15 Largest Palaces in the World
Royal Palace of Madrid
- Location: Madrid, Spain
- Size: 1,453,128 sq ft
Royal Palace of Madrid is Europe’s largest functioning palace where many works of art were destroyed in a fire on Christmas Eve, 1734.
- Location: Malbork, Poland
- Size: 1,539,239 sq ft
Malbork Castle is the largest castle in the world. On September 16 1994 it was designated as one of Poland’s Historic Monuments.
- Location: Beijing, China
- Size: 1,614,587 sq ft
The Forbidden City took 14 years to build (1406 – 1420) and with its 980 buildings covering 180 acres it is the largest Palace complex in the world.
- Location: Manila, Philippines
- Size: 1,722,226 sq ft
Originally built as a summer house for Don Luís Rocha, Malacañang Palace is now the home for the president of the Philippines.
- Location: Vatican City
- Size: 1,743,753 sq ft
Not only is the Apostolic Palace the home and workplace for the Pope, it also houses the world’s most famous place of Christian worship; the Sistine Chapel.