Europe, the Old World and the cradle of Western thought, is part of the geographic continent Eurasia. It is bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the south by the Mediterranean Sea, on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the southeast by the Black Sea. Europe is the third most populous continent after Asia and Africa with around 11% of the world’s population and the second smallest in the world by surface area. Europe includes the states of Russia as the largest and the Vatican City as the smallest.
The European land has great variations within relatively small areas; however, in the southern regions the lands are more mountainous, while the north descends from the high Alps through hilly uplands into low plains, which are known as the Great European Plain. There are also some sub-regions, such as the Iberian Peninsula and the Italian Peninsula, containing many plateaus, river valleys and basins.
Europe is the continent where the idea of the Seven Wonders was born, in the classical cultures: Greece and Rome and where the spirit of wonders was conserved during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. European nations dominated the world from XVI century to earlier XX century, teaching throughout world the idea of identifying the wonders of each place. Nowadays, European countries are still amongst the most powerful in the world with the highest GDP and the highest levels of education. From Lisbon to Moscow and from Oslo to Sicily, there are many wonderful landmarks and landscapes in the entire continent. In Europe, the culture and the spirit of the seven wonders is felt every where, in the old cities, in the amazing palaces, inside the ancient churches, and listening to old tales.
Join us and let's contemplate together, some of the wonders of this ancient continent!
Wonder Locations in Europe
Wonders of Europe in interactive map
Wonders of Europe Photos
Top Wonders in Europe
Stonehenge a Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument in Wiltshire consider five theories: a place for the dead, a place of healing, an ancient observatory, a place of Moon worship and UFO landing site.
London Eye or Millennium Wheel is an icon since it was opened on the South Bank in 2000. The giant observation wheel offers stunning views across the capital.
Buckingham Palace one of the few royal palaces remaining in the world is a symbol and home of the British monarchy, an art gallery and tourist attraction.
Windsor Castle is one of the official residences of the British Monarch in London. It is considered the largest inhabited castle in the world and it was redesigned to transform it into a major British tourist attraction.
Eden Project, dubbed the “Eight wonder of the world”, is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes nestles in a crater of 30 football pitches size.
The leaning tower of Pisa an artwork that performed in three stages is the campanile or freestanding bell tower of the Pisa’s Cathedral.
Blenheim Palace, considered an exquisite Baroque Palace and recognized as World Heritage Site, is a large and monumental country house.