The first attraction is the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Of all European landmarks, this tower is one of the most famous. Measuring an incredible 984 feet tall, this is also one of the tallest buildings in the entire world. With Paris being known as a very romantic city, many people have proposed marriage at the top of the Eiffel Tower to include celebrities such as Tom Cruise when he proposed to Katie Holmes. Whether visiting the tower during the day or night, the view from the top is simply amazing.
Two great attractions while visiting Europe include Acropolis and the Parthenon located in Athens, Greece. Built sometime during the 5th century, the architectural features are stunning. Of course, throughout Greece are numerous ancient ruins that provide a glimpse into the past. This beautiful country offers both old and new, making it a top destination for many different attractions.
Other attractions worth the time and effort include the Roman Coliseum and the Tower Bridge. The Coliseum is grand and during its heyday, a massive amphitheater where more than 50,000 people gathered for ancient Roman games. The Bridge crossed over the River Thames in London, offering amazing views of the city. While the Roman Coliseum was built during ancient times, the Tower Bridge was only erected in 1894.
Finally, Big Ben and the Buckingham Palace are spectacular European attractions. Big Ben is known as the largest clock tower in the world and while there are no longer tours open to the public, it is impressive during the day and even more stunning at night when illuminated. Buckingham Palace has been the home to British royalty since the early 19th century. Today, tours to some of the rooms are available during August and September, well worth the visit.