The European Best Destinations, a travel organization based in Brussels, drew up a list of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Its time to choose the first place, there was no doubt: the Pena National Palace in Sintra, is the "best castle" European.
In the list, composed of 15 castles, Pena Palace comes ahead of landmarks such as the Spanish Alcazar of Segovia, which served as inspiration to the Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney, or the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. On the site, it was described as the "epitome of nineteenth-century romanticism in Portugal" with "clear influences Manueline and Moorish architectural". The Palace stands out for its privileged position, constructed to "be visible from any point" of the park in which it operates - the Pena National Park. In addition, the site also mentions the "gardens and lush forest" consisting of more than 500 species of trees, from the four corners of the planet.
On the website of Best European Destinations, is currently running a poll to elect the European Destination of the Year, for which Lisbon is named. Among the nominees, are cities like Madrid, Reykjavik or Vienna. In 2014, the winner of best European destination was the city of Porto.
Get to know the full list of "best castles" of Europe:
1. Palace of Pena (Portugal)
2. Alcazar of Segovia (Spain)
3. Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany)
4. Hohenzollern Castle (Germany)
5. Castle Walzin (Belgium)
6. Eltz Castle (Germany)
7. Chateau de Chambord (France)
8. Culzean Castle (Scotland)
9. Eilean Donan Castle (Scotland)
10. Windsor Palace (England)
11. Castle Corvin (Romania)
12. Castle Trevarez (France)
13. Castle Hohenwerfen (Austria)
14. Bran Castle (Romania)
15. Schwerin Castle (Germany)
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