Paris, The City of Love and The Eternal City, Rome are two of Europe’s most popular destinations. Both are cities rich in history and culture but boast very different architectural designs and monuments throughout their streets.
Paris is a city with something for all tastes, originally it was a hotspot destination for creative artists and pioneering architects to come and try out their designs. As a result Paris has wide and varied selection of monuments throughout. Paris is made up of a collection of varied architectural styles from Renaissance, Classical, Art Nouveau, Post –Modern, Medieval, the list is endless. Although these should appear out of place, it is the very mixture of all these styles that make Paris what it is.
Rome on the other hand is very much a historical city with distinctly Roman architecture. This style gave us the Dome, the vault and the arch which can be seen throughout the old streets of Rome. The buildings and monuments still standing from Ancient Rome are a testament to the style and build of the time.
If you are pitting the most popular monuments in both cities up against each other like the Eiffel Tower vs. the Trevi Fountain it is very hard to determine a winner as both draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Or if you were examining the oldest monuments against each other, the Pantheon vs. the Luxor Obelisk it would be hard to call a clear cut winner as these monuments are all so different. You could argue that Rome would win on the oldest front but then again the Luxor Obelisk originates from Ancient Egypt.
History, taste, design, preference all determine what city has the best monuments for you to visit. Take a look below at some of the most famous monuments in Paris and Rome and make up your own mind on the winner…
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