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Are you in the market for a new home? Do you want somewhere with a bit of history? Do you mind tourists poking around? Why not buy a castle!

A photo quiz by eburge. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
eburge
Time
6 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
341,870
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
3746
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: misdiaslocos (8/10), Guest 174 (4/10), Guest 86 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Want somewhere high up with a lovely view? Perhaps this Mexican castle will fit the bill. It once served as a military academy for boys, and was defended by a group of these boys against the Americans in 1847 during the Mexican-American War. It was also home to Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico during the 1860s. What is this castle? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. If you're looking for a castle nestled in the hills of Bavaria, this may be just the place. Built in the nineteenth century by King Ludwig II, which castle is one of Germany's most popular tourist attractions, and has featured in several films, including 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Perhaps somewhere a little hotter. Which castle, or rather, citadel in Iran, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a sprawling complex of buildings constructed from adobe bricks, before an earthquake devastated the area in 2003 and left it almost completely destroyed? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. How about a place in Spain? Located in the Castile and León region, which 12th century Spanish castle has, aside from housing several monarchs over the centuries, been used as a fortress, a military academy and a prison? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. If you're looking for somewhere fit for a king or queen, look no further. This English castle is one of the largest castles in Europe, and has been used for many years as one of the official residences of the Royal Family. What is the name of this castle, located in the county of Berkshire? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. How about a picturesque abode? Situated above the banks of the Vltava River in the Czech Republic is which castle, that has been a part of Czech history for well over 1000 years and is home to the country's Crown Jewels? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This is perhaps one of the most iconic castles in Europe. Built by Louis XIV in the 17th and 18th centuries, which castle was abandoned by the royal family during the French Revolution, and was also the site where a famous treaty regarding World War I was signed? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. How about a place with some unique Oriental architecture? Which Japanese castle is the largest in the country, has stood in Hyōgo Prefecture for over 600 years, and was, in 1993, Japan's first World Heritage Site? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. If you don't mind a bit of ruin, then maybe this place is for you. Attracting many tourists annually due to its famous "stone" is which Irish castle, that has stood near Cork since medieval times? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Attracting as many as one million tourists every year, firmly cementing it in the list of the most visited landmarks in the United Kingdom, this Scottish castle has played a large part in the country's military history. What is this castle, the largest in Scotland? Hint



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1. Want somewhere high up with a lovely view? Perhaps this Mexican castle will fit the bill. It once served as a military academy for boys, and was defended by a group of these boys against the Americans in 1847 during the Mexican-American War. It was also home to Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico during the 1860s. What is this castle?

Answer: Castillo de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Castle)

Built between 1785 to 1863, Chapultepec Castle stands atop Chapultepec Hill in Mexico City. In the Aztec Náhuatl language, the name of the castle translates to 'castle of grasshoppers', though thankfully the castle isn't overrun with the insects. Originally commissioned by Viceroy Bernardo de Gálvez, Chapultepec Castle has been used as a military academy, a presidential residence, and more recently, as the home to Mexico's National Museum of History. Film buffs may recognise the castle from the film 'Romeo + Juliet', which was used as the home of the Capulet family.
2. If you're looking for a castle nestled in the hills of Bavaria, this may be just the place. Built in the nineteenth century by King Ludwig II, which castle is one of Germany's most popular tourist attractions, and has featured in several films, including 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'?

Answer: Schloss Neuschwanstein (Neuschwanstein Castle)

King Ludwig II, better known as 'Mad King Ludwig', had a certain love for fancy, elaborate castles, and Neuschwanstein is certainly one of them. Construction began on Neuschwanstein Castle in 1869 under his direction, and Ludwig lived in the castle, even while it was still being built.

When he died in 1886, the construction of the building was complete, although there were a few things left unfinished. Many murals and rooms in the castle are a tribute to Ludwig's favourite composer, Richard Wagner. Neuschwanstein Castle is one of Germany's most iconic and popular tourist attractions, attracting well over a million tourists annually.

It has also been used in films, particularly in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' as the home of the Baron and Baroness Bomburst. Additionally, the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland is modelled after Nesuchwanstein Castle. Hardly surprising, considering this castle was the product of Ludwig's creative imagination.
3. Perhaps somewhere a little hotter. Which castle, or rather, citadel in Iran, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a sprawling complex of buildings constructed from adobe bricks, before an earthquake devastated the area in 2003 and left it almost completely destroyed?

Answer: Bam Citadel (Arg-é Bam)

Arg-é Bam was, until 2003, the largest building in the world constructed of adobe (sun-dried clay) bricks. Constructed as early as 500 BC, the Bam Citadel comprises a central fortress and an expanse of smaller houses and structures. In 2003, an earthquake with a magnitude of approximately 6.6 hit the Kerman province in Iran, causing over 25,000 deaths.

The Bam Citadel, unfortunately, was hit as well by the earthquake and was left in ruins. However, it was announced soon afterwards that it was to be rebuilt, using the same adobe brick methods as the original.

The Arg-é Rayen, located in the same province, is also an adobe structure.
4. How about a place in Spain? Located in the Castile and León region, which 12th century Spanish castle has, aside from housing several monarchs over the centuries, been used as a fortress, a military academy and a prison?

