Named after the saint of wisdom, Hagia Sophia was constructed in Constantinople, which is now Istanbul, in 537.
It served as an Eastern Orthodox Cathedral until 1453, and after it was turned into a mosque.
In 2011, this beautiful European monument was included as one of the 7th modern wonders of the world.
Today, it is a museum and any visitor can come.
This Byzantine monument is priceless!
Famous for its tilting one side, the Tower of Pisa, located in Pisa, Italy has a height of over 180 feet and features 8 floors.
It was built between 1173 and 1372. Its construction occurred in 3 stages across 199 years. Because it is such an important monument for the Italian city, the ’tilt’ will remain intact.
You may wonder why it’s leaning. It began to sink after the second floor was built in 1178. Its foundation was set in weak, unstable subsoil. The 7th floor was built by Tommaso di Andrea Pisanom in 1319, giving some Gothic elements.
Annually, over a million visitors come in Pisa just to see the famous leaning tower.
The Parthenon represents the most famous building located in Athens, Greece.
In 2007, the Acropolis was declared the finest monument of the ‘European Cultural Heritage list of Monuments’.
Its construction began in 447 B.C. and it was dedicated to Goddess Athena.
Also considered ‘one the the world’s greatest monuments’, its value is not publicly disclosed.
Despite that, still remains one of the most expensive European monuments, having a great impact on the tourists all over the world who came and visited it.
Known as the ‘city for lovers’, the city of lights’ and so on, Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world. And you got to give some credit.
The city boasts of many valuable historical monuments and other attractions.
One of them, and the iconic one, is the Eiffel Tower, located on the Champs de Mars.
Designed and built by Gustave Eiffel, the European monument is valued at $344 billion.
The Eiffel tower was completed in 1889 and was visited since by large crowds of tourists. In 2010, the tower received 250 million visitors.
With a height of over 1000 feet, which makes it the tallest monument in Europe, the Eiffel Tower features 2 levels filled with restaurants (the first 2), while the 3rd one features an observatory.
This iconic symbol of Rome is the larges amphitheater in the world, with a capacity of 50.000-80.000 people.
Also known as the Flavian Amphitheater ( referring to the Flavian Dynasty), the Colosseum is located in the centre of Rome, Italy.
Its construction began in 70 A.D. and was finished in 80 A.D. The Flavian Amphitheater has been used for several different events like executions, animal hunts, gladiator contests or even interpretations of mythological stories.
And although it has a damaged appearance, the Colosseum remains one of the main attractions in Rome, valued at $114 billion.