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Eiffel Tower, Colosseum, Parthenon, Sagrada Familia, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pena Palace, Arc de Triomphe, Stonehenge, Big Ben London, Louvre Museum, Trevi Fountain, Alhambra, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and many more.

Get a glimpse into Europe’s incredible history as you explore the famous monuments in Europe with Thrillophilia. Known for its unparalleled role in world history, the continent has hundreds of ancient and medieval structures that narrate unique stories. Discover the grandeur of past empires and forgotten historical tales as you tour through Europe with your friends and family.

When you go on your Europe tour, you cannot miss visiting the iconic Eiffel Tower or the Louvre in Paris. These monuments form a part of the country’s cultural landscape and are important tourist landmarks as well. Be it the ancient sites of Stonehenge and Cairn of Bernenez or the unfinished Sagrada Familia, there are countless stories to be learnt in Europe.

Witness the grandeur of the Romans at the Colosseum and the Greeks at the Parthenon. And if that’s not enough, the magnificent engineering of the Leaning Tower of Pisa will take your breath away. From the beautiful Pena Palace to the Arc de Triomphe and Big Ben, monuments in Europe are a testament to the greatness of human intellect. Book Thrillophilia’s Europe packages for your loved ones and embark on a journey that is relaxed and stress-free due to our all-inclusive plans.

Here are some of the best monuments in Europe:

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Eiffel Tower In Paris

Famous as the symbol of France, the Eiffel Tower is among the most visited landmarks of Paris. The tower dates to the nineteenth century and offers stunning panoramic views of the City of Love from its observation deck. It is one of the most popular monuments in Europe and is best visited at night when it lights up in beautiful colours.

 Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

Timings: 9 AM to 12:45 AM on all days. The last time of admission is 11:45 PM.

Entry Fee: €2 to €26 approximately (INR 180 to INR 2,350 approx.)

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Colosseum In Rome

You can’t cover a list of famous monuments in Europe without including the Colosseum, an iconic ruin of the Roman Empire. The ancient amphitheatre is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and lies in the heart of the Italian capital city. It was constructed in the first century CE and is a stunning example of ancient engineering and technology.

Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Timings: 8:30 AM to one hour before sunset, which ranges between 4:30 PM to 7:15 PM in different months. Closed on 25 December, 1 January, and 1 May.

Entry Fee: €6 to €26 approximately (INR 540 to INR 2,350 approx.)

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Parthenon In Athens

One of the oldest Europe monuments, the Parthenon in Athens lies on the ancient Athenian Acropolis. It was a grand temple dedicated to Goddess Athena, the reigning pagan goddess of the city. Today, the mid-fifth century BCE landmark stands as an incredible example of ancient Greek art and architecture and as an everlasting symbol of democracy.

Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens 105 58, Greece

Timings: 8 AM to sunset, which varies from 5 PM to 7:30 PM through

Entry Fee: €10 to €25 approximately (INR 900 to INR 2,260 approx.)

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Sagrada Familia In Barcelona

A trip to Barcelona means a visit to La Sagrada Familia, which is famous as the world’s largest unfinished Catholic church. The massive structure was started by the great Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi in the nineteenth century and is still under construction. Take a guided tour of one of the most famous monuments in Europe to admire its stunning art from a close perspective.

 C/de Mallorca, 401, L’Eixample, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

November to February: Monday to Saturday – 9 AM to 6 PM, Sunday – 10:30 AM to 6 PM.
April to September: Monday to Friday – 9 AM to 7 PM, Saturday – 9 AM to 6 PM, Sunday – 10:30 AM to 7 PM
March and October: Monday to Friday – 9 AM to 8 PM, Saturday – 9 AM to 6 PM, Sunday – 10:30 AM to 8 PM

Entry Fee:  €21 to €30 approximately (INR 1,900 to INR 2,700 approx.)

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Leaning Tower Of Pisa

Admire a unique marvel of medieval engineering as you visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most visited monuments in Europe. Known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the tower offers beautiful panoramic views of Pisa from the top. Although the tower is at no risk of collapse, it does miraculously keep leaning further as the years go by.

Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa Pl, Italy

Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM on all days

Entry Fee: €18 approximately (INR 1,630 approx.)

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Pena Palace

Explore Portugal’s greatest contribution to the nineteenth-century Romantic architectural style as you visit Pena Palace. The palace lies atop a hill and is a crucial part of the Sintra World Heritage Site, which makes it one of the most popular Europe monuments. As you enter the palace, you can see the lives of the royal family within what was once their summer home.

Estrada da Pena, 2710-609 Sintra, Portugal

Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM. The last ticket was at 5:30 PM and the last admission was at 6 PM.

Entry Fee: €18 to €20 approximately (INR 1,630 to INR 1,800 approx.)

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Arc De Triomphe In Paris

The Arc de Triomphe is a must-visit attraction in Paris and is one of the most famous monuments in Europe. The massive arch honours and commemorates the martyrs of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars and today offers charming panoramic views of Paris. The nineteenth-century structure is best visited at night when it lights up in bright colours.

Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France

Timings: April to September: 10 AM to 11 PM; October to March: 10 AM to 10:30 PM. Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 8 May (morning), 14 July (morning), 11 November (morning), and 25 December.

Entry Fee: €16 approximately (INR 1,450 approx.)

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Stonehenge In England

One of the oldest and most famous monuments in Europe and the world, Stonehenge is a prehistoric burial site in Britain. The megalithic structures are a modern-day mystery as no one knows how the massive stones were placed here. Take a guided tour to better understand the genius and importance of this iconic archaeological site.

