The World's Greatest Palaces

The World's Greatest Palaces catch up

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 10

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Lukshmi Villas Palace is reputed to be the largest private dwelling in India. The Indo-Saracenic designed residence was built for The Maharaja of Baroda in 1890 and remains the home of the royal family to this day.

Season 1, Episode 9

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Constructed on the site of a former castle called Tre Kronor, the Royal Palace of Stockholm has 1400 rooms, spread over three floors and covers almost 300 years of design. From baroque, through rococo, right up to the present day.

Season 1, Episode 8

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Château de Fontainebleau began life as a medieval castle in the 12th century before being turned into a renaissance palace in the 1500s. Kings and Emperors of France resided at this grand, country retreat for 750 years.

Season 1, Episode 7

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Peles Castle in Romania is a magical palace, full of contradictions. Built in a medieval style in 1914, it may look like a fairy tale home, but Peles is filled with modern technological innovations. Commissioned by Romania’s first monarch King Carol, the castle took 40 years to build. As well as having ornate rooms and bea...

Season 1, Episode 6

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Edinburgh Castle is a symbol of Scottish might that’s been bitterly fought over for more than a thousand years. Some of the most famous names in British history - from Mary Queen of Scots to Oliver Cromwell - have walked its battlements.

Season 1, Episode 5

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Neuschwanstein Castle is a breath-taking fairy-tale palace in the snow-capped mountains of Bavaria in Southern Germany. Created for the eccentric King Ludwig the second, the fantastical castle is both a visual and engineering marvel that was even an influence on Walt Disney.

Season 1, Episode 4

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London’s Kensington Palace is an intimate residence that houses today’s modern royals. Hidden away in London’s Hyde Park, it began life as an early 17th century Jacobean mansion before becoming a palace fit for the monarchy. Today, half of Kensington Palace is open as a museum while the other half is split into private apa...

Season 1, Episode 3

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The Royal Palace of Caserta is a neo-classical masterpiece. This gigantic structure has 1200 rooms, on five floors, and, by volume, with more than two million cubic metres, is the largest palace in the world.

Season 1, Episode 2

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Hampton Court Palace has history coursing through the brickwork. Famous for being the home of King Henry VIII, the magnificent rooms have played host to some of the most celebrated royals in England. Decisions that were made here changed the course of British history.

Season 1, Episode 1

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For 350 years, Schönbrunn Palace was the main Summer residence of Austria’s imperial family, the Habsburgs. Designed in a rococo style, the 1,441 rooms have played host to some of Europe’s most influential figures including Marie Antoinette, Mozart, and Napoleon Bonaparte.