Sweden.

http://www.sollidensslott.se/english/index.htm
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Sofiero Palace

Sofiero Palace

Sofiero Palace in Helsingborg Municipality, Scania, was one of the Swedish royal family's country mansions, located 5 km north of Helsingborg. It was originally a Scanian farm called Skabelycke, bought in 1864 by Crown Prince Oscar of Sweden and his wife Sophia of Nassau. The first one-story palace was completed in 1865. It was expanded to its current size between 1874 and 1876, after crown pri...
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Ulriksdal Palace

Ulriksdal Palace

Ulriksdal Palace (Swedish: Ulriksdals slott) is a royal palace situated on the banks of the Edsviken in the National City Park in Solna, 6 km north of Stockholm. It was originally called Jakobsdal after its owner Jacob De la Gardie, who had it built by architect Hans Jacob Kristler in 1643-1645 as a country retreat. He later passed on to his son, Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, from whom it was pu...
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Tullgarn Palace

Tullgarn Palace

Tullgarn Palace (Swedish: Tullgarns slott) is a royal summer palace by Häggnäsviken bay in the Trosa archipelago, south of Stockholm, Sweden. Built in the 1720s, the palace offers a mixture of rococo, Gustavian and Victorian styles. The interior design is regarded as one of Sweden's finest.

Tullgarn Palace is mainly associated with King Gustaf V and Queen Victoria, who spent thei...
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Nykoeping Castle

Nykoeping Castle

Nyköping Castle in Nyköping, Sweden, is a Mediaeval castle from the Birger Jarl era, partly in ruins. The castle is mostly known for the ghastly Nyköping Banquet which took place here in 1317.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyk%C3%B6ping_Castle
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Laeckoe Castle

Laeckoe Castle

Läckö Castle (in Swedish: Läckö Slott ) is a medieval castle in Sweden. Läckö Castle is best known as Magnus de la Gardie's magnificent castle on the shores of Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden.

Brynolf Algotsson, Bishop of Skara, laid the foundations for a fortified castle in 1298 originally as a fort that consisted of two or three houses surrounded by a wall. After a fire...
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Stroemsholm Palace

Stroemsholm Palace

Strömsholm Palace, sometimes called Strömsholm Castle (Swedish: Strömsholms slott), is a Swedish royal palace. The baroque palace is built on the site of a fortress from the 1550s, located on an island in the Kolbäcksån river at the west end of Lake Mälaren. The palace has interiors from the 1700s and an important collection of Swedish paintings.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str%...
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Haga Palace

Haga Palace

Haga Palace (Swedish: Haga slott), formerly known as the Queen's Pavilion (Swedish: Drottningens paviljong), is located in Hagaparken, Solna Municipality in Metropolitan Stockholm, Sweden. The palace, built in 1802 – 1805, was modelled after ballet-master Gallodiers Italian villa in Drottningholm by architect Carl Christoffer Gjörwell on appointment by King Gustaf IV Adolf for the royal childre...
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Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm

Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm

The Chinese Pavilion (Swedish: Kina slott), located in the grounds of the Drottningholm Palace park, is a Chinese-inspired royal pavilion built in 1753. The pavilion is currently one of Sweden's Royal Palaces.

The first castle building was built as a prefab house in 1753 and was a birthday gift to Queen Lovisa Ulrika from King Adolf Fredrik on the 24 of July.

The c...
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Sultans Copper Tents

Sultans Copper Tents

The Sultan's Copper Tents, originally three buildings for the palace guard, designed by the painter Louis Jean Desprez and built during 1787 to 1790. Desprez proposed that all the façades of the buildings should be designed as three Turkish tents, clad in decoratively painted copper plate. However, tent façades were only built on the side facing the main lawns, which still gives the desired ill...
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Gustav IIIs Pavilion

Gustav IIIs Pavilion

Gustav III's Pavilion (Swedish: Gustav III:s paviljong) is a royal pavilion at the Haga Park, 2 km north of Stockholm. As a highlight in Swedish art history, the Pavilion is a fine example of the European neoclassicism of the late 1700s in Northern Europe.[1] Beside the Pavilion lie the "Sultan's Copper Tents", buildings designed to resemble big tents.

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Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm Palace

The Drottningholm Palace is the private residence of the Swedish royal family. It is located in Drottningholm. It is built on the island Lovön (in Ekerö Municipality of Stockholm County), and is one of Sweden's Royal Palaces. It was originally built in the late 16th century. It served as a residence of the Swedish royal court for most of the 18th century. Apart from being the private residence ...
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Rosersberg Palace

Rosersberg Palace

Rosersberg Palace (Swedish: Rosersbergs slott) is one of the Royal Palaces of Sweden. Situated on the shores of Lake Mälaren, on the outskirts of Stockholm, it was built in the 1630s by the Oxenstierna family and became a royal palace in 1762, when the state gave it to Duke Karl (later Karl XIII) the younger brother of Gustav III of Sweden.

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Rosendal Palace

Rosendal Palace

Rosendal Palace (Swedish: Rosendal Slott) is a Swedish castle located at the Djurgården, an island in central Stockholm. It was built between 1823 and 1827 for King Karl XIV Johan, the first Bernadotte King of Sweden. It was intended as an escape from the formalities of court life at the Royal Palace.

Rosendal Palace was largely designed by Fredrik Blom, one of the leading archit...
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Gripsholm Castle

Gripsholm Castle

Gripsholm Castle (Swedish: Gripsholms Slott) is a castle in Mariefred, Södermanland, in Sweden and is regarded as one of Sweden's finest historical monuments. It is located by lake Mälaren in south central Sweden, in the municipality of Strängnäs, about 60 km west of Stockholm.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gripsholm_Castle
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Ajuda National Palace

Ajuda National Palace

The Ajuda National Palace (Portuguese: Palácio Nacional da Ajuda) is a neoclassical monument in the city of Lisbon, in Portugal.
The Palace was built during the 19th century to be a residence for the kings of Portugal.
The site where the Palace stands, in the neighbourhood of Ajuda, was previously occupied by the Royal Tent (Real Barraca), a wooden structure that housed King José...
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