The Eiffel Tower is one of the world's most iconic monuments, with millions of visitors coming to marvel at it every year. You may have already known that it was built in 1889 and is re-painted every 7 years, but there are plenty of little-known facts about the tower that you may not know.

Check out these fascinating facts about the Eiffel Tower, and make sure to see the real thing for yourself if you haven’t already.