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Enjoy America’s Castles

When we think about castles we sometimes only think about the classic European examples. But castles and palaces exist all across the globe. Today let’s take a look at some castles and palace-like architecture throughout the Americas.

Here is a photostream featuring some of our favorite American castles from both North and South America.

North America

Hearst Castle
Hearst Castle - San Simeon, California - Credit: Jill Clardy (via Flickr)
Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Estate - Asheville, North Carolina - Credit: Mike Miley (via Flickr)
Chapultepec Castle
Chapultepec Castle - Mexico City - Credit: lion05 (via Flickr)
Belvedere Castle
Belvedere Castle - Central Park - New York City - Credit: Ed Yourdon (via Flickr)
Tulum Castle Ruins
Tulum Castle Ruins - Tulum, Mexico - Credit: Roger4336 (via Flickr)
Chateau Frontenac
Chateau Frontenac - Quebec, Quebec - Credit: Martin Cathrae (via Flickr)
Mexico's National Palace
Mexico's National Palace - Mexico City - Credit: Jami Dwyer (via Flickr)
'Iolani Palace
'Iolani Palace - Honolulu, Hawaii - Credit: cliff1066™ (via Flickr)
Smithsonian Castle
Smithsonian Castle - Washington D.C. - Credit: NCinDC (via Flickr)
Chateau Laurier
Chateau Laurier - Ottowa, Ontario - Credit: Tomato Geezer (via Flickr)
Casa Loma
Casa Loma - Toronto, Ontario - Credit: Carsten Keßler (via Flickr)
Boldt Castle
Boldt Castle - Heart Island, New York - Credit: E Photos (via Flickr)
Governor's Palace
Governor's Palace - Guadalajara, Mexico - Credit: Wonderlane (via Flickr)

South America

Rio Branco
Rio Branco - Brazil - Credit: Eric and Christian (via Flickr)
Archbishop's Palace
Archbishop's Palace - Lima, Peru - Credit: Shared Interest (via Flickr)
Lima Presidential Palace
Presidential Palace - Lima, Peru - Credit: LollyKnit (via Flickr)
Castillo San Felipe
Castillo San Felipe - Cartegena, Columbia - Credit: Roger4336 (via Flickr)
Castle Wolff
Castle Wolff - Chile - Credit: blmurch (via Flickr)
Legislative Palace - Uruguay
Legislative Palace - Montevideo, Uruguay - Credit: seretide (via Flickr)
Casa Rosada
Casa Rosada - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Credit: longhorndave (via Flickr)

There are likely many more American castles. Have you visited one? Do you live near one? Do you have a favorite? If so, tell us about it in the comments below.

Jennifer Mattern

Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance writer, and former social media and PR consultant. She covers small business, online business, marketing, PR, social media, blogging, freelance writing, and indie publishing for a variety of online publications. She also handles copywriting and PR writing for small and online businesses. Find her on Twitter @jenn_mattern.

10 thoughts on “Enjoy America’s Castles

  1. I live in Colorado, not far from my home is a place called “Bishops Castle”, it’s very amazing, built with primitive tools by one man. I have photo’s to share.

  2. A nice collection, but not many real castles, do you only source photos from flickr? I visited 40 castles here in the United Kingdom and have hundreds of pictures of the real age of castle building. Like your newer post with the asian castles

  3. En esta colección solo hay un castillo, el de San Felipe en Cartagena (Colombia). El resto son casas más o menos grandes e importantes, pero no Castillos. Si queréis ver castillos de verdad tendreis que ir a Europa (España, Alemania, Austria, Italia, etc. etc.).

  4. As Eddy said, we can just consider one of two of them as “castles”. They are palaces or similar, but not real castles.

    1. There are a number of definitions for what a “castle” actually is these days. By some definitions, you’re right — they’d be more palaces. Under other definitions they’re just as much a castle as the traditional image.

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