Top 10 of Europe's most outstanding landmarks

The British edition of The Telegraph made a list of the outstanding European sights of , which should be visited at least once in life - to admire nature, to touch history or just to relax and change the situation. The list also includes the tourist centers of Russia - Red Square was on the 14th place, and the Hermitage - by 29. And so it looks like the top 10 major European sights according to The Telegraph.

  • 10. Atlantic Road, Norway
  • 9. Chenonceau Castle, Loire Department, France
  • 8. Matterhorn, Switzerland
  • 7. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 6. Semana Santa, Spain
  • 5. Pamukkale, Turkey
  • 4Acropolis, Greece
  • 3. Sistine Chapel, Italy
  • 2. Cathedral of the Holy Family, Barcelona, ​​Spain
  • 1. Var, France

10. Atlantic Road, Norway

Part of the national tourist road number 64 connects a series of stony islands off the coast of Norway. Bridges in themselves represent an interesting spectacle from an architectural point of view( especially the so-called "drunk" bridge).But the surrounding species are struck by the harsh northern beauty - the dark sea, dazzling snow tops, and if you're lucky, you can notice whales swimming by.

9. Chenonceau Castle, Department of Loire, France

A beautiful castle located on a bridge over the River Cher, was once built by King Henry II for his favorite, Diana de Poitiers. He seemed to have come down from the pages of a fairy tale, and even children( it's no secret that children rarely revere monuments of architecture) will be happy to look inside. Going to a bus tour of Europe, be sure to visit France.

8. Matterhorn, Switzerland

Travel to the summit of the Matterhorn is recommended only to the most experienced mountaineers. Therefore it is better to enjoy the views of the majestic snow top from Zermatt, one of the most famous resorts in Switzerland. The mountain of the pyramidal form in height of 4 478 meters submitted to the man only 150 years ago and cost the pioneers of four human lives.

7. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Once St. Sophia was a Christian church, then, after the conquest of Constantinople, it became a mosque, and now it is a museum( although there are calls for prayer several times a day from the minarets).Inside the huge building you can see the remains of the shining Byzantine mosaic and masterpieces of Arabic calligraphy.

6. Semana Santa, Spain

Semana Santa is the Holy Week, the week preceding Easter. At this time in Catholic Spain, many religious processions take place. Like figures that have reached us from the depths of the Middle Ages in pointed hoods, they carry from the church to the church platforms with figures depicting scenes from biblical history.

5. Pamukkale, Turkey

This quaint natural monument is reminiscent of a series of giant steps - stone pools filled with bright blue water. Nearby is the ancient city of Hierapolis. True, admiring the miracle of nature can spoil the endless crowds of tourists: Pamukkale is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Turkey.

4. Acropolis, Greece

Almost three million people visit this historical monument every year in antiquity in the 26th century. It is worthwhile to look there at night, when the Parthenon is flooded with golden light against the background of the dark southern sky.

3. Sistine Chapel, Italy

Masterpiece masterpiece Michelangelo is located in the Apostolic Palace in Rome. The fresco depicting the Last Judgment occupies the entire wall behind the altar, and the ceiling of 40 by 13 meters is covered with paintings on biblical themes.

2. Cathedral of the Holy Family, Barcelona, ​​Spain

Although the construction of the cathedral, designed by Gaudí as far back as the end of the 19th century, has not been completed so far, it is a magnificent sight. And on the surrounding streets there are houses built with the same architect with lollipop windows, as if straight from a fairy tale.

1. Var, France

And the leader of the rating of attractions, which is recommended to see at least once in life, was a place called Var - one of the administrative units of the Provence region, France. Var is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in France, but in this country there is something to see. The greenish blue waters of the Gorges du Veron, the lavender lavish fields, the tiny stone houses lurking in the folds of the hilly terrain, the serpentine roads. .. And, of course, hotels and guesthouses where you can have a great lunch, admire the views, relax from the urban crowds and taste the true Provence.