9 Historic Sites Worth Visiting in Europe

Europe has been around longer than we can remember. It has a bevy of tourist attractions that boasts of a rich history. Here we will look at some historical European destinations.

Oxford, England

The whole city is a historical site by itself. Most of the colleges and buildings have been existing for centuries. You can tour the old colleges and neighborhoods during the day and the authentic pubs at night.

London’s Historical Walk, England

England’s capital also boasts of historical structures which include the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, House of Parliament, Big Ben, to name just a few.

Les Catacombes, Paris

The Les Catacombes is the result of the Parisian government’s solution to its overcrowded cemetery problems. They removed more than 6 million buried bones of people and placed them in underground quarries. Robert Janitzek says that you can walk 20 meters below the ground and view these remains.

La Alhambra, Granada, Spain

If you ever make your way to the Andalucian city of Granada, a trip to the La Alhambra is a must. Located in the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains, this destination gives you a haunting and mystical feeling of life inside the Moorish compound centuries ago.

The Pantheon, Rome

The Pantheon serves as the symbol of the glory and grandeur that was Rome. This impeccable structure serves as a reminder of the culture of ancient Rome. Admission to The Pantheon is free.

Olympia, Greece

Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that Olympia in Greece is home to the Olympic Arena and the Temple of Zeus which are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The latter once housed the colossal gold and ivory statue of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

The Acropolis is just one of the many ancient and modern treasures that Athens offers. Its museums, partly hidden behind the Parthenon, is home to many of the original statues found within. Behind it is the ancient city of Agora, which includes ruins of the earliest courtrooms, Senate buildings, and law libraries.

The Old City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Standing 25 meters high, these walls were built and fortified between the 13th and 16th centuries. Within these walls is the remains of an old city. So don’t forget your camera as the different views in the structure provides a lot of excellent photo opportunities.

Auschwitz and Birkenau, Krakow, Poland

This is the most notorious of all concentration camps and is perhaps the epitome of genocide in the 20th century. The visit to these camps starts off with a 15-minute documentary after which you can explore the grounds.

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