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.


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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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#1 Unique Detail In A Room In An Abandoned Castle

Unique Detail In A Room In An Abandoned Castle

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Stph 2 weeks 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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#2 Frescoes On The Walls Of This Abandoned Farm

Frescoes On The Walls Of This Abandoned Farm

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Maggie Collins 2 weeks ago

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

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#3 Piano On The Floor Of An Abandoned Palace

Piano On The Floor Of An Abandoned Palace

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Kristin Ingersoll 2 weeks ago

Not the piano!!!

#4 Perfect Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

Perfect Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

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Maggie Collins 2 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning, never seen anything like this.

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#5 Horse Statue In An Abandoned Castle

Horse Statue In An Abandoned Castle

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Victor Manteca Hierro 2 weeks ago

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

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#6 Marble Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

Marble Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

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Ashley Say Wha?!? 2 weeks ago

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

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#7 Views Over The Tuscan Hills From This Abandoned Villa

Views Over The Tuscan Hills From This Abandoned Villa

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Talia Johnson 2 weeks ago

Wow, the scenery looks like a painting!

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#8 Balcony With A Perfect View In An Abandoned Villa

Balcony With A Perfect View In An Abandoned Villa

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Kath Leen 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

oh, the books...noooo

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#10 Amazing Views From This Room In An Abandoned Villa

Amazing Views From This Room In An Abandoned Villa

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judyB 2 weeks ago

hideous furniture though

#11 Ballroom In An Abandoned Castle

Ballroom In An Abandoned Castle

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Fasolka 2 weeks 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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#12 Antique Furniture In An Abandoned Castle

Antique Furniture In An Abandoned Castle

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Ashley Say Wha?!? 2 weeks ago

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

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#13 Lovely View Outside Of An Abandoned Villa

Lovely View Outside Of An Abandoned Villa

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Hope Floats 2 weeks 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...

#14 Staircase With Blue Color In An Abandoned Castle

Staircase With Blue Color In An Abandoned Castle

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Chelle Jones 2 weeks ago

A toxic spiral of lead paint.

#15 Greenhouse Of An Abandoned Villa

Greenhouse Of An Abandoned Villa

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Grazina Strolia 2 weeks ago

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

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#16 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 2 weeks ago

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

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#17 Amazing Details In An Abandoned Castle

Amazing Details In An Abandoned Castle

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Linda Laurelin 2 weeks ago

Abandoned Château Lumière in France. Roman, you are a very good photographer. Z1-5b612cbfebd64.jpg Z1-5b612cbfebd64.jpg

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#18 Stone Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

Stone Staircase In An Abandoned Castle

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Maggie Collins 2 weeks ago

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

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#19 Bedroom With Antique Furniture In An Abandoned Castle

Bedroom With Antique Furniture In An Abandoned Castle

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Hans Borgards 2 weeks ago

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

#20 Circle On The Top Floor Of An Abandoned Palace

Circle On The Top Floor Of An Abandoned Palace

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Hans Borgards 2 weeks 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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#21 Wooden Details In An Abandoned Villa

Wooden Details In An Abandoned Villa

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Maggie Collins 2 weeks ago

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

#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 2 weeks ago

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

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#23 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 2 weeks ago

A fixer upper.

#25 Dark Room In An Abandoned Villa

Dark Room In An Abandoned Villa

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Neal Evans 2 weeks ago

being reclaimed by nature

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