Historical Houses of Europe
Blenheim Palace, England
In Great Britain, among the historical houses The Blenheim Palace is situated eight miles north west of Oxford, close to Woodstock, within the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. The Palace and Formal Gardens open on 11th February 2006.
Wilton House, England
The Wilton house’ magnificent State Rooms are designed by Inigo Jones. The Double Cube Room, considered to be the finest 17th century state room in England, was designed to display family portraits by Van Dyck. This is the greatest collection of paintings by the artist still to be seen in the finest surviving 17th century stateroom in England.
Stately Home, England
A stately home is, strictly speaking, one of about 500 large properties built in England between the mid-16th century and the early part of the 20th century, as well as converted abbeys and other church property (after the Dissolution of the Monasteries). They are usually distinguished from true "castles", being of a later date and built purely as residences.
Apostolic palace,Vatican City
The Apostolic Palace, which is also called the Papal Palace or the Palace of the Vatican, is the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City.
Belem Palace, Portugal
Portugal’s Belem palace is situated high up in gardens on a gently sloped hill, the Belem Palace is the official residence of Portugal's president since 1910. It was built in 1559 and altered in the 18th century by King João V.
Charlemont House, Ireland
Lord Charlemont had met and befriended Sir William Chambers in Italy while Chambers was studying roman antiquities and Charlemont was on a collecting trip. Years later Charlemont had hired Chambers to design his Casino on his family estate at Marino outside Dublin.
Chillong Castle, Switzerland
The Chillon Castle (Château de Chillon) is located on the shore of Lake Geneva near Montreux, Switzerland. The castle consists of 25 independent buildings that were gradually connected and now form a single whole.
Drottinghom Palace, Sweden
The Drottningholm Palace is the private residence of the Swedish royal family. It is located in Drottningholm on the island Lovön, and is one of Sweden's Royal Palaces.
Flakfortet is a sea fortress located on the artificially built island, Saltholmreb, in Øresund between Copenhagen and Malmö. The Island and Fort are simple known as Flakfortet, the name of the Island, Saltholmreb, is seldom used.
German Embassy Building, Hungary
The German Embassy in Budapest is Germany's diplomatic mission to Hungary. It is located at Úri utca 64-66, in the I. Várkerület district.
Commerzbank Tower, Germany
Commerzbank Tower is a skyscraper located in Frankfurt, Germany. After it was completed in 1997, it ranked as the tallest construction in Europe until 2004, and now is only surpassed by Moscow's Triumph-Palace.
Montparnasse Tower, France
Tour Montparnasse (Montparnasse Tower) is an office skyscraper located in Paris, France, in the area of Montparnasse. Constructed from 1969 to 1972, it is the tallest skyscraper in France.
Triumph Palace, Russia
Triumph-Palace is the name of an apartment building in Moscow. It is sometimes called the 8th Tower because it is similar in appearance to the Seven Sisters skyscrapers built in Moscow by Stalin through the 1950s. Construction began in 2001.
Millenium Tower, Austria
Millennium Tower is a 202 metre (663m foot) tall skyscraper in Vienna, Austria. It has 51 floors and was completed in 1999 in time for the coming of the third millennium. It is the tallest building in Vienna and in Austria.
Villa Plinianina, Italy
This villa was named after famous Villa Pliniana on the shore of Lake Como, Italy. "Plinianina"means "small Pliniana". An engineer Canzio Canzi had it build in Venetian Gothic style around 1855.