|This article is about Canterlot (location). For other incarnations of "Canterlot", see Canterlot (disambiguation).|
Canterlot serves as the capital of Equestria, and is the location of Princess Celestia's and Princess Luna's castle. It appears to be mostly populated by Unicorn Ponies, and is specifically home to a number of high-society ponies. As Equestria's capital, it is host to a number of events, including the yearly Grand Galloping Gala, the wedding of Princess Cadance and Shining Armor, and the coronation of Twilight Sparkle as a Princess of Equestria. In addition, it is also home to a Rodeo Competition and a National Dessert Competition. Also of note is the existence of a school, Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, where talented young unicorns study the art of magic. The city came under attack during Princess Cadence's wedding, where Queen Chrysalis and her changeling minions attempted to take over the city.
Twilight Sparkle formerly resided in Canterlot, where she studied under Princess Celestia, until moving to Ponyville to study friendship. However, Twilight and her friends come to the city often, as Canterlot is only a short train ride from Ponyville. In addition, the towers of the city's castle can be seen from Ponyville.