Despite being the second smallest continent in the world, Europe is one place that encompasses nearly everything. From magical and logical attractions to ancient and modern ones, you will always have something new to explore whether it’s your first or tenth time there. This is why millions of travelers visit Europe, to get a taste of the history and rich culture that this continent has to offer. The only challenge travelers have is choosing from the thousands of unique attractions and sites to visit. To help you, I have compiled a list of the top 10 places to see in Europe for your next trip.
Built-in 1793, this is arguably Europe’s and the world’s most visited museum. It is a central landmark of the city and receives more than 8 million visitors annually. Being an art lover’s paradise, the museum displays more than 35 thousand objects all coming from the 6th BC up to the 19th century.
As the center of the entire Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican definitely needs no introduction. Being located inside the city of Rome, the Vatican has a rich history and more artwork than any other city in the world. It also houses St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s square, and the Vatican museum all of which are the world’s big tourist attractions.
Buckingham palace, London
After being built in the year 1705, this palace was first known as the Buckingham House. However, it was later named a palace in 1837 following Queen Victoria’s accession. The palace has a total of 775 rooms including 19 State rooms, 188 staff rooms, 52 guest rooms, 92 offices, and 78 bathrooms all decorated using precious works of art.
The Colosseum, Rome
Situated in Rome’s capital center, the Colosseum is the largest known Amphitheatre. Its construction started in the 70AD during the Roman Empire when Vespasian was the empire. The Colosseum was anciently used for gladiator fights but what remains are the ruins which are a major tourist attraction in Rome.
Eiffel Tower, Paris
The Eiffel Tower was originally built to represent the 1989 exhibitions that marked a century ever since the French Revolution. It later became a symbol of Paris. Having been designed by Gustave Eiffel, the tower is now the world’s most visited entrance-paying monument. The tower enables visitors to experience breathtaking views of the city and houses a wide range of restaurants inside.
With more than 12 million visitors visiting here annually, Disney Park is questionably one of the most visited places in Europe. It is divided into two main parks with each one holding separate attraction areas. This entertainment resort encompasses more than four thousand acres of theme parks, golf courses, and an entertainment complex. You can stay at a hotel near Disney to come back to after a long day.
Spending some time in Venice feels like you are in a world away from reality. Visitors here are greeted by the breathtaking views of the Grand Canal when they Step from the Santa Lucia train station. There are tour guides at the Doge’s palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica to give visitors some great historical insight.
Located on the rocky hills along the valley of IlIssos, the Akropolis in Athens is the most famous in the world. Since it is situated right in the city center, it offers visitors impressive sights of the city of Athens. There is also a wonderful museum located just under its southern slopes.
British Museum, London
London is known to be a real treat when it comes to museums. Located in Bloomsbury, the British Museum is among the largest and most comprehensive in the world. Here, visitors are open to viewing more than 7 million objects and 2 miles of galleries. Thanks to its free admission, the British Museum receives more than 5 million visitors annually.
Belfast Castle, Ireland
A visit to the Belfast castle is a must if you are a history enthusiast. Located on the edges of Belfast city on Antrim road, this castle can be seen even far away from the town. This classic sandstone building offers amazing views of the city. Visitors can choose to have scenic views of the city from the castle or go for a hike to the summit of Cave Hill and get a chance to view the castle from above.
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