Look, if you’re sitting in a palace, you’ve already won the game. You’re just racking up the score and they do rack up the score. There are crampy palaces, believe it or not. It’s better than what I got, but it’s still crappy in the shape of palaces. These are 10 of the world’s largest Palaces and Castles in the World.
10. Quirinal palace
It’s a historic building in Rome, Italy, one of the three current official residences of the president of the Italian Republic. It’s located on the highest of Seven Hills of Rome. Quirinal palace housed thirty popes for kings and twelve presidents of the Italian Republic. The palace extends for an area of one hundred and ten thousand five hundred square meters and is absolutely massive. The White House of the United States is only one twentieth of its size. It also has a garden with an area of 40000 square meters, give or take four hectares. Somewhere hidden within the Quizno’s Gardens lies the famous water organ built in 1999. It’s based on the characteristics of a previous 19th century organ. The organ is fed by a waterfall with a jump of eighteen metres and as a single keyboard of forty one notes under the gardens through a trapdoor, one can reach the archaeological excavations that have unearthed the remains of the original temple to the God Canaris of the Imperial Age.
Just the ceilings in this place cost more money than anyone in my ancestry has ever spent in their entire lives and adjusting for inflation and combined.
9. The Royal palace of Madrid
The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish royal family. And it’s obviously in Madrid, but it’s used only for state ceremonies. King Felipe, the sixth in the royal family, do not live in the palace, choosing instead their more modest palace of Zarzuela on the outskirts of Madrid. Oh, that’s our summer palace. We only spend weekends there. The palace is owned by the Spanish state and administered by a public agency of the Ministry of the Presidency. On some days it’s free to enter, but usually there’s an admission fee of eleven euros to get into the palace rooms that are open to the public. Of course, the palace is one hundred and thirty five thousand square meters of floor space. It contains brace yourselves seriously, three thousand four hundred and eighteen rooms. It’s the largest royal palace in Europe by floor area. The interior of the palace is notable for its wealth of art and the use of many types of fine materials in the construction and decoration of its rooms. There are paintings by artists such as Caravaggio, Francisco de Goya and Velasquez’s other collections of great historical and artistic importance. Preserved in the building include the Royal Armory of Madrid, porcelain watches, furniture, silverware and the world’s only complete Stradivarius string quintet.
8. Melhor castle
The castle of the Teutonic Order and Mellberg, located in the Polish town of Valborg, is the largest castle in the world, measured by land area. It was originally built by the Teutonic Knights in form of an order. Zinberg Fortress, the town that grew around it was named Marionberry. The castle is an example of a medieval fortress and the world’s largest brick castle. When the castle was founded in twelve seventy four by the Teutonic Knights, they used it as their headquarters to defeat Polish enemies and rule their own northern Baltic territories. It was expanded several times to host the growing number of knights until the retreat to Koenigsberg in fourteen sixty six in fourteen sixty six. Both Castle and Town became a part of Royal Prussia, a province of Poland. It served as one of the several Polish royal residences fulfilling this function until the partitions of Poland in 1772, there was even a three year period where Swedish forces occupied the Castle.
7. Forbidden city
The Forbidden City is a palace complex in Beijing, China, the former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. Fourteen twenty two in 1912. It now houses the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for almost 500 years. The complex consists of nine hundred and eighty buildings and covers over one hundred and eighty acres, coming in at one hundred and fifty thousand square meters.
That’s just the building. The enclosed area total is seven hundred and twenty thousand square meters, making it the world’s largest palace complex. It sees about sixteen million visitors annually. The Forbidden City is a massive rectangle. A common myth states that at one time there were nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine rooms, including enter chambers. But many surveys of the buildings ruins state that this is not the case. The Forbidden City was designed to be the center of the ancient walled city of Beijing. It’s enclosed in the larger walled area called the Imperial City. The imperial city is enclosed by the inner city inner imperial forbidden.
6. The apostolic palace
The Apostolic Palace is the official residence of the Pope of Rome, located in Vatican City. It’s also known as Papal Palace, Palace of the Vatican and Vatican Palace. The Vatican itself refers to the building as the Palace of Sixtus five in honor of the Pope Sixtus five. The building contains the papal apartments, various offices of the Catholic Church and the Holy See private in public chapels. Vatican museums and the Vatican library, including the Sistine Chapel, RAFEAL rooms and bourgie apartment in the fifth century, Pope Zemeckis built a papal palace close to old St. Peter’s Basilica. This was eventually raised in fourteen forty seven by Pope Nicholas the fifth to erect a new building, the current Apostolic Palace.
