Famous European Landmarks

Europe offers an incredible variety of vacation destinations. Elegant, sophisticated, and full of high culture and rich history, the capital cities of Europe are beautiful and vibrant places to visit.

With so much history and culture behind them, it is no surprise that the famous cities of Europe are often defined and most recognizable by their landmarks. Ticking a few of Europe’s famous landmarks off your bucket list is a brilliant way to organize a trip.

So why not book a cruise for next year and discover the grace, culture, and architectural magnificence of the Old World with a tour of some of these famous European landmarks!

The Acropolis, Athens

A remarkable symbol of Ancient Greek civilization, the Acropolis was built in the 5th century BC as a display of power, learning, and piety. Athens was the birthplace of so much that defined Western European culture and society and the Acropolis remains as a stunning visual reminder of the wisdom and astonishing history of Ancient Greek society.

The Colosseum, Rome

With its sands stained with the blood of gladiators, wild animals, and captured Christians, the history of the Colosseum of Rome is wild and bloodthirsty, but it is also an extraordinary architectural monument and a wonderful icon of the might of the Roman Empire. Rising abruptly from the tangle of maze-like streets right in the center of Rome, it is an impressive and evocative sight that conjures up both the glory and the brutality of this period of history.

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Gaudi’s magnificent twist on a Gothic cathedral is a unique architectural sight, unlike anything else in the world. Gaudi died before even a quarter of his masterpiece had been completed and it remains unfinished to this day but is almost more impressive for this fact. Gaudi himself was supposedly driven mad by mystic reveries conjured up by this astonishing construction which only adds to the legend.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

One of the most famous landmarks in the world, the Eiffel Tower dominates the Parisian landscape and is the defining image of the city, despite only being built in 1889. Designed by Gustave Eiffel to serve as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was the tallest building in the world for 41 years and is the most-visited paid monument in the world. The Eiffel Tower is also a symbol of the romance of Paris and the highest observation deck is a favorite spot for couples.