Top Landmarks in Europe

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The European continent has a really long history and it was created by the cultural developments of many unique societies. Travelling in different parts of Europe provides you with different experiences. Each country within Europe have their own cultural and historical landmarks. Hundreds of thousands of tourists come to these European countries each year, keen to learn about the history behind them. We have gathered some of the top landmarks that are really worth visiting in Europe.

The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, is situated in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle, and this at the western side of the Champs-Elysees. It was Napoleon who ordered for this monument to be erected in 1806 so as to commemorate his victories. However, it was not completed until 1836, when Louis Philippe was reigning over France. This landmark is decorated with various reliefs, and most of them honours the many battles of Napoleon’s.

Big Ben and the House of Parliaments form part of The Palace of Westminster. This is where the two houses of Parliament in UK is seated, namely the House of Common and the House of Loads. And it is also commonly known as the House of Parliaments. The popular tower of The Palace of Westminster is known as the Elizabeth Tower, however most people know this large structure as Big Ben, which is the heaviest of the five bells in this tower.

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Italy holds the record for having the most locations on the UNESCO World Heritage than any other country in the world. And one of its numerous Roman site remains is the famous Colosseum. This oval amphitheatre was built in the first century, and it is made of concrete and stone. The unbelievable size of the Colosseum really makes it stand out, and it is a reminder of the power of imperial Rome back in the days, and their fondness of great entertainment.

The Tuscan city of Pisa was flourishing in medieval time, while the Rome Empire was in decline. This lead to great developments in Pisa, with the construction of extraordinary buildings, at the place that is now known as the Miracle Square. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a structure of great beauty and charm. Recent restorations on this site has helped to straighten this bell tower, and now it leans at less than a 4 degree angle.

One of the most famous European attraction is arguably the Eiffel Tower, standing at 324 metre tall in Paris. This building took only two years to construct and it was completed in 1889, the year when France celebrated the centenary if the French Revolution. This tower was only meant to stay for 20 years when it was constructed, but due to its worldwide popularity it was not demolished, and is now the pride of Paris.

The Stonehenge has baffled scientists and historians for many centuries, and it’s still an unresolved mystery. This landmark is found in the English county of Wiltshire, and is thought to have been built around 2500BC, and according to some recent research, it is believed to be an ancient burial ground. Nobody really knows who and why this structure was built. This landmark certainly does sent shivers down the spine of anyone who visits it.

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Hi Im Maggie and this is my Blog. Ive wanted to write a blog for, well, pretty much ages so here it is. Its just a few of the things I have picked up on my travels. I have 4 kids (yes 4) and Im married to Ian. Please leave a comment on my posts if you like what you see (or don't) and thanks for listening.