The most beautiful castles in the world – Part 2
The most beautiful castles in the world finally take us to Europe, the undeniable ultimate destination for such romantic incursions and for amazing architecture and Disney-like stories and atmosphere.
Here are, therefore, some of the most beautiful castles in Europe (and the world):
The Versailles is a place that definitely needs absolutely no introduction. Filled with stories of palace intrigues, happy and elegant soirees with the kinds and stolen kisses around the green labyrinths of the geometrical gardens, the majestic palace of the Sun King Louis XIV is one of the most sought after royal residences and a romantic and historical one in equal measures.
How do we get there? It’s a short drive from Paris to Versailles, actually, so a Paris transfer to Versailles booked in time should do the trick.
If you are a sucker for Disney movies, you must know there is a beautiful and emblematic castle on their logo. This one was inspired by a beautiful Bavarian castle located in Austria: Neuschwanstein. It was built between 1869 and 1886 by Mad King Louis II of Bavaria, a great romantic who, as other monarchs of the 19th century, sought a revival of the romanesque style. The palace is truly dreamy, perched on a hilltop in an idyllic forest, carefully nested away from the world.
Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal, is a castle contemporary with Neuschwanstein. It was also a love declaration, being commissioned by King Consort Ferdinand II to his queen. It is one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal and a marvelous place to be, much like its Austrian counterpart castle.
And if you are in for something truly unique, a medieval fortress extremely well restored and also the (harmless) lair of a (mythical) vampire, you have reason enough to fly to Romania and visit the amazingly popular during Halloween Bran Castle!