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Popular Architecture Attractions in Europe

Eiffel Tower
Paris·France
4.7/5
3,445 Reviews
Observation Deck
The Eiffel Tower is one of Paris’ most quintessential landmarks. If the Notre Dame is a symbol of ancient Paris, then the Eiffel Tower is the symbol of modern Paris. The tower was originally built as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, making it an important cultural symbol of France. From atop the wrought iron tower lookout, visitors get an astounding panoramic view of the Paris cityscape.
Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile
Paris·France
4.6/5
2,239 Reviews
Historical Architecture
The Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile is one of Paris's four most iconic structures and one of the most famous European Neoclassical structures. The Arc de Triomphe is built entirely out of stone and engraved with battle scenes from France’s long history. With the Arc de Triomphe as the center, twelve great boulevards of Paris radiate outwards, of which one is the famous Champs Elysées. Climb atop the Arc de Triomphe to enjoy Paris's spectacular urban landscape.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Paris·France
4.6/5
2,274 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Church
[Editor's Note: On 15 April, 2019, a fire destroyed large portions of Notre-Dame. The much of the historic wooden roof and the cathedral spire were lost. As of this edit, the extent of the damage was still being assessed. The cathedral will be forced to close for the foreseeable future.] Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, known simply as Notre-Dame, is often described as the very heart of Paris. Construction work began in 1160 and was largely completed in 1260, through renovations and modifications occurred often over the following centuries. It is a stunning example of French Gothic architecture and particularly well-known for its many gargoyles and flying buttresses. The cathedral’s stained glasses windows date from the 13th century, making them essentially priceless. Notre-Dame has played an important role throughout French history. In 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor of France here. Located on the Ile de la Cite in the Sine River, Notre-Dame is a true masterpiece.
Red Square
Moscow·Russia
4.7/5
1,297 Reviews
Square
Red Square is the central square of Moscow and the world-renowned symbol of Russia. It is the site of several national military parades and major festivals throughout the year. Many tourist attractions are situated around Red Square, including the State Historical Museum to the north, GUM shopping complex in the east, St. Basil’s Cathedral in the south and Lenin Mausoleum and The Kremlin in the west. Visiting these attractions is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of Russia’s rich history and culture.
Tower Bridge
London·United Kingdom
4.7/5
1,326 Reviews
Bridge
The London Tower Bridge is one of London's iconic landmark structures. It is a bascule and suspension bridge that crosses the mighty Thames. It is also a drawbridge. The two bascules can lift to an angle of 86 degrees to let river traffic to pass. On a visit to the The London Tower Bridge, you can stand with the Thames at your back for an unforgettable photo, or you can slowly stroll along the bridge's high-level pedestrian walkways while gazing out at the scenery on either bank of the river.
St. Mark's Square
Venice·Italy
4.6/5
1,273 Reviews
Square
St. Mark's Square is located in the center of Venice. As one of Venice's landmark attractions, the square attracts tourists, photographers and even pigeons. St. Mark's Square has historically been the center of politics, religion and festivals in Venice. It has been the residence of the Archbishop since the 19th century and is also the venue for many Venice festivals. There are many beautiful Renaissance-style buildings around the square, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Mint, the Governor's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, etc. The bell tower overlooks the entire square.
Charles Bridge
Prague·Czech Republic
4.6/5
943 Reviews
Bridge
Charles Bridge is one of 18 bridges built in Prague over the Vltava River. It connects Old Town with smaller villages in Prague. It was also the path of the coronation parades for Czech royalty. The bridge is a sort of an open art palace, with an avenue of 30 baroque statues and statuaries. The statues were constructed by Bohemian masters between 1683 and 1714, but were replaced by replicas and are preserved in the National Museum. It is often said that one has not truly seen Prague until they have visited the bridge.
Casa Mila
Barcelona·Spain
4.6/5
1,426 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
Casa Mila is located in the famous “Illa de la Discordia” in the heart of Barcelona. It is one of the masterpieces of the architect Antoni Gaudí. Its wave-shaped walls and chimney-topped rooftops are all emblematic of the building and the city it calls home. Casa Mila can be visited day or night. Visits in the day typically start from the famous roof terrace. If you prefer to take a trip at night, you can take the “Secrets of Casa Mila” night tour to learn obscure and interesting facts about the structure.

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