Travel The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe  

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List Rules Museums, monuments, and other attractions in continental Europe or its islands - no broad cities or countries

This list of the best place to visit in Europe has all the top travel destinations in Europe for new and veteran travelers alike. Whether you're looking for places to visit with kids or the best tourist attractions on your honeymoon, this list has all the top places to visit in Europe.

Looking for the best monuments in Europe? They're on this list. Everything from Stonehenge to the Eiffel Tower are listed in this compilation of best things to see in Europe. Museums like the Hermitage and the Lourve, famous structures like the Colosseum and the Acropolis, and even fun diversions like the Tivoli and Loch Ness are on the list of top places to visit in Europe. If you don't find some of the best tourist attractions in Europe on this list, you might be in the wrong place!

What are the best places to visit in Europe? What are the best museums in Europe? What are the top tourist attractions in Europe? The answers to all these Europe travel questions are here in this list, ranked and voted on by users like you. If you're still looking for more travel tips while touring or backpacking Europe, look up some European travel blogs for ideas. Happy travels!
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Eiffel Tower is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
France , Paris , Europe

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The Louvre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
France , Paris

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349 89
Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Rome , Ancient Rome , Italy

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Palace of Versailles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Clark Benson added France , Versailles

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Sistine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Vatican City

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Piazza San Marco is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
mrblond added Venice

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Sagrada Família is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Spain , Barcelona , Catalonia

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Neuschwanstein Castle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
AdmiralCrunch added Schwangau , Bavaria , Germany

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Big Ben is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
City of Westminster , United Kingdom , London

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Parthenon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
GavrielatosAndreas added Acropolis of Athens , Greece , Athens - Acropolis , Athens, Greece

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Alhambra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
AdmiralCrunch added Spain , Granada

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Vatican Museums is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Vatican City

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Arc de Triomphe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe

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Leaning Tower of Pisa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Pisa , Piazza dei Miracoli , Italy

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Tower Bridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
United Kingdom

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Pantheon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Rome , Campus Martius

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British Museum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
London Borough of Camden , United Kingdom

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181 66
Edinburgh Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Edinburgh

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Uffizi Gallery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
mrblond added Florence

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Notre Dame de Paris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Paris , Île de la Cité

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Stonehenge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Wiltshire

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166 65
Tower of London is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
London , London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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Champs-Elysees is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe

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Schönbrunn Palace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
mrblond added Vienna

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Basilica of the Sacré Cœur is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe

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Saint Peter's Square is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
mrblond added Vatican City

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Milan Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
AdmiralCrunch added Milan

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Karlskirche, Vienna is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
mrblond added Vienna, Austria

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Trevi Fountain is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe

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Buckingham Palace is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
City of Westminster , England , London

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Roman Baths is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
United Kingdom

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Cologne Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Cologne , Germany

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150 59
Museo Nacional Del Prado is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Spain , Madrid

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87 42
Kremlin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
mrblond added Moscow

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88 36
Piazza della Signoria is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
mrblond added Florence

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Berlin Wall is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Berlin

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Kunsthistorisches Museum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
mrblond added Vienna

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90 60
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe

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95 57
Spanish Steps is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe

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Matterhorn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
evilgrin32 added

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Westminster Abbey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
RobLein added City of Westminster

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Musee D'Orsay is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe

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Frauenkirche Dresden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
AngelikaBuschner added

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Rijksmuseum is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Amsterdam , Netherlands

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Hermitage Museum is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Russia , Saint Petersburg

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Old Acropolis Museum is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Acropolis of Athens , Athens

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87 36
Hungarian Parliament Building is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
mrblond added Budapest

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Hagia Sophia Constantinople (p... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
sev674475 added Hagia Sophia Constantinople (present-day Istanbul, Turkey) Hagia Sophia from the GreekἉγία Σοφία, "Holy Wisdom"; LatinSancta Sophia or Sancta SapientiaTurkish:Ayasofya is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) inIstanbulTurkey. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under theLatin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.The church was dedicated to the Wisdom of God, the Logos, the second person of the Holy Trinity,its patronal feast taking place on 25 December, the commemoration of the birth of the incarnationof the Logos in Christ. Although sometimes referred to as Sancta Sophia (as though it were named after Saint Sophia), sophia being the phonetic spelling in Latin of the Greek word for wisdom, its full name in Greek is Ναός τῆς Ἁγίας τοῦ Θεοῦ Σοφίας, "Shrine of the Holy Wisdom of God". Famous in particular for its massivedome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture". It remained the world's largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520. The current building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and was the third Church of the Holy Wisdom to occupy the site, the previous two having both been destroyed by rioters. It was designed by the Greek scientistsIsidore of Miletus, a physicist, and Anthemius of Tralles, a mathematician.

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Alcázar of Segovia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
AdmiralCrunch added Spain

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Hohenschwangau Castle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Europe
Mendrick6181 added Bavaria , Germany