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6 Fake Attractions That Entice Gullible Tourists

Trustful and inquisitive tourists are always ready to pay for the opportunity to visit unusual and iconic places. This is shamelessly used by anyone who can get at least some benefit, offering dubious, and sometimes completely fake tourist attractions.


Multiple Birthplaces of Columbus

Official guides mention a minimum of 6 places in Italy and Spain, where Christopher Columbus was born. There is a house in Genoa, built in the 17th and 18th centuries, but guides say that it was here that the future traveler, born in 1451, grew up. Besides, the original building did not survive - it's just a reconstruction. In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, there is another house of Columbus, turned into a museum of seafarers. He only stopped once while repairing the ship here. And this is also a remake so that the walls do not remember anything like that. In any case, these places are still popular, despite the fact that you can see them in most of fake tourist attractions guides.


Tombs of Jesus Christ

Around the burial place of Christ, as well, there are as many as 5 attractions, each of which claims to be true and unique. Only 3 of them are in Jerusalem, other two - far beyond the Holy Land. One, for example, is in the village of Shingo in the north of Japan. Local Christians believe that in this village the Son of God safely lived to 106 years and died his death, and in his brother, Isukiri was crucified was crucified.


Another unexpected place of Christ's burial is the Indian state of Kashmir. Here is the mausoleum of Rosa Ball, where the Muslim holy Yuz Asafa, identified with Jesus, is buried.


In Verona, Where Tragic Events Meet Us (Or Not?)


Shakespeare chose Verona as the place for the tragic history of Romeo and Juliet, and for many years, a continuous flow of tourists has been seeking to visit the balcony of Juliet and her grave. At the same time, it remains behind the scenes that the story of young lovers is just a literary fiction. Well, this may be a good spot to meet girls dating at least so why not try?



The giant ancient boulders of Stonehenge do not cease to excite the minds of scientists who create all new versions of their origin: the astronomical calendar, the Druid sanctuary, the center of spiritual practices, the cemetery. However, now tourists see a replica of the 20th century: in 1958, Stonehenge was completely dismantled and erected again from concrete using machinery. Yes, and before that, archaeologists have repeatedly moved stones, so that when the druids made this mysterious object they stood quite different. Shocking news, is not it? no one associates Stonehenge with tourist attractions that feel fake but it would have been worth it.


Pole Of Cold

Fans of extreme sports willingly buy permits in Oymyakon, recognized as the coldest place in the world. For a wild northern village with a mournful climate, tourists are the only happiness. They show newcomers ancient rites and customs, a beauty of surrounding nature, of course, not free. A lot of people from different countries come to Yakut Ysyakh festival and "Oymyakon - the Pole of Cold" festival.


At the same time, Oymyakon has a direct competitor - Verkhoyansk, where the sign "Pole of Cold" is also installed and there is a corresponding museum. A record low temperature was recorded right here in 1885, albeit with a difference of only 0.1 ° C.


The Loch Ness Riddle

A mysterious monster, which no one has really seen, attracts crowds of tourists to the Loch Ness lake in Scotland. Rumors about it come from the time of the Roman legionaries, and till the 30-is. 20th-century stories of local residents launched a real tourist funnel. More and more hungry adventurers come here to see Nessie, the shore of the lake has significantly changed: hotels, restaurants, shops with souvenirs and boats have appeared imperceptibly, but thoroughly. In fact, you should not wait for the miracles from the trip: nature here is ordinary, a place is not remarkable. So leave such popular fake attractions to those, who believe in Santa.