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    Europe's Greatest Landmarks

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    Take a tour of Europe's Greatest Landmarks – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

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    The 1889 World’s Fair was the inspiration for the construction of the glorious Eiffel Tower in Paris. At the top, visitors find unparalleled city views and discover why Paris is said to be the world’s most romantic city.

    Owing to the stunningly elegant iron lattice work, it has been nicknamed ''The Iron Lady''.

    A monument which best represents the mysteries of the ancient world, is Stonehenge in the United Kingdom. A mere ruin of what it once was, the story behind its construction is still unknown. A stone circle, it was built over an extensive period of 1,500 years in 3 stages.

    A Roman Catholic Church and a prodigy of a famed Catalan architect, is the basilica of Sagrada Familia. Having been Antoni Gaudi’s most ambitious project, its construction started in 1882 and is expected to continue for many more years. Its exemplary and incredibly elaborate design has made the church exceedingly popular.

    Initially recognized as the Flavian Amphitheater, the Colosseum in Rome is a momentous site. This tiered oval amphitheater was built in the 1st century and took a mere 8 to 10 years to complete. Today its ruins tell the tales of grand gladiator fights and showcase engineering techniques of a bygone era.

    Built over 2500 years ago and standing on top a hill is the temple structure of Parthenon in Athens, Greece. This glorious monument was constructed to honor Athena, the revered goddess and benefactor of the city. Spartan and modest in its design, it epitomizes the Doric style architecture popular in ancient Greece.