The Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world for many reasons despite having rough beginnings. An engineering wonder from the late 19th century, the Eiffel Tower wasn’t praised when it first appeared along the Seine River in Paris, but has since been able to wow both laymen and industry connoisseurs, and become the No.1 symbols of Paris.
The Eiffel Tower is going through a “tough time” yet again, following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.
An increasing number of tourists from around the world avoid the great monument, and the visits to the Tower have dropped since the unfortunate events.
According to SETE, last year, the Tower was visited by just under 7 million people, which is 2.5 percent less than in 2014, when just over 7 million tourist visits were recorded.
SETE also states that before the terrorist attacks ravaged Paris, the visits to the Tower were on the rise, with most visitors coming from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Spain, and Italy.