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Sandgate Castle, Kent

Sandgate Castle, Kent

Sandgate Castle was one of Henry VIII's Device Forts. Built in 1539 near Sandgate, Kent, its exposed location has led to much damage by storm tides. Converted to a Martello Tower in the early 1800s, it is now in private ownership.
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Castelo do Queijo, Porto

Castelo do Queijo, Porto

The São Francisco Xavier Castle, is a 17th-century garrison erected to protect the coast from the pirates of North Africa.
Rating of 3.510/13/2005296Google Earth Logo
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Castle Burg, Solingen

Castle Burg, Solingen

Schloss Burg an der Wupper was built by Graf Adolf II von Berg in 12nd century. It was the home of the Counts of Berg, who used the site as a fortress. Damaged in the 30-years war, it was rebuilt from the 1890s onwards. Today it is a museum as well as one of the largest rebuilt castles of Western Germany.
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Castillo (Castle) de Santa Barbara

Castillo (Castle) de Santa Barbara

The Castillo de Santa Bárbara, originally built to protect Alicante and virtually surrounded by sea, remains a major landmark in the city, offering panoramic views. Its foundations date back to the 11th century, and remains have been found here from the Romans and Moors, but most of the building was constructed from the 14th-16th centuries, when this Mediterranean city had already been reconque...
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Yedikule Dungeons

Yedikule Dungeons

Ottoman equivelant of The Tower of London.
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Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

Originally built in that 12th Century by the Hindu Kakatiyas, the fort was reinforced by masonry by the Bahamanis who occupied in 1363. The existing structure was later expanded by Qutub Shahi Kings into a massive fort. In 1687, the fortress was besieged by the mighty moguls emperor Aurangazeb, after it was treacherously betrayed. The main citadel is built on a granite hill 120 m high and is...
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Khilwath Palace, Hyderabad

Khilwath Palace, Hyderabad

Khilwath Palace, Hyderabad, India.
No rating yet09/29/2005365Google Earth Logo
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Fort No. 1, Quebec

Fort No. 1, Quebec

Fort No. 1 was the last in a chain of three forts built under the supervision of British military engineers between 1865 and 1872. These forts completed the defense network protecting Québec against future land invasion by the Americans.
No rating yet09/28/2005343Google Earth Logo
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New Palais

New Palais

Here you can see the New Palais in Potsdam/Germany. It's next to Sanccousi and owns a room made of shells.
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Castle Ruin Falkenstein

Castle Ruin Falkenstein

Castle ruin at Falkenstein near the famous castle ruin Koenigstein.
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Letohradek Hvezda (Summer House Hvezda (the Star))

Letohradek Hvezda (Summer House Hvezda (the Star))

One of the most interesting Renaissance monuments in Prague is Hvězda Summer house. In 1534, Ferdinand I obtained a part of a forest - a property that had formely belonged to a monastery - and estabilished a deer park there.

The summerhouse was built according to design of his son - Ferdinand of Tirol - by the royal builders Hans Tirol and Bonifac Wolmut in the years 1555 - 1556. T...
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Holdenby House

Holdenby House

The house is built around the kitchen of Holdenby Palace, built in 1583, the largest private house of its time, to impress Elizabeth I. In 1647 it was the prison of Charles I for 5 months prior to his removal for execution.
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Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House

Acknowledged to be Scotland's finest stately home, built 1699 and standing in 150 acres of land.
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Belem Tower, Lisbon

Belem Tower, Lisbon

The Torre de Belém is one of the most visited monuments in Lisbon. The 16th century fortress controlled the Tagus river entrance.
Rating of 3.33333333309/23/2005441Google Earth Logo
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Tregantle Fort, UK

Tregantle Fort, UK

Near Plymouth. Built between 1858 and 1868.
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Citadel, Parma

Citadel, Parma

The Parma Citadel is a pentagonal fortress with bastions and moats, once full of water, planned by Francesco Paciotto. Construction was started by Alessandro Farnese, third Duke of Parma at the end of the 16th century and was finished in 1599.
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Torrechiara Castle, Parma

Torrechiara Castle, Parma

The castle was built by Pier Maria Rosii between 1448 and 1460. It was constructed on the ruins of a building from the 14th century and must be one of the best preserved castles of the 1400s in Italy.
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Castle of Grimaud

Castle of Grimaud

This is the Chateau de Grimaud. Beautiful View of the Gulf of Saint Tropez.
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Royal Palace of Arunjuez, Spain

Royal Palace of Arunjuez, Spain

The Palacio Real de Aranjuez is a residence of the King of Spain. It was commissioned by Philip II and designed by Juan Bautista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera, who also designed El Escorial.
Zoom out a bit and see the huge gardens surrounding the Palace.
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Palo Castle, Ladispoli

Palo Castle, Ladispoli

The Palo Castle dates back to the sixteenth century, built on the site of a high fort of the Middle Ages. Several popes has lived here including Alexander V (Borgia), Paul III, and Sistus V.
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Citadel of Saint-Tropez

Citadel of Saint-Tropez

Built approximately around 1583, now turned into a naval museum.
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Fort Frederick, Port Elizabeth, SA

Fort Frederick, Port Elizabeth, SA

Fort Frederick was built from stone in 1799 by British troops to protect against a possible landing of French Troops. The fort is named after Frederick, Duke Of York. It was originally armed with two eight-pounder guns and has a guardhouse and powder magazine.
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Schloss Marienfels, home of Thomas Gottschalk

Schloss Marienfels, home of Thomas Gottschalk

The castle has been build in 1859, Thomas Gottschalk bought it late 2004 and stated to live there in the summer of 2005.
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Fortezza Vecchia, Leghorn

Fortezza Vecchia, Leghorn

Ordered by the duke Alessandro dè Medici the old fortress was designed by Antonio da Sangallo. The works for the construction of the fortress began in 1531 and continued until 1537.
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Old Fort, New Delhi, India

Old Fort, New Delhi, India

a.k.a. Purana Quila is an old citadel built by Humayan around 1530. Inside the walls there is the Qila Kuhna Masjid Mosque.
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