A palace is a grand residence, usually for royalty, the head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary. These grandiose monuments, once the homes of kings and emperors, are now popular tourist attractions. Palaces from all around the world – from Europe to Asia to the Middle East – have a way of captivating us with their majestic architectural styles.
Visiting palaces has become one of the favorite activities of many tourists. In fact, we have listed 10 of the world’s most popular palaces right here. How may have you seen?
1. The Forbidden City (Palace Museum), Beijing
Annual Visitors: 15,340,000
2. The Louvre, Paris
Annual Visitors: 9,334,0000
3. Grand Palace, Bangkok
Annual Visitors: 8,000,000
4. The Winter Palace (State Hermitage Museum), St. Petersburg, Russia
Annual Visitors: 3,120,170
5. Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
Annual Visitors: 3,335,000
6. Palace of Versailles, France
Annual Visitors: 7,527,122
7. Tower of London
Annual Visitors: 2,894,698
8. Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
Annual Visitors: 2,870,000
9. Alhambra y Generalife, Grenada, Spain
Annual Visitors: 2,315,017
10. Shuri Castle, Okinawa, Japan
Annual Visitors: 1,753,000
Don’t you find these 10 most visited castles in the world awesome? Next time you plan a vacation trip, you might want to consider going to one of these castles, if not, all of them! And you can tag along your friends, so that the fun can be doubled! Share this with them so that you can plan your vacation trip together!