Portugal - The Mateus Palace (Portuguese: Palácio de Mateus, Solar de Mateus or Casa de Mateus) is a palace located in the civil parish of Mateus, municipality of Vila Real, Portugal. Architect Nicolau Nasoni was involved in the project f
Castelo de Almourol, Portugal - Medieval castle located on a small islet in the middle of the Tagus River. The castle was part of the defensive line controlled by the Knights Templar, and a stronghold used during the Portuguese Reconquista.
Set against North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, George Vanderbilt's chateau-style Biltmore Estate ranks as the largest private home in America. (From: Photos: America's Most Beautiful Home and Garden bytes)