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.

Written by
Jennifer Mattern