The most splendid residence of a monarch, head of state or other high dignity is a palace. In the actual sense, from history, a palace is a word gotten from Latin named palA tium for Palatine Hill, this hill is one of the most popular hills in Rome. Queens, kings, and emperors owned most of these palaces in the past, and most of these palaces have now turned into tourist centers, museums, parliaments, hotels, and office buildings.
In this article, we shall discuss few of the world’s beautiful palaces that you need to visit soon. This selection is made based on the posh interiors and magnificent architectural design of these places.
Dolmabahce Palace is one of the most splendid places everyone would love to visit. It is situated on the Bosphorus Strait coastline right in Turkey, precisely Istanbul. It is known as one of the leading centers of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey from 1856 to 1922 which was commissioned by Sultan Adbulmecid who’s the 31st sultan of the empire. This palace was constructed by the architects from ottoman from 1843 to 1856. This castle was the residence of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who was the first president of Turkey. During his reign, he resides in this palace for years with his adopted children.
Some of the things that make this palace an exquisite is the collection of Bohemian and Baccarat crystal chandeliers. This chandelier is known as the largest one in the world. Another features making this palace a unique is its beautiful imperial garden. It also has crystal staircase, a costly painting just like a Dutch Village by Delandre.
The palace of Al Alam
This palace is known as the magnificent home of Sultan Qaboos bin Said who was the sultan of Oman. It is located in Muscat the capital of Oman. It I very close to the splendid forts of Al Jalali and Al Mirani. It is built on cliff tops, giving a spectacular view of the Al Alam Palace.
Of course, it is situated in a highly secured area with an area of about 1.5-kilometer square. This palace has various Ultra luxurious residences, two helipads, and a superyacht berth.
Located in Queluz town, this palace is a magnificent royal palace built near Lisbon which is the capital of Portugal. It is said to resemble Versailles palace and also the boasts of Rococo architecture because of its pink color. Queluz Palace is constructed back in the 17th century used as a manor apartment for King Pedro II. Thi palace later expanded into a majestic palace having grandiose rooms for banquets and balls.
In this Queluz palace, there’s one of the most beautiful rooms called elegant Throne room. This elegant throne room is designed beautifully with mirrors, crystal chandeliers, and gilded statues. There are also other rooms in the palace used for concerts and Orchestras. There is also one room called Ambassador’s room which was designed beautifully with marble flooring with an excellent ceiling painting of the royal family. Also, the Gunroom of the palace is painted with foliage and frescoes of trees. And lastly, the king master bedroom and the Queen’s Boudoir were designed beautifully.
The Schonbrunn Palace.
This palace is located near Vienna in Austria, and it is one of the most beautiful Imperial Palace in the world. Emperor Leopold II commissioned this Palace during the late 27th century. The Palace was designed professionally by Baroque architect popularly called the Bernhard Fischer von Erlach.
Even though this palace was designed originally as a hunting lodge for heirs aspiring to the throne, yet it’s a must visit palace in the world.
This palace has a minimum of a thousand rooms, and most of these places were designed and decorated using the Rocco style, white lacquered walls with ceilings strictly decorated with gold leaf. This palace has white porcelain tile stoves and Bohemian crystal chandeliers. The master bedroom of the emperor was quite simple, the guestrooms and staterooms were lavishly designed and decorated. There are some remarkably great rooms in this palace, and they are the round Chinese room, Blue Chinese salon, and the Hall of Mirrors.
Mohatta palace is one of the magnificent palace located in Karachi, Pakistan. It was designed and constructed in 1927 by one ambitious Marwari businessman as a summer seaside home. It is being built with the same tradition as one of the stone palaces in Rajasthan built with Pink Jodhpur stones and a local yellow Gizri stone. This palace is trimmed with Balustrades, stone brackets, ornate windows, and spandrels and each of these are carved with peacock motifs and some other various designs.