27 Interesting Facts about the Eiffel Tower You Might Not Know

The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most famous landmarks and synonymous with the city of Paris. 

Here are 27 interesting facts about the Eiffel Tower you might not know.

It took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days to complete the Eiffel Tower

The construction took place between 1887 and 1889. This was 180 years faster than the construction of Notre Dame.

There are 1,665 stairs in the Eiffel Tower

It is possible to climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower but most people take the lift.

The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World’s Fair

It is 324 metres tall (including antennas) and weighs over 10,000 tonnes.

The Eiffel Tower was meant to be built in Spain

Luckily for Parisians the Spanish rejected the project and it came to France instead.

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