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Top 25 Attractions in Europe

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    A view of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.
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    Thanks to its canals, Venice is known to be one of the most magical places on earth. The city is a testament to the ingenuity of the human spirit and man-made invention. Stone buildings of great beauty sit on the water; boats of varying sizes traverse the canals the way cars, trucks, and buses crowd the streets of more conventional cities; crowds throng the bridges and narrow pedestrian streets ...

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  • 8.3 /10
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    An overall view of the Alhambra complex in Granada, Spain.
    The Alhambra is the jewel of ancient Moorish Spain and is one of the country's major attractions and national treasure. It is an oasis of splendor set against the backdrop of mountains and the city of Granada. Alhambra is one of 851 sites worldwide on UNESCO's World Heritage preservation list and is the main tourist attraction in  Granada ...

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    An overall view of the Westminster Palace and Clock Tower.
    Also known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster is one of London’s most iconic architectural landmarks and tourist attraction. It serves as the meeting place of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and lies on the northern bank of the River Thames, with three towers rising above ...

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    An angled view of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia, Spain.
    Santiago de Compostela is located in northwest Spain. It has its own airport, approximately 11km southeast of the town. It is also accessible by walking the Camino de Santiago, the old pilgrimage route to the tomb of St ...

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  • 8.2 /10
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    Part of the Amalfi Coast in Italy.
    The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline of about 25km in the Gulf of Salerno in Campania, Italy. It is famous worldwide for its natural beauty and colorful villages. The famous coast takes its name from its most important city-village, Amalfi, the historic Amalfi Republic's historic capital, which is now a small and beautiful tourist destination ...

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    A Sistine Chapel wall and ceiling overview.
    In Rome, the Sistine Chapel is named for Sixtus IV della Rovere, who was Pope from 1471 to 1484. The chapel's interior walls are covered in exquisite frescoes painted by some of the greatest Italian artists in history, including Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, and of course Michelangelo, who painted the stunning frescoes which adorn the ceiling ...

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  • 8.1 /10
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    A panoramic view of the Stonehenge wonder.
    Many places in this world receive many visitors and are considered important tourist attractions. Some places are popular due to their natural beauty, while others are popular as they have some unique man-made features in them. There are still other places that are a combination of both these qualities ...

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    Saint Peter's square at the Vatican within Rome.
    You are standing in a courtyard, surrounded by hundreds of other people equally awed by the majesty of the sights you are all-seeing. Before you, over 400 feet tall and almost 400 years old, rises the magnificent Saint Peter's Cathedral. As you turn to glance about the elliptical colonnade in wonder, you are greeted with the sight of hundreds of pillars holding up the ancient Baroque architecture ...

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  • 8.1 /10
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    The village of Manarola in Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy.
    Located in Italy's Liguria region, the predominant portion of the Cinque Terre is located on the coast of the Italian Riviera. It also comprises five villages: Riomaggiore, Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Manarola. The low-leveled hills note cinque Terre by the name La Spezia ...

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  • Puerta Del Sol Gate thumbnail
    A building by the Puerta Del Sol Square in Madrid, Spain.
    The Puerta Del Sol surrounds the city since the 15th century and is one of the most popular and busiest locations, not just amongst tourists but also with the local Madrilènos. Translating in Spanish as the Gate of the Sun, it is the center from where Madrid Roads are measured and is facing the East direction. Hence this is point zero or kilometer zero for road measurements in the city ...

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  • Barri Gòtic Medieval Quarter thumbnail
    A narrow street in the Barri Gòtic medieval neighbourhood of Bacelona.
    The Gothic Medieval Quarter of Barcelona is part of the larger Old Barcelona or Casc Antic district. Locally, the Gothic Medieval Quarter is called Barri Gòtic. You can easily reach the area by taking the L3 metro line to the Liceu stop. After that, it is best to rely on your feet to get you from place to place ...

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  • Kyiv Pechersk Lavra thumbnail
    Part of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra facade in Kiev.
    Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, or Kiev Monastery of the Caves,  is an important Ukrainian Orthodox monastery (Lavra) located in the city of Kiev. It is considered to be one of the holiest places in Ukraine. The monastery's architectural style is Baroque. It is well recognized for its golden rooftops and very elegant paintings and ornaments ...

