Bucket List Experiences: Visit The Eiffel Tower
Possibly, the most romanticised city on earth, Paris, is famously recognised for one iconic and quite bizarre structure, the Eiffel Tower. It is the tallest monument in France, and people from all over the globe flock to Paris to visit one of the world’s most legendary buildings.
History Of The Eiffel Tower
The tower is the most visited paid-for monument in the world, welcoming roughly 7 million guests every year and more than 250 million people have visited since its opening.
The architectural feat is known as a symbol of love for couples everywhere and thousands upon thousands of marriage proposals are made under the stunning tower every year. Prior to the completion of the New York Chrysler Building in 1930, the Eiffel Tower remained the world's tallest man-made structure for 41 years. Including antennas, the tower is a staggering 324m tall and weighs approximately 10,100 tonnes.
With the construction first starting on the 28th of January 1887, the tower was completed in an astonishing record time of 2 years, 2 months and 5 days on the 31st March 1889.
The 22-month endeavour took only 180 years fewer to construct than Paris’s other famous attraction, Notre Dame! The structure was unlike anything the world had ever seen before and was composed of over 18,000 metallic parts, 2,500,000 rivets, 7,300 tonnes of iron and a staggering 60 tonnes of paint!
When the Eiffel Tower was built many in Paris actually despised it, with many distinguished academics fiercely opposing it, arguing that it would ruin the beauty of Paris. In the 1887 petition ‘Protest against the Tower of Monsieur Eiffel,' a group of esteemed Parisians wrote that the tower was ‘useless and monstrous’.
The tower was an instant hit at the World Fair with almost 2 million visitors and making the international exhibition very profitable that year. The plan stated that it was to be torn down after twenty years but thanks to its useful radio antennas and immense global popularity, the government decided against demolishing it.
Eiffel Tower Experiences
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Gifting Owl is the perfect way to sort and find unique ways to visit the beloved monument. An excellent introduction to the Eiffel Tower would have to be the Paris City Guided Tour Incl Lunch At Eiffel Tower. The full day tour visits the collection of Paris’s iconic landmarks including Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, Garnier Opera, Concorde Square, the Champs Elysees and the Arch of Triumph.
After all this excitement the tour settles down for lunch at the famous restaurant located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. After lunch, you will have free time to explore the Eiffel Tower, then take a boat cruise along the Seine where you can admire it from a different angle.
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