Castles around the world

Miracles of fortification architecture and a joy to the eye. Enjoy
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Hohenzollern Castle in Germany, constructed for King Frederick William IV of Prussia between 1846 and 1867.  #history, #heritage , #architecture

Hohenzollern Castle in Germany, constructed for King Frederick William IV of Prussia between 1846 and 1867. #history, #heritage , #architecture

Castelo dos Mouros, #Sintra, #Portugal. Constructed by the #Arabs in the 8th and 9th c., it was used by the kings of #Portugal following the conquest of Lisbon (1147), till around the end of the 15th century, #history, #architecture, #archaeology, #medieval

Castelo dos Mouros, #Sintra, #Portugal. Constructed by the #Arabs in the 8th and 9th c., it was used by the kings of #Portugal following the conquest of Lisbon (1147), till around the end of the 15th century, #history, #architecture, #archaeology, #medieval

#Malatesta #Castle of Gradara, Pesaro and Urbino, Marche, #Italy, 13th-14th century.  #archaeology , #medieval , #fortification

#Malatesta #Castle of Gradara, Pesaro and Urbino, Marche, #Italy, 13th-14th century. #archaeology , #medieval , #fortification

Qasr #Azrak in #Jordan's desert. Found during Late Antiquity , it took its current form during the Ayubids (13th c. AD). The blue basatl used for its construction gave it its current name.   #desert, #castle, #fortress, #archaeology

Qasr #Azrak in #Jordan's desert. Found during Late Antiquity , it took its current form during the Ayubids (13th c. AD). The blue basatl used for its construction gave it its current name. #desert, #castle, #fortress, #archaeology

Lindos in Rhodes. Photo displays the city with the Acropolis on its top. #archaeology, #castle , #fortress, #Greece

Lindos in Rhodes. Photo displays the city with the Acropolis on its top. #archaeology, #castle , #fortress, #Greece

#Bourtzi in #Nafplion as depicted in a painting by Karl Krazeisen. The islet in the middle of the port of Nafplion (Peloponnese, Central #Greece), was fortified by the Venetians aroun the end of the 15th century. It was used as a fortress and a prison by both the #Venetians and the #Ottomans. Eventually, the Greeks transformed it into a hotel during the '30s . Declared as #archaeological site, it now occasionally hosts festivals in accordance to its character.

#Bourtzi in #Nafplion as depicted in a painting by Karl Krazeisen. The islet in the middle of the port of Nafplion (Peloponnese, Central #Greece), was fortified by the Venetians aroun the end of the 15th century. It was used as a fortress and a prison by both the #Venetians and the #Ottomans. Eventually, the Greeks transformed it into a hotel during the '30s . Declared as #archaeological site, it now occasionally hosts festivals in accordance to its character.


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