Bucket List Travel: The Top 30 Places in Europe

1. Big Ben, London, United Kingdom

Big Ben London

The Elizabeth Tower, more commonly referred to as Big Ben, is one of the most iconic landmarks in London and a must for your London itinerary – it’s one of the best things to see in the United Kingdom.

Built in 1858, the copper embellished clock is joined to the Houses of Parliament and is often a hotspot for tourists.

Unfortunately, London’s iconic timepiece is undergoing restoration works until 2021, but one of the clock faces will be working and uncovered during the process, and you can still check out the Houses of Parliament.

2. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France is another addition to our Europe bucket list. Climbing to around three hundred and twenty four metres, the iron lattice tower was originally built in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.

3. St Peter´s Basilica, Rome, Italy

St Peter Basilica, ROme

If you’re looking for the best places to visit in Europe, St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy should be at the top of your list. This beautiful, Italian church is designed entirely in the Renaissance style, making St Peter’s Basilica one piece of 17th century architecture you simply cannot miss on your trip to Rome.

4. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is guaranteed to be on any pick of the 100 things to do in Europe. The slanted bell tower climbs to around sixty metres and took over two hundred years to complete (tilt and all!). Take the obligatory selfie, then spend some time exploring the beautiful Pisa Cathedral next door.  

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

5. Ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik Croatia

Visiting the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik in Croatia is a must when travelling around the many landmarks in Europe. The series of stone walls, interrupted by forts and towers were built during the Middle Ages as a way to defend the city of Dubrovnik. Exploring the large structure is one of the top 100 things to do across the continent.

6. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

The Sagrada Familia is one of the best places to see in Europe. Located in Barcelona, Spain, the unique, Gothic church was originally designed by Antoni Gaudí and is still undergoing work that is predicted to be completed in the next decade.  

7. Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Granada’s gorgeous Alhambra is a red clay palace and fortress complex that dates back to the 9th century. The grand fortress features courtyards, fountains, and towers, stretching to cover around seven hundred and forty metres of land. Book your ticket in advance.

Alhambra Spain

8. Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany

The Berlin Wall, located in the centre of Berlin, Germany, should be firmly on your Europe bucket list. While the Berlin Wall was destroyed in 1989, approximately one mile of the original wall still remains as a memorial of the border that once existed between the historic West Germany and the GDR.

Example of the Berlin wall

9. Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle Germany

Looking for that perfect Instagram-worthy destination for your European Bucket list? Head to Bavaria in Germany to explore the piece of gothic fabulousness that is Neuschwanstein Castle.

The castle, built in the 19th century, was commissioned and paid for by Ludwig II of Bavaria but ended up never being used. The extravagant palace is open to the public and is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Europe.

10. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Acropolis Athens Greece

The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient city containing several structures of both architectural and historical importance (such as the Parthenon.) We’d suggest a trip to Athens to explore the Acropolis while travelling around Europe to explore the crumbling ruins.

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