25 Top Tourist Attractions in Europe – Travel Video

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Europe – Travel Video


With its layers of history and overlapping
of cultures, Europe is a treasure trove of everything from the medieval and ancient to
the baroque and art nouveau. Couple this with Arctic conditions in the
north and beautiful Mediterranean climates in the south, and there’s a whole side of
nature to go with the main dish of culture that can be found in this wonderful continent. Here’s a look at the top tourist attractions
in Europe: Number 25. Leaning Tower of Pisa. The world-famous leaning tower is known around
the globe for its incredible four-degree tilt that makes it seem as if the tower is about
to topple over. The amazing slanted belltower sits behind
Pisa Cathedral and was built in the Romanesque style. Dating back to the 12th century, the tower
took a whopping 199 years to complete, but began to slant during its construction due
to soft ground on one side. Today, the tower – which stands at a wonky
55.86 meters tall – attracts tourists from far and wide. Number 24. Canals of Bruges. The arteries of the old town, the canals of
Bruges have long been the roadways that connect the city. The canals were dug from a river for commercial
shipping in order to move essential goods and supplies around the town. Bruges’ inner canals mark the old city walls
and ramparts and make for a beautiful area to explore on foot or in one of the many tourist
boats. Cruise past the numerous old overarching brick
bridges, sail along small streams, and spot the scenic riverside houses. Number 23. Cliffs of Moher. Located in Ireland’s County Clare, the Cliffs
of Moher are an awe-inspiring sight. The coastal cliffs are made up of steep 214
meter stone and run for 14 km. From the top of the cliffs, the Aran Islands
can be spotted across the sparkling waters. The coastal walking paths along the cliffs
make for a fantastic ramble among the natural landscape, where you can glimpse the castle-like
cliffs. The cliffs have been the subject of many folk
tales and stories, and have been featured in numerous films, such as Harry Potter. Number 22. Pompeii. In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted with devastating
effect. Many small towns and settlements in the region
were completely destroyed by the eruption, not least Pompeii. Ironically, being buried under layers of ash
that fell from the volcano has led to an incredibly well-preserved snapshot of a Roman city frozen
in the midst of a disaster. Though a few valuables were taken through
the centuries, the site was rediscovered and has been excavated since 1764. Nowadays, visitors can walk around the ancient
city and marvel at preserved colorful murals and see the plaster casts of people and animals
in their final moments. Number 21. Meteora. Meaning “elevated” in Greek, Meteora is
a jutting rock formation in Northern Greece – a wild landscape made up of hill-like
boulders that dominate the skyline. Part of what makes that magnificent landscape
so amazing, however, are the monasteries that precariously cling to the rocks. Set on cliffs with staircases cut into the
very stone itself, this religious site dates back to the 15th century, and some still welcome
visitors to this day. The most famous of all, the Holy Trinity Monastery,
perches an amazing 400 meters atop a natural rock tower and is a breathtaking sight to
set eyes on. Number 20. Sagrada Familia. Officially the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia,
this famously opulent church in Barcelona is the brainchild of the renowned Catalan
architect Antoni Gaudi. With work starting on the church back in 1882,
137 years later, the Sagrada still remains unfinished. It is expected that the building will be completed
in 2026. Built in the art nouveau and gothic styles,
the fantastical church has an impressive eight spires and ten that are yet to be constructed. This amazing building draws crowds of tourists
with twisting turrets, and surreal curves, while intriguing gargoyles make for something
from another world and time entirely. Number 19. Tallinn Old City Once part of the trading alliance the Hanseatic
League, Tallinn was formerly an extremely prosperous city. The riches of Tallin’s past can be seen
be in the Old City, which still retains its 13th-century city plan. Authentically medieval, there are grand merchant’s
houses and churches lining the cobblestone streets. One of the major sites in this cultural and
historical heart of the Estonian capital is the Town Hall Square, home to the gothic Town
Hall. Elsewhere, you’ll find Estonia’s oldest
church, the 13th-century cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin. Today, it’s not just the historic buildings
that make the area so charming; there are also numerous bars and shops to enjoy too. Number 18. Tower Bridge Often mistakenly thought to be London Bridge,
Tower Bridge is a late Victorian masterpiece showcasing the height of London’s standing
on the world stage. Opened in 1894, the bridge crosses the Thames
close to the Tower of London, another London landmark. The bridge itself is a drawbridge powered
