Is the Royal Palace of Caserta bigger or that of Versailles?

Is the Royal Palace of Caserta really the largest in the world and, therefore, much larger than the Palace of Versailles?

Comparison in plan

The Royal Palace of Caserta is said to be the largest in the world and, therefore, much more than the Palace of Versailles. But it’s true?

The two plans have been reduced in proportion based on the data of the width of the Royal Palace of Caserta (247m) by comparing it to the width of the Gallery of Mirrors of Versailles (73m). From here the two plants have been reduced in proportion. We can actually confirm that the Royal Palace of Caserta is much larger than Versailles.

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Overlap of the plans of the two buildings. In red is the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles

View from above with the two overlapping Palaces

View from above with the two overlapping Palaces with also included the parking square and beyond.

Height comparison

only the central portion of the Palace of Versailles has been inserted for the sole purpose of evaluating the difference in height compared to the Royal Palace of Caserta.

It should also be added that the Royal Palace of Caserta also has two underground floors, so the difference is even greater

Unofficial Website of the Royal Palace of Caserta
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