I’m sure that somewhere within our bucket list, is the wish of seeing one of the many beautiful landmarks that Europe has to offer. From fairy tale castles to unfinished cathedrals, Europe’s most well-known landmarks are easy to identify. Why not let our ideas of some of the must-see landmarks inspire to start planning your trip today?
The Eiffel Tower, France
The construction of the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair. Today, the Eiffel Tower is recognised as being the global icon of France and as it is the tallest structure in Paris, it can be seen from all over the city. The tower has three platforms which are home to two restaurants, several buffets, a banquet hall and many gift shops.
The Trevi Fountain, Italy
The Trevi Fountain has been featured in many films over the decades and is the largest baroque fountain in the city of Rome. It was designed in 1732 and depicts Neptune’s chariot being led by Tritons with sea horses. It is said that those who throw a coin into the fountain with their back turned to it, will return to Rome at some point in the future.
Mont Saint-Michel, France
Once you have completed your trip to Paris, it is worthwhile considering a short day trip to Mont Saint-Michel. This gothic inspired Benedictine abbey is dedicated to the archangel St Michael which is perched on a rocky island in the middle of a vast sandbank area. The abbey was built in the 11th century and is magnificently well-preserved.
Grand Place, Belgium
In Brussels’ main square lies the magnificent 15th century town hall, which is a stunning example of medieval architecture. This remarkable body of private and public buildings provides a vivid illustration of the level of social and cultural life in this area.
Schonbrunn Palace, Austria
The grounds and interior of the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria are truly something to behold. It is said that you could spend an entire day at the Palace and not get to see all of its rooms, so be sure to choose from several shorter tours of this highly popular Austrian attractions.
The Brandenburg Gate, Germany
The Brandenburg gate is a former city gate built in the late 18th century as a triumphant arc that symbolises peace. During the Cold War years, the gate stood between East and West Berlin and is one of the finest examples of German classicism.
The Parthenon on the Acropolis Of Athens, Greece
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on the hill of a rock overlooking the city of Athens in Greece. The area contains the remains of several ancient buildings of historical significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
The Alhambra, Spain
The Alhambra us Andalusia’s greatest monument and the palace is set around a sumptuous courtyard and gardens complete with bubbling fountains, magnificent statues and colourful flowerbeds.
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