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Historical Monuments in Europe

Eiffel Tower - France

Eiffel Tower - France

Europe is blessed with eminent history marked with signs of glory. Almost every part of Europe manifests historical monuments, statues, carvings, sculptures, or statistics. To name just a few is a difficult task. But to start with, we have to mention the giant Colloseum of Rome, The Eiffel Tower in France, The Dover Castle and The Longleat House in the United Kingdom.

The Colloseum of Rome, built in 70-80 A.D, located in the interior of Rome, is a massive structure. It has been included in the Seven Wonders of the World. The Colloseum was initially built to serve as an amphitheatre in Rome, largest of its kind. The exterior of the Colloseum is oval in shape. The Colosseum has suffered heavy losses due to earthquakes and wars in the past damaged the outer wall to a degree.

The Colloseum has been associated with Emperor Caesar. In fact, the locals call The Colloseum in Caesar’s name only. The Roman Colloseum was built under the rule of Emperor Vesparsian. It was built as an entertainment hub for his natives. Emperor Vesparsian could not complete the Colloseum and passed away. His son, Emperor Titus, took over the charge and completed The Colloseum in 80 A.D. He organized many public events like theatre, drama and gladiator fights. The Colloseum started worsening during the middle ages. Therefore, many buildings were constructed to support The Colosseum.

When we are talking about Europe’s historical monuments, we can’t overlook The Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel Tower, located in Paris, was named after its designer Gustave Eiffel. It was the first of its kind in the world and was built to celebrate The French Revolution. It got completed in the year 1889. Eiffel tower has remained the tallest structure in the world for nearly forty one years. It is still the tallest building in Paris. People from all over the world visit Paris only for The Eiffel Tower. The architecture is so attractive that people have made its replica in Las Vegas. The tower is built only of iron. It caused great danger at one point of time because the iron had expanded due the sun. This architectural plan faced a lot of criticism at the time of its proposal. The irony is that The Eiffel Tower is the most loved monument today, which has the highest selling tickets. And The Eiffel Tower stands high in Paris.

12 Comments so far

  1. Annette   December 7, 2008 8:23 am

    the Europe’s Eiffel tower is one of the most impressive european monuments. I saw it 2 years ago and I got deeply impressed. The night view is fantastic!

  2. Torsen   December 8, 2008 8:32 am

    I saw europe colloseum this year. It was impressive. Between these two european monuments (the eiffel tower and the colloseum), I would choose the colloseum as the most beautiful.

  3. Parker   December 10, 2008 7:38 am

    Another european monument which worths the time for visiting is the Louvre.
    Tower of London and Acropolis of Athens are also great european monuments. I recommend you seeing them!

  4. Petre   January 17, 2009 6:04 am

    european monuments are the most beautiful monuments in the world. Taking in account the fact that we are talking about a historical europe, this worths mentioned.
    I like europe eiffel tower and colloseum most.

  5. Victor   January 18, 2009 5:26 am

    Dover castle, colloseum, eiffle tower are all impressive european monuments. Two words to describe them would be: historical europe.
    I think you should have also mentioned Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square in that list. It surely deserves the title of “monument”.

  6. Alyssa Thacker   January 19, 2009 6:15 pm

    that is an awful picture of the eiffle tower! go shove that one up your uttox and ge a new one jerks! no im just kidding it is quite wonderful…and it shows how incredibly large it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. maya   January 27, 2009 8:04 am

    i’ve never been to europe,but i would like to go

  8. Mary   June 9, 2010 7:44 pm

    The Eiffel Tower was actually built to celebrate the technological advancement of France (called the World Exhibition), but just so happened to be built on the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.

  9. Ramachandran   June 11, 2010 12:02 am

    See it any angle, the Eiffel Tower looks stunningly beautiful.

  10. Angie   December 23, 2010 10:14 am

    When I think of France, I think of the Eiffel Tower. As goes for Rome, it would be the colloseum. Others that I think of for Europe would be The Tower of Pisa, The Louvre, and Buckingham Palace. It would be a dream come true to visit all of these wonderous places.

  11. Jojo   January 1, 2011 11:50 am

    I think that Europe has many great places to pick from. I would love to see the Eiffel Tower in person. Or get a cheesy picture of me by the leaning Tower of Pisa pretending to hold it up. Those would make some great additions to my scrapbook photos.

  12. Verla   January 22, 2011 7:56 am

    I dream of going to France to see the Eiffel tower. I think that this is a historical monument that everyone should see if they get to Europe. I can see it being a romantic trip. Just me and my fiancee standing under the Eiffel Tower would be a dream come true.

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