Europe has so many exciting places; it might take a lifetime to visit all of them. From the many cultural attractions in France to the wealth of historical sights in Italy and the magnificently stunning architectural designs in Germany and Spain. You just can’t have enough of them.
In this article, we have compiled 10 essential places you definitely should see on your next trip to Europe. Check them out.
- Eiffel Tower, France
The Eiffel Tower is conspicuously situated in the heart of Paris. It is currently the most popular paid-entry monument in the entire globe. The tower is the tallest building in Paris, reaching a height equivalent to an 81-story skyscraper. Restaurants are located on the first and second levels of the tower’s three levels, and these levels can be accessed at a fee.
- Palazzo Del Bargello, Italy
The Palazzo del Bargello holds the historic value of being the oldest building in Florence, Italy. This historical heritage of this building to Italy puts it on the radar.
Although now a national museum, the building had once served as a barracks and prison after its construction in 1255. It houses an Italian collection of gothic sculptures, masterpieces ceramics armors, and coins. The building is also believed to house the formerly lost right-hand panel of the Franks panel.
Before leaving Italy, jump on the Florence to Venice train to take a look at the Grand Canal also.
- The Colosseum, Italy
The Colosseum is still the largest amphitheater in the world today and the largest ancient amphitheater ever constructed. Located in the heart of Rome, this oval amphitheater commands attention. The monument was built between 70 and 72 BC, and over the years, it has been continuously modified. At maximum capacity, the Colosseum can hold 50,000 people, so having 80 entrances is fair. The amphitheater served as a venue for gladiatorial contests, plays, executions, and re-enactments.
- Saint Mark’s Basilica
Train travel from Rome to Venice is just about 4 hours, so you can make a detour to feed your eyes with the spectacular Cathedral Basilica of St. Mark in Venice. The multi-domed church will you an insight into the true embodiment of the Venetian aesthetic. It was originally designed to serve as the doge’s prival chapel, but was later rebuilt to guard St Mark’s relics that were stolen in Alexandria, Egypt. This golden church is situated in the heart of Venice’s main square, Pizza San Marco, and is easily accessible by foot and waterways
- The Alhambra, Spain
Also known as the crimson castle, the Alhambra is regarded as the splendor of the Nasrid era. It is reputed for its sophisticated building, elegant architecture, and very enchanting gardens and fountains. The building was originally built to serve as a military fortress. The beauty of the castle lies in its ability to transform from silver during starlight to gold during sunlight. Beyond the endearing illumination of the castle, another highlight is the gardens, water fountains, and tree-lined walkways surrounding the great hall which adorn it beautifully. The fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Spain’s top tourist destinations.
- Sagrada Familia, Spain
The Sagrada Familia is one of Spain’s must-see attractions. Even if you have not seen it in person before, you have likely seen it in a couple of postcards from Barcelona. This monument is worth all the hype, and you may not realize that until you see it in person. The enormous building was designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi and has been under construction since 1882. The building is still uncompleted but is expected to be finished by 2026.
If you’re interested in visiting more tourist attraction centres in Spain, take a high speed train from Barcelona to Madrid to see the Royal palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor.
- Royal Palace, Madrid
The historic site is a massive building in the heart of the country’s capital. The Royal Palace of Madrid is the biggest in Western Europe, with over 3,000 rooms and massive gardens.
Despite being the king’s residence, the Palace is one of the top tourist attractions in Spain and sees millions of visitors every year. Get your camera ready as you plan your tour of this 135,000-square-meter territory with its jaw-dropping designs.
- London, England
The city of London is one of the popular European cities because of its history and position. Today, London is actually among the most populated cities in Europe, and its history and culture are still available for visitors to view and enjoy.
Here, you can view culturally rich sculptures and renowned artworks in museums. The most popular museum here is the British Museum. You can also enjoy a musical in the West End theater district or take a tour of the popular Tower of London.
If you enjoy taking a walk through history and culture, you should take a tour of the Buckingham palace.
- Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Over 300 million years old, a popular movie scenery, and filthy rich in wildlife; the Cliffs of Moher are the most magnificent features of the Ireland coast. The outstandingly beautiful landscape of the Cliffs of Moher is breathtaking. For good reasons, it tops the list of Ireland travel destinations. Because why not?! The calming scenery and staggering height of the cliffs stand it out. The Cliffs of Moher is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast. You definitely should see it.
- Santorini, Greece
The famous island of Santorini is also a must-see in Europe. It is one of the most famous islands in the world. Santorini boasts stunning beaches for relaxation and fun. Select one and find time to rest there while you are on the island. If you are interested in beauty and history, there are also a number of rich museums and historical temples where you can spend some quality time in.
- Parliament House, Budapest
The Parliament House is one of Budapest’s most famous public buildings, the seat of the Hungarian Parliament and some of its institutions. It is located in the 5th district of Budapest, on the left bank of the Danube, on Kossuth Lajos Square. Remember that to use Hungarian motorways you need to buy an e-vignette. The Parliament House is open to the public at all times, information on visiting and buying tickets can be found on the Parliament’s website.