Eiffel Tower celebrates 300 million visitors

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The Eiffel Tower has marked its 300 millionth visitor with a celebration.

The French capital is celebrating the 300 millionth visitor to the landmark Eiffel Tower since its opening in 1889.

To mark the milestone, 1,500 visitors were given free entry to the first level of the tower, the city of Paris said in a statement.

The 128-year-old wrought-iron structure that was designed by the engineer Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World’s Fair.

Last year alone six million visitors climbed its steps.

Following a series of terrorist attacks on the French capital, a screen made out of bulletproof glass has been erected to protect tourists waiting to enter the tower.


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