Enticing Europe

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Europe is home to many of the worlds largest attractions and classical landmarks dating all the way back to the 17th century. One of the most well known attractions is the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower was opened on March 31, 1889. This magical architecture is three floors high and 324 meters tall. With over 7 million visitors each year, it is the most visited site that you have to pay to enter in the world! To date, over 250 million visitors have seen the beauty of this historic and dream enchanting landmark. It has 20,000 bulbs and 336 lamps in order to make this gorgeous tower a sight that can only be seen in order to truly experience its beauty.

Another mind blowing attraction is the Palace of Versailles. This powerful landmark opened May 6, 1682 and is 17 acres. This mystical palace generates more than 10 million visitors a year. This gorgeous estate has a number of attractions of its own. One of which is ‘The Gardens’, which took 40 years to complete. This luscious garden has multiple fountains, flower beds, and even its own canal! Another attraction in this striking palace is its ‘Hall of Mirrors’. The ‘Hall of Mirrors’ was once used as a passage way, a waiting area, and there were even a number of meetings held here. When it was first built, it was mainly used for royal balls, exclusive weddings and ceremonies.

One of the most visited places in the world however is the Colosseum. Generating over 4.2 million visitors annually, this amphitheater is full of history. Construction was started in 70 AD and was opened around 72 AD. This colosseum is the center of Ancient Roman Architecture and is the largest amphitheater in the world. It was originally used for mvhera, also known as gladiator fights, and was mainly connected to religion and magic. The gladiator fights were considered religious ceremonies and were a survival of the fittest games.

 

Works Cited:

http://www.the-colosseum.net

http://www.archeoroma.beniculturali.it

http://www.toureiffel.paris/en.html

http://www.en.chateauversailles.fr/homepage

One thought on “Enticing Europe

  1. Current News 121 says:

    Nice post Abigail! Eurpoe sounds like a great place to visit. I am planning on going sometime after I get my RN and work for a bit. Thanks for sharing this awesome place. I will definitely have to visit Rome, and France.

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