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  • Puente Nuevo Bridge thumbnail
    A picture of the Puente Nuevo Bridge in Ronda, Andalusia, Spain.
    Puente Nuevo, also meaning the New Bridge in Spanish, runs across the Guadalevin River and the El Tajo gorge in the town of Ronda in Andalusia, Spain. Though the bridge's views are spectacular, and something is intimidating about this 120 meters deep gorge, it is not that unique from an engineering perspective ...

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  • Palace of Versailles thumbnail
    Part of Palace of Versailles near Paris, France.
    The "City of Light" is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful and fascinating cities - you could spend a lifetime here and not see everything that Paris has to offer. An easy day trip from Paris is to the Palace of Versailles, one of Europe's most spectacular and largest royal homes. Versailles is about a 30-minute train ride from the center of the city ...

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    The Villa Borghese mansion in Rome.
    The Villa Borghese is a large natural park in Rome. It contains a few buildings, attractions and hosts the Galleria Borghese museum. Its main entrance is through the upward leading path of the Spanish Steps ...

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    The leaning Tower of Pisa in Tuscany, Italy.
    The Pisa Tower, otherwise known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, really was a labor of love, taking well over a hundred and fifty years to build. This tower is the campanile of Italy's cathedral, which means that it is a freestanding bell tower. The tower is located in what is known as the Field of Miracles (Campo dei Miracles), which is behind the actual cathedral's main building ...

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  • 7.9 /10
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    Overall view of the Roman Forum
    The Roman Forum, the heart of Rome. The citizens of ancient Rome spent a good part of their days there. The great place was surrounded with temples and legal buildings and filled with statues, bridges, arcs, and columns ...

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    Part of Playa Mayor in Madrid, Spain.
    Plaza Mayor reflecting monumental Madrid, Spain, is the center of the city. Originally known as Plaza Del Arabal, was redesigned after a series of fires. Juan De Villanueva was the architect responsible for reconstructing the building in 1790 ...

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  • 7.9 /10
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    Famous clock in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France.
    In Paris, France, Musee d'Orsay is a museum located in what used to be a railway station, the Gare d'Orsay. This museum boasts a huge collection of paintings by Renoir, Monet, Delacroix, Degas, Gaugin, Van Gogh, and other impressionist artists. It also focuses on the art scene between 1848 and 1915, which is the early modern era for art in France ...

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  • 7.9 /10
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    Part of the the Buda Castle in Budapest.
    The Buda castle was built in the late Gothic style during the 14th century at the southern end of the hill where it currently stands.  In the middle of the 13th century, after the Tatar invasion of 1241, King Bela IV of Hungary began rebuilding all the fortresses, reinforcing them with stone walls, and ordering the erection of about a hundred new castles ...

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  • St John's Co-Cathedral thumbnail
    Part of the highly decorated interior of St. John's Co-Cathedral in Malta.
    St. John's Co-Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral located in Valletta, Malta. It was built between 1573 and 1577 by the Knights of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem according to the plans of the Maltese military architect Ġlormu Cassar (then already at the origin of several important buildings in Valletta) ...

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  • Florence's Duomo thumbnail
    A view of Florence's Duomo Cathedral in Italy.
    Cathedral of Santa Maria del FioreFlorence's skyline (Firenze), Italy, wouldn't be the same without the stunning Cathedral or Duomo that so personifies the grandeur and elegance of the city. The Duomo, which translates to 'the Cathedral' or 'Dome Cathedral', has a long and regal history dating back to the end of the 13th century.The Duomo's ArchitectureNear the end of the thirteenth century, the government that oversaw the Republic of Florence decided to replace their under-sized, rather plain Santa Reparata with a more majestic worshipping house ...

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  • Museo del Prado thumbnail
    Facade of the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.
    The Museo del Prado, or Prado Museum, is located on the Calle Ruiz de Alarcón in Madrid. It is arguably Spain's most famous art museum. To reach Museo del Prado take the light blue line metro to the Atocha stop or the red line metro to the Banco de España stop ...

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  • The Old Port of Genoa thumbnail
    A landscape view of the old Genoa port in Liguria, Italy.
    The port is the historical and geographical backbone of Genoa. The first port in Italy is a huge complex 22 km long with 2 lanterns, 6 marinas, an aquarium, a sea museum, another of the Antarctic, bars and restaurants, terminals for ferries and cruise ships, shipyards and containers ...

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