1. Favorite Photos: 01. My 70 Favorite Castle Photos

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01. The First Castle of San Marino, San Marino. (07-147)

Now that I've amassed thousands of photographs and hundreds of towns visited, I've decided that it's time to put together a "Motherblog" to collect the best of everything.... I'll start out here with my favorite castle photos--as castles are some of my favorite discoveries in my travels--whether it be the Mud Castles of East Morocco or the hilltop castles of central Italy...

 

*These are towns that are included more than once.

 

NOTE: Many of these photos are of my recent Europe Blog which hasn't been uploaded yet...

 

01. The First Castle of San Marino, San Marino. (Blog Entry: 07-147)

A clifftop castle with a spectacular view

 

02. The Coolest Mud Castle in Arfoud, Morocco (06-047)

This was the first and most exciting Mud Castle that I discovered.

 

03. The Mud Towers of Goulmima, Morocco. (06-067)
The most magnificent of all the Mud Castle entrances.

 

04. The Magnificent Milano Castle. (07-174)

This castle very impressive•and free!

 

05. The Forgotten Castle of Talat n Yacoub, Morocco.

02. The Coolest Mud Castle in Arfoud, Morocco (06-047)
(06-114)

Nobody seems to know about this cool Berber castle in the High Atlas.

 

06. The Portuguese Castle in Safi, Morocco (06-021)

A fun castle to explore.

 

07. The Castle and Roman ruins in Tivoli, Italy (07-109)

One of my best castle backdrops.

 

08. A fancy Mud Castle in Rissani, Morocco (06-062)

This one had more of a royal entrance.

 

09. Castle in Downtown Munich, Germany (06-050)

A wonderful welcome to Germany.

 

10. The Mountaintop Family Castle of Roviano, Italy. (07-112)

A hidden gem high in the mountains of central Italy.

 

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03. The Mud Towers of Goulmima, Morocco. (06-067)
A fun castle in Budapest, Hungary. (07-073)

I couldn’t resist.

 

12. A coastal castle in Senigalia, Italy. (07-140)

Here I learned a lot about Italian history.

 

13. The strategic castle of Melilla, Spain. (05-033)

Some really cool caverns and passageways to explore.

 

14. The Cliffside castle of Grottanmare, Italy. (07-131)

Another cool discover perched high above the Italian coast.

 

15. The stately castle of Celano, Italy. (07-116)

Quite impressive

 

16. The Royal Castle of Edinburgh, Great Britain. (07-091)

This castle welcomed me to Scotland.

 

17. The Dark Tower of Prague, Czech Republic. (07-052)

Wandering around Prague at night, I loved the eerie feeling of this place…

 

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04. The Magnificent Milano Castle. (07-174)
The coastal castle of Rabat, Morocco. (03-013)

An interesting place in one of my favourite cities.

 

19. The unusual ruins of the castle of Mehdi Plage, Morocco. (06-085)

No one could explain to me the history of this Andalusian style castle.

 

20. The many civilizations of Azemmour, Morocco. (05-006)

In this castle you can see the many layers of civilizations that occupied this city.

 

21. The Castello of Rome, Italy. (07-105)

An unusual, round castle.

 

22. The hilltop fortress of Ceseno, Italy. (07-156)

The ruins of this fortress were pretty fun to explore.

 

23. The fort of Ceuta, Spain. (06-090)

Not as cool as Melilla, but still interesting.

 

24. An ancient royal palace in Meknes, Morocco. (05-047)

An interesting glimpse into Morocco’s history.

05. The Forgotten Castle of Talat n Yacoub, Morocco. (06-114)

 

25. A small town castle in Forlimpopoli, Italy. (07-157)

A cheerful town hall/castle welcomed me to this town.

 

26. Another coastal castle in Imola, Italy. (07-161)

Similar design to Senigalia•but a nice photo…

 

27. My first real French castle in Vincennes, France. (07-048)

After seeing many prissy chateaus, finally a French castle.

 

28. The Castle overlooking Lisbon, Portugal. (03-029)

One of the many cool things about this city.

 

29. A different sort of castle in Rimini, Italy. (07-146)

This castle broke the mold on the east Italian coast.

 

30. Castle Three in San Marino, San Marino. (07-146)*

Another fantastic view from the mountaintop.

 

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06. The Portuguese Castle in Safi, Morocco (06-021)
The tourist packed castle of London, England. (07-097)

Still a cool looking castle.

 

32. A little castle in Warsaw, Poland. (07-053)

A fun little spot at the edge of Old Town.

 

33. The gateway to Castel San Pietro, Italy. (07-162)

I found this town particularly inviting.

 

34. Town Hall of Seravale, San Marino. (07-150)

This was a pleasant surprise in this little San Marino village.

 

35. The Mud Castle of Maadid, Morocco (06-058)

A lot of interesting surprises in this desert oasis castle.

 

36. The ramparts of Essaouira, Morocco (06-072)

A great spot to soak in the sea air and the Essaouira vibe.

 

37. the little village of KsarAbdelaziz, Morocco. (06-060)

I had to stop and explore this place.

07. The Castle and Roman ruins in Tivoli, Italy (07-109)

 

38. Castlelike gateway in Frankfurt, Germany. (07-074)

Not quite a castle•but had to include it anyways.

 

39. A fort in Santarcangelo, Italy. (07-153)

One of numerous discoveries in my first north inland town.

 

40. One more mud castle in Ben Mehdi, Morocco (06-061)

My second discovery on my desert hike to Rissani.

 

41. The Tower of Asilah, Morocco. (03-004)

One of Asilah’s many hi lights.

 

42. Looks like a castle in Buffalo NY, USA. (04-019)

We’ll call this old military fort a castle.

 

43. The South Gate of Faro, Portugal. (03-025)

Faro welcomed me to Portugal.

