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Enjoy the attractions and tourist destinations offered by the continent of Europe where nation's history and culture of the Western world was born. From England and France to Italy and Germany, European countries are full of vibrant cities known for museums, restaurants, nightlife and architecture, so deciding which one to visit on vacation can be difficult.

With a mosaic of many different languages and nationalities, Europe draws nearly half a billion annual visitors, offering travelers a seemingly endless variety of wealth of cultural, artistic, and architectural attractions, archaeological and religious sites, its squares and monuments, churches, cultural centers, theaters and recreational parks, making your trip an unforgettable and pleasant experience.

 

Notre Dame - Paris

 

Cathedral of Notre Dame - Paris

The Notre Dame (or Our Lady of Paris) is an immense Gothic church dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the Ile de la Cité.  Near the Eiffel Towerand the Louvre, Notre Dame is one of the three most famous monuments of Paris. It has been a model of hundreds of cathedrals throughout the world and its beauty is incomparable.

 

Louvre Museum - Paris

 

Louvre Museum - Paris

The Louvre is one of the most famous and recognized worldwide museums. It is the national museum of France, and it is visited by thousands of tourists each month. Its construction was focused with a pre-Impressionist style, and it has a lot of architectural details that define its time.

 

Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Coeur) - Paris

 

Sacre Coeur - Paris

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Coeur) is one of the most important holy places in Paris. It is located at the top of Montmartre, a hill 130 meters high from which magnificent views of Paris are contemplated. In the steeple of the Basilica is the largest bell in France, whose weight is approximately eighteen tons.

 

Eiffel Tower - Paris

 

Eiffel Tower - Paris

The Eiffel Tower is the undisputed symbol of Paris, France and even dare to say that in Europe. It is certainly the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Paris. And this tower, designed and built in the "Roaring" gradually gained the privileged place that previously only the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre disputed.

 

Palace of Versailles - Paris

 

Palace of Versailles - Paris

The Palace of Versailles and its gardens are one of the most important tourist attractions in France. Seven million tourists come just to see Versailles gardens. Both for its size and its splendor is the masterpiece of palace architecture in Europe.

 

Colosseum - Rome

 

Colosseum - Rome

The Colosseum is the most important symbol of the Eternal City and one of the 7 wonders of the world, besides being one of the most visited monuments in the world.

 

Roman Forum - Rome

 

Roman Forum - Rome

The Roman Forum (Forum Romanum or Forum Magnum or just commonly Forum) was once the epicenter of the life of Roma in the Republican era and taking place in trade, business, prostitution, religion and the administration of justice. This field of ruins leads printed on its soil the twelve centuries of Roman history. It's where all the civic life in ancient Rome developed: political, justice, commerce, social life and worship of the gods.

 

The British Museum - London

 

The British Museum - London

The British Museum is the largest museum in the UK, and one of the largest and most famous museums of antiques from around the world. Since its opening, but closed its doors because of the two world wars, and has grown from 5,000 visitors a year, more than 5 million, becoming one of the most visited museums in the world.

 

Basilica San Marco - Venice

 

Basilica San Marco - Venice

The Basilica of San Marcos is the most important religious temple churches in Venice, it is located on the square of the same name and is one of the main tourist sites in the city.

 

Galleries Tate Modern - London

 

The British National Museum of Modern Art or Galleries Tate Modern - London

The British National Museum of Modern Art, better known as Tate Modern, is the most visited museum of modern art in the world, surpassing the MoMA in New York and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.
 The Tate Modern is located in central London and is part of the group of museums Tate along with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives, the latter two located outside London.

 

The National Gallery - London

 

The National Gallery - London

The National Gallery in London, located in Trafalgar Square, you can see more than two thousand paintings made in Europe between the thirteenth and twentieth centuries. Special mention their collections of Dutch Renaissance Italian painting (the best available outside Italy) and. The National Gallery was founded in 1824 thanks to the contributions of its founders, most notably Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, its first director, in an effort to become a museum for everyone.

 

Natural History Museum - London

 

Natural History Museum - London

The Natural History Museum opened its doors to the public in 1881 but its true origins date back more than 250 years ago. It all started when the collector of curiosities Sir Hans Sloane gave their collections to the nation in 1753. A more these collections provided by the botanist Joseph Banks made his trip with Captain James Cook added. Sir Richard Owen suggested that the Government was necessary to create a new science museum.

 

Sistine Chapel - Vatican

 

Sistine Chapel - Vatican

Sistine Chapel owes its name to Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere (1471-1484), who wanted to build a large new environment in the place where rose the "Cappella Magna" classroom fortified medieval age, for meetings of the papal court. The Sistine construction was also to meet the demands of defensive then threatened two dangers: the Signoria of Florence, ruled by the Medici, with whom the pope was in permanent tension, and Turkish Mahmut II, who in those years threatened the coasts eastern Italy. Its implementation started in 1475, Jubilee year proclaimed by Sixtus IV, and was completed in 1483 when, on August 15, the Pope solemnly inaugurated the chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption.

 

Vatican Museums - Vatican

 

Vatican Museums - Vatican

The Vatican Museums are other rooms of galleries and artistic value owned by the Church and publicly in the Vatican City. Works show an extensive collection of the Roman Catholic Church. Its founding was based private collection of Julius II, who was elected pope in 1503; Later other popes have been increasing comprising extensive collections of these museums.

 

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