There is no one in the world that when they think of Paris, the first image that comes to mind is that of the Eiffel Tower, the most famous iron construction in the world and one of the tallest with more than 300 meters high.
The Eiffel Tower was built for the Universal Exhibition that was held in Paris in 1889 thanks to the engineer Gustav Eiffel and is currently the most visited monument on the planet. And if you are going to visit Paris, do not forget to climb to the highest part of the Eiffel Tower and have the city at your feet.
If you want a very romantic activity, we recommend you climb the Eiffel Tower and then take a cruise on the Seine.
The origin of the Eiffel Tower
Despite the greatness of the Eiffel Tower and the time in which it was built, it only took two years to build it.
The works began in 1887 and finished shortly before the opening of the Universal Exhibition in 1889.
250 were the people who worked directly on the construction of a spectacular monument that in its time was the cause of great controversy since it was considered horrible and the artists of the late nineteenth century did not like it.
In addition, the initial idea was to be demolished after the Universal Exhibition but finally the plan was not carried out and today it is still standing so that tourists from all over the world can admire it.
How to climb the Eiffel Tower
The ascent to the Eiffel Tower is, without a doubt, an unforgettable experience that any visitor to Paris must do when visiting the capital of France.
From the top you have spectacular views of the city and you will never forget its climb. The Eiffel Tower has 3 levels.
The first two can be accessed both by stairs and by elevators that ascend from the surface.
However, the third level can only be accessed by elevator although there are also stairs but they are closed.
We recommend going up by elevator to avoid the more than 1,000 steps up to the second level, but going down them because it will cost less and you will be able to see the ins and outs of the tower up close.
Even if you think otherwise, you will have the best views from the second level and not from the third, because the perspective from there is better. From the third floor you are too high although we still recommend going up, of course.
In the Eiffel Tower there is also a restaurant, located on the first level, in case you want to have a romantic evening.
Considering that it is the most visited monument in the world, the queues are usually quite long, so it is recommended to go early in the day and try to avoid weekends if possible.
Another possibility is to buy the ticket online. In this way you will avoid the queue to buy the ticket, although not the queue for the lift to the second level, which you will have to do anyway.
If you buy the ticket online you will have to go to the exclusive entrance and there they will tell you where to go. To go up to the third level, you will not be able to skip the queue either, even if you have bought it online. Online tickets can be purchased on the official website of the Eiffel Tower.
What to see near the Eiffel Tower
Near the Eiffel Tower we have several interesting places to visit such as the Trocadero Gardens or the Champ de Mars. The former are famous for being from where you have the best views of the Tower and the Warsaw Fountain stands out among them.
The Champ de Mars is another very interesting park in Paris. It is like a carpet on which the Eiffel Tower rests and it is a good place to rest.
Behind the Trocadero Gardens we have the Palais Chaillot, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1937 and where the Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948.
Nearby is the Statue of Liberty, a replica of the one in New York but smaller and installed as a symbol of union between the United States and France.
You can find more information on the official page of the Eiffel Tower.