Europe’s heritage and culture date back thousands of years. And some of the most ancient remnants of the earliest European cultures can still be found today. From prehistoric cave drawings to mysterious stone formations, discover the continent’s past at its oldest locations. Browse this gallery, then come see these magnificent sites for yourself on your next trip.
Europe is full of iconic sites and landmarks. From the Eiffel Tower in Paris to flower fields of the Netherlands, there’s always something new and exciting to see. In this gallery, you’ll find just some of the must-see landmarks scattered throughout Europe in this gallery. Get to know a little about them here so you know which ones to add to your trip itinerary.
Once a home to some of the world’s earliest sporting events, The Colosseum in Rome is still revered throughout Europe. In fact, much of the arena can still be toured today. Stop by on your trip to Italy to see how this architectural marvel shaped sporting events as we know them today.
Oslo Opera House
The modern architecture of the Oslo Opera House in Norway has made it one of Scandinavia’s most popular landmarks. With world-class opera, symphony and ballet performances, it’s also one of the most entertaining.
Palace of Westminster & Big Ben
The Palace of Westminster has long stood as the one of the cultural and political centers of London. It rests along the River Thames and has been the home of the Houses of Parliament for hundreds of years. From the halls of Parliament to Big Ben, The Palace of Westminster is one of England’s most astonishing sites.
Statue of David, Academy in Florence
The Statue of David in Florence is Italian art at its best. Created by Michelangelo at the turn of the 1500s, the statue symbolizes human strength and beauty. You’ll find more than enough inspiring artwork throughout Italy, but The Statue of David is a must-see.
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Tulips in the Netherlands
The Netherlands usually elicit images of lush landscapes and vibrant gardens. That’s why the flower fields throughout the country are a must-see. Rows and rows of tulips line the rural countryside in stunning fashion. The rainbow colors of the flowers make for some of the most picturesque moments you’ll find in Europe.
The Scottish Highlands are located in northwestern Scotland, famous for beautiful rolling green mountain ranges. While only a relatively small amount of people (mostly farmers) call The Highlands home, they’re a popular destination for travelers from all over the world.
The Matterhorn is one of the Alps’ most iconic summits. For that reason, many tourists flock to the foot of the mountain every year to enjoy its grandeur. But as one of the Alps’ tallest peaks, ascending to the top of the Matterhorn can be a daunting task for even the most experienced climber.
Port Hercules, Monaco
As one of the most iconic harbours in Europe, Port Hercules in Monaco is also an iconic landmark. The port has been the center of trade and culture in Monaco for generations. Today, everything from charter boats to yachts line the port.
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Istanbul may be in the northwest region of Turkey, but the city is the heart of the country’s heritage. And at the center of the city you’ll find Hagia Sophia. Once a place of worship, Hagia Sophia now houses mosaics, pottery, and tombs.
The Eiffel Tower, Paris
The Eiffel Tower is more than just the iconic symbol of France. It’s recognized throughout the world as a symbol of love. Located in the heart of Paris, The Eiffel Tower is visited by millions every year, and for good reason. It is truly a not-to-be-missed European icon.
Get in the mood and lose track of time and space in one of Europe’s many music festivals.
Music is at the heart of every country, city and person in Europe. But the type of music you’ll find during a trip to Europe can vary dramatically. From modern rock festivals to classic opera performances, you’re sure to see and hear a wide range of performances. Browse this gallery for a taste of some of Europe’s most interesting music scenes.
In 2021, eleven amazing spa towns in seven European countries were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a ‘transnational serial’ World Heritage Site, called the “Great Spa Towns of Europe”. These towns, in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom represent a unique cultural achievement and urban form which was at its height from the late 18th century to the 1930s.
Experience a variety of fascinating routes.
The therapeutic use of hot springs has been present in Europe from ancient times to the present day, giving birth to a number of spa towns well-known for the beauty of their buildings, or long tradition of welcoming guests and the healing properties of its springs.
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Since 1954, Clarenbridge hosts a lively festival celebrating seafood, featuring food, music, and entertainment, with the Oyster as the star.
A delicious dessert, the apricot jam distinguishes itself with its unique flavour, being one of the least “sweet” jams and definitely one of the most delicate desserts for a hot summer day and not only.
From mining town to creative haven.