From childhood, everyone knows that the kings lived in palaces, affecting its luxury. A little later still comes the understanding that they are working there. It’s official residences, symbolizing their status and power. We offer an overview of the most striking royal palaces of modern monarchs.
The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Built in 1870, the Stockholm Palace is the main palace of the royal king. He is considered the largest official residence in the world, it has 1,400 rooms. Its area is 28,750 square meters.
Royal Palace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Royal Palace in Amsterdam – one of the three residences of the Dutch monarchs. Its construction was completed in 1665, but then out of it going to make the city hall, and later decided to give the king.
Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain
Built as early as the 9th century castle is the official residence of the Spanish royal family. Although it is used only for state ceremonies, as King Philip VI and his family does not live here. To do this they have to have a more modern Madrid de la Zarzuela Palace.
Grand Palace, Thailand
Located in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, Grand Palace is the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782. This is a huge complex, which occupies an area of 220 square meters. However, now live the King Rama IX of Thailand prefers to live in the palace of Chitralada Royal Villa, and official meetings are held at the Grand.
Located in Westminster, Buckingham Palace is the official residence of British monarchs since 1837, accession to the throne of Queen Victoria. Its area is 77,000 square meters, where 775 rooms housed.
Royal Palace, Brussels, Belgium
The Royal Palace, which is considered the official residence of the Belgian monarchs, located in the heart of Brussels, when in fact it is not. The King and his family lived in the palace of Laeken, on the outskirts of the capital. Nevertheless, it is an iconic building – one of the main attractions of the city.
Istana Nurul Iman, Brunei
Located on the banks of the river a few kilometers from the capital of Istana Nurul Iman Palace is the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei. The building, whose name translates as “the palace of light of faith” in 1800 rooms. The total area of 200,000 square meters.
Royal Palace, Norway
The Royal Palace is the official residence of the Norwegian monarchs, is in Asker, west of the municipality of Oslo. It was built for King Charles III in the 19th century. It 173 rooms.
Dar al-Makhzen, Morocco
Built in 1864, the Dar al-Makhzen – the official residence of the King of Morocco. Although monarchs were many palaces, but after independence in 1956, this is the main palace was chosen. Around him undeveloped vast territory with gardens, combining elements of French and Arabic culture.
Royal Palace, Cambodia
The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is the official residence of the kings of Cambodia since 1866. The exception was during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. This is an awesome example of Khmer architecture, which attracts crowds of tourists. Area – 175,000 square meters.