Eiffel Tower celebrates 300 million visitors. World’s most-frequented monument and iconic tower on Thursday celebrated its 300 millionth visitor. To celebrate the milestone a special light show, a jazz bar and party were arranged at famous landmark. The iconic Eiffel Tower came alive as it celebrated its 300 millionth visitor since it opened in 1889.The entrance fee was waived for the first 1,500 people to dance to a “DJ set” on the first floor of the tower from 6:00-11:00 pm, but they had to climb the 328 stairs to get there.The special light show happened every half hour from 7.30pm to midnight to mark the occasion. The 324-metre high structure, tallest structure in Paris welcomes around seven million people each year.Maintaining and repainting the structure is a monumental feat that takes place around once every seven years. Maintenance of the tower includes applying 60 tons of paint every seven years to prevent it from rusting.
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