Throughout the history of the Kingdom of Narnia, various different capital cities and palaces were built to the desires of its many rulers. Here is a list of the Capitals of Narnia through the ages: -
- Age of Conquest: Cair Paravel at the Great River Delta
- Age of Winter: Jadis' Castle in the northern branch of the Great River of Narnia
- Golden Age—Dark Age: Cair Paravel at the Great River Delta
- Telmarine Age: Castle of Caspian in the small city of Beaver's Dam
- Age of Exploration—the Later Ages: new Cair Paravel at the Great River Delta
Castle of Cair Paravel
Cair Paravel was the first and last castle-city of Narnia, built on an island at the mouth of the Great River of Narnia. It was the Narnian capital for most of the nation's history.
Jadis' House was an enchanted palace, built in the early days of the Age of Winter. Despite almost everyone referring to it as a "house", it was described as a small castle constructed by Queen Jadis, who used black magic and ice. It had tall towers and spires.
Through the iron gate at its entrance was a courtyard filled with the "statues" of all sorts of living creatures whom Jadis had turned to stone. However, they were all unfrozen and brought back to life by Aslan, to fight in the Winter Revolution in 1000.
In the early Golden Age, it was presumably the stronghold for the remanent of Jadis' Army, until at last Aslan's Army was victorious in destroying it in 1005, in which the remainder of Jadis' forces surrendered unconditionally. Within a matter of days, the Narnian government dissolved what was left of Jadis' Army, thus ending the war finally.
What became of Jadis' Castle after that is unknown, but it is most likely that it was destroyed or left to fall into ruin. The Castle of Caspian could have possibly been rebuilt from the remains of Jadis' Castle, and was located at Beaversdam, though on the opposite bank of the Great River.