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7 Grandest Old Buildings in the World


Many of the buildings that currently gives the impression that is quite surprising, but there are some magnificent old buildings in the world are summarized in 7 grandest old buildings in the World  7Top Ranking version.


1. Palacio da Pena

Palacio da Pena
National Pena Palace is the oldest palace inspired European-style romance. Kasil is located in Sao Paolo Penferrim, Portugal. Built on a hill in the town of Sintra and sunny days when the palace can be seen clearly from Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Palacio Da Pena is a national monument and is one of the major expressions of 19th century romantic style world.

Palace in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and is one of the seven wonders in Portugal is, often used for state ceremonies by the President of the Republic of Portugal and events - other official events. The building is a blend of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manuelisme, Islamic and Neo-Renaissance by romantic exotic tastes.


2. Prague Castle

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Prague Castle discovered in the seventeenth century - 10 by the Basilica of Saint George and the Basilica of St. Vitus. According to the Guinness Book of Records, this castle is one of the largest in the world. With a height of 570 meters long and about 130 meters wide.

Castle describes almost every style of architects at the end of millennium. Almost all areas of Prague Castle was opened to tourists. Now the castle is diajdikan museums, including the Bohemian national galleries and performing arts didesikasikan for Czech history.








3. The Potala Palace

3. The Potala Palace
The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet. The building is called Potala, because just as Mount Potala. This castle has been home since the first head of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama went to Dharamsala, India after the invasion and uprising in 1959. Now the castle is used as a museum by the people - the Chinese.

The building, measuring 400 meters long and 350 meters wide, with rocks - rocks on the wall of a width between 3 -5 m. Foundations made of copper to prevent earthquake damage. Banguna It has 1,000 rooms, more than 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues. Height reaches 117 meters. Its peak is called Marpo Ri hill, which means red. Three hills of Lhasa represent the three protectors of Tibet, Chokpori, south of Potalia god, spirit mountain of Vajrapani, Pongwari and Marpori, the hill where the Potala stands representing.


4. Mont Saint-Michel

4. Mont Saint-Michel
Monastic buildings (the monastery) was founded Gothic architecture style 13th century in the middle of a rocky island in Normandi called Mont Saint-Michel, about one kilometer from the north coast of France at the mouth of the river Couesnon near Avranches. From prehistoric times, the island was covered by the sea, which continued to retreat form the coastal landscape over millions of years.

The island was originally connected denagn mainland via a land bridge that covered at high tide and visible at low tide. Therefore Mont saint Michel called Island Post. In 1879, the land bridge was built to be a causeway.





5. Castle Predjamski

5. Kastil Predjamski
Predjamski Castle is located ten kilometers from Postojna Cave, Slovenia. Kstria robber's castle Erazem of Predjama is smaller and lower than the other castle. Predjanski name is taken from the name of the village near the castle. The castle was built in stages since the 13th century.

The building was set up around the left side of the 12th century, while the right side in 1570. It is over 700 years old castle perched on a cliff high as 123 meters. The most interesting part of the building is a residence, chapel and basement, including weapons, oil paintings, and pieta which dates from 1420.








6. Matsumoto Castle

6. Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto Castle is one of the best and most historic castles in Japan, located in the city of Matsumoto in Nagano area that can be reached by road from Tokyo.

The castle was completed in the late 16th century by maintaining the original interior wood and rocks outside it. matsumoto is because the land is not built the castle on the hill or in the middle of the river.

The castle was built as a fortress during the war. In the area of ​​Matsumoto in 1550 under the rule of the Takeda clan and the Tokugawa leyasu. When Toyotomi Hideyoshi leyasu move to the Kanto region, he placed Ishikawa Norimasa to lead Matsumoto. Norimasa and children to build towers and some other parts of the castle. Matsumoko Castle also known as Crow Castle because of the black walls and the roof looks like a crow flapping wings.


7. Malbork Castle

7. Malbork Castle

Malbork Castle discovered in 1274 during the reign of Prussia, brick castle is located in the south of the river Nogat. Previously named Marienburg Castle is the headquarters group san. It has been extended several times by the host according to the number of knights and widest gothic buildings across Europe.

The castle is made up of three separate parts, the upper, mid, and bottom of the dry moat and towers separated. The building was once inhabited guess - about 3,000 troops to the wall area reached 210,000 square meters, four times larger than Windsor Castle.

World War II that occurred in 1945 has destroyed nearly half of the building. A fire in 1959 caused damage becomes more severe. The main cathedral in ruins - ruins. The castle was rebuilt in 1962.

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