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Schonbrunn Palace – Vienna, Austria

Posted by Cristi On December - 19 - 2011 0 Comment
Schloss Schoenbrunn

Schonbrunn Palace, located in Vienna, (Austria) is a Late Baroque summer residence, currently one of the most important cultural buildings in Austria. The name Schonbrunn means “beautiful spring” and refers to the origins of the structure, when it was initially a hunting and recreation place for the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Maximilian II  [ Read More ]

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The Palace of Doges – Venice, Italy

Posted by Cristi On November - 9 - 2011 0 Comment
Doges Palace

The Palace of Doges is a well known palace located in Venice, in the northern part of Italy, famous for being the home place of the chief magistrate and the former most important authority of the Venetian Republic, the Doge of Venice. The structure is believed to have been built over the fortified earlier buildings,  [ Read More ]

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Castel Sant’Angelo – Rome, Italy

Posted by Cristi On September - 25 - 2011 0 Comment
Roma Castel Sant Angelo

Castel Sant’Angelo, also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, is an unmistakeable towering building located in the Capital of Italy, Rome, which was used by the 14th Emperor of the Roman Empire, Divus Hadrianus, as a monument for himself and his family. After the emperor’s death in 138 AD, the structure became known as Hadrian’s  [ Read More ]

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The Zwinger Palace – Dresden, Germany

Posted by Cristi On August - 16 - 2011 0 Comment
Zwinger Stadtpavillon

The Zwinger Castle, located in Dresden, the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany is a famous palace built during the reign of Frederick Augustus I. After becoming King of Poland in 1697, Frederick Augustus I wanted to mark his triumph by making a spectacular monument, similar to the Palace of Versailles.  [ Read More ]

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The Palace of Versailles – Paris, France

Posted by Cristi On July - 20 - 2011 0 Comment
versailles-palace-entrance

The Palace of Versailles Versailles Palace, simply known as Versailles, is a royal chateau located in the Isle of France, twenty kilometers southwest of the capital of France. It is named after the location, which initially was in the countryside when the structure was built (originally it was used as a hunting lodge), yet but  [ Read More ]

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