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Excalibur: medieval “castle” in the middle of Las Vegas. Photo

Экскалибур: средневековый «замок» посреди Лас-Вегаса. ФотоOne of the most unusual hotels in the city.

Excalibur (Excalibur) – one of the most unusual buildings of Las Vegas. This hotel and casino created in the style of a medieval castle (the prototype for the Excalibur was the fortress of Carcassonne in France) and named after the legendary sword of king Arthur. Excalibur is owned by the company MGM Resorts International.

Экскалибур: средневековый «замок» посреди Лас-Вегаса. Фото
Экскалибур: средневековый «замок» посреди Лас-Вегаса. Фото

Excalibur opened on June 19, 1990 and at the time of opening was the largest hotel in the world (4,000 rooms). Now Excalibur is only the seventh largest hotel in the world. Justifying its name, Excalibur provides a variety of opportunities to plunge into the world of the middle ages and the Arthurian legends. The hotel has a 925-seater amphitheatre, which hosts jousting tournaments with the participation of 32 actors. It also held dinners in the medieval tradition.

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Экскалибур: средневековый «замок» посреди Лас-Вегаса. Фото
Экскалибур: средневековый «замок» посреди Лас-Вегаса. Фото

The hotel has a wedding chapel where people can get married in medieval costumes. Weddings are possible in different languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Arabic and Hebrew.

Экскалибур: средневековый «замок» посреди Лас-Вегаса. Фото
Экскалибур: средневековый «замок» посреди Лас-Вегаса. Фото

The main thing in the Excalibur isn’t even a hotel and casino. His area of 9300 square meters. Medieval motifs had penetrated even here – the chairs are decorated with quatrefoil, which in the middle ages symbolized the crucifixion. Fame casino “Excalibur” brought slot machines, of which there are 1700 pieces, and they are combined into one system with a single jackpot, which can reach enormous sizes. 21 Mar 2003 casino “Excalibur” was set a world record of winning on slot machines one of the casino has hit the jackpot in the amount of 39 million 713 thousand dollars.

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Экскалибур: средневековый «замок» посреди Лас-Вегаса. Фото
Экскалибур: средневековый «замок» посреди Лас-Вегаса. Фото

In 2006, the hotel underwent refurbishment. The result of the medieval surroundings, unfortunately, diminished. Was removed the statue of Merlin from the roof of the hotel and from the program disappeared duels with Merlin the dragon, and hotel rooms become more modern.

Экскалибур: средневековый «замок» посреди Лас-Вегаса. Фото
Экскалибур: средневековый «замок» посреди Лас-Вегаса. Фото
Экскалибур: средневековый «замок» посреди Лас-Вегаса. Фото
Экскалибур: средневековый «замок» посреди Лас-Вегаса. Фото

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