 

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08. A fancy Mud Castle in Rissani, Morocco (06-062)
Hilltop riyad near Doguch, Morocco. (06-115)

Looks cool from a distance.

 

45. Fortress in Bologna, Italy. 07-163)

One of the many treasures of Bologna.

 

46. A little pleasant surprise in Lungezza, Italy (07-107)

Without it, this would have been a pretty boring village.

 

47. The walls of Evora, Portugal. (03-033)

World Heritage Site•should be on the list.

 

48. The Portuguese fort of El Jadida. (03-012)

A small but action packed Moroccan Medina

 

49. The strategic fort of Tarifa, Spain (03-002)

On the very tip of Spain•the last Moorish outpost.

 

50. My photo of Martil, Morocco. (06-093)

Don’t know what it it•but it looks kind of cool…

 

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09. Castle in Downtown Munich, Germany (06-050)
Border Castle in Elvas, Portugal. (03-034)

A strategic point on the Portuguese border.

 

52. The ocean view from the Kasbah of Tanger, Morocco. (03-003)

A great view of the Straits of Gibraltar.

 

52. A family fort in Azilal, Morocco. (06-106)

One of several cool little forts on a ridge of Azilal.

 

54. The Fortress of Fano, Italy. (07-141)

If you look closely, there’s a lot to discover in this historical coastal city.

 

55. The Courtyard of Parma, Italy (07-168)

Some cool Medieval reenactments here…

 

56.  The Round Tower of Lodi, Italy. (07-173)

Nice backdrop.

 

57. Still another coastal castle in Pesaro, Italy. (07-142)

It seems they all hired the same architect…

 

58. Courtyard in Stuttgart, Germany (07-057)

Just thought it was a cool photo.

10. The Mountaintop Family Castle of Roviano, Italy. (07-112)

 

59. The Andalusian style fort of Alcazar in Sevilla, Spain. (03-024)

Where Moorish and Spanish architecture blend.

 

60. The shell of a castle in Settat, Morocco. (03-016)

Nice on the outside, not much on the inside.

 

61. Another tower in Frankfurt, Germany. (07-074)

Just thought it looked cool.

 

62. An old fort in Larache, Morocco. (03-021)

I think it was built by the Spanish.

 

63. The chief’s castle in Taghela, Morocco. (06-104)

I was invited in for tea by the owner of this castle.

 

64. A little “discovery” hiking around Edinburgh, Great Britain. (07-091)*

Would have been nicer if it hadn’t been fenced off..

 

65. The castle of Chefchaouan, Morocco. (06-086)

A lot to discover in Chefchaouan

 

66. The town prison in Sunbury PA, USA (04-042)

The closest thing to a castle in a US town is usually a prison…

 

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11. A fun castle in Budapest, Hungary. (07-073)
The city castle of Bratislava, Slovakia. (07-056)
Couldn’t get any good pictures, but it was still fun to wander around.

68. The castle of Brno, Czech Republic. (07-055)

Another OK castle…

 

69. A museum in Dublin, Ireland. (07-098)

Kind of a castle…

 

70. A “castle” in Winchester VA, USA (04-028)

Well… it’s actually the entrance to a cemetery•good try though…

 

Gateway to Sale, Morocco

A little castle in Dan, Great Britain

The Old City of El Ayoun Oujda

A little castle in Castel Bolognese, Italy

Africancrab says:
Beautiful indeed :)
Posted on: Dec 21, 2009
borneonikieta says:
wow, well deserved! congrats on being featured! can't believe you actually went to all these castles!
Posted on: Nov 25, 2009
vulindlela says:
Nice blog and great pictures too!
Posted on: Nov 08, 2009
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24. An ancient royal palace in Mek…
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25. A small town castle in Forlimp…
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27. My first real French castle in…
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30. Castle Three in San Marino, Sa…
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31. The tourist packed castle of L…
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32. A little castle in Warsaw, Pol…
32. A little castle in Warsaw, Po…
33. The gateway to Castel San Piet…
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34. Town Hall of Seravale, San Mar…
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35. The Mud Castle of Maadid, Moro…
35. The Mud Castle of Maadid, Mor…
36. The ramparts of Essaouira, Mor…
36. The ramparts of Essaouira, Mo…
37. the little village of KsarAbde…
37. the little village of KsarAbd…
38. Castlelike gateway in Frankfur…
38. Castlelike gateway in Frankfu…
39. A fort in Santarcangelo, Italy…
39. A fort in Santarcangelo, Ital…
40. One more mud castle in Ben Meh…
40. One more mud castle in Ben Me…
41. The Tower of Asilah, Morocco. …
41. The Tower of Asilah, Morocco.…
42. Looks like a castle in Buffalo…
42. Looks like a castle in Buffal…
43. The South Gate of Faro, Portug…
43. The South Gate of Faro, Portu…
44. Hilltop riyad near Doguch, Mor…
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50. My photo of Martil, Morocco. (…
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51. Border Castle in Elvas, Portug…
51. Border Castle in Elvas, Portu…
52. The ocean view from the Kasbah…
52. The ocean view from the Kasba…
52. A family fort in Azilal, Moroc…
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54. The Fortress of Fano, Italy. …
55. The Courtyard of Parma, Italy …
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56.  The Round Tower of Lodi, Ital…
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58. Courtyard in Stuttgart, Germa…
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59. The Andalusian style fort of …
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61. Another tower in Frankfurt, G…
62. An old fort in Larache, Morocc…
62. An old fort in Larache, Moroc…
63. The chief’s castle in Taghel…
63. The chief’s castle in Taghe…
64. A little “discovery” hikin…
64. A little “discovery” hiki…
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65. The castle of Chefchaouan, Mo…
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66. The town prison in Sunbury PA…
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