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Photos: The monuments that pay their own way

A new survey has listed the most valuable monuments in Europe. So which one towered above all the rest?

THE EIFFEL TOWER is punching above its 10,100 tonne weight and is worth an estimated €435 billion euros to the French economy, a new survey has shown.

The survey, by Italy’s Chamber of Commerce of Monza and Brianza, took factors such as location value, monument profile and visitor numbers into account, and used them to compile a list of Europe’s top monuments.

Unfortunately no Irish monuments made the list, but you can check out the top seven below.

How many of them have you seen and which is your favourite?

Photos: The monuments that pay their own way
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  • The Eiffel Tower, Paris

    Worth €435 billion euros to France's economy. (Lewis Stickley/Press Association Images)
  • The Colloseum, Rome

    Worth €91 billion euros to Italy's economy. (GuySie/Flickr/Creative Commons)
  • Sagrada Familia church, Barcelona

    Worth €90 billion euros to Spain's economy. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
  • The Duomo Cathedral, Milan

    Worth €82 billion euros to Italy's economy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
  • The Tower of London

    Worth €70.5 billion euros to England's economy. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
  • The Prado Museum, Madrid

    Worth €59 billion euros to Spain's economy. (Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport)
  • Stonehenge, Wiltshire

    Worth €10.5 billion euros to England's economy. (Chris Ison/PA Wire)

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