The best thing we’ve learned from our travels is that is pays to find out some fun facts about the places you will visit BEFORE you go. Knowing a few fun facts beforehand changes everything – it brings the place alive to us, and makes the whole experience so much more interesting. We visited the Eiffel Tower a few years ago, and these are the Eiffel Tower facts for kids we found out!
Eiffel Tower Facts for Kids
What is an Eiffel tower?
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.
Who designed the Eiffel tower?
It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
What year was the Eiffel tower built?
Constructed from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world.
When was the Eiffel tower completed?
When did the Eiffel Tower open?
31 March 1889
How old is the Eiffel Tower?
In 2017, the Eiffel Tower is 128 years old.
What is the height of the Eiffel Tower?
324 metres tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. The top level’s upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground – the highest observation deck accessible to the public in the European Union.
How tall is the Eiffel Tower in metres?
How tall is the Eiffel Tower in feet?
What is the Eiffel Tower nickname?
The French have a nickname for the tower: La Dame de Fer, meaning, “the Iron Lady.”
Does the Eiffel Tower have an elevator?
Yes. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift (elevator) to the first and second levels.
How many stairs does the Eiffel Tower have?
The climb from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the climb from the first level to the second. Although there is a staircase to the top level, it is usually only accessible by lift.
How many people have visited the Eiffel Tower since it opened?
A universal icon, almost 250 million visitors of every age and origin have come from all over the planet to see it since its opening in 1889. As France’s symbol in the world, and the showcase of Paris, today it welcomes almost 7 million visitors a year (around 75% of whom are foreigners), making it the most visited monument that you have to pay for in the world.
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