Apartment prices in Manhattan have soared, reaching a median of $1.15 million in the April-June quarter, with increased sales of high-end real estate driving up prices 18 percent compared with the same period a year ago. The median price per square foot was $1,453, nearly 12 times the median cost of a newly built U.S. home. For that kind of money, buyers could literally purchase a castle. Across Europe and the world, architecturally magnificent and historically significant castles are on the market for private purchase. Many come with price tags that are shockingly similar to those of luxury apartments in New York City. Here are 10 of the most over-the-top.
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