After Versailles, this Renaissance château is France's second most visited. 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces, and 84 stairs make up Chambord Chateau.
The Pena National Palace in Portugal, built by King Ferdinand II and completed in 1842, is the earliest surviving European castle in the Romantic style.
Versailles was Louis XIII's hunting lodge, erected in 1624. His successor, Louis XIV, turned the property into one of the world's greatest palaces.
People often call Mysore, India, the "City of Palaces," because it has so many old palaces. Mysore Palace is the most famous of these palaces.
The Alhambra is a fortress, a palace, and a park. It is on a plateau in southern Spain that looks down on the city of Granada.
Schonbrunn Palace is one of the most popular places to visit in Vienna. It has 1,441 rooms and is as grand as Versailles.
The Potala Palace, Tibet's largest monument, rises 170 meters on Marpo Ri hill 130 meters above the Lhasa valley.
The Summer Palace is about 15 kilometers from the center of Beijing and is dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake.
The Forbidden City is the world's biggest palace complex. It is in the middle of Beijing and takes up 72 hectares.
In 1453, Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror seized Constantinople and ordered a new home. This became Topkapi Palace.