Heading around the corner from Mayor Street toward Bailén Street and walking in the direction of Plaza de Espana, we pass the Almudena Cathedral on our left. Further ahead is the Royal Palace of Madrid, also known as the Palacio de
As far as superlatives go, this takes the cake: the largest palace in the world, the largest private gardens in London, and is the most obvious target in the UK. It's found at St James Park and Green Park, at the Hyde Park tube stop,
From the distance, the two huge twin smokestacks of the National Palace of Sintra betray its presence. In their dependencies, you can appreciate the characteristics of the Manueline style and a lot of the typical Portuguese tile
I’m not the only one who thinks the Crystal Palace in Madrid’s grand Parque del Retiro is the most beautiful place in the city.
This little nook in the Retiro is one of the most popular places for visitors of the park, both
We visited London's Parliament in November and, despite the cold, the magic of the Thames enveloped us. The absolute calm water reflection shows Big Ben. It's also a perfect place to take pictures, especially for photography
The outside of the building is wonderful, but the most impressive part is inside. The grand staircase is impressive, so is the museum library, hallways, the pylon of the witch, the great hall, and the Rotundas of the Sun and Moon. You
In the peninsula of Magdalena there is a palace that was built to house Alfonso XIII and his family when they visited the area.
It has a neoclassic French and English style. It currently houses the university (Universidad
In my opinion, it is the loveliest building in Madrid. It is worth going through all the floors and spots, it is a magnificent building.
Inside, on each floor, there are many surprises. If you start with floor 0, where there is a
Must-see visit in the city of Bangkok. When you get there a lot of people will try to tell you that the door to the entrance is closed, but don't listen to them. They'll confuse you and their route will take you on a wild goose chase.
The Reichstag building (where the German parliament meets) is located in the district of Tiergarten, Berlin. The way the building looks now is due to several renovations, and especially the work of British architect Norman Foster in
The Palace of Versailles, or Chateau de Versailles (a castle or mansion on the outskirts of Paris), is a building that served as a royal residence during past centuries. The Palace is located in the town of Versailles, Île-de-France.
The San Lorenzo de El Escorial Monastery just outside of Madrid is one of the best things to see on a day trip from the capital. The monastery is set on the edge of the mountains in an atmosphere of oak groves, rolling hills, gardens,
I grew up dreaming of Empress Sissi. I couldn´t understand how she couldn´t be happy, with these gardens, these landscapes, with a prince at her side. Time has passed and now I understand that happiness has nothing to do with having a
The Palace of Fine Arts, located in the historic center of Mexico City, is the main house of culture of the country, considering that it is the most important opera house in Mexico and the center is dedicated to the fine arts in all
The Changing The Guard at Buckingham Palace, also called Changing the Queen's Life Guard attracts thousands of visitors to watch the soldiers and hear their music.
The objective of the changing of the guard, as the name suggests,
The Aljafería Palace was probably the best thing I visited in Zaragoza, although its Mudéjar churches and basilicas were great too. This castle-palace was built by the Moors in the 11th century and, along with the Alhambra in Granada
Doge's Palace gives you a great idea of the splendor of the Venetian Republic in its heyday. Receiving foreign emissaries on the stairs and dictating death sentences from the gallery. In the great halls, all the institutions that
This Sultans' palace was built by the Sultan Mohammad II in 1462 and finished in 1478. It was the official residence of the Ottoman monarchs until 1855.
It's a must-see for its gardens, rooms which seems to be in a competition for
It is very pretty, but it costs 5 Euros, you can see it in no time and there is no guided visit. But you have to see it because it is beautiful and it was made by Gaudí. Comillas is a must stop. You can see the Palacio de Sobrellano
The highlight of the town of Aranjuez and no doubt the motivation behind the majority of visits is the Royal Palace, a sprawling complex of ornate hallways, ballrooms, and absolutely stunning gardens. It was built by King Phillip II
This is a historical monument that you definitely must visit. In addition, the color of the government house ensures that tourists will never forget it and are always surprised by its beauty. The Plaza also evokes so many events that
We visited the city of Vienna at Christmas time. We were only there for two days because we were doing the route between the capitals of neighboring countries, so we only had time to visit this palace. We walked from the Kuntshaus
The Bahia Palace, in my opinion, is the most spectacular official monument to see in Marrakesh, even ahead of the Ben Youssef Madrasa. I'm not much of a history buff to be honest, so I can't tell you much on that end, but I can tell
The route is quite spacious with a good audio guide. It was very good even though it´s almost empty. But you are not allowed to take pictures inside or videotapee. At the exit there is a kind of small winery where you can buy wines
The House of the Currency is one of the most important buildings and most emblematic of Chilean history, because of its political relevance. Right at the back, stands a sculpture of Salvador Allende. An impressive place for its
He who does not know the town of Astorga, owes himself a visit :). There are many gems to be found in this area, including the the Town Hall Square and the enormous cathedral and, of course, the Episcopal Palace or Gaudí Palace. It
This impressive building, which houses the palace which was once used as a summer residence of Chinese emperors, is one of the most visited monuments of Beijing. To visit and see everything you'll have to spend at least all morning
Hofburg, the winter palace, is the largest palace in the city of Vienna and one in which the Empress Sissi resided. 240,000 square meters and 2,600 rooms make up this amazing residence which does not skimp on details anywhere. It is
The Hawa Mahal or Palace and the Winds, was built in the esthete 1799 for the Swai Pratap Singh, it is a whimsical structure that adds to the rich architecture of Rajasthan. The ornate facade, an emblem of the city today, is a baroque
If it was located in any another place, if you didn’t visit it after the Nasrid Palace, if it did not enforce one culture upon another... I don't know, that’s a lot of ifs for the only Renaissance palace in our country. I think it
The Royal Place of La Granja is situated on the northern slope of the Guadarrama mountains, about 90 kilometers away from Madrid. Its name comes from an old farm monastery that was run by monks from Segovia. Felipe V retired to this