One of the many reasons why people choose to visit Europe is because of its history. There are so many incredible historical sites to choose from, that you could spend years traveling the continent in an attempt to see them all.
If you’re planning a trip to Europe, here are some of the best places to visit and learn about history:
Berlin has so much history, and plenty of excellent museums waiting to teach you about that history. The Berlin Wall is one of the most interesting historical sites, and you can spend hours walking along it and taking photos of what is now the world’s largest open-air gallery.
There are also many other sites, from the Holocaust Museum to the Stasi Museum. Don’t miss the Pergamon Museum, and be sure to get a photo with the Brandenburg Gate, which is almost 230 years old.
Did you know that Istanbul is the only city in the world that is technically spanning two different continents? This is where east meets west, which makes it a fascinating city and well worth a visit. Don’t miss the Blue Mosque, which was constructed in 1616, and the Hagia Sophia which was built as one of the largest cathedrals in the world in AD 537.
Venice is one of my favorite cities in the world, and when you get there, you’ll see why. It was settled around 1600 years ago, although most of the most interesting and beautiful historical sites are from the 14th to 17th centuries. Venice was extremely prosperous during this time, and it continues to draw tourists from around the world today.
You won’t be surprised to learn that some of the best historical landmarks are bridges like the Bridge of SIghs or the Rialto. Don’t miss the Scuola Grande di San Rocco or the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, but be sure to spend some time simply wandering the streets as well.
As someone who used to live in Budapest, this city holds a special place in my heart. Not only is it simply gorgeous, but it’s also packed with history. You can ride continental Europe’s first subway line, gawk at parliament which sits on the river, and ride the tram throughout the city. Don’t miss Matthias Church, and be sure to visit the House of Terror while you’re there as well.
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