Top 10 Most Stunning Royal Palaces In The World!

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Ruchika Mandora

After Versailles, this Renaissance château is France's second most visited. 440 rooms, 365 fireplaces, and 84 stairs make up Chambord Chateau.

Chateau de Chambord

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.

Pena National Palace

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.

Palace of Versailles

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.

Mysore Palace

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.

Schonbrunn Palace

The Potala Palace, Tibet's largest monument, rises 170 meters on Marpo Ri hill 130 meters above the Lhasa valley.

Potala Palace

The Summer Palace is about 15 kilometers from the center of Beijing and is dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake.

Summer Palace

The Forbidden City is the world's biggest palace complex. It is in the middle of Beijing and takes up 72 hectares.

Forbidden City

In 1453, Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror seized Constantinople and ordered a new home. This became Topkapi Palace.

Topkapi Palace