by engine rooms which are located in the neo-gothic north and south towers, making this a feat
of 19th-century engineering. The bridge is still in use to this day and
has even been modernized with lights that glimmer in the evening. Number 17. Neuschwanstein Castle One of the architectural projects of “Mad”
King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Neuschwanstein Castle is the quintessential fairytale castle. In fact, it was the castle’s soaring spires
and romanesque revival style that inspired Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. Construction of the castle began in 1869,
but sadly, Ludwig never got to live in his castle; he died in 1886, the same year of
the castle’s completion. Set in South Bavaria among forested mountains
and mirror-like lakes, the picturesque setting of the castle is as impressive as the building
itself. Number 16. Mont Saint-Michel This famous fortified island is located around
a kilometer off the northwestern shores of Normandy in France. Walking around Mont-St-Michel might feel as
if you have been transported back to another time; the monastery here dates back to the
8th century and is still in use today. The old walls and chapels are intriguing places
to explore. At high tide, waters make the island seem
as if it is a floating fortress in the sea. Previously only reachable by foot or car during
low tide, the island can be reached at any time on foot along a bridge built in 2014. ‘
Number 15. Scottish Highlands The Scottish Highlands form a rugged, mountainous
region of Northern Scotland. There are many things to do in amongst the
dramatic scenery of this picturesque area. There’s Glencoe Valley where red deer roam
and waterfalls hide; close to here, Ben Nevis calls with the highest mountain peak in the
United Kingdom. Elsewhere, Loch Ness sits in the Central Highlands
and is where you can try to catch a glimpse of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, or simply
take a stroll and enjoy the serene atmosphere. The Scottish Highlands are also home to Inverness,
the largest city in the region. Number 14. Lake Bled. Set in Northwest Slovenia close to the town
of Bled is a gleaming emerald lake surrounded by stunning verdant hills. Catch one of the old wooden boats over to
the small Bled Island in the middle of the lake. The island is home to the Church of the Assumption
of Mary – a 17th-century building with some 15th-century gothic frescoes still intact. Around this incredibly picturesque spot, there’s
also Bled Castle, but one of the best things to do in the area is to simply stroll around
the lake and take a break for a swim in the calm waters. Number 13. Saint Basil’s Cathedral Arguably the most iconic sight in Russia,
this twisting Cathedral with its multi-colored onion domes is set in Moscow’s equally iconic
Red Square. St Basil’s Cathedral was built by Ivan the
Terrible in 1555. The structure is a madly bright lollypop of
strange styles that seem more like a funfair and look unlike anything else in Russia. Because of its unique architectural style
and its historic links to a victorious battle in Tatarstan, the cathedral is a symbol of
Russia. Number 12. Dubrovnik Old Town One of the most beautiful old towns in Europe,
Dubrovnik’s Old Town is a red-roofed marvel that is asking to be explored. Its ancient city walls jut out into the Adriatic
Sea, and its cobblestone streets hide a plethora of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and museums. Dating back to the 16th century, the stone
walls boast baroque churches and crumbling buildings. Built in 1573, Pile Gate marks the entrance
the Old Town with its remarkable renaissance arches – it’s particularly beautiful when
lit up at night. The Dubrovnik Cable Car offers the opportunity
to see the ancient streets of the city from above. Number 11. Canals of Amsterdam Amsterdam is well known for its canals. In fact, there are more than 100 kilometers
of canals weaving around the Netherland’s capital, forming around 90 islands and requiring
1,500 bridges to get around. The waterways lead to Amsterdam being labeled
the ‘Venice of the North.’ Dug in the 17th century, the canals were used
for transportation, as sewers, as drinking water – a bit of everything. In the modern city, the canals make up the
charming cityscape that Amsterdam is known for. The canals are backed by 17th-century townhouses,
adding even more to the charm factor. Number 10. Eiffel Tower Named after Gustave Eiffel, the unmistakable
symbol of Paris is a sight that must be witnessed when visiting the French capital. Constructed between 1887 and 1889, the tower
was originally built to be the impressive entrance to the World’s Fair. The tower stands at 324 meters tall and was
amazingly the world’s tallest man-made structure until the Empire State Building took the title
in 1930. Take the lift all the way to the observation
deck of the tower and marvel at the views of the Parisian boulevard and pattern of parks
below. Number 9. Prague Old Town The medieval Old Town of the Czech Republic
capital is bristling with historical sights, which is what makes it such a popular destination. At its heart is the Old Town Square, where
