Originally built as the grand entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, today the Eiffel Tower is the undisputed romantic symbol of Paris and most-visited paid monument on Earth. Even so, that didn’t stop more than 1000 travelers in a recent survey from bestowing la Tour Eiffel with the dubious honor of being the world’s most disappointing tourist attraction. So, are sightseers who diss the Iron Lady philistines — or is beauty in the eye of the beholder?
The bottom line: I always suspected the Eiffel Tower was overrated. After all, just how charming can an old 1,063-foot tall iron lattice radio tower really be?
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