Eiffel Tower in Paris
It is the fifth time that I travel to Paris and if there is a monument that, no matter how many times I go, does not cease to surprise me, that is the Eiffel Tower.
Day or night, from above or below, you will definitely always be caught watching her.
As curious facts I will tell you that this impressive mecano is made up of more than 18,000 pieces of wrought iron and two and a half million rivets.
Eiffel Tower in Paris
With a height of 324 meters and a weight of more than 7,300 tons, its construction lasted for two years and was created for the Universal Exhibition of Paris of 1889.
Curiosities history Eiffel Tower
Designed by the engineer Gustave Eiffel that gives it its name, at first it was destined to last only 20 years, but it has come to this day thanks to the use that was given in the field of telecommunications to become an antenna.
During the First World War it served to capture important messages from the enemies and in the second war it was used to issue messages, first by the Germans and then by the allies.
The Eiffel Tower It is located at one end of the Mars field On the banks of Seine river, and is the most visited payment monument in the world.
Views of Trocadero from the Eiffel Tower in Paris
To go to visit it you can either use the public transport of the city or arrive in ship sailing on the river Seine.
This last night option is impressive, and there are many boat options, some of which function as a tourist bus where you can hop on and off whenever you want.
How to climb to visit the Eiffel Tower
To climb the tower see the impressive panoramic of Paris, you can choose between elevators or stairs.
If you choose to exercise, you should know that there are 1,665 steps and you can only reach the first two floors of the tower.
Although something cheaper comes out, I did it once and I do not recommend it.
Views of the Seine river from the Eiffel Tower in Paris
If you can, in advance of your tripbuy tickets online without queues since the lines that are usually formed are huge, and more on weekends or holiday seasons.
For your visit, you should know that the tower has three levels, the first at 57 meters, the second at 115 meters and the third at 276 meters.
On the first floor you will be surprised with its transparent floor 57 meters from the base and the glass rails.
From here you begin to understand the grandeur of Paris With stunning views.
Already on the second floor you will continue to be amazed even more.
From here you can perfectly locate some of the areas and most important monuments of Paris, as The Mars Fields, The Trocadero, he Seine river, or the Sacred heart (Sacre Coeur) in Montmatre.
Views of the Sacred Heart from the Eiffel Tower in Paris
From the last floor you see it through crystals with indicators of each place, and at this level the views already really impress.
As complementary information I will tell you that in the different plants of the Eiffel Tower there are restaurants and shops souvenirs.
Eiffel Tower at dusk
On your trip to Paris you should also keep in mind that it is obligatory to see the spectacle of the tower illuminated in the late afternoon.
The tower has 20,000 golden bulbs, which before every hour and for five minutes are lit creating a beautiful spectacle of flashing lights.
This lighting show lasts until one o'clock in the morning.
Eiffel Tower at dusk in Paris
Another curiosity is that they exist near 17 reproductions of the Eiffel Tower all over the world.
The biggest replica is in the Hotel Las Vegas Paris, in the United States and measures 165 meters; and the smallest one measures 3 meters and is in the Michigan from Paris, also in the United States.
The Eiffel Tower It is a visit that you will not forget and possibly repeat.
Eiffel Tower hours
Looking forward to your visit, I tell you that Eiffel Tower schedules they are, from mid-June to August, from 9 to 0.45 hours; and the rest of the year, from 9.30 to 23.45 hours.
If you intend to climb to the last floor, you must arrive an hour and a half before closing time.
Fields of Mars from the Eiffel Tower in Paris
If you are going to walk up the stairs, the last ascent in summer is at 12 at night, and the rest of the year, at 18 hours.
Eiffel Tower ticket prices
The Eiffel Tower rates incorporate different prices depending on how are you going to go up and down of it, if by elevator or walking, or to what floor you are going to climb.
In this way the prices for adults range between 10 euros if you walk up to the second floor, and 25 euros if you go up and down by elevator to the top.
Here you can check the Eiffel Tower ticket prices. and here you can buy preferred tickets without queues which allow you to go up the elevator to the second floor.
Eiffel Tower Tour
If you prefer, you can complete your visit by signing up for Tour of the Eiffel Tower and cruise on the Seine, two-hour excursion in which you will also climb with preferential skip-the-line access to the second floor.
Or to the most complete Paris tour, a five-hour excursion with guides in Spanish that in addition to the cruise and the preferential visit without queues of the Eiffel Tower, includes a panoramic tour of the main corners of the city.