you’ll find the Old Town Hall, boasting an Astronomical Clock which dates back to
1410, making it the oldest clock still in operation in the world. Connecting the Old Town with the Lesser Town
of Prague across the Vltava River is the Charles Bridge. Construction on the bridge started in 1357
but wasn’t completed until the early 15th century. Around the Old Town, plenty of bars and a
buzzing nightlife scene make for an enjoyable place to stick around after dark. Number 8. St. Peter’s Basilica Located in Vatican City, St Peter’s Basilica
is the biggest church in the world, and one of the most famous examples of Italian Renaissance
architecture. Construction began on this monument in 1506,
with one of the architects being none other than Michelangelo. This is where the Pope himself addresses the
tens of thousands of worshippers who crowd the adjacent St Peter’s Square. The current Basilica replaced the old St Peter’s
Basilica, which stood in the same place from around 360 AD. The church itself is thought to be built over
the tomb of St Peter. Number 7. Canals of Venice
Venice is the original canal city; every other canal city in the world is compared to Venice. The enigmatic waterlogged city is the site
of more than 150 waterways and 400 bridges, including the famous Bridge of Sighs. The main canal in Venice is the two-mile-long
Grand Canal, which flows past St Mark’s Square and is lined with some of Venice’s
historic architecture. Gondoliers punt visitors around wearing striped
shirts and wide-brimmed hats, but boats on the river are not just for tourists; they
are also used for everyday jobs such as rubbish collection. Number 6. Palace of Versailles. Versailles is a monument like no other; when
it comes to palaces, Versailles definitely takes first place. This grandiose building was the main residence
for French royalty from 1682 until the 1789 French Revolution. The exterior of the castle is enchantingly
ornate, but its interiors are no less impressive. Some rooms inside the building are as famous
as the palace itself, such as the Hall of Mirrors with its opulent gilded decoration. The geometric gardens punctuated with conical
trees and woven as canals and fountains. Number 5. Fjords of Norway One of the top reasons many people travel
to Norway is to see its majestic fjords. Shaped by glaciers over an incomprehensibly
long 2.5 million years or so, the towering U-shaped valleys and their carved cliffs create
a stunning landscape that’s almost too huge to take in. Norway boasts over 1000 fjords, only a portion
of which are visited en masse, meaning it’s still possible to find a slice of solitude. Taking a cruise ship is a great way to see
the soaring walls of the fjords as the boat glides on the waters. Alternatively, hiking atop the fjords offers
a birds-eye-view of the incredible landscape. Number 4. Alhambra Built on the ruins of Roman fortifications
in 889, Alhambra is a combination palace and fortress situated in Granada, Spain. For almost 1,000 years, much of the Iberian
peninsula was ruled by the Islamic Moors, with Andalusia being their longest-held territory. Today, you can explore its citadel, the oldest
part of the fortress, climb up its watchtower, explore the amazing Moorish gardens and courtyards,
and be amazed at the delicate geometric patterns throughout the complex. The setting on the backdrop of the Sierra
Nevada makes Alhambra that much more mystical. Number 3. Hagia Sophia For almost 1,000 years, Hagia Sophia was the
biggest cathedral in the world and is still a fantastic structure to set eyes on. Originally built as an Eastern Orthodox Cathedral
in 537 when Istanbul was named Constantinople, Hagia Sophia became an Ottoman mosque from
1453 and is today a museum for all faiths to enjoy. The dome of the Hagia Sophia is a marvel in
itself, and the building as a whole perfectly reflective of Byzantine architecture. Walking around the building today, you can
piece together the history of the city with its intriguing murals and interesting artifacts. Number 2. Acropolis The Acropolis in Athens is a simply stunning
sight. This monumental hill is the location of a
number of ancient sites that date back to the 5th century BC. Some of the attractions that crown the Acropolis
include the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheum, and, of course, the Parthenon. Constructed at the peak of the Athenian Empire
in 447 BC, the Parthenon is a symbol of Greece and impresses with its innumerable columns. After nightfall, the Acropolis is lit up with
a glow that can be seen around Athens. Number 1. Colosseum The Colosseum is the perfect symbol of the
power of the Roman Empire at its height. Dating back to 72 AD, it was designed to hold
50,000 spectators and was, at the time, the biggest amphitheater ever built. Here, all manner of public spectacles were
shown – from animal hunts and executions to gory gladiator battles; it was even filled
with water for mock sea battles. Although practically a ruin, the Colosseum
is still very much an icon of Rome. Step inside the arches and take a tour of
the structure. Sit and imagine yourself as a spectator in
Roman times, and the grand displays and spectacles that went on inside the ring.

