Pena Palace voted the best castle in Europe

The European Best Destinations organized a list of 15 "best castles" of Europe. First, the Pena National Palace comes in Sintra.

Palacio da Pena Sintra Car HireThe European Best Destinations, a tourism organization based in Brussels, drew up a list of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Its time to choose the first place, there was no doubt: the Pena National Palace in Sintra, is the "best castle" European.

In the list, composed of 15 castles, Pena Palace comes ahead of landmarks such as the Spanish Alcazar of Segovia, which inspired the Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney, or the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.

On the site, described instead as the "epitome of the nineteenth century Romanticism in Portugal" with "clear influences Manueline and Moorish architectural". The Palace stands out for its privileged position, constructed to "be visible from any point" of the park in which it operates - the Pena National Park. In addition, the site also mentions the "gardens and lush forest", composed of more than 500 species of trees, from the four corners of the planet.

This is the complete list of "best castles" of Europe:

1. Pena Palace (Portugal)
2. Alcázar of Segovia (Spain)
3. Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany)
4. Hohenzollern Castle (Germany)
5. Castle Walzin (Belgium)
6. Castle Eltz (Germany)
7. Chateau de Chambord (France)
8. Culzean Castle (Scotland)
9. Eilean Donan Castle (Scotland)
10. Windsor Palace (England)
11. Castle Corvin (Romania)
12. Castle Trevarez (France)
13. Castle Hohenwerfen (Austria)
14. Bran Castle (Romania)
15. Schwerin Castle (Germany)

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