Castles were once homes for royal families, often built as fortresses to protect people against invading armies. There are many breathtaking ancient castles in the world and you should visit these ones.
Matsumoto Castle, Japan
Matsumoto Castle was the seat of the Matsumoto domain and is also known as ‘Crow Castle’ because of its unusual black exterior. It had an extensive defense system that included walls, moats, and gatehouses.
Located in Normandy, France, this enchanting castle is one of France’s most recognisable landmarks. More than 3 million tourists visit this interesting commune each year.
Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany
This romantic construction inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle is probably the most recognizable castle in the world. That’s why it should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Cairo Citadel, Egypt
This medieval Islamic fortification was home to Egyptian rulers for more than 700 years. Today many of its mosques and museums are open for tourists.
Arg-e Bam, Iran
Arg-e Bam is the largest adobe building in the world. The compound was once a large fortress containing the citadel named Bam Citadel. In a 2003 earthquake the citadel was almost completely destroyed.