Learn about the top 7 European locations that you should add to your bucket list for their amazing beauty and wonderful cultural and historic significance.
The following list is if you could only see one thing from the place, and what are the topmost interesting things to see in all of Europe, but there is much more of Europe to explore and you can read all about different locations and the experience you can have while there right here.
Colosseum – Rome, Italy
Easily one of the most iconic historic locations ever, the Colosseum of Rome was used for thousands of gladiator fights. The building remains as a tribute to the vast empire the Romans once had. While you are here visiting we recommend you check out the other Roman ruins in the Roman Forum and Pantheon as well as many others. Lastly check out the Vatican City, located in the center-left of the city.
Acropolis – Athens, Greece
The birthplace of western civilization and democracy, Athens is full of historic locations and is filled with culture. The Acropolis was many things: a home to kings, a citadel, a mythical home of the gods, a religious center, and now a tourist attraction. While you are here in Athens, make sure to visit the Parthenon as well. You may also wish to visit the Panathenaic Stadium, the world’s only white marble stadium, as well as the Odeon of Herodes, an ancient stone theatre with performances.
Alhambra – Granada, Spain
The Alhambra is an ancient Nasrid citadel and palace renowned for its Islamic historical legacy as the last bastion of Muslim influence on the Iberian peninsula. The palace has some of the most beautiful architecture and is designed ingeniously. While you are in the city we recommend you see a flamenco performance in a cave in Sacromonte.
Hagia Sophia – Istanbul, Turkey
The Hagia Sophia was the seat of the patriarchate of Constantinople and a principal setting for Byzantine imperial ceremonies. The architecture and size of the building is something to behold. As the location of the old capital of the Roman empire and then the capital of the Byzantine empire there are many locations in Istanbul (named Constantinople during roman times) it was dubbed the ‘city of the world’s desire’. In Istanbul, we recommend you also check out the Theodosian walls which surround the city. There are many historical locations for you to check out as well as the beautiful Bosphorus Strait.
Stonehenge – Amesbury, England
The great Stonehenge is a marvel as much as it is a mystery. There is currently no understanding of how these stones were moved from Wales and assembled in the way they are without more advanced machinery, the prehistoric structure is truly a wonder to behold. We also recommend you check out the neighboring towns like Bath where you can see the ancient Roman baths.
Kremlin – Moscow, Russia
The seat of power of the Government of Russia is a spectacular sight to behold. This alongside the nearby Red Square and the Saint Basil’s Cathedral are all UNESCO world heritage sites known for their display of Russian architecture. Each building is adorned with gorgeous designs and will provide you hundreds of hours of places to explore and things to see within a short radius of one another.
Palace of Versailles – Versailles, France
Last on our list is the majestic Palace of Versailles. France was the center of Europe for several centuries where the riches went to the absolutist monarchs of the country. The Palace of Versailles was developed by the monarchs of Absolutist France and each room in this massive location is its own sight to behold. Close by is Paris itself where you can visit the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Arc de Triomphe. Of course, while you are there, you can enjoy French food and Paris Fashion.
We strongly recommend you check out this video tour of the Palace of Versailles, it is easily one of, if not the most beautiful places in the world. Though heads up, it’s only 1000x better or more in real life while imagining the lifestyle of the monarchs and nobles who once walked in this palace every day.