- Buckingham Palace, Lake Palace, Chateau de Chambord are some of the must-see royal homes in the world
- While some of them have been converted to luxury and tourist centres, they used to be the seat of great power during their time
- One thing common to all of them is that they reflect the history of the time they were built, making them great cultural archives
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According to Touropia, the most beautiful palaces in the world were once homes to great kings and queens of this world.
Aside from being great pieces of architecture, the houses also archive very significant times in human history.
The palaces are presently some of the most lovely destinations for tourists, contributing greatly to tourism in their host countries.
1. Lake Palace
It was built between 1743 and 1746 and can be found in Udaipur, the city of lakes. It is amazingly situated on an island in the middle of a lake. It presently is used as a luxurious hotel.
2. Mysore Palace
This place is quite obvious with its very colourful facades and marble domes. It is in India and regarded as a showstopper. It was built between 1897 and 1912 for the Wadiyar dynasty.
3. Buckingham Palace
It is known as the most photographed on earth. It has been the home of British monarch for centuries. It was originally built in 1703 to be a large townhouse. It has 775 rooms with amazing furnishings and paintings.
4. Chateau de Chambord
This is the pride of the French Rennaissance architecture. Despite the fact that most of its paintings were taken down following the French Revolution, the palace still offers a great sight.
5. Palace of Versailles
The primary purpose of the building was to serve as a hunting lodge. It, however, turned out to be one of the exquisite palaces in the world ever seen under Louis XIV.
6. Winter Palace
The Russian building was built using the Elizabethan Baroque building style. It houses over 1,500 rooms with great designs and ornaments.
7. Forbidden City
Since it was constructed in 1405, the palace has been very significant to the centre China. It was the home to many emperors from both the Mind and Qing royal lines.
8. Palais des Papes
This palace has an impenetrable front and looks elegant. It was also the Palaces of the Popes in Avignon, a place where Catholic heads used as home in the 1300s. It commanded great power.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that when it comes to culture and tradition in Nigeria, the Benin people and their institutions remain one of the best as the indigenes grow up knowing every 'commandment' whether written or handed down by elders.
The Benin monarch, being the chief custodian of the traditions, is also well-revered and most of his utterances are seen and taken as law.
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