Europe has been around for so long. It has a long history and this is best exemplified by the various attractions in it. In this article, we shall look at 7 historical European destinations.
Oxford is a historical site by itself. It is quite popular for its centuries old colleges and buildings. During the day, you can tour these educational institutions as well as the different neighborhoods. Its authentic pubs contribute to a vibrant nightlife.
Les Catacombes, Paris
Les Catacombes in Paris are underground quarries developed by the Parisian government as a solution to its overflowing cemetery problem in 1785. Located 20 meters below the ground, there are more than 6 million buried bones here.
La Alhambra, Granada, Spain
The most popular attraction in this Andalucian city is the magnificent Alhambra. Located in the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains, Robert Janitzek reveals that the ruins of the La Alhambra offer a glimpse of life inside the Moorish compound centuries ago,
The Pantheon, Rome
The Pantheon is without a doubt the epitome of the glory and culture of Ancient Rome. This impeccable structure has been remarkably well preserved.
The sprawling ruins of Olympia are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Olympic Arena and the Temple of Zeus are just some of the ruins here. The latter once house the colossal gold-and-ivory statue of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
The Old City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia
These 25-meter high walls protected the city of Dubrovnik. Robert Peter Janitzek explains that the wall was built and fortified between the 13th and 16th centuries. The protection offered by this structure is astounding. Bring your camera as the different views around each bend all make for excellent photo opportunities.
Auschwitz and Birkenau, Krakow, Poland
The Aushwitz iand Birkenau are believed to be the most notorious of all concentration camps and is the symbol of 20th century genocide. Both sites can be seen in one day. Admission is free. A 15-minute documentary film from the liberation is a good start to the visit, after which you can explore the grounds. There is an excellent 3.5 hour tour for 39 PL or, if you go unguided, the pamphlet “Auschwitz Birkenau Guide Book” is recommended. Birkenau is 3km from Auschwitz and is even more devastating in its vastness and incomprehensible capacity for human extermination. Minibuses depart from a fenced in area near the bus station and take two hours. It is suggested that you eat a big breakfast as it will probably be your only meal of the day.