Locks can not just be called ancient buildings for defense. It is a source of memories of the glorious past of countries, of historical events, beautiful legends and love stories. Centuries pass, and majestic structures continue to amaze people with harsh beauty and unique architecture. If you make a rating of locks for beauty, then it will look like this.
- Mont Saint-Michel, France
- Neuschwanstein, Germany
- Hohensalzburg, Austria
- Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom
- Prague Castle, Czech Republic
- Bran, Romania
- Castle in Osaka, Japan
- Peles, Romania
- The Versailles Palace, France
- The ChillonCastle, Switzerland
Mont Saint Michel, France
The small island of Saint Michel is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of the most famous French sights. The most beautiful castle is high on the rock. The upper spire of the fortress reaches 155.5 m above sea level.
Built it for the King of Bavaria Ludwig II.Currently, this is one of the most popular German attractions. The beauty of the castle Neuschwanstein gave him the opportunity to appear more than once in films and cartoons. The most beautiful castles in the world, and in particular this version, inspired the famous composer Tchaikovsky to create the "Swan Lake".
One of the largest medieval European castles. There is a fortress on Mount Festung( 120 m).During the existence of Hohensalzburg many times rebuilt and strengthened, over time it became an impregnable fortress. In the 19th century it was used as a warehouse, a military barracks and a place for confinement.
Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom
This fine example of 13th-century architecture was built by the order of King Edward I of England. In his environment is a stone wall with eight round towers. Now you can see only the walls of the structure, but even they look impressive. He was heated by several huge fireplaces, the heat from one fireplace is equated to the work of several boilers of long burning.
Prague Castle, Czech Republic
This huge castle complex is located in Prague. It was built in the middle of the 9th century. Prague Castle is not only beautiful, it is the largest of all ancient castles. Now in Prague Castle - the residence of the Czech president.
Built in the 14th century by local peasants. For their construction they were exempted from paying taxes. Belonged to local rulers, was a gift to Queen Mary of Edinburgh. Now this building is a national monument and a popular Romanian museum. The castle was especially famous thanks to the novel by Bram Stoker.
Castle in Osaka, Japan
5 floors of the samurai palace erected in the late 16th century. He became famous for his important role in the history of the country. In 1614, the offensive of the shogun Tokugawa with 200,000 soldiers stood. In the 17th century it was destroyed. It was rebuilt in the 20th century.
An unusual building in the Neo-Renaissance style is located in the picturesque Romanian Carpathians. Built by order of Carol I in the late 19th century as a summer residence. Now Peles is a national treasure.
The Versailles Palace, France
How, after mentioning the most beautiful palaces, forget Versailles? This former residence of French kings is located in a rich suburb of Paris. The complex was built in 1661, and completed - only in the last century. The monument of architecture of world significance symbolizes an absolute monarchy.
Chillon Castle, Switzerland
Chillon is on a cliff, in the cleanest country in the world at the edge of Lake Geneva. In the 12th century - the residence of the Dukes of Savoy and the checkpoint on the strategically important road to the St. Bernan Pass. For a long time it was the only transport pass from Southern Europe to the North.