Would you like to go backpacking through Europe? Is that your idea of an amazing vacation or something that is included in your future traveling plans? Well haven’t you landed yourself in exactly the right place! This article will be focusing its attention on some historical sites in Europe that would appeal to the senses that dominate your travel instincts. Starting from the United Kingdom and all the way to Spain, to Rome and Greece, to Paris and to Croatia, Europe is an ideal destination for vacations, traveling, backpacking or sightseeing. Presenting below the top ten historical sites in Europe.
10. London’s Historical Walk, England
We are going to start off with England of course as it seems logical. London’s Historical Walk is known for this particular name because it allows you, in one go, to see all of London’s historical spots and sites. This means that you get to see the famous Trafalgar Square, the Thames River, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to begin with. Even an entire day would not begin to do justice to all the places that you should see and literally devour. London’s historical walk is everything that its name claims to be!
9. Auschwitz and Birkenau , Krakow, Poland
The next destination on our list of the historical sites in Europe will take you all the way to Poland ( a sudden urge to speak in their native accent was just felt making us wonder when technology would advance to the point where we can literally write in accents). This site might leave you a little saddened since is considered to be the epicenter of genocide in the 20th century. You can roam around the place without a tour guide and see for yourself the obvious signs of bewildering devastation. It will certainly be a little excruciating to imagine human extermination at the place where you are visiting as a tourist, a little heart breaking leaving you nauseated. If it is not too much then explore the place for which a day is more than enough.
8. La Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Don’t leave all the gloominess behind because we are taking you to the moors in Spain as we move to our next historical destination. Alhambra is the main attraction in this city and undoubtedly, millions of people fly to this place to tour and explore. Alhambra can also be categorized as one of the most intriguing ruins in the world since the site still has that Moorish feel about it, a feeling that belongs to a bygone era. Once you step foot into this place, made even more haunting due to the looming Sierra Nevada mountains, the mystical feeling of the moors will stay with you for a long time.
We cannot write about historical places in Europe and then fail to mention the mysterious and beautiful site called Stonehenge now can we? These again are ruins which are touted to have been built around 3100 BC in Wiltshire England. If you do a little research before you go to visit the place you will be able to better appreciate these structures which took anywhere from 10 to 20 million hours to construct. Can you believe it? Well you will once you see it with your own eyes because we are talking about construction without any technological assistance what so ever. The place is not used for some religious gatherings by the locals.
6. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
The next destination on our list of historical destinations in Europe is the Sagrada Familia, one of the largest Roman Catholic Churches in Europe. The architecture of the place, by Antoni Gaudi, is sort of a depiction of an architecture that he dreamt of creating and therefore is an interesting combination of Gothic and modern styles. If would interest you to know that construction on the church is still underway and is estimated to end in the year 2016. Sadly, the architect no longer lives to oversee it. The tallest towers of the church go as high as 500 feet and can be seen from all over the city.