68 thoughts on “25 Top Tourist Attractions in Europe – Travel Video”

  • Vayan al Palacio del Escorial en Madrid e interesense por su construcción. Está construida en base a la astrología y ciencias ocultas. Es una auténtica maravilla

  • #25 @@ – Leaning Tower of Pisa – I wasn't yet 🙁
    #24 @@ – Canals of Bruges – I was already there 👍
    #23 @@ – Cliffs of Moher – I was already there 👍
    #22 @@ – Pompeii – I was already there 👍
    #21 @@ – Meteora – I wasn't yet 🙁
    #20 @@ – Sagrada Familia – I was already there 👍
    #19 @@ – Tallinn Old City – I wasn't yet 🙁
    #18 @@ – Tower Bridge – I was already there 👍
    #17 @@ – Neuschwanstein Castle – I was already there 👍
    #16 @@ – Mont Saint-Michel – I was already there 👍
    #15 @@ – Scottish Highlands – I was already there 👍
    #14 @@ – Lake Bled – I wasn't yet 🙁
    #13 @@ – St. Basil's Cathedral – I was already there 👍
    #12 @@ – Dubrovnik Old Town – I wasn't yet 🙁
    #11 @@ – Canals of Amsterdam – I was already there 👍
    #10 @@ – Eiffel Tower – I was already there 👍
    #9 @@ – Prague Old Town – I was already there 👍
    #8 @@ – St. Peter's Basilica – I was already there 👍
    #7 @@ – Canals of Venice – I wasn't yet 🙁
    #6 @@ – Palace of Versailles – I wasn't yet 🙁
    #5 @@ – Fjords of Norway – I wasn't yet 🙁
    #4 @@ – Alhambra – I wasn't yet 🙁
    #3 @@ – Hagia Sophia – I wasn't yet 🙁
    #2 @@ – Acropolis – I wasn't yet 🙁
    #1 @@ – Colosseum – I was already there 👍

    👍 14 – 🙁 11

  • If you want a list by numbers then here´s one, it list the most visited places/sites in each country. Museums/castles/palaces/churches seems to top, but that´s probably because they have entrances and can actually count the numbers. It´s hard to count the numbers visiting the fjords of Norway for example. Not all countries are listed tough.
    https://www.farandwide.com/s/europe-most-visited-attractions-a9de982c22434390

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_visited_palaces_and_monuments – And here´s a list of most visited palaces and monuments in the world
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Tourism_rankings – most visited countries
    https://bigseventravel.com/2019/08/50-most-visited-cities-in-the-world/ – most visited cities in the world

  • These are all beautiful places, but the massive amounts of tourists themselves spoil the magic. You can actually see that in this video. Better go to places where there's interaction with locals is possible, or you have reasons to interact with them. Try a 'working on an organic farm' holiday, volunteer help to rebuild ancient sites, or cycle around one of the flatter countries and really be in it.

  • there are so many fabulous and historic sites/buildings /areas in Europe You cannot possibly do justice to it with a list.A lot is down to taste..just drive around and keep your eyes open.

  • Extremely tough list there would be 1000 honourable mentions but Id take pisa out.
    How do you have lake bled over the swiss or austrian alps FFS?
    Slovenian caves in
    Russia needed more entries = st petersburg, golden ring, sochi.

    Where are the greek islands? Best beaches & water in europe

  • That's a hell of a challenge finding the top 25 of literally thousands of places to visit. Ofcourse you never can be even close to complete. But I think if you have just three weeks of holiday to get a glimp of Europe, it's a good summary. So Thumbs Up. Welcome to Europe!

  • Europe its like no other continent …full of history , culture , traditions, spectacular places , stunning sights , marvel architectures. Take yrs to explore.

  • Top Green English says:

    How about making "10 Top Tourist Attractions in South Korea"? There are lots of historical sites(ancient palaces in Seoul, ancient temples in Gyeongju, etc) and natural landscapes(Jeju island and eatern coast, etc) here in Korea.

  • Ivandro Pitta-Gros says:

    Done 12 of the 25! 🤩

    #20 @7:05 – Sagrada Familia
    #18 @9:51 – Tower Bridge 
    #17 @11:04 – Neuschwanstein Castle
    #11 @18:15 – Canals of Amsterdam 
    #10 @19:43 – Eiffel Tower 
    #9 @20:58 – Prague Old Town 
    #8 @22:15 – St. Peter's Basilica 
    #7 @23:23 – Canals of Venice 
    #6 @24:56 – Palace of Versailles 
    #3 @28:45 – Hagia Sophia 
    #2 @29:57 – Acropolis 
    #1 @31:16 – Colosseum

  • Holy crap, those lake steamers seem to be going dangerously fast!! Also worth mentioning, London's Tower Bridge now has a glass bottomed walkway across the span between the two towers, giving scary views of the traffic below and a little drama when the road bridge is opened to boat traffic on the Thames. At the north end of the bridge is the ultra famous and lethal Tower of London.

