Europe, as of 2015, has over 11% of the world’s population, with over 740 million people living in about fifty sovereign states. Each country in Europe has its own rich history and culture, and is worth visiting on their own merit.
Here are our picks for the top 15 attractions in Europe:
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England. It is perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument and the most sophisticated stone circle in the world.
14. St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica, or the Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, Rome. St Peter’s Basilica is a must see sight for any first time visitor to Rome. It is Italy’s largest, richest and most spectacular basilica.
13. Tate Modern, London
Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London and is the most-visited art gallery in the world, displaying works of modern international art.
12. Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is perhaps the most iconic of all French monuments. Standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris.
Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is Reykjavík’s main landmark and its tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. At 73 metres high, it is the largest church in Iceland and among the tallest structures in the country.
10. The Grand Canal
The Grand Canal is one of the major attractions for tourist found in the city of Venice, Italy. This is used as the means of transportation for the city via water buses and water taxis. You can also take a romantic tour of the city by the use of the Gondola.
9. Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the official home of the Queen, the monarch of United Kingdom . This old Iconic building has been the official residence of the Royal family since 1837 starting with Queen Victoria the first.
Buckingham Palace is a beautiful historic structure which opens its doors to the public during the summer months for viewing of the official state rooms.
You can also visit Buckingham Palace any day of the year to take beautiful photo of its exterior, you may be lucky to catch a glimpse of the queen. The Queen is the longest serving monarch in the world.
Another popular attraction in London is Big Ben, at the Palace of Westminster, which is home to the UK’s Houses of Parliament and is a short walk away from Buckingham Palace.
8. The Grand Bazaar
This unique market is located in Istanbul Turkey. The market is distinct because it is the largest and oldest covered market in the world. It is an attraction that will fascinate you when you visit, since there is much to explore.
7. The Acropolis
The Acropolis is located in Athens, Greece and is a wonderful collection of architectural and historic buildings with great significance even though these buildings are vastly damage.
6. The Louvre
The Louvre is the largest museum in Paris, France and in the world. This historic monument with a Triangular shape is a beautiful architectural design building. Its beauty is especially captivating at nights when it is lit with lights. The Louvre was opened on August 10, 1793 and houses some of the most wonderful artwork.
5. Tower of London
The Tower of London is officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. It is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames, next to the Tower Bridge in central London.
Another popular attrraction in London is the Tower Bridge, which is located right next to The Tower of London.
4. British Museum
The Museum is open to the public, free of charge and is located in the city of London. This vast building is home to a large collection of some of the world most rare art and artefacts.
3. Sagrada Familia
This beautiful Roman Catholic Church is located in Barcelona. The building is large, ornate and carries great architecturally prestige which are dominant features of the towns and countryside in which the church stand.
2. The Colosseum
The Colosseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is located in Rome Italy. It is one of the Iconic symbols for Rome and is one of Rome top attractions for visitors.
1. Eiffel Tower
Located in Paris, France. This beautiful architectural landmark was completed on March 31, 1889. The Eiffel Tower attracts visitors from all over the world. It is the most visited monument in the world.