Answer: Segovia Castle (Alcázar de Segovia)

Before Christianity returned to Spain, Segovia Castle (although not named this until much later) was used as a fort by Arabs in the early 12th century, although there is evidence that it was once inhabited, or at least used, by Romans. Though the castle has been modified and reconstructed over the years, its history is rich in Spain. Monarchs such as Isabella I, Philip II, and Charles III have lived in the castle and made their own alterations to it. One of the most distinctive features of the Alcázar is the Tower of John II which rises high above the castle and overlooks the hills below. Nowadays, the castle is a hotspot for tourists, and is ranked amongst the most popular tourist destinations in Spain.
5. If you're looking for somewhere fit for a king or queen, look no further. This English castle is one of the largest castles in Europe, and has been used for many years as one of the official residences of the Royal Family. What is the name of this castle, located in the county of Berkshire?

Answer: Windsor Castle

After the Norman conquest of England in 1066, William the Conqueror began construction on Windsor Castle as a fortification. Originally, the castle was constructed of wood, but during the reigns of Henry I and, subsequently, Henry II, during the 12th century, the old wooden fortifications were replaced with stone to reinforce the structure. Aside from being a royal residence, Windsor Castle has served as parliamentary headquarters during the Civil War, has been heavily sieged during the First Barons' War from 1215-1217, and, more recently, was devastated by a fire in 1992 that damaged the Upper Ward of the castle, principally containing the State Apartments.

It was five years before the damage was repaired. Presently, Windsor Castle is open to the public and contains a part of the Royal Collection, which attracts a huge number of tourists annually.
6. How about a picturesque abode? Situated above the banks of the Vltava River in the Czech Republic is which castle, that has been a part of Czech history for well over 1000 years and is home to the country's Crown Jewels?

Answer: Prague Castle (Prazský hrad)

Prague Castle, one of the largest castles in the world, dates back to the 9th century, when the first parts of the castle were built. Among the first buildings that were constructed were the Saint Vitus Cathedral and the Basilica of Saint George, which still stand today and are an important part of the Czech national history.

When Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the new government offices moved to Prague Castle, and became the seat of the new president. The castle is one of the most popular landmarks in Prague, and most areas of the castle are open to the public.
7. This is perhaps one of the most iconic castles in Europe. Built by Louis XIV in the 17th and 18th centuries, which castle was abandoned by the royal family during the French Revolution, and was also the site where a famous treaty regarding World War I was signed?

Answer: Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles)

Château de Versailles has been influential in French history over the centuries. It has housed various kings and queens, particularly Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, who were forced to relocate to Tuileries Palace in Paris during the French Revolution. Obviously, those particular royals never returned to Versailles, and over the years, the château fell into disrepair. Fortunately, restoration on the palace took place in the late 18th/early 19th centuries, and became the new seat of power for the French government.

In 1919, the famous Treaty of Versailles was signed in the palace, officially bringing World War One to an end. In 1979, the Palace and Park of Versailles was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
8. How about a place with some unique Oriental architecture? Which Japanese castle is the largest in the country, has stood in Hyōgo Prefecture for over 600 years, and was, in 1993, Japan's first World Heritage Site?

Answer: Himeji Castle (姫路城)

Architecturally, Himeji Castle is spectacular. Its sweeping roofs and layered design has been likened to a heron spreading its wings, attributing to the castle's alternative name: White Heron Castle. Construction on the castle started in 1333 on top of Himeyama Hill (which the castle was originally named for), and was slowly expanded over the next three centuries.

Despite an earthquake in 1995, and the bombing of the city of Himeji during World War II, Himeji Castle has miraculously remained structurally intact.

The Japanese regard the castle as a national treasure, and is consistently one of the top tourist attractions in Japan.
9. If you don't mind a bit of ruin, then maybe this place is for you. Attracting many tourists annually due to its famous "stone" is which Irish castle, that has stood near Cork since medieval times?

Answer: Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle started out, in the 10th century, as a wooden lodge, but it was replaced by a stone structure in the early 12th century. The castle has been destroyed and rebuilt a few times since then, and now remains in a state of partial ruin. Despite this, it is still a popular tourist attraction, mainly due to the famed Blarney Stone.

It is said that kissing the stone will grant a person the gift of eloquence. The grounds surrounding the castle are also open to the public, including the nearby Blarney House, which was constructed in 1874.
10. Attracting as many as one million tourists every year, firmly cementing it in the list of the most visited landmarks in the United Kingdom, this Scottish castle has played a large part in the country's military history. What is this castle, the largest in Scotland?

Answer: Edinburgh Castle

With a rich royal and military history, Edinburgh Castle stands atop Castle Rock, and has overlooked the capital city of Scotland since the 12th century. During the Scottish independence wars and the rise of the Jacobites, Edinburgh Castle was used as a fortress, and was where the country's military was based. Edinburgh Castle houses the One O'Clock Gun, a cannon that is fired every day at exactly one o'clock in the afternoon.

The famed Edinburgh Tattoo also takes place at the castle every year, in the Castle Esplanade.

The National War Museum is situated here, allowing tourists to discover Scotland's rich heritage.
Source: Author eburge

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