When traveling to Europe you may think about visiting some of the most popular sights to see, but we want to share a long list of must see sights that include other areas.
Not only will you find some of the well-known European sights to see, but you’ll find some other options that perhaps you didn’t think to include on your itinerary for your next European excursion.
1. The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
One of the newer UNESCO World Heritage sites is The Colosseum in Rome. Built by order of Roman Emperor Vespasian in 70 CE (Common Era), this titanic amphitheatre could hold an estimated 50,000 spectators for gladiatorial combat and other public spectacles.
2. Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Another UNESCO World Heritage site that is a must see while in Turkey is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque also known as The Blue Mosque for its famous blue tiles adorning every inch of the interior of the mosque. It was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.
3. Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain
A must see religious site in Europe is the Sagrada Família Church in Barcelona, Spain and it’s a work of art by famed architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). After more than 100 years of construction and still not quite halfway completed, the Sagrada Família Church is on it’s way to becoming a masterpiece.
4. La Pedrera (Casa Milà), Barcelona, Spain
La Pedrera or Casa Milà is another architectural masterpiece n Barcelona by Antoni Gaudi that you must see while visiting the Catalonian capital of Barcelona. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona.
5. Buckingham Palace, London, England
One of the most iconic palaces and tourist sites on the planet is Buckingham Palace in London where Queen Elizabeth II holds court with her life long partner Prince Philip.
6. Westminster Abbey, London, England
Another palace that is a must see while in London is Westminster Abbey from its architecture to the tombs of those who have been laid to rest there. One of the most famous sights at Westminster Abbey are the Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone on which King Edward I placed a heavy stone so as not to allow Scottish kings rule over England.
7. Louvre Museum, Paris, France
One of the most popular museums in the world is the Louvre in Paris and if you gaze up at its glass ceiling it’s easy to see why it has been a landmark for centuries.
8. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
Another must see sight while in Paris is the Notre Dame Cathedral. It has stood the test of time against revolution, war and natural disasters to become one of the most iconic churches in Paris.
9. Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany
The infamous Berlin Wall that separated East from West during the Cold War (1950-1989) is now a memorial site where tourists can wander through this wall that has become a symbol of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
In conclusion, of the many must see sights in Europe, these are just some of the best of what you can find while exploring this diverse part of the world.