Saturday, July 30, 2011

Best Palaces of the World

Blenheim Palace
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

The palace is known to be the home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The palace has great landscapes, sweeping lawns, formal gardens and the great Lake.

Buckingham Palace

The palace is the official London residence of the British monarch and is located in the City of Westminster. The palace holds state occasions and royal hospitality.

Chateau de Versailles
Versailles, France

The palace is the official residence of the Kings of France. The expansions for the palace were from the works of Jules Hardouin Mansart, the king’s principal architect.

Dolmabahce Palace
Istanbul, Turkey

The palace is located at the European side of the Bosporus, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. The palace is composed of three main parts; the Mabeyn-i Hümâyûn (the quarters reserved for the men), Muayede Salonu (the ceremonial halls) and the Harem-i Hümâyûn (the apartments of the family of the Sultan). 

Taj Lake Palace
Udaipur, India

The Udaipur is known to be the jewel of Rajasthan, has a regal feeling even in the streets and marketplace, a sense of pride surrounding every shop and square. The Lake Palace is a luxury hotel, of 83 rooms and suites featuring white marble walls, located on a natural foundation of 4 acres rock

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