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Historical Places In Europe To Visit {For History Lovers}

Intriguing Historical Places In Europe

Intriguing Historical Places In Europe
Post Last Modified – June 21, 2024 ¦ gr8traveltips.com

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8 Historical Places In Europe To Visit

If you are of lover of history and are looking for a few interesting …

🌺 Historical Places In Europe 🌺

to visit, you’ve come to the right place.

Europe has an unmatched treasure of historical places. Most of these places have been well
preserved over the centuries and filled with historical ⚱ artifacts, that communicate
the history and glory of the past civilizations.

In this 📝 post and together with my collaborating guest author, we’ll introduce you to just
a few of the historical wonders, narrating the tales of archaic civilizations across centuries.

Stonehenge – Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Historical Places In Europe #1

Stonehenge Wiltshire

https://pixabay.com/photos/stonehenge-monument-architecture-1590047/

Standing as one of the largest historical mysteries in Europe, 🧱 Stonehenge is a
definite visit, if you’re looking for intriguing historical places in Europe to see.

Built around the 2nd century BC, this ginormous stone structure is thought to be a Neolithic
burial ground. Speculations related to the construction of this massive complex before the
invention of the wheel or modern technology, assume that the 🧱 stones were somehow transported from a nearby quarry.

The place was declared as a 📜 UNESCO World Heritage site, visitors are prohibited from
touching.

Witnessing Stonehenge from a nearby designated platform, is enough to marvel over
this historical wonder!



The Colosseum – Rome, Italy

Historical Places In Europe #2

Rome Colosseum

Italy is famous for more than its mouthwatering cuisine. Monumental structures from the Roman
Empire are spread across a large part of Italy.

🏟 The Colosseum in Rome, is one of the famous amphitheaters built by the Romans. The Roman
Emperor; Vespasian built the Colosseum around 70 CE.

It was a grand gathering space for various 🏆 sports and cultural activities, but later fell
out of use and into ruins. Despite two-thirds of the original structure being destroyed,
the Colosseum is still a major tourist spot in Italy.

Thousands of tourists from all over the 🗺 world, gather around this amphitheater every year
to marvel at the beauty of the place.



Les Catacombs – France

Historical Places In Europe #3

Les Catacombs France

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catacombs_of_Paris#/media/File:Catacombs-700px.jpg

If you are a fan of both history and horror, Les Catacombs in Paris, France is your place to visit.

This creepy catacomb will surely get your blood pumping as you witness rows and rows of
💀 skulls lining the walls of the catacomb. Les Catacombs are believed to be created
around the 18th century due to the city’s inability to manage the overflowing cemeteries.

Consequently, a quarry was dug to deposit ⚰ 6 million resting bodies, which became a
tourist attraction for its bizarre history and appearance.

Acropolis – Athens, Greece

Historical Places In Europe #4

Acropolis Athens Greece

https://pixabay.com/photos/acropolis-athens-greece-ancient-2725918/

Who would not want to visit the remains of Greek civilization, to experience the glory and heritage that the Greeks left for the 🌎 world to follow?

The 🏛 Acropolis in Greece is without a doubt an intriguing historical landmark in Europe,
that tells the centuries-old story of Greek civilization.

Built around 447 BC, the structure is believed to be used as an assembly hall and a symbol
of democracy in Greek times.

The Acropolis underwent several constructions and reconstructions over time. But the
original structure of the Acropolis remains, reflective of the geometric precision and
accuracy that Greeks followed in their architecture.



Castle of Segovia – Spain

Historical Places In Europe #5

Castle of Segovia Spain

https://pixabay.com/photos/alcazar-de-segovia-segovia-6722803/

If you are a {Disney} fan, you should not miss out on the 🏰 Castle of Segovia in Spain,
the inspiration for Walt Disney’s official logo.

Built around 1120, this 🧱 stone fortification was intended as a military advantage of
Spanish forces, but soon became a Royal Residence of 👑 King Alphonso VIII. The Castle was
later converted to a Royal Artillery School, and part of the Castle continues to serve the
same purpose today.

The 🏰 Castle is open for the public to visit (except for the school area) and is filled
with period décor and artifacts.

Visiting this historical site, you will learn about the history of Spain, including the
battles, conquests and civilizations that reigned over the region.



Hagia Sophia – Istanbul, Turkey

Historical Places In Europe #6

Hagia Sophia Turkey

https://pixabay.com/photos/hagia-sophia-istanbul-mosque-turkey-6786611/

Located in Constantinople, present-day Istanbul, Hagia Sophia was built as a signature
⛪ church by the Byzantine Empire.

However, with the conquest of the Byzantine Empire by the Turks, the church fell in the
hands of Muslims and was converted to a 🕌 Mosque.

Four minarets were added to the original structure of Hagia Sophia, in addition to the
Islamic architectural décor covering the whole building.

The mosque was designated as a 🏛 Museum by the Turkish president in 1935 after the
country’s secularization. In 2020, the current president of Turkey reconverted the Museum
into a functioning mosque.

Alhambra Palace – Granada, Spain

Historical Places In Europe #7

Alhambra Palace Granada Spain

https://pixabay.com/photos/alhambra-granada-andalusia-spain-967024/

Another historical marvel reflecting 🕌 Muslim art and architecture in Europe is the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

The Alhambra was initially built as a fortress but later converted to a royal palace, around
the 14th century. The fortress–built according to Moorish traditions–is immaculately preserved,
with its numerous orchids and vineyards functional to date.

Visiting 🏟 Alhambra Palace, you will be left stunned by its beauty and the intricate details
found on the inner walls and columns. The period décor will take you back in time, where you
can visit the past grandeur of the Palace in real-time.



Lascaux – France

Historical Places In Europe #8

Lascaux France

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lascaux#/media/File:Lascaux_painting.jpg

Known as what is believed to be the epicenter of Stone Age art, Lascaux in France certainly
needs to be highlighted while discussing intriguing places in Europe.

The site contains almost 500 🎨 painted walls dating back to the Paleolithic Age, as far
back as 20,000 years ago. Some of the paintings on the walls are still intact, containing
images of 🐆 animals that existed during that period.

The site is also labeled as a 🗺 UNESCO World Heritage, and it is thus limited for tourists
to visit.

To provide tourists with a real-time experience of the cave, a decoy known as Lascaux II was
created nearby for visitors, that mirrors the original cave.

Final Thoughts Banner

This is just a very short list of some intriguing historical places in Europe, that are
definitely worth visiting.

Guest Author at Gr8 Travel Tips

zunaira-revisitinghistory

Zunaira Ghazal is an architect and designer on paper, but a 📝 writer at heart.
She has a Bachelors in Architecture and a passion for traveling.

Both of which combine in her writings about timeworn castles and fortresses, that have withstood
the tests of time and stand proud to this day. Be sure to check out her blog at
📖 RevisitingHistory 📖.

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