I love exploring and photographing abandoned buildings. However, villas - castles - mansions - houses are amongst my favorite types of locations to visit. In these photos, I've tried to capture the hidden architecture of some of the most beautiful abandoned homes in Europe.

Be mesmerized by uniquely designed staircases, details in a room where you would never expect it, or the most dreamy view outside of the window. These places are old, very old. They carry so much history with them, and I feel privileged to have been able to photograph them.

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Unique Detail In A Room In An Abandoned Castle

Unique Detail In A Room In An Abandoned Castle

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Stph 10 months ago

It's not abandoned, just inhabited... Castello de Sammezzano around Firenze in Italy. Sometimes used for event or filming (alien perfume ad from Mugler) Been there it's absolutely amazing!!!

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Frescoes On The Walls Of This Abandoned Farm

Frescoes On The Walls Of This Abandoned Farm

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Maggie Collins 10 months ago

If only I had the money.......

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Piano On The Floor Of An Abandoned Palace

Piano On The Floor Of An Abandoned Palace

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Kristin Ingersoll 10 months ago

Not the piano!!!

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Perfect Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

Perfect Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

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Maggie Collins 10 months ago

Absolutely stunning, never seen anything like this.

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Horse Statue In An Abandoned Castle

Horse Statue In An Abandoned Castle

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Victor Manteca Hierro 10 months ago

I don't think it is "abandoned", it looks like it's going through repairs and maintenance.

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Marble Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

Marble Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

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Ashley Say Wha?!? 10 months ago

Dang, can I live there since it's abandoned! This is like my dream home!

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Views Over The Tuscan Hills From This Abandoned Villa

Views Over The Tuscan Hills From This Abandoned Villa

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Talia Johnson 10 months ago

Wow, the scenery looks like a painting!

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Balcony With A Perfect View In An Abandoned Villa

Balcony With A Perfect View In An Abandoned Villa

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Kath Leen 10 months ago

omg...why abandoned something this beautiful...

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#9

Left Behind Books In An Abandoned House

Left Behind Books In An Abandoned House

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Kath Leen 10 months ago

oh, the books...noooo

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Amazing Views From This Room In An Abandoned Villa

Amazing Views From This Room In An Abandoned Villa

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judyB 10 months ago

hideous furniture though

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Ballroom In An Abandoned Castle

Ballroom In An Abandoned Castle

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Fasolka 10 months ago

Is that in Poland? A pity the author didn't provide the names of the cities, or at least countries :(

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Antique Furniture In An Abandoned Castle

Antique Furniture In An Abandoned Castle

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Ashley Say Wha?!? 10 months ago

I'm all packed and ready to move in. Just tell me when please!

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Lovely View Outside Of An Abandoned Villa

Lovely View Outside Of An Abandoned Villa

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Hope Floats 10 months ago

If i had the money,i would renovate that villa,just for the views alone....How sad that people with money,prefer to have a villa/mansion built and not see the character and beauty of these stately buildings...

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Staircase With Blue Color In An Abandoned Castle

Staircase With Blue Color In An Abandoned Castle

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Chelle Jones 10 months ago

A toxic spiral of lead paint.

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Greenhouse Of An Abandoned Villa

Greenhouse Of An Abandoned Villa

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Grazina Strolia 10 months ago

Oh, what marvelous Art Nouveau architecture! I hope it can be saved!!!

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Blue Room With A Pool Table In An Abandoned Castle

Blue Room With A Pool Table In An Abandoned Castle

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LOttawa 10 months ago

That's a very small pool table for such a big room.

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Amazing Details In An Abandoned Castle

Amazing Details In An Abandoned Castle

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De'leeze(fka moon) 3 months ago

Love the stair design.

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Stone Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

Stone Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

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Maggie Collins 10 months ago

And also by hand, no electricity, no machines. These people were artists.

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Bedroom With Antique Furniture In An Abandoned Castle

Bedroom With Antique Furniture In An Abandoned Castle

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Hans Borgards 10 months ago

I would sleep in this bed sorunded by so much history.

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Circle On The Top Floor Of An Abandoned Palace

Circle On The Top Floor Of An Abandoned Palace

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Hans Borgards 10 months ago

What really caused the abandonment of so many great places; that on top from well being families. Can nobody live here or there? Beside your pictures, do you have a story to tell? We will not see them anymore in the future. I wish I could afford to live in one of them.

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Wooden Details In An Abandoned Villa

Wooden Details In An Abandoned Villa

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Maggie Collins 10 months ago

Even more amazing all this woodwork was done by hand in those days. And it stands the test of time.

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#22

Beautiful Painting On The Ceiling Of This Abandoned Villa

Beautiful Painting On The Ceiling Of This Abandoned Villa

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Hans Borgards 10 months ago

Looks as bomb shell went off here. To cause so much damage.

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Top Floor Of An Abandoned Castle

Top Floor Of An Abandoned Castle

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#24

Beautiful Wooden Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

Beautiful Wooden Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

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Chelle Jones 10 months ago

A fixer upper.

#25

Dark Room In An Abandoned Villa

Dark Room In An Abandoned Villa

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Neal Evans 10 months ago

being reclaimed by nature

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Beautiful Paintings On The Ceiling Of This Now Burned Villa

Beautiful Paintings On The Ceiling Of This Now Burned Villa

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Sunzilla 10 months ago

Oh wow! For a second there I thought it was the Sistine Chapel.

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Piano In The Dust On The Floor Of An Abandoned Palace

Piano In The Dust On The Floor Of An Abandoned Palace

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#28

Hallway Of An Abandoned Villa

Hallway Of An Abandoned Villa

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#29

Weirdly Shaped Staircase In An Abandoned Palace

Weirdly Shaped Staircase In An Abandoned Palace

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Barry Lohman 6 months ago

So interesting

#30

Into The Light In An Abandoned Villa

Into The Light In An Abandoned Villa

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Barry Lohman 6 months ago

It looks like an indoor street.

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Abandoned Farm In Heavy Decay

Abandoned Farm In Heavy Decay

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Chelle Jones 10 months ago

Heavy Decay? More like hazardous Decay.

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Lovely Details In This Abandoned Palace

Lovely Details In This Abandoned Palace

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Remains Of A Lovely Room In An Abandoned Castle

Remains Of A Lovely Room In An Abandoned Castle

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Hope Floats 10 months ago

Can you imagine how beautiful this once was? The children that played in this yard and the people that once lived there?....So sad to see a once grand building in this condition....Sign of the times i guess....

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Plaster In An Abandoned Villa

Plaster In An Abandoned Villa

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Chelle Jones 10 months ago

Creepy statue people on the walls.

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