Salisbury SP4 7DE, the United Kingdom

Timings: 9:30 AM to 7 PM on all days except 25 December. Last admission at 5 PM.

Entry Fee: €13 to €25 approximately (INR 1,180 to INR 2,260 approx.)

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Big Ben In London

Listen to the chimes of London’s most loved clock as you visit the Big Ben, which ranks among the famous monuments in Europe. The iconic clock tower is easily spotted on the city’s skyline and is one of the world’s tallest clock towers. And if you wish to learn more about the nineteenth-century structure, take a guided tour up its stairs.

Big Ben Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, the United Kingdom

Timings: 9 AM to 4:30 PM for the guided tour. Open to visitors who wish to see from outside on all days.

Entry Fee: €15 to €30 approximately for the guided tour. (INR 1,360 to INR 2,710 approx.)

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Louvre Museum In Paris

When exploring Europe monuments, you cannot afford to miss visiting the world’s largest art museum the Louvre. The massive palatial structure in Paris is home to some of the world’s most iconic artworks, including the Mona Lisa. The spot works from ancient civilisations up to the nineteenth century as you explore the grand galleries of the museum.

Louvre, 75001 Paris, France

Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 9 AM to 9:45 PM on Fridays. Closed on Tuesdays, 1 January, 1 May, and 1 December.

Entry Fee: €22 to €31 approximately (INR 1,990 to INR 2,800 approx.)

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The Trevi Fountain in Rome is a magnificent Baroque masterpiece and one of the city's most iconic landmarks. Designed by Nicola Salvi and completed in the 18th century, it features a grand façade adorned with sculptures depicting sea gods and mythical creatures. Visitors toss coins into the fountain, believing it ensures a return trip to Rome.

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When traveling to Granada, Spain, embark on the city's most visited destination, Alhambra, to explore the rich history of the Moorish kings. Constructed between 1238 and 1558, it is an architectural beauty that can help awestruck visitors with its rich culture and history. Take a stroll through massive halls and intricately designed corridors for a wholesome experience.

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Prague Castle stands tall in the centre of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Known as the world's largest ancient castle complex, it dates back to the 9th century. This record-breaking size is confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records, making it a significant landmark not just in Prague but globally. The castle is also known for its stunning architecture, featuring Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque elements. Over the years, it has been the home of kings and emperors and now serves as the official office of the Czech president.

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Charles Bridge is one of the most famous ancient landmarks in Prague. Visitors hope to take a picture of the Charles Bridge in memory of the Czech capital tour. Charles Bridge provides visitors a unique photo opportunity regardless of the time of day.

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Hagia Sophia is one of the treasured heritage monuments in Istanbul that reminisces of the Byzantine era of architecture. It had been a multi-faceted monument with first being a Greek orthodoxy cathedral, then a mosque and now, a museum.

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The Palace of Versailles is the former residence of the French monarchs and is famous for its architectural grandeur and its political significance in French history. King Louis XIII built a chateau in Versailles to serve as a hunting lodge in the early 1600s. Later King Louis XIV commissioned this extravagant Palace which took 40 years to complete. Today, this magnificent work is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is one of the most visited attractions in Paris

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One of the top Berlin tourist attractions, The Brandenburg Gate is the first Greek revival building in the city built between 1788 to 1791. This beautiful building was inspired by the monumental gateway located at the Acropolis in Athens, designed by architect Carl Gotthard Langhans. This iconic structure is 26 metres in height, 65.5 metres long surrounded by two rows of six Doric columns.

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Buckingham Palace was built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham and has been the official residence of the British royals since 1837. Today, however, it is considered one of the most prestigious tourist destinations in the United Kingdom. A tour of Buckingham Palace delivers nothing but grandeur and exhilaration, from leisurely observation to the Changing of the Guards.

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The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most famous Gothic masterpieces in the world. The construction of this iconic Church spanned over 200 years which began in the 12th century. The Cathedral is famous for its magnificent stained glass windows, beautiful towers and the flying buttresses. Inside the Cathedral of Notre Dame there are splendid displays of some of the finest artworks and valuable items that reflects the Neo-Gothic design of that age.

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Sistine Chapel is one of the notable attractions in Rome known for the Michelangelo artwork and the fact that the papal conclave was held here. It is a simple rectangular brick structure devoid of any of the flounces and adornments on the exteriors. However, it is divided into divinely ornate sections for the purpose of painting dramatic gold-gleaming murals in the interiors. 

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  1. What is the most famous monument in Europe?

    Some of the most famous monuments in Europe include Parisian icons like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Step into ancient history as you visit the Colosseum in Rome, the Stonehenge of the UK, and the Parthenon of Athens. You can’t miss exploring other famous monuments like the Sagrada Familia, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Arc de Triomphe, Big Ben, and the Pena Palace.
  2. Which is the tallest monument in Europe?

    The Monument to the Battle of the Nations is the biggest and tallest monument in Europe. The structure commemorates the Battle of Leipzig in 1813 and was inaugurated in 1913. The concrete structure is 91 metres high and is located in the middle of the iconic Napoleonic battlefield in Germany.
  3. What is Europe best known for?

    Europe is famous for a lot of things, including being home to some of the world's most visited destinations. The continent is home to an endless range of geographical wonders, ancient monuments, and modern structures. It has the world’s greatest shopping destinations and a wide range of cuisines to be explored.
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