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From The Eiffel Tower to the Statue of Liberty: Five Great Holiday Monuments You Can Climb

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2014-01-23 11:04:11
When travelling to a new country or a different part of your own country, it's always good to visit the local attractions. Whether it's museums and art galleries that take your fancy or something a bit more adventurous, the attractions can often make the holiday.

With that in mind, we've put together some of the five best monuments from around the world that you can climb.

You'll be able to see the sights from a completely different perspective and there's bound to be chance for a unique photo opportunity too!

1. Eiffel Tower, Paris


It would be rude not to start off with one of the most famous monuments in the world. Just a couple of hours from British shores is the City of Love, home to the Eiffel Tower.

Whether you're going for a weekend break or a two-week holiday, there are plenty of hotels in Paris near Eiffel Tower so you won't have to walk far to climb over 1,660 steps to the top!

2. The Monument, London

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You don't have to travel far to climb a monument though; we have our very own in the capital. Aptly named 'The Monument', it was erected in the late 17th century to celebrate the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire.

Climb the 311 steps to the observation gallery for some of the best views of the city.

3. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is famous around the world, so it's no surprise that it gets incredibly busy. If you're visiting in the peak season, make sure you book in advance if you want to climb the 300 steps to the top. It's not the tallest in the world, but the wonky structure certainly makes it more challenging.

4. The Motherland, Kiev

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Opened in 1981, this huge 102m statue looks even bigger than it really is when you're up close. There are three viewing platforms, one at 36m and another at 92m, which are both open to public, as well as a third platform in the statue's sword which is closed to the public.

As well as climbing up to the shield, it's worth taking the time to visit the Museum of WWII to understand the purpose behind the monument.

5. Statue of Liberty, New York

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The Statue of Liberty was given to the USA in 1886 as a gift from France, to signify their relationships. Now one of the most famous statues in the world, the statue is often booked up months in advance so you might need to get in early to climb this iconic structure.

Taking us back to the start of the list, the flame held by New York's female guardian was created by none other than Gustave Eiffel the man behind Paris' famous tower. You can even find a replica of the flame, known as the Flame of Liberty, on display in Paris at Place de l'Alma.





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