Apart from Christmas markets that we have published a post about recently, there is another symbol of Christmas which is often the dominant attraction in many cities all over the world – the Christmas tree. Originated in Germany possibly as early as in the 15th century, the tradition of Christmas tree decoration has spread in many parts of the world. Now, billions of (not only Christian) people decorate their Christmas trees with a variety of ornaments, lights, candies etc. But it is not just peopleÂ´s homes where the Christmas trees can be found. Often in giant versions, some of the most impressive Christmas trees are raised in the major squares of numerous worldÂ´s metropolis. From a golden Christmas tree in Japan to a traditional Christmas tree in the Vatican, check out these 25 of the most beautiful and original Christmas trees from all over the world.
20. To see this impressive Christmas tree, you have to visit Milan, Italy. The tree is placed in Piazza del Duomo square which is dominated by the gothic Milan Cathedral – the largest cathedral in the country and the fifth largest in the world.
15. Turkey is another country, where Christianity is a minor religion but Christmas trees can be still seen there. This creative design of a Christmas tree was built in 2012 in front of a shopping mall on the Taksim Square in Istanbul.
10. This spectacular view with a fairy-tale like Christmas tree can be enjoyed at the Biltmore Estate, a large private estate and tourist attraction in Asheville, North Carolina. The 35-foot (11 meters) tall Fraser fir is placed in front of the Banquet Hall every year.
5. In London, the place where the major Christmas tree is built annually, is the Trafalgar Square. The tree, usually a spruce, is donated to the people of Britain by the Norwegian city of Oslo each year since 1947. The tree is decorated in a simple traditional Norwegian style and adorned with 500 white lights.
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