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
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.
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 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
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
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 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,
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
This amazing building is also called the Palace of the Marquis of Comillas since it was built on the same place where his house once stood. It’s was designed by the Catalan architect Juan Martorell.
It was built in the late
I don´t think anyone knows exactly what attracted us so much to the change of the guard show. Maybe it was the shine of the uniforms or the color, or the dance steps, the protocol that is repeated without variation every day of the
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
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
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
Magnificent neoclassical building next to the Palace of Guzman. It was built by Gaudi, in chairs from the mountains of Leon. The highlight of the facade are the 4 towers at the corners, slate capped pinnacles. Above the main entrance
The Palazzo Vecchio is the most important civil building in Florence. Its construction began in 1299 at the request of Arnolfo di Cambio. Initially it was the seat of the Priors of the Arts and the Signoria and the home of the Grand
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