  • Best Countries in Europe I have been too are Greece, Netherlands, Austria, Scotland and Italy. Countries which I went & did not like are Czech Rep (horrible people), Sweden (BORING), England (besides Newcastle, Durham, Brighton and Liverpool which are nice cities/towns. Good nature though and I like the people. not too polite (fake) and straight to the point), Belgium (just stupid. Brugge is nice though), Germany (besides Munchen), Hungary, Spain (besides Andalucia which is nice), Slovakia, Lithuania

    1. Greece – to chill, see Athens and islands, amazing people and food, amazing history, Meteora
    2. Austria – mountains, winter sports, Vienna, Salzburg, museums and palaces
    3. Scotland – just amazing, the nature, Edinburgh, Highlands, you can see Aurora Borealis from Isle of Skye.
    4. Netherlands – to chill, kind people, Utrecht, Den Haag, Amsterdam
    5. Italy – amazing architecture food and people, Rome, Vatican, Florence, Cinque Terre, Napoli and Pompeii. The problem here is that if you go to Rome or any other city, you will need a lot of money for trains or buses to travel to another city. I payed 200 Euro to go from Rome to Napoli and back. It's a very large country

    Note, Barcelona sucks. I dont understand why everyone goes there. The only good place in Spain is Granada and some other towns in Andalucia.

    My next trip will be Iceland and Scotland again. Scotland is a hidden gem.

  • Wow Touropia! one of the best travel channels I have come across. Inspired by you, I started my own YouTube travel channel recently

  • South Africa is not safe for tourists:

    https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/table-mountain-tourist-murder-latest-news-suspects-who/
    https://wecanstopthegenocide.com/2019/10/30/dutch-tourist-murder/

    https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/cheers-at-chants-of-one-american-one-bullet-outside-us-embassy-in-pretoria-41197554 Threats to Americans

  • Brandy Lynn Montreal and Beyond says:

    Wow, this is really a great video for anyone planning to travel to Europe without knowing much about where to go. I would love to travel back to Europe and visit some more historical places and ruins. Just beautifully put together Touropia!! Great job! Thanks and much love!

  • A list like this is always subjective. All European countries have beautiful sights. Go to the Tatras in Slovakia, Gdansk in Poland, Riga in Latvia, Sintra in Portugal, Plovdiv in Bulgaria, Hallstatt in Austria, Novi Sad in Serbia, Ohrid in North Macedonia etc.

  • Grate video to start exploring Europe.

    Aloud me to suggest some more grate places:

    1. Santorini – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMcSU7NTAPc

    2. Zakynthos, Navagio –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6UITaTl-eg

    3. Skiathos – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWDETMDFxNI

    4. Rhodes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp-jkANDp18

    5. Delos – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HENIlVEd4As

    6. Delphi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L28s2C3cQbw

    7. Chalkidiki – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4kowVf4Coo

    8. Zagori – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d5otqk4px8

    Yes, I am Greek so consider my suggestions reliable when they concern Greece! I am looking forward to seeing more suggestions from Europeans across Europe.

  • I have been 22 of these places more than ten years ago, and twice of some of them. Now these places are over traveled and too touristy. They’re the most famous but there are more better places to see in the world.

  • Good evening! 

    My name is Gleb and I am a native Russian speaker. I am working on translations of subtitles for videos, texts of any level of difficulty.

  • I feel myself so blessed that I had the chance to visit many of those amazing places! From Rome to Pompeii, from Athens to Bruges, from Paris to Amsterdam, from Barcelona to Venice!…. But still so many places that still in my bucket list like Mont St. Michael in France to Istambul…. I just miss some amazing places that I've been like Florence, Malta, Portugal, Northern Spain, Europe have some beautiful places to see! I love you Europe and I will be back!

  • These 25 places are overcrowded. And no places in Switzerland ?? It's a very beautiful place for countrysides and history. Most city centers are from the Middle Age because they are well maintained and they have never been destroyed by a war. The advantage is that there is not so much mass tourism because it's not a cheap country. I would say the same for France.

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