The 10 Best Things to Do When Travelling to Europe 2023 is a hot topic with travelers, so MBS 87 will introduce you top 10 destinations should go to.
The 10 Best Things to Do When Travelling to Europe 2023
The Colosseum is the perfect symbol of the power of the Roman Empire at its height.
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.
Built as a church to rival Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome and Saint Paul's Cathedral in London, the Panthéon is the national mausoleum of France's greatest citizens. In 1756, King Louis XV commissioned the architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot (1713-80) to build a new church on the site of the ruined abbey of Sainte-Geneviève, and the church was completed in 1790.
The architecture of the Panthéon marks a clear break from the playful Rococo of the Louis XV style and instead presents a simpler and more somber Neoclassical style. The inscription on the Panthéon's facade reads "Aux Grands Hommes La Patrie Reconnaissante" ("To the Great Men Recognized by Their Country").
Also close to the Pantheon, you’ll find the most famous fountain of Europe: The Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi in Italian). A must see for anyone visiting Rome.
Because of the legend surrounding it, this fountain is also renowned for hosting a large number of wedding proposals!
In the basin, there are numerous statues representing an allegory of the sea, with Neptune on his chariot in the center. The tradition says you should throw 2 coins: one to make a wish and the other one to be sure to return to Rome.
Musée du Louvre
A sumptuous palace that was once the home of France's kings, the Louvre is the most important of Paris' top museums. Visitors enter the museum in the courtyard of the palace at the Pyramid du Louvre, the glass pyramid designed by Ieoh Ming Pei in 1917. The Musée du Louvre displays thousands of artworks, many of which are considered masterpieces, from antiquities to European paintings of the 15th to 19th centuries.
It is impossible to see it all in one visit, but tourists can focus on a particular gallery, such as classical sculpture, Italian Renaissance art, or 17th-century French paintings, or take a self-guided tour to cover the Louvre Museum's highlights.
The Eiffel Tower (la Tour Eiffel) ranks high on the list of places to visit in France and is the most-visited tourist attraction in the world. It's hard to believe that the structure was dismissed as a monstrosity when it was first unveiled. The iconic tower was designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel for the Paris Exhibition of 1889, which marked the centenary of the French Revolution.
The tower consists of 18,000 sturdy iron sections (weighing over 10,000 tons) held together by 2.5 million rivets.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Notre-Dame stands in the heart of Paris on the Île-de-la-Cité next to the Latin Quarter. An island in the Seine River, the Île-de-la-Cité is the historical and geographical center of Paris. On this small plot of land, the Romans built the Gallo-Roman city of Lutetia, and from the 6th century to the 14th century, the Kings of France resided here.
The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris was founded in 1163 by King Louis IX (Saint Louis) and Bishop Maurice de Sully, and the construction took more than 150 years. The cathedral was first created in Early Gothic style, while later additions (the west front and the nave) show the transition to High Gothic style.
St. Peter’s Basilica
In Italian, the place is known as ‘Basilica di San Pietro in the Vatican’. According to the Catholic tradition, this large church is believed to be the place where Saint Peter was buried. He was among one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. St. Peter’s Basilica has about 100 tombs within its campus. This place is especially famous as a pilgrimage place. The design of the church is worth a visit along with its history. And that is the reason why it tops the list of famous places to visit in Vatican City.
Best time to visit: April to September
Timings: 7 AM – 7 PM
Mdina is a fortified city in Malta that was founded in the 11th century. It served as the country's capital until the 16th century, and it is now one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island. The city is known for its beautiful architecture, its maze-like streets, and its spectacular views.
What to see
There are many reasons to visit Mdina, but some of the most popular attractions include the Mdina Cathedral, the Palazzo Vilhena, and the Bastion Gardens.
Hortobagy National Park
Hortobagy National Park was established as Hungary’s first national park in 1973. Animals, including wild horses, lived on the steppe during the Ice Age. Horses, as well as cattle, oxen and water buffalo, still graze on the land. It’s a good place to go bird watching, since 342 species live in the park. Another top site is the Kareag Windmill, also built in the 19th century.