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CSENYC 09-08-2013 07:34 PM

Your Favourite Royal Palace
 
Of the royal palaces in Europe, which would you most like to live in? Which is the most stylish? Which is the most imposing?

My favorite is Castle Peles in Romania, in part because it's one of the few that I've toured inside and outside. It's absolutely stunning.

Others?

XeniaCasaraghi 09-08-2013 08:29 PM

I have a list on my laptop that I'll have to look for but off the top of my head id say the Winter Palace and Hampton Court. There is another one in Russia I like I think it might be called The Catherine Palace or something like that.

HereditaryPrincess 09-13-2013 05:15 PM

My favourite royal palaces are:

- Drottningholm Palace
- Hampton Court Palace
- Charlottensburg Palace
- Buckingham Palace
- The Royal Palace of Amsterdam

Edit: I have been browsing through the Serbian Royal Family's official website and a link bought me to one of their palaces, "the White Palace". It gets a place on my list as I think it looks lovely from the inside and out. Here's a link to photos (and information) of the palace:

http://royalfamily.org/index.php?en_the-white-palace,25

wyevale 09-13-2013 05:24 PM

Most Impressive {by a country mile} - Versailles
Ones I'd like to live in - Petit Trianon [France]
- Queluz [Portugal]
- Pavlovsk [Russia]
- Haga Pavilion Drottningholm [Sweden]

Jacknch 09-13-2013 05:34 PM

My favourite palace is the Royal palace in Oslo, because I like the architecture, the colour, the fact that you can walk right round it and it is in such a lovely elevated position. I think it is great that there are no high gates or railings in front of it too.

An Ard Ri 09-13-2013 06:21 PM

So many to chose from

The Winter Palace
The Palace of Versailles
The Palacio Real de Madrid
The Schönbrunn Palace
The Charlottenburg Palace
The Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso
Buckingham Palace

XeniaCasaraghi 09-14-2013 06:34 PM

I totally forgot about Versailles, but if I owned it and lived there I would have to rent out rooms for like 100 people, that place is huge and insane.

USCtrojan 09-14-2013 06:51 PM

The Royal Palaces of the Serbian royal family!

Mariel 09-14-2013 07:48 PM

I like the small palace that Beatrix lives in now. It is either hexagonal or octagonal. I saw pictures of the interior on a thread some months back. Lovely interior and exquisite furnishings. Nothing looks worn out or archaic, but all is lovely and gracious.
The public rooms at Berg in Luxembourg are nice. Public doesn't see the private rooms.

NGalitzine 09-14-2013 09:27 PM

I like the Amalienborg complex in Copenhagen, The three palaces that make up the complex are each elegant yet cozy and livable and together make a very dignified setting for the Danish monarchy. I also like that upon succession no one has to move. When Frederik and Mary come to the throne they will stay where they are and young Christian will eventually get to live in the palace of QMII and Prince Henrik.

Mariel 09-14-2013 09:40 PM

Yes, NGalitzine, that's the proper way to house the generations of the royal family.

ash6988 09-23-2015 05:40 AM

Buckingham Palace

Mbruno 09-23-2015 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by CSENYC (Post 1597416)
Of the royal palaces in Europe, which would you most like to live in? Which is the most stylish? Which is the most imposing?

My favorite is Castle Peles in Romania, in part because it's one of the few that I've toured inside and outside. It's absolutely stunning.

Others?

I like the Royal Palace of Brussels.

eya 09-23-2015 10:10 AM

The Royal Palace of Brussels and the Balmoral Castle.

Meraude 11-05-2015 03:11 PM

Neuschwanstein Castle, built by king Ludwig II of Bavaria.

Marty91charmed 11-05-2015 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Meraude (Post 1836195)
Neuschwanstein Castle, built by king Ludwig II of Bavaria.


I was about to post the same! the exterior and the setting around is breathtaking... however, I was very disappointed by the inside...:ermm:

Meraude 11-08-2015 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Marty91charmed (Post 1836196)
I was about to post the same! the exterior and the setting around is breathtaking... however, I was very disappointed by the inside...:ermm:

Well, living there and have loads of money to redo the interior to suit me would be interesting and fun.


Marty91charmed 11-08-2015 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Meraude (Post 1837096)
Well, living there and have loads of money to redo the interior to suit me would be interesting and fun.

Ah, I agree on that front!:lol::flowers:

Meraude 11-08-2015 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by XeniaCasaraghi (Post 1599330)
I totally forgot about Versailles, but if I owned it and lived there I would have to rent out rooms for like 100 people, that place is huge and insane.

Perhaps Sanssouci in Potsdam would be an alternative, it's a lovely palace which reminds a bit of Versailles but in a smaller scale, and the gardens surrounding it is magnificient. It's my second alternative after Neuschwanstein Castle. Here's a YouTube from the interior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS_Guflar7c

Moonmaiden23 11-08-2015 05:28 PM

The old Czarist palaces were all something to see, particularly the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoe Seloe, the Winter Palace, and the Czars' vacation home at Livadia in the Crimea.

I also think Osborne House on the Isle of Wight(Britain) is very lovely, and the waterfront Swedish palaces make me go limp with envy!:smile:.


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