History enthusiasts should definitely take a trip to the old European continent to visit some of the most important areas of Europe’s history. These are places where the destinies of entires nations were changed, and where the greatest personalities of the world have left their mark in history.
Today we’ll take a look at some of the most important historical places on the European continent that you should definitely visit at least once in your lifetime.
Among the megalites
The vertical cliffs of the Stonehenge Circle ascend into the Salisbury Plain in England, and despite the nearby traffic and countless farms in the area, this monument has not lost its charm. No one knows who or why built this construction about 5,000 years ago, but today, this monument attracts thousands of tourists and leaves all of them astonished.
Acropolis – the cradle of democracy
The symbol of classical Greece has survived for over 2500 years. Even from a distance, the great marble temple that passes over the Acropolis site in Athens is a true symbol of democracy and civilization. To walk and enjoy every corner of this area you’ll need at least four hours, but it is definitely worth the effort. Also, don’t forget to visit the Temple of Athena Nike where you can enjoy the scenes of ancient wars and feel as if they’re taking place right before your eyes!
Nothing will prepare you for the astonishment you will feel when you get to see the most important monument in Andalusia – the Alhambra fortress in Granada, Spain. The palace, adorned with luxurious ornaments, is surrounded by sumptuous gardens and courtyards, filled with artesian fountains, statues and thousands of exotic plant species.
The most spectacular edifice in ancient Rome
The Colosseum is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a grand amphitheater built in the era of Emperor Vespasian of the Flame Dynasty and opened eight years later by Emperor Titus in 80 BC. Here, in front of more than 50,000 spectators, the stadium square received gladiators who were fighting against each other or against large predators. The colloseum has a square perimeter of more than 500 meters wide and was built over the place where there used to be an enormous golden bronze statue of Colossus.
In the footsteps of Battle of Waterloo
The small town of Waterloo is located a few kilometers from the Belgian capital, known for the battle that took place on its territory two centuries ago. Start your trip at the city’s tour desk, where you can find all the details of this battle fought by Napoleon Bonaparte. From there, visit the Church of St. Joseph with its green dome, which can be seen from anywhere in the city. After seeing the famous battlefield, visit the Wellington Museum, the former Command Center of the Duke of Wellington, who fought against Napoleon’s army. The museum hosts authentic documents, weapons, engravings and souvenirs from that period.