Top 3: best places and cities to visit in Europe
Rome, Paris and Barcelona are some of the best places to visit in Europe that you can’t miss out during your Europe tour. Below is very interesting information of those places that you should know about when you are going to plan your next holiday!
Rome is the number one attractions of the best places to visit in Europe. According to legend, Rome was founded by twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus Christ. And it was here in Palatine Hill that the foundations for the city were laid. The city that would soon become the Capital of The World! Below the birthplace of Rome is the Roman Forum. Filled with temples, monuments and markets, The Forum was the center of public life in Ancient Rome and the most celebrated meeting place in the world. When the Roman Empire fell in the 5th century, the forum was reduced to a cow pasture. But the eight columns of The Temple of Saturn, and the Arch of Septimius refused to crumble. In the 17th century young Europeans travelers came to Rome, searching for the roots of Western Civilization. This hunger for Rome’s antiquities led to their preservation. And still travelers come, from all corners of the globe. Surviving earthquakes and centuries of stone-thieves, The Colosseum, remains the most enduring symbol of Ancient Rome. Across centuries, tens of thousands gladiators, slaves and Christians died in a blaze of glory, or martyrdom. On the nearby of Arch of Constantine, an inscription bears the words, “inspired by the divine”. The Pantheon was a place to worship all the gods, from Juno the god of fertility, to Mars the god of war. Step beneath the dome’s central oculus and stand in the same divine light that has bathed emperors, gladiators, merchants and travelers for almost two millennia. Once a stadium, today Pizza Navona is one of Europe great squares. No Roman holiday is completed without making a wish at the Trevi Fountain. Toss one coin into the Trevi, and one day you will return the Rome, one of the best places to visit in Europe. Toss two coins and you will fall in love with a Roman.
Paris – City of light, can offer everyone something special, from shopping to magnificent architecture. Let’s count down top 10 must-see attractions – the best places to visit in Europe that you can’t miss during your Paris tour. Number 10, Notre Dame, built in 1663 and completed after two centuries. Notre Dame is the most famous Roman Catholic cathedral. Number 9, Picasso Museum: 203 paintings, 191 statues, 85 ancient porcelains and more than 3,000 manuscripts, sketches of the most famous artists in the world. Number 8, Musée d’Orsay: stores multiple artworks of famous artists from 1848 to 1914 such as Monet, Delacroix, Manet, Courbet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Renoir, Matisse and so on. Number 7, Cluny Museum: built in the 15th century to make accommodation, but now this is a place to store many Roman antiques, valuable artworks. Number 6, Louvre: visitors should spend at least a full day tour to visit 400,000 artwork and antiques (often display only 35,000 of which including the Venus of Milo statue, Mona Lisa of Leonard de Vinci’s). Number 5, Hotel de Ville, built to serve as military hospital but was a “condominium” of 4,000 families, but from 1840 on, it turned into Napoleon’s mausoleum. Number 4, Georges Pompidou: inaugurated in 1977, seen as storage museum of 20th-21st century artworks or “Home of the Museum of Modern Art (40,000 works but only 850 on displays). Number 3, Arc de Triomphe: main axis of the Charles de Gaulle, which was built in 1806 by Napoleon, 147 feet wide and 163 feet high, where all visitors have to take photos, sightseeing and shopping. Number 2, Sacré-Coeur, built between 1876 and 1914 Roman- Byzantine style, situated on a hill, 273 feet high. Dome is the second highest point of Paris after the Eiffel Tower. Number 1, Eiffel Tower is a must-see attraction of the best places to visits in Europe. Eiffel Tower was completed construction in 1889, 1,056 feet high, famous feats in the world, with two restaurant Altitude 95 (first floor1) and Le Jules Verne (second floor), wide view of around 40 miles away from Paris.
Barcelona is one of the world’s best places to visit in Europe, cool and contemporary. Spain second city has its an amazing ancient architecture and beautiful beaches. Finding food and flamboyant football is something for everyone here. If it is your first time in Barcelona, top of your list has to be the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. He drew inspiration from nature decorating both alone curvy alone architecture. Antoni Gaudi’s largest project is La Sagrada Familia. Under construction since 1882 this one of a kind cathedral isn’t expected to be complete until at least 2026. Inside the cathedral, it is just impressive, bright spacious and surreal. It did not like any other cathedral in the world. Wondering this maze of narrow streets and squares, it feels like you’ve stepped back in time. Here you will find some of the best preserved medieval architecture in Europe. The Gothic Quarter is the six hundred years old cathedral, best known for its peaceful cluster and an oasis of calm in the middle of this bustling city. You can easily spend hours in Gothic Quarter but you shouldn’t miss out on Barcelona other essential experiences like La Boqueria market, one of the most exciting food markets in the world. La Boqueria buzzes with life exotic fruit and vegetable, freshly caught fish and so on. It is said that in Barcelona if you can’t find it in Boqueria, you can’t find it anywhere. If you are a lover of the beautiful game, why not visit Camp Nou Stadium, home to the mighty FC Barcelona. On a behind-the-scenes tour, you get to follow in the footsteps of so many footballing legends, explore the changing rooms, the TV areas, strike along the tunnel into the inspiring Stadium.