Famous Landmarks of Europe
We have visited many of the #Famous Landmarks of Europe. Here are our pictures of these #European Famous Landmarks. Hope they inspire you to visit sometime!
Skinny Bridge, Amsterdam Netherlands. The Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) is often touted as the most beautiful bridge in this city that has more than 1,200 of them. The story of this bridge is that 2 women - the Mager sisters - lived on opposite sides of the Amstel River. According to the tale, they had this bridge built to make it easier to visit one another. Mager is the Dutch word for "skinny".
Tallinn Estonia old town. With 1.9km of its original city wall still standing, Tallinn boasts one of Europe’s best preserved Medieval fortifications together with 20 defensive towers. A large part of what gives Old Town its fairytale charm is the system of walls and towers that surrounds it.
Pena Palace Sintra, Portugal. Pena National Palace is a Romanticist palace in Sintra, Portugal. The palace is located on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra. On a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon. It is a national monument and is one of the best examples of 19th-century Romanticism construction in the world.
St. John's Co-Cathedral, #Valletta, #Malta. It is called "co-cathedral" because the original is in Medina Malta & they have equal status. It was bulit for the Templar Knights in the 16th century. To see more pictures of Malta, please visit our Malata Board.
Novy Most (New Bridge) and Observation Deck If you want spectacular views of Bratislava and its castle, it is worth a climb up to the observation deck on top of the Novy Most Bridge. Situated about 300 feet above the Danube River, the Novy Most looks like the Seattle Space Needle from the distance. Bratislava Slovakia. More pictures of Slovakia are on our Slovakia Board.
The Norman Gate Windsor Castle, Windsor England. Windsor Castle was built by the command of William the Conqueror in the late 11th century. It has been the home to 39 monarchs of England & is the oldest royal residence still in continuous use in the British Isles
Tower Bridge London, England. London's Tower Bridge is one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. Its Victorian Gothic style stems from a law that forced the designers to create a structure that would be in harmony with the nearby Tower of London.
St Basil's Cathedral Picture from AMA Waterways Brochure
Tower Bridge--from a mobil at Franfurt Airport. Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, over the River Thames. It takes its name form the nearby Tower of London. It has become an iconic symbol of London, England. We have visited this site several times.
The Atomium--from a mobil in Frankfurt Airport--is a symbol of Brussels, Begium. The Atomium is an imposing metal sculpture originally built in 1958 to commemorate the Brussels World Fair. It represents the chemical structure of an iron molecule, with nine spherical vertices connected in a lattice. The entire structure stands 335 feet high. Visitors can take an escalator to the topmost sphere and look out over the capital city.
The Chain Bridge, Budapest Hungary. This was the first permanent bridge built across the Danube in Budapest. It was bulit between 1840 to 1849. It is 375m long and 16m wide. This bridge connected the towns of Buda and Pest and was a major reason the two towns became Budapest. In 1989, it was a site of protest for freedom and independence from communist rule. Today, the bridge is a symbol of Hungarian liberty. Buda castle is in the background.