Regardless of the fact that Europe is the second smallest continent in the world, it is easily the most visited. The continent has many fantastic cities in beautiful countries that are home to some of the most amazing and historical monuments in the world. Europe has such attractive architecture landscape and overall new experiences that will wow even some of the most widely traveled visitors.
Apart from all the experiences the continent offers through its large number of beautiful tourist destinations, it’s also very easy to move from one country to another. Many visitors, in one visit, can plan their trip through different cities and countries and can possibly see many places in just a week. The continent also promises quite a few delicious European cuisines to make the experience a lot more memorable.
The continent is very rich in history and here are a few historical sites in Europe, guaranteed to interest almost anyone.
This is one of the most famous destinations in all of Europe. It is also one of the most important attractions in Rome and in 72 AD was started by Emperor Vespasian from the Flavian dynasty but was completed eight years after by Titus, his son, in 80 AD. It was very popular for public execution, lots of other entertainment and also the battleground for gladiators. It is regarded as the most inspiring architectural piece in Rome and could seat about 50,000 people at the time. Find accomodation in Rome and check it out yourself!
This is another interesting attraction located in Wiltshire in England, about two and a half hours from London. It is a ring of very heavy standing stones, numbering around 75 and believed to have been erected sometime between 3000 BC and 2000 BC. It is a very peculiar attraction because many archaeologists and historians are still quite surprised about how the stones were moved around at that time because of their size.
St Paul’s Cathedral
Currently the official seat of the Bishop of London, the current St. Paul’s Cathedral was built sometime between 1675 and 1710 by Sir Christopher Wren because the first one was burnt down in the Great Fire of London in September of 1666. The cathedral is a very significant part of history in England and still holds daily prayers twice a day every morning and evening.
St. Fagans National History Museum
This museum located in Cardiff contains a lot of different items and artifacts that give a fantastic insight into the history of the Welsh. It is a part of the St Fagans Castle and used to be a manor house in the 16th century. This is one of the best places to learn about the life of the Welsh dating back centuries.
The Edinburgh Castle
This castle, located on Castle Rock is a very important part of Scotland’s history. Every afternoon, the field gun is fired at one o’clock, celebrating a history that dates back to 1861 as a time signal for the Ships in the Firth of Forth to set their maritime clocks.
Europe is filled with a lot of historical places, sights and museums that contain thousands of artifacts which easily show European history. It’s impossible to see all of the important places even in months but it’s always a good idea to start and see as many as possible as soon as you can.