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13 January 2010

1680 – Residenz, Kempten, Bavaria

The former abbot’s residence next to St Lorenz Basilika contains two courtyards, has a small tower at each corner and turns itself inwards on the city. This is probably due to the fact...

13 January 2010

1712 – Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin

Architect: Johann Arnold Nering, Johann Friedrich von Eosander The Charlottenburg palace is the largest palace in Berlin and was built in several stages. The original, central part was constructed between 1695 and 1699...

09 December 2009

1755 – Palacio Real, Madrid

Architect: Juan Bautista Sachetti Although the Royal family do not reside here, the Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace of Madrid) remains the official residence of the Spanish monarchy and is used for...

09 October 2009

14th C. – Almudaina Palace, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Architect: Pere Salva This was the Muslim palace of the Banu Ganiya, at the edge of the port. The building was converted into a palace at the beginning of the 14th century on...

04 September 2009

1920 – Military Museum, Havana, Cuba

Architect: Paul Belau and Carlos Maruri Formerly the Presidential Palace of dictator Fulgencio Batista. It was built at 1920 to the plans of Paul Belau and Carlos Maruri. A good amount of the...

02 September 2009

1690 – Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh

Architect: Sir William Bruce At the opposite end of the Royal Mile from the Castle, Holyrood Palace is built beside the earlier Holyrood Abbey where Kings of Scotland were crowned. The abbey, the...