It is hard to say which is the largest castle in the world. If you go by what the Guinness Book of World Records has to say, then the Prague Castle is the largest in the world. However, other sources describe the Malbork Castle, in Poland, as the largest in the world. Windsor Castle, in England is said to be the largest ‘inhabited’ castle in the world.
Malbork Castle, which in its long form is known as the Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, is the world’s largest castle measured by land area. The castle is located in Malbork, which is a town in the northern part of Poland. The castle dates back to the 13 Century and was originally constructed by the Teutonic Knights. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also one of the country’s official national Historic Monuments. The castle was severely damaged during World War II, but was later restored. Today, apart from being one of the most popular tourist attractions of Poland, the castle also hosts exhibitions and has a museum. Malbork Castle is estimated to cover an area of 143,591 square meters.
Meanwhile, the Guinness Book of World Record lists the Prague Castle as the largest in the world. Located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, construction of the castle began in the 9th century. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, the castle has housed many eminent personalities such as the Holy Roman Emperors, kings and the presidents of the erstwhile Czechoslovakia. Today, the castle is the home of President of the Czech Republic. The castle covers an area of around 70,000 square meters.
Windsor Castle was originally constructed in the 11th century. The largest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor Castle is one of the many residences of Queen Elizabeth II. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, the Windsor Castle also hosts state visits. Its total land area is around 54,835 square meters.
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