The Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World Fair), is the world’s most visited paid monument with around 7 million visitors in 2015.
What is a visit to Paris, at least during your first time, without seeing one of the world’s most iconic monument? Despite that day being kind of gloomy, a tour to The Eiffel Tower was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday! To anyone who plans to go here too, read on below for guides, tips and trivia about Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Republic and was only intended to be a temporary installation. Gustave Eiffel, who was also behind the design of the Statue of Liberty in New York, led the team that developed the plans. Construction began in February 1887 and was completed in just over two years, on March 31, 1889. It was going to be demolished in 1909, but was repurposed as a giant radio antenna so they kept it.