Some, but not then: the most famous fake attractionsPictolic
How to make money from air, water, forests or books? Some tourism objects alive solely thanks to the beautiful legends and the credulity of tourists. We will tell you what cunning guides and silent guides: all these sights are at least controversial and questionable, as a maximum — false and invented, but this does not prevent them to attract travelers from around the world.
Six Rodin Columbus
1. In Genoa will show you the house in which he lived little Christopher Columbus. However, this house was built in the XVII–XVIII centuries, and Columbus was born in 1451. A small hitch? It's not so bad! The title of the Motherland the future of the Navigator and discoverer of America claim six cities in Spain and Italy, and there is no compelling evidence that he was born in Genoa, in a house that is not even the original, but only the reconstruction.
The original building was destroyed by the French in the XVII century. With the same success you can visit the house of Columbus in the Spanish city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where the Museum dedicated to the famous voyages of explorers. About it at least you know that Columbus actually stayed there. However, only once, in 1492, were forced to: wait until fix his ship. Yes, the building is not original, and rebuilt in 1777. So that about this house is not to say that its walls remember the colon.
2. The house of Columbus in Genoa, Italy
3. The house of Columbus in the Spanish city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Five graves of Jesus Christ
4. Grave of Jesus in Shingo village
In Japan there are quite strange to most Christians, the place: the grave of Jesus Christ. It is located in the village of Shingo in the North of the country. On the tomb two crosses: one standing for the crucified Christ and the other his brother, Iskiri. Japanese Christians believe that Jesus died for him in Jerusalem took the death of his devoted brother, and the Son of God spent his early years near Tokyo, then traveled to the middle East where he was described in the Bible events. After the crucifixion of his brother, he returned to Japan via Siberia and Alaska, and quietly lived to 106 years in the village of Shingo.
5. In the world there are at least four of Christ's tomb: three in Jerusalem and one in the Indian state of Kashmir.
6. A view of the sarcophagus inside the tomb of Jesus in Srinagar, Kashmir
Remake of the XX century: Stonehenge
7. Guides are presented with the British Stonehenge as an ancient stone structure, one of the most famous and mysterious archaeological sites on earth.
8. Scientists regularly publish research about how and why the ancients built in a circle these giant boulders.
9. Were put forward a variety of versions: Stonehenge was declared a sanctuary of the druids, the astronomical calendar, a cemetery, a centre for spiritual practices and healing. But in any guidebook no photos extensive renovation of the monument, which was carried out in the XX century.
10. The footage recently leaked to the network and made a noise, prove that Stonehenge is not what it was in ancient times.
11. In 1958 it was demolished almost to the ground and rebuilt using modern equipment and concrete. While attempts to restructure were made earlier — in 1901.
12. Archaeologists have raised, and in its set fallen stones, so that the construction of the modern druids of Stonehenge can be considered a stretch.
13. Today it is a well performed reconstruction and popular attraction for tourists.
The two poles of the cold
15. Yakut village Oymyakon has positioned itself as the pole of cold — the coldest place on Earth. It draws in a remote Northern settlement of numerous lovers of exotic and extreme.
16. Yakut village Oymyakon
17. Yakut firms successfully sell a tour package called "Expedition to the pole of cold". Oymyakonsky employed in the tourist industry, they acquaint visitors with the life, rituals, nature, North, themed events such as: festival "Oymyakon — pole of cold" and the holiday Yakut Ysyakh.
18. But in fact, the title of the pole of cold is still a matter of dispute between Oymyakon and Verkhoyansk. And if to be absolutely precise, the record temperature in Verkhoyansk was lower than the competitor, 0.1 °C, making -67,8 °C in 1885.
20. Verkhoyansk Museum is officially called Ulus Museum "pole of cold". With a memorable sign "pole of cold" is set in the Verkhoyansk and Oymyakon.
Loch ness: money out of thin air
21. Could the Scottish lake Loch ness to rely on the world the glory if it were not for the legends about the mysterious monster