List of royal palaces

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This is a list of royal palaces, sorted by continent.



Dar-al-Makhzen, Rabat. Royal Palace, Rabat.jpg
Dâr-al-Makhzen, Rabat.

Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt

Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia

Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini

Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho

Flag of Libya.svg  Libya

Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco

Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria

Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda

Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania

Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia

Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda


Palace of Sao Cristovao, Rio de Janeiro Paco de Sao Cristovao.jpg
Palace of São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro
Rideau Hall, Ottawa Ottawa - Rideau Hall.JPG
Rideau Hall, Ottawa

Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico


Forbidden City, Beijing Forbidden City Courtyard.jpg
Forbidden City, Beijing
Royal Palace of Cambodia Royal Palace (1503414440).jpg
Royal Palace of Cambodia

Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan

Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan

Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh

Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan

Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei

Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China

Flag of India.svg  India

Residence of Pagaruyung Kingdom royal family in West Sumatra, Indonesia New Pagaruyung Palace.JPG
Residence of Pagaruyung Kingdom royal family in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia

Flag of Iran.svg  Iran

Flag of Israel.svg  Israel

Flag of Japan.svg  Japan

Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan

Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea

Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea

Flag of Laos.svg  Laos

Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia

Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar

Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal

Flag of Oman.svg  Oman

Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine

Flag of Syria.svg  Syria

Imperial City in Hue, Vietnam La porte du midi (Cite imperiale, Hue).jpg
Imperial City in Huế, Vietnam

Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand

Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam


Flag of Austria.svg  Austria

Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Vienna Wien - Neue Hofburg.JPG Hofburg Palace Winter residence of the Habsburgs until 1918; it now serves as residence of the President of Austria, museums and convention centre
Wien - Schloss Belvedere, oberes (2).JPG Belvedere Private residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy and then Imperial palace of empress Maria Theresa
Hietzing (Wien) - Hermesvilla.JPG Hermesvilla Private residence of Empress Elisabeth in Vienna
Cisleithania Hofburg, Innsbruck.jpg Hofburg, Tyrol Residence of the Archdukes of Tyrol and the Habsburgs until 1918; it now serves as a museum
Kaiservilla vorderansicht.jpg Kaiservilla, Salzkammergut Hunting lodge and private retreat of Franz Josef I of Austria
Blauer Hof Laxenburg.jpg Laxenburg Castle, Lower Austria Summer residence of the Habsburgs, along with Schönbrunn Palace

Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus

Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium

Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Brussels Royal Palace, Brussels, august 2008.JPG Royal Palace Official residence of king Philip I
0 Chateau Royal de Laeken.JPG Royal Castle of Laeken Private residence of king Philip I
Laeken Greenhouses.jpg Royal Greenhouses of Laeken Recepctions and state visits
Chateau Belvedere Laeken.jpg Château du Belvédère Private Residence of former king Albert II
Villa Stuyvenberg Laeken.jpg Château du Stuyvenberg Private Residence of princess Astrid

Ciergnon koninklijk kasteel 2-02-2013 17-08-05.JPG

Château de Ciergnon Summer Residence
Villers-sur-Lesse Château du Villers-sur-Lesse Summer Residence

Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria

Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic

Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark

Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia

Flag of France.svg  France

Flag of Germany.svg  Germany

Flag of Greece.svg  Greece

Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary

Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland

The Royal Palace of Caserta, UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in Campania, Italy Caserta jardin 44.JPG
The Royal Palace of Caserta, UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in Campania, Italy

Flag of Italy.svg  Italy

Cappella Palatina in Palazzo reale, Palermo, Italy Chapelle Palatine.jpg
Cappella Palatina in Palazzo reale, Palermo, Italy

Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein

Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania

Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg

Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco

Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro

Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands

Flag of Norway.svg  Norway

Flag of Poland.svg  Poland

Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal

Flag of Romania.svg  Romania

Flag of Russia.svg  Russia

Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia

Flag of Spain.svg  Spain:

Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden

Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey

Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom


`Iolani Palace, Honolulu Iolani Palace (15536110307).jpg
ʻIolani Palace, Honolulu

Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga

Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Flag of Hawaii.svg  Hawaii (formerly: Kingdom of Hawaii)

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Palazzo Farnese palazzo in Rome, Italy

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Caserta Comune in Campania, Italy

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Residences of the Royal House of Savoy group of structures in Italy

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Palace of Queluz 18th-century Rococo Portuguese palace in Lisbon

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Ribeira Palace building in Lisbon, Lisbon District, Portugal

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Castel Nuovo castle in Naples

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Alphonse Balat Belgian architect

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Palazzo Chiablese building in Turin, Italy

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Bemposta Palace palace in Lisbon

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Maria Cristina of Naples and Sicily Queen consort of Sardinia

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