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Chester city, England
Chester city, Cheshire / , Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Europe is part of Eurasian continent. This part of the world is very diverse and very diverse is also the natural and man made heritage. Highlights of Europe are:

Colosseum, interior
Colosseum, interior / Wknight94, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • Historical architecture - Europe is unsurpassed in terms of historical architecture and art. People are spending their whole lives, travelling and researching this heritage but we can be confident - no one is able to comprehend all these values. Many buildings in Europe represent a peak of artistic and structural skills of people - such as Florence Cathedral, Beauvais Cathedral, Palace of Versailles, Palace of Westminster and numerous other buildings. Venice, Chester, Prague and many other European cities belong to the most beautiful historical cities of the world.
  • Heritage of ancient civilizations - Europe was the birthplace of several major civilizations, notably - civilizations of the Ancient Greece and Roman Empire. We are still inspired by the ancient Greek and Roman art, their buildings and cities. Among the best known monuments are Acropolis of Athens and Pantheon, Colosseum, Pompeii in Italy.
  • Prehistoric heritage - cave art and megaliths. Tens of thousands years ago Europeans created magnificent art - making us to understand that people back then in those distant times were not less skilled than us. Among the best examples are paintings in Lascaux (France), La Marche (France), Chauvet (France), Altamira (Spain) caves. European megaliths are the best known in the world - especially the grand megalithic structures in the United Kingdom, Ireland and France. These structures are many thousand years old and - what irritates and fascinates modern people a lot - their purpose often remains unknown. Some of the best known megaliths are Stonehenge (Great Britain), Newgrange (Ireland), Carnac stones (France).

List of the most outstanding landmarks will be prepared, when all European countries and territories will be described.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Countries and territories of Europe

Europe here is divided in 52 following countries and territories:

Country, territoryNo. of landmarks
Albania1
Andorra1
Austria1
Azores (Portugal)1
Belarus1
Belgium1
Bosnia and Herzegovina1
Bulgaria1
Croatia2
Czech Republic2
Denmark2
Estonia1
Faroe Islands (Denmark)1
Finland1
France6
Germany1
Gibraltar (United Kingdom)1
Greece1
Hungary1
Jan Mayen (Norway)0
Kosovo0
Iceland6
Ireland1
Italy10
Latvia3
Liechtenstein0
Lithuania1
Luxembourg1
Republic of Macedonia1
Madeira (Portugal)1
Malta1
Moldova1
Monaco1
Montenegro1
Netherlands1
Norway2
Poland2
Portugal1
Romania1
Russia (European part)2
San Marino1
Serbia1
Slovakia1
Slovenia2
Spain1
Svalbard (Norway)0
Sweden1
Switzerland1
Turkey (European part)1
Ukraine1
United Kingdom15
Vatican City1

Map of Europe

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