20 Most Touristic European Sites

We know that a trip to Europe is something you’re planning on taking at one point. To maintain your enthusiasm level, we are offering you a selection of the most touristic European sites, according to Trip Advisor.

Austria, Viena. Schonbrunn Palace.

You may be impressed when you check out the picture, but what really sets Schonbrunn Palace apart are its vast exquisite gardens. Like any other monarchs with a healthy level of self-respect, the Habsburgs added an impressive French garden in 1695 to the 1,441-room Rococo summer residence.

Austria - Vienna. Schönbrunn Palace

Belgium, Brussels. Grand Place

The Grand Place is by far the most memorable place from Belgium. The 223 by 361 ft area is cataloged as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The earliest constructions in the area are from the 10th century. The Town Hall’s construction (left) began in 1402.

 

Belgium Brussels. Grand Place

Croatia, Dubrovnik. Ancient city walls.

This site should seem familiar, as this was chosen by the Game of Throne’s producers as the best site to shoot scenes from Westeros’ capital ‘King’s Landing’.

Croatia Dubrovnik. Ancient City Walls

Czech Republic, Prague. Charles Bridge.

Charles Bridge crosses the Vltava river in Prague. The beautiful stone construction from 1357 was the only connection between Prague Castle and the Old City until 1841.

 

Czech Republic Prague. Charles Bridge

Denmark, Copenhagen. Tivoli Gardens.

Tivoli Gardens is the second oldest amusement park in the world, dating back to 1843. The oldest amusement park in the world, Dyrehavsbakken (1583), is just a couple of miles away.

 

Denmark Copenhagen. Tivoli Gardens

Estonia, Tallin. Tallin Old Town.

Tallin was an important trading point between Scandinavia and Russia. The first fortress was built here in the 10th century.

Estonia Tallinn.Tallinn Old Town

France, Paris. The Eiffel Tower.

Should we say more about it? Yes, this is the most visited French site by tourists.

France Paris. The Eiffel Tower

Germany, Munich. Marienplatz.

Marienplatz is the central square of Munich since 1158. Tournaments were being held here in the Middle Ages. The current name was awarded after the Germans finally got rid of the Swedish occupation in 1638.

 

Germany Munich. Marienplatz

Hungary, Budapest. The Fisherman’s Bastion.

The neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque terrace built in 1902 is the most famous tourist destination in Budapest because it offers an exciting panorama over the Danube and Pest.

Hungary Budapest. Fisherman's Bastion

Iceland, Reykjavik. Gullfoss.

The most attractive Icelandic site for tourist is Gullfoss (Golden Falls), the scenic two-stages 105 ft tall waterfall.

Iceland Reykjavik. Gullfoss

Italy, Rome. Colloseum.

You probably know this image far too well. This is the most visited site in Rome.

Italy Rome. Colosseum

Latvia, Riga. Old City Riga.

The Baltic capital was founded in 1201 and was a part of the Hanseatic League. The old town, which is cataloged as a world heritage site is famous for its Art Nouveau / Jugendstil presence.

Latvia Riga. Old City Riga

Poland, Krakow. Main Market Square.

This 13th century main square is the largest one in Europe (430.000 square feet). Some of the buildings surrounding it are exquisite examples of Gothic architecture.

Poland Krakow. Main Market Square

Romania, Bucharest. The Palace of Parliament.

You may have heard about Ceausescu. This is his most well-known legacy. The construction of the House of People, now housing the Parliament, began in the 1980s. After intense debates, the post-socialist administration decided to finish what is the world’s second largest administrative building after the Pentagon.

Romania Bucharest. Palace of Parliament

Russia, Moscow. The Red Square.

Moscow’s Red Square is the central hub of the city. Kremlin, the Presidential Palace and Kitai-gorod, a historic merchant quarter, are found in the vicinity.

Russia Moscow. Red Square

Spain, Madrid. Prado Museum.

The main Spanish national museum houses art pieces by Goya, Velazquez, Titian, Rubens and Bosch. No wander this is the most visited Spanish site by tourists.

Spain Madrid. Prado Museum

Switzerland, Zermatt. Gornergrat Bahn.

Gornergrat mountain rack railway was opened in 1898. The line connects Zermatt village (5.262 ft) with Gornergrat (10.135 ft). It offers one of the most scenic landscapes you can possibly admire from inside the comfort of a train.

Switzerland Zermatt. Gornergrat Bahn

Turkey, Istanbul. Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia bears the architectural legacies of two of the world’s most common religions, Christianity and Islam. Since 1935, when it was secularized, it houses a museum.

Turkey Istanbul. Hagia Sophia Museum

United Kingdom, London. British Museum.

The British Museum was established in 1753. Now it houses around 8 million works and is one of the most visited museum in the world. Art pieces from all over the world can be admired without paying any fee.

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United Kingdom, Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is the second UK mention in this top. The first royal castle build on this rock dates back to the 12th century. However, the present appearance was established in the 16th century.

United Kingdom Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle

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