Visited Publishes Most Visited Castles, With Surprising First Place
The travel app Visited has published a list of the top 10 most popular castles in the world based on over 1.7 million international users. Prague is the most visited castle according to popular travel app Visited.
Anna Kayfitz, the founder and CEO of the popular travel app Visited, said,
“To our surprise, Edinburg Castle, Versailles and Windsor Castle did not make it to the first place!”
Visited, available on iOS or Android, allows users to select different destinations and places based on travel lists, experiences, and inspirational photos. Picking a travel destination just got a lot easier with the Visited app.
Top 10 most popular castles in the world
According to Visited, the most popular castle destinations around the globe are:
1 – Prague Castle
Prague Castleis a historic castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic. It was founded in the 9th century and is the largest ancient castle in the world.
2 – The Château de Versailles (Palace of Versailles)
The Château de Versailles, also known as the Palace of Versailles, is a royal residence located in Versailles, France. It was built in the 17th century and is known for its opulent architecture and extensive gardens.
3 – Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress located in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. It sits atop Castle Rock, a volcanic rock formation that has been occupied by humans since the 2nd century AD.
4 – Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle is a royal residence located in the English county of Berkshire. It is one of the oldest and largest occupied castles in the world and is the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen.
5 – Schonbrunn Palace
Schonbrunn Palace is a former imperial summer residence located in Vienna, Austria. It was used as a residence by the Habsburgs and is now a major tourist attraction and cultural site.
6 – Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century palace in Bavaria, Germany. It was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland.
7 – Mont-Saint Michel
Mont-Saint Michel is a tidal island and a commune in Normandy, France. It is well-known for its medieval Benedictine abbey and picturesque location.
8 – The Alhambra
Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Spain. It was constructed during the mid-14th century by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern border of the city.
9 – The Prince’s Palace of Monaco
The Prince’s Palace of Moncao is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. It is a palace located in the old town of Monaco and is a popular tourist attraction.
10 – The Royal Castle
The Royal Castle in Warsaw is a historic castle located in the heart of Warsaw, Poland. It was originally built in the 14th century and has had a tumultuous history, including being destroyed during World War II and later reconstructed. Today, it serves as a museum and cultural center.
In-Article Image CreditsSouth view of the Schönbrunn Palace and park via Wikimedia Commons with usage type - Creative Commons License. July 3, 2022
Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland via Wikimedia Commons with usage type - Creative Commons License. May 10, 2022
The Prince's Palace of Monaco via Wikimedia Commons by Nikolai Karaneschev with usage type - Creative Commons License. September 8, 2008
Charles V palace in Alhambra, Granada, Spain via Wikimedia Commons with usage type - Creative Commons License. August 6, 2014
Mont-Saint Michel via Wikimedia Commons with usage type - Creative Commons License. September 9, 2018
Neuschwanstein Castle at Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany via Wikimedia Commons by Thomas Wolf with usage type - Creative Commons License. July 31, 2013
Windsor Castle via Wikimedia Commons with usage type - GNU Free. November 5, 2006
Edinburgh Castle seen from the roof of the National Museum of Scotland via Wikimedia Commons by Kim Traynor with usage type - Creative Commons License. March 5, 2012
The Château de Versailles, also known as the Palace of Versailles via Wikimedia Commons with usage type - Creative Commons License. September 18, 2010
Prague Castle is a historic castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic via Wikimedia Commons with usage type - Creative Commons License. February 4, 2012
Prague Castle via Wikimedia Commons by Andrew Shiva with usage type - Creative Commons License. July 25 2013
Featured Image CreditPrague Castle via Wikimedia Commons by Andrew Shiva with usage type - Creative Commons License. July 25 2013