TOP 10 LARGEST PALACES AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD

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TOP 10 LARGEST PLACES AND BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD

Almost every little girl wants to live in a palace. But in the palaces of this top 10, princesses can not live better. They would get lost. These are the largest palaces in the world, judged by floor area.

The definition of a palace: an office building that has a public or ceremonial function. It is often also a (residential) home for a head of state or a bishop.

10. Royal Palace of Madrid (Royal Palace)

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TOP 10 LARGEST PALACES AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD

The Royal Palace in Madrid is the only castle in this list that is still ruled. It covers an area of ​​135,000 m².It is in the place where a fort was once (since the 9th century) and later the Alcázar (from the 16th century). After a fire in 1734, a new palace was built by architect Sachetti. This was completed in 1955. In particular, the large staircase (with a ceiling painting of Corrado Giaquinto), the Throne Room, the gala dining room, the royal chapel, the royal pharmacy and the ceremony hall are spectacular. Not only the palace is impressive also Campo del Moro, the palace garden, is a beautiful example of English landscape architecture. King III was the first king who lived in the palace. Even now, the palace is the official residence of the Spanish couple, but it is mainly a ceremonial function.

9. Malbork Castle (Poland)

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The largest medieval castle in Europe is located in Poland on the Nogat River. It is also the largest fortress made of brick. It covers an area of ​​143,000 m². Only the preparation in the 13th century for the construction of this castle was a huge business, mainly because the castle was made up of 4.5 million bricks. The castle is one, as most people imagine a castle. It has thick walls and is surrounded by canals, gates, pick up bridges and defense works. The castle also houses a Grandmaster’s Palace, barracks and knights. From April to August there are evening features at the castle with enchanting beautiful light and sound. In August there is also the siege of Malbork. This event is a grand spectacle in Central Europe.

8. Forbidden City (Beijing)

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With a surface area of ​​150,000 m², the Forbidden City of Beijing is the 8th in this list. But if you look at the surface within the palace, then the Forbidden City is the largest palace. In 1422 the palace was commissioned by the Yongle Emperor. From here the empire was governed by the Chinese emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasty. It consists of a courtyard and a courtyard. On the outside court are pavilions and smaller palaces. In addition, since the beginning of the 20th century an ancient museum has been established, a palace museum. The Imperial Palace is in the courtyard. An important gate of the Forbidden City is Tiananmen, also called the Gate of Heavenly Peace.

7. Apostolic Palace (Vatican City, Rome)

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TOP 10 LARGEST PALACES AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD

The Pope lives and works in the Apostolic Palace at Rome. It covers an area of ​​162,000 m². The Apostolic Palace dates back to the 13th century. Since 1589, the Pope’s private apartment is located here. The palace is part of the Vatican palaces, on a hill of Saint Peter’s Square with Saint Peter’s Basilica. The best artists of the country were involved in the design, construction and decoration of the palaces, such as Michelangelo and Bernini. The vastly famous medieval palace and the famous Sistine Chapel include the vast building complex of the Vatican palaces.

6. Istana Nurul Iman (Brunei)

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In Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Southeast Asian Brunei, is Istana Nurul Iman. This name means ‘Palace of Light of Confidence’ and covers an area of ​​200,000 m². In this palace, the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah lives. It is a large white construction with golden domes and minarets, designed by architect Leandro V. Locsin and built in the year 1984. The vastly rich Sultan has invested a lot of money in this. It has lots of splendor and beauty. Striking is the huge driveway to the castle. In addition to a huge house, the Sultan also has lots of gold, art, 7000 cars, a huge swimming pool and its own satellite park. For this reason, the palace is carefully monitored by guards by day and night. From the nearby Persiaran Damuan Park and from a boat on the Brunei River you have a view of the castle .

5. Rashtrapati Bhavan (New Delhi)

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In New Delhi, the capital of India, is the Rashtrapati Bhavan palace. This is in the place where there was another palace, Viceroy’s House. Rashtrapati Bhavan dates back to the early 20th century and was designed by Edwin Lutyens . It covers an area of ​​200,000 m², has 4 floors with 340 rooms. The castle is the official residence of the President of India. The complex has huge gardens, called the Mughal Gardens. There are also large open spaces, residences of staff, stables and offices at the castle.

4. Ak Saray (Ankara)

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TOP 10 LARGEST PALACES AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD

The presidential palace of Turkey is located in the capital of Ankara. It’s called Ak Saray and that means ‘White Palace’. The palace is 200,000m² and has more than 1000 rooms. The building’s chief architect, built early this century, was Ṣefik Birkiye. He used the style of the Seldjoeken. Security of the building was seen as a priority. That’s why the palace has tunnels, bunkers and an underground command center. In the laboratory, food is monitored for poison, bacteria and radioactivity. Ak Saray is located in an extensive agricultural recreation area.

3. Palace of the Louvre (Paris)

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Palace The Louvre is located just north of the Seine in Paris. The medieval castle was built at the end of the 14th century on behalf of Charles V. It covers an area of ​​400,000 m² and has been the residence of the kings of France for 300 years. It has already had a huge library with many works of art and books.Later the palace became a museum, covering an area of ​​60,600 m². This is one of the largest museums in the world and also the best-visited museum in the world . Here is the world-famous ” Leonardo da Vinci ” Mona Lisa painting .

2. Hofburg Palace (Vienna)

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In the 13th century the Hofburg castle was built in Vienna. In the centuries thereafter the palace was rebuilt and expanded many times. It eventually got an area of ​​240,000 m². Only a few left of the original castle. Until 1918, the palace was the residence of the Habsburg rulers of the empire of Austria. They all wanted to make something of the palace, making the palace now a mixture of a medieval, renaissance, baroque, 19th and 20th century building style. After the time of the Halsburg rulers, the Hofburg Palace became the residence of the Austrian Federal President. There are many living areas and a library in the complex.

1. Parliament Palace (Bucharest)

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With an area of ​​330,000 m², the Parliament Palace in Bucharest is number 1 in this list. It has 2000 rooms spread over 12 floors with 8 underground levels. The palace was built in 1984 and consists of Romanian building materials, including many marble. Since 1994, Parliament has been sitting here.There are also several museums in the palace.

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