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Colosseum, Louvre Museum in Paris among top Global Attractions in 2019

Colosseum, Louvre Museum in Paris among top Global Attractions in 2019

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Dec 2019 10:34 AM GMT

Colosseum, the ancient amphitheater built in Rome under the Flavian emperors, and the Louvre Museum in Paris were among the top attractions for tourist activities, according to travel platform TripAdvisor.

The Vatican Museums, Statue of Liberty in the US and Eiffel Tower in Paris are the other three attractions that featured in TripAdvisor’s list of five most booked things to do in 2019

Colosseum, also known as Flavian Amphitheatre, was commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people, according to History.com.

In A.D. 80, Vespasian’s son Titus opened the Colosseum with 100 days of games, including gladiatorial combats and wild animal fights, it added.

A visit to the Louvre and its collection lets tourists discover Western art from the Middle Ages to 1848, as well as a large number of ancient civilizations.

The grand palace that houses the museum dates back to the late twelfth century. Long the seat of power, this royal residence was also home to French heads of state until 1870 and is one of the major backdrops to the history of Paris and of France.

The Vatican Museums not only houses the extensive collection of art, archaeology, and ethno-anthropology gathered by the Popes over the centuries but also contains some of the Apostolic Palace’s artistically significant rooms. (IANS)

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