Take a look at all the palaces in this video: kings and queens once lived here. Palaces were built not only as royal residences, but also to project power and prestige. As such, monarchs and emperors vied with each other, commissioning lavish summer homes, and putting together exquisite art collections to fill their endless halls and royal chambers. In addition to the great works of art, the former royal residences also offer beautiful grounds and gardens with numerous fantastic fountains and flower beds. Because of their significant artistic, cultural and historical value, these beautiful palaces are now some of the most popular tourist attractions in the area.