The major additions and decorations of the palace are the work of the following popes. For 150 years, construction in the current version began under Pope Sixtus. The Fifth, and its various intrinsic parts were completed by later successors over the innocent, the 11th Klemet the eighth and Pope Pius the 11th. It’s absolutely massive covering and sixty two thousand square meters. And it’s funny because on Wikipedia says the owner is the pope. Like the pope just owns it. I bought it one day. I’m the pope.
5. Istana Nurul Iman
Number five is stunning and Roman is stunning. And Roman is the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei and the seat of the Brunei government. The palace is located on a leafy riverside sprawl of hills on the banks of the Brunei River near its capital city. The palace is often at the center of state occasions and royal hospitality. It’s considered to be the world’s largest private residence in terms of floor area earning the title world’s largest residential palace and with 200000 square meters of space, you can see why the title of world’s largest palace is difficult to ascertain and controversial as different countries use their own unique standard to claim their palaces. The largest Guinness World Records currently considered is studying the role of man to hold the title of the world’s largest presidential palace. It’s the largest single family residence ever built. It contains one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight rooms, 257 bathrooms, a banquet hall that can be expanded to accommodate up to 5000 guests, and a mosque accommodating 1500 people.
It also has 110 car garage and an air conditioning staple. But the sultan’s 200 polo ponies, as well as five swimming pools. Because of its massive size. They make use of five hundred sixty four chandeliers, fifty one thousand light bulbs, forty four stairwells and eighteen elevators.
4. Ak Saray
The presidential palace, also known as the presidential complex, is the Palace of the Republic of Turkey. It was formally inaugurated as the official residence of the president on October 29th, 2014. The palace is referred to as Oxalate, meaning White Palace. In 2015, the Turkish Council found that the construction of the palace violated the law and ordered it to be vacated. However, the presidency has stated that the decision is ultra virus, meaning that the palace can’t be vacated because it can’t be open to judicial or parliamentary scrutiny due to its independence since loophole. The presidential palace compound is said to contain a top secret Special Operations Command and control center housed in a secure bunker. The center has a 143 screen visual command center, which correlates data obtained from Oves, CCTV and 3G transmissions from all 81 provinces of Turkey. All data is archived in two special super computer servers to enable intelligence agencies to track back the paths of suspects. The palace fawry system can target, track and follow individuals based on biometrics and any 2D image of the target being uploaded into the system.
Yaye it has one thousand one hundred and five rooms and the building cost was over 600 million dollars. The monthly bill of this place is equivalent to the monthly salary of 363 minimum wage workers. That’s dope. It covers an area of 300000 meters squared with additional guest houses, a botanical garden and bunkers able to withstand nuclear, biological and chemical weapons attacks. And a park in Congress.
3. Louvre Palace
The lawyer is a former royal palace located on the right bank of the scene in Paris, originally a fortress built to the medieval period. It became a royal palace in the 14th century under Charles the Fifth and was used time to time. But the kings of France as their main Paris residence in 1793, part of the Louvre, became a public museum which has expanded to occupy most of the building. The present de la Warf palace is a vast complex of wings and pavilions on four levels. 50000 square meters of the palace complex are devoted just to public exhibition floor space, the royal residence of the Kings of France. For over 300 years, the modern day LURVE museum exhibitions occupy up over 60000 square metres. Now the entire palace complex occupies 40 hectares, or about 400000 square metres.
2. The Hofburg
Hofburg Palace, former Imperial Palace in the centre of Vienna, part of the palace forms the official residence and workplace of the president of Austria, built in the 13th century and expanded in the centuries since the palace housed some of the most powerful people in European and Austrian history, including monarchs of the Habsburg dynasty, the rulers of the Austro Hungarian empire.
It was the principal imperial winter residence and has over 2600 rooms coming in it by itself, one building two hundred and forty thousand square metres.
1. The palace of parliament
The Palace of the Parliament is the world’s largest administrative building for civilian use. The Pentagon is technically larger. It has 1100 rooms and has twelve stories tall with an additional eight underground levels. The palace was intended to be used by the sovereign Nicolae Ceausescu, Romania’s supreme ruler and dictator. The colossal parliament building is known for its ornate interior, and it is now housing the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies three. Museums and an international conference center, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Totalitarianism and Socialist Realism and the Museum of the Palace are hosted inside the palace. And this whole palace comes in at three hundred and thirty thousand square meters. Well, I hope you guys enjoyed the video. If you did like the video, please give it like down below. And if you want to see more content, please subscribe. What’s your favorite palace? Pancake Palace. I hope you guys are having a great day.