Whimsical, astounding, or even imposing, here are Europe's most incredible castles and palaces.
The vast formal palace against which all others are measured includes the Hall of Mirrors and sumptuous gardens.
In the heart of the Bavarian Alps, this is everybody’s (including Disney’s) castle fantasy.
Now housing the State Hermitage Museum and forever associated with the Russian Revolution, this golden-green baroque building in St Petersburg is unmatched for tsarist splendour.
Better known as Dracula's Castle, this Transylvanian beauty is straight out of a horror movie.
This exquisite Islamic palace complex in Granada is a World Heritage–listed wonder.
The turreted stone castle of the Counts of Flanders looms over the beautiful Belgian city of Ghent.
The world's largest and oldest continuously occupied fortress is one of the British monarch's principal residences.
Tour the opulent pavilions and jewel-filled Treasury of the former court of the Ottoman Empire in İstanbul.
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