I love to visit and explore castles, palaces and citadels, especially the history associated with them. The architecture of these old buildings fascinates me and love to really explore the outside and see how they dominate the landscape before entering. I have a plan soon to tour the UK and do a Castles in the Sky tour and see as many as possible on this small island.
I enjoy visiting any that are nearby as I travel the world, most have been in Europe including;
Bratislava Castle is the main castle of the city and you catch glimpses of it while walking around. Due to it being located on a hill overlooking the town and the River Danube. The castle is a big rectangular white and red building with distinctive towers on all four corners. The walls and gates were very interesting to walk around as were the gardens.
Corvin Castle is also known as Hunyadi Castle, Hunedoara Castle or in Romanian called Castelul Corvinilor. It is a Gothic-Renaissance castle and is one of the largest castles in the whole of Europe. It is a special place and has a place in the Seven Wonders of Romania, I hope to eventually see all of the seven wonders at some point.
The Imperial Castle of Nuremberg is located at the top of a hill overlooking the central areas of the city. It was built at the top of a sandstone ridge and is considered one of the most formidable fortifications in Europe. The buildings and fortifications are well preserved and wonderful to mooch around or to enjoy the view of the cities skyline.
A citadel is the core fortified area of a settlement. It may be a castle, fortress, or fortified centre. Citadels are quite common across Europe and have visited a few. Some I have recently visited and posted about.
Sighisoara is a beautiful town and thoroughly enjoyed my visit, the main focus of the trip was to visit the historic citadel. The river is visible from the town walls as is the imposing Holy Trinity Church
Alba Carolina Citadel
The Alba Carolina Citadel in Alba Iulia is a star-shaped fortress that is included in the “Seven Wonders of Romania”. Construction of the Citadel started in 1715 during the Habsburg rule in Transylvania, it was completed in 1738.