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Tag: Castles & Palaces

Castel Sant’Elmo

You can see the castle from just about everywhere in Napoli. It was one of the first things we saw…

The castle and the crocodile

It’s real name of the building is the Maschio Angioino but for the majority of the tourists who visit the…

Gravensteen Castle

We’d only been in Ghent for half and hour, with no knowledge of what to see or do, when we…

Geeraard de Duivel Steen

Between St. Bavo Cathedral and the Bisdomkaai is the Geeraard de Duivelsteen, known in English as the house/castle of Gerald…

The Stockholm Royal Palace

All paths in Stockholm seem to lead to the Palace. I ran into the building so often that I began…

Druid Garden

The castle in Blarney isn’t the only thing of interest in the area. I’d argue that the grounds surrounding the…

Blarney Castle

“I didn’t travel for 12-hours from North America to Ireland to bypass the Blarney Stone. I came all this way,…

Kilkenny Castle

I’ve alluded to Kilkenny Castle in previous posts; it was built by Isabel and William Marshall in 1195 on the…

Castillo de Guzman

Alonso Perez de Guzman el Bueno, heroe caztellano que acepto la muerte de su primogenito antes de entregar la plaza…

The Alcázar of Seville

You could easily spend hours just wandering the Alcázar looking at intricate details, tiles, artefacts and architecture in this UNESCO…

Tower of London

Some time after the Norman Conquest in 1066 and before the end of the 11th century, the Tower of London…

Castle Hill and Motte

The logical place to start with a historical overview of Cambridge is with the arrival of the Romans. The Romans…

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