From the England and France to Italy and Germany, European countries are full of vibrant cities known for museums, restaurants, nightlife and architecture, so deciding which one to visit on vacation can be difficult. So we have compiled the 10 must-see attractions in Europe which you definitely want to visit with your kids or someone special. Check out the full list of top 10 must-see attractions in Europe.
Top 10 Must-See Attractions in Europe
10. Neuschwanstein Castle
The castle is located in Bavaria, near the town of Fussen. It was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, also known as the “Fairytale King”. The castle was intended as a home for the king until he died in 1886. It was open to the public shortly after his death. Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.4 million people visit “the castle of the fairy-tale king”.
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9. Big Ben
The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among London’s most iconic landmarks and must-see London attractions. Technically, Big Ben is the name given to the massive bell inside the clock tower. Big Ben is one of London’s top attractions. Although the tower is not open to the general public, UK residents can arrange a visit by writing to their MP.
8. Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe Paris, the most monumental of all triumphal arches, was built between 1806 and 1836. It is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. The Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
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7. Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco was constructed in the ninth century as a small square dotted with trees. The square was laid out in front of the original St. Mark’s Basilica, at the time a small chapel which was part of the Doge’s Palace.
6. Sagrada Família
La Sagrada Familia is an absolutely breathtaking church located in Barcelona, Spain. The architect behind this gem, which is still not completed, is none other than Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí has world-renowned masterpieces spread throughout Barcelona, although none have quite an interesting background like La Sagrada Familia.
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5. Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel is one of the world’s most famous religious buildings and set in the heart of the Vatican, it’s now one of Rome’s most treasured sites. Today, it is a major tourist attraction, one which draws in around 25,000 people every day. The Sistine Chapel is the last room that visitors see when touring the Vatican Museums. It is always very crowded and difficult to see all of the works inside of it at a close range
The Colosseum or Coliseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an oval amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome. Despite damage by fire and earthquake, the Colosseum is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome. It is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions and also has links to the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit “Way of the Cross” procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum.
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3. Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles is one of the largest and most opulent castles in the world. A fine example of 18th-century French architecture and art, it is one of the most visited attractions and castles in France, as well as being a UNESCO’s World Heritage site and must-see French landmark.
2. Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. You couldn’t possibly visit Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. Even if you do not want to visit this world famous structure, you will see its top from all over Paris. The tower rises 300 meters tall when it was completed at the end of the nineteenth century it was twice as high as the Washington Monument, at the time the tallest structure in the world.
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1. The Louvre
The Louvre Museum is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. The word “museum” may even be insufficient the collections are so vast, diverse, and breathtaking that visitors may have the impression of navigating a maze of distinct artistic and cultural worlds. The Louvre holds many of Western Civilization’s most famous masterpieces, including the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, and is one of the top things to do in Paris.