Europe has so many beautiful monuments with different stories and history behind them. Some of them have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. For this list, I have chosen the 10 Most beautiful buildings and monuments in Europe.
1. Winter Palace
The Winter Palace is certainly the most famous building in St. Petersburg’s, it served as the official residence of the Russian Emperors from 1732 to 1917 and from this year the palace and its precincts form the Hermitage Museum. The Winter Palace has been calculated to contain 1886 doors, 1945 windows, 1500 rooms, and 117 staircases.
2. Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of the Kings and Queens of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in 1789. The palace is a historical monument and a UNESCO World Heritage site, notable especially for the ceremonial Hall of Mirrors, the jewel-like Royal Opera, and the royal apartments.
3. Duomo in Florence
This Cathedral is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Florence Cathedral, or Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore in Italian, was built in 1296 in the Gothic style, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, and was structurally completed in 1436, with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi.
The Louvre is the largest art and history museum in the world and the most visited museum in Paris. Besides the Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, the Glass Pyramid is also famous among Instagram lovers.
5. Grand Place Brussels
The Brussels’ Grand Place is not a monument by itself, this the central square of the capital of Belgium, but it is surrounded by typical Brussels architectural buildings like the Town Hall and the King’s House. This square is arguably the most memorable landmark in Brussels, and measures 68 by 110 meters.
6. Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin are a group of palace complexes and extended landscaped gardens located in the Havilland region around the German capital of Berlin and Potsdam, located only about 1 hour from Berlin and one of the prettiest small cities in the east part of Germany. It was recognized for the historic unity of its landscape—a unique example of landscape design against the background of monarchic ideas of the Prussian state and common efforts of emancipation.
7. The Würzburg Residence
The Würzburg Residence is a palace in Würzburg, Germany. This Palace is one of the most important baroque palaces in Europe and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. It was created under the patronage of the prince-bishops Lothar Franz and Friedrich Carl von Schönborn in the 18th century.
The Colosseum is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions. It is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and is listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. This well-known monument is related to the story of the Gladiators; it was where they fought and even killed each other people for the pleasure of the citizens and their emperor.
Located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens, this ancient citadel contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The land of the Gods provides so many beautiful places and also history but this one is one of the famous monuments in Greece and in the world.
10. Sagrada Família
The Basílica de la Sagrada Família also known as the Sagrada Família, is a large unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. This place is known for its stained-glass work and the intricate architecture inside. It was designed by famous Spanish/Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, and his work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.