Many of us love to escape to magical worlds through reading fantasy stories. One of the greatest things about these of these mythical places is their spectacular beauty and majesty. However, there are some sites in our world that seem like they’re straight out of a fairy tale. Here are a few earthly destinations which could easily be mistaken for a land far, far away.


1. Château de Chillon, Montreux, Switzerland

This stunning architectural jewel located on an island in Lake Geneva is not surprisingly, one of the most visited castles in Europe. While it may look romantic, this picturesque castle, built as early as 1005, served a militaristic purpose. In its dark history, it has been used as a prison, as well as a munitions and weapons depot.


2. Casa Batllo, Barcelona, Spain

Gaudi’s whimsical, colorful architectural masterpiece in the centre of Barcelona looks like it could be taken straight out of a children’s storybook. This unusual building includes few straight lines and features an arched roof which has been compared to a dragon or dinosaur.