There are seven denominations of euro banknotes: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, and €500. Each denomination has a different size and colour. These banknotes are legal tender throughout the whole euro area.
Unlike euro coins, banknotes do not have a national side. The designs on the banknotes revolve around the theme “Ages and Styles of Europe”, and depict architectural styles from different periods in European history. Windows and gateways are featured on the front of the banknotes, whereas bridges are shown on the back. The architectural elements shown on the banknotes are all stylised illustrations and do not depict real constructions.