Middle Earth: Real-life "Lord of the Rings" Cities and Buildings

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These are buildings, castles, and cities that have been built into the side of a mountain, within a sharp valley, or high up where you can only reach via cable car. These are the sites that remind me of those that you read about in fantasy books like "Lord of the Rings" or "Game of Thrones". Think Helm's Deep, Rivendell, Weathertop, or Minas Tirith. That's what I want - a fantasy vacation!
Montezuma Castle National Monument, Yavapai County, ArizonaMontezuma Castle National MonumentYavapai County, ArizonaAmazingly preserved ancient Indian ruins. An easy drive from Sedona. Can you imagine living here? <img class='emoji' src='/images/emoji/1f1fa-1f1f8.png' > <img class='emoji' src='/images/emoji/2666.png' >SUBSCRIBE to me on YouTube for video logs of...Victoria Beach, Laguna Beach, CaliforniaVictoria BeachLaguna Beach, CaliforniaThis is a iconc spot in Laguna Beach due to the Pirates Tower. Makes for a great photo. And a great beach just to visit and take in the views...Las Lajas Sanctuary, Las Lajas, ColombiaLas Lajas SanctuaryLas Lajas, ColombiaAwesome!Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, PortugalQuinta da RegaleiraSintra, PortugalOk, so at the very bottom of this crazy well there is an underground labyrinth.. and to get out from the top you have to search for a movable wall!...Castle of the Moors, Sintra, PortugalCastle of the MoorsSintra, PortugalA great, quick hike from the historic center of Sintra up to the circa 800 AD Moorish Castle. Take the hiking trail from the &quot;castle ramp&quot; instead...Le Mont-St.-Michel, FranceLe Mont-St.-MichelFranceCastle at seaPuente Nuevo, Ronda, SpainPuente NuevoRonda, SpainRonda&#39;s iconic sight is it&#39;s colossal bridge. It spans a cleft in the rock some 98M (320ft) above the Guadalevín River. To picture it, imagine a...Monestir de Montserrat, Monestir de Montserrat, SpainMonestir de MontserratMonestir de Montserrat, SpainSpain has got it all. <img class='emoji' src='/images/emoji/2764.png' >Montserrat, Barcelona, SpainMontserratBarcelona, SpainA leisure walk will reveal some pleasant surprises on this amazing mountain!Lion Monument, Lucerne, SwitzerlandLion MonumentLucerne, SwitzerlandThe lion monument honors Swiss guards who were killed during the French Revolution. Mark Twain described it as &quot;the most mournful and moving piece...Madonna della Corona, Ferrara, ItalyMadonna della CoronaFerrara, ItalyThis monastery is worth a visit if you are in the Lake Garda region. Nice walk to get to it with breathtaking views. The sanctuary is built right...Civita of Bagnoregio, Civita, ItalyCivita of BagnoregioCivita, ItalyCivita is also known as the &#39;Dying City&#39; because after a major earthquake in the late 17th century, the earth around it has been crumbling rapidly....Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, ItalyVilla CimbroneRavello, ItalyThe magical Villa Cimbrone. It reminds me a little bit of Tolkien&#39;s LOTR version of Rivendell. Again, magical!Grotte Di Castellana, Grotte di Castellana, ItalyGrotte Di CastellanaGrotte di Castellana, ItalyDeep dark caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites that have been witness to millions of years of history and their own unique underground...Manastir Ostrog, Danilovgrad, MontenegroManastir OstrogDanilovgrad, Montenegro#stunningstructures #manastirostrog #montenegro The Ostrog Monastery is carved almost in its entirety in a vertically positioned mountain cliffYpapanti Monastery, Kastoria, GreeceYpapanti MonasteryKastoria, GreeceThe abandoned ruins of Ypapanti Monastery of Meteora.Meteora, Trikala, GreeceMeteoraTrikala, GreeceOne of the 6 working and remaining monasteries that sits on top of the many giant rock pillars in Northern Greece. A place of solitude...awakens...Meteora, Greece, Kalabaka, GreeceMeteora, GreeceKalabaka, GreecemeteoraOia, GreeceOiaGreeceThere is something magical on Santorini. At least it seems so, when you see a ful moon rising after watching the best known sunset in Greece. #blue...Dalyan, TurkeyDalyanTurkeyLycian Kings Tombs
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