The 6 Best Monuments in EuropeTravel Tips
A trip to Europe is filled with history, culture, and some incredible monuments that are sure to captivate everyone in your party. Pack your Nomadic bag with snacks, water, your travel journal, a Polaroid camera, and all the other Europe essentials because you’re in for an entire trip’s worth of must-see European landmarks!
The Flavian Amphitheatre
The Flavian Amphitheatre is commonly referred to simply as The Coliseum, and it is one of the most fascinating European landmarks. This massive Roman Colosseum is a sight unlike any other. Back in its better days (about 2,000 years ago), the Flavian Amphitheatre provided more than 50,000 spectators a place to behold brutal gladiator contests and other violent games. Despite its somewhat disturbing history, this edifice is a truly remarkable work of architecture that you don’t want to pass up.
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited paid monuments in the world, enchanting millions of visitors every year with its stunning architecture and unifying history. Piercing the sky at a height of 984 feet (1,063 feet if you count the broadcast antennas), this world-famous monument is one of the tallest structures in Europe. To put 984 feet into perspective, the Eiffel Tower is well over three times as tall as The Statue of Liberty. Get your picture taken in front of the famous structure, or step inside to dine, shop, and sip champagne.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Another monument in the unofficial running for Europe’s greatest is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Even though this odd structure is a result of flawed architectural design, it makes for one great picture. You can find this European landmark amidst the Field of Miracles: a cathedral complex called Campo dei Miracoli comprised of four historical buildings.
The impressive and wondrous Sagrada Familia Catholic Cathedral in Barcelona is a stunning architectural masterpiece designed by Antoni Gaudi. Construction began on this intricate cathedral more than 100 years ago and remains unfinished to this day, but not without an end in sight. Builders predict the completion of Sagrada Familia to manifest in the year 2026.
Stonehenge remains a mystery for great minds all over the world, and you can see it for yourself in Wiltshire, England. This prehistoric monument in Europe dates back to about 4500 years ago, and although very little is known about Stonehenge, research has confirmed that the arrangement contains multiple 4-ton stones that were somehow transported from hundreds of miles away.
Big Ben is one of London’s most popular landmarks, and while many believe it to be the massive clocktower that appears in countless movies and television shows, it’s actually the name of the Great Bell within. The Big Ben clock tower can be found at the north end of the Palace of Westminster, standing at 315 feet tall, it is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture.
We know you’ll thoroughly enjoy any one of these European landmarks, especially if you’re sightseeing with a Nomatic travel bag on your back. No matter which monuments in Europe you decided to visit or how you’re getting there, the Nomatic will enhance your experience and bring you peace of mind knowing that everything is in its place. Your lotion is not oozing into your laptop’s USB ports, your cold water bottle is not soaking your travel journal, and your shades are well protected from being crushed. The Nomatic travel bag was designed to keep your effects in order, so you can experience a whole new world without unnecessary concerns and distractions.Order your Nomatic today for a better trip to Europe!