Fun Facts About The Eiffel Tower You Didn’t Know

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Paris, often referred as the city of light and the most romantic capital, is the home to one of the most famous structures in the world, the Eiffel Tower. Which you, we assume, did know. However, what else can you say about it? Let us help you:

1. Eiffel Tower was built in the 19th century, in 1889, as the entrance arch for the World’s fair.

2. It was named after Gustave Eiffel, whose company was in charge of the building. Mr. Eiffel also had an apartment for himself at the top of the tower.

3. The Tower was made of iron and weights around 10,000 tons, while it is approximately 320 meters high, which varies due to temperature changes.

4. The Eiffel Tower has a French nickname; La Dame de Fer, which means the iron lady.

5. The famous structure was going to be demolished in 1909, but was kept because it was repurposed as a giant radio antenna.

6. The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona, Spain, however, it was rejected.

7. There are 20,000 light bulbs placed on the Eiffel Tower.

8. There are more than 30 replicas of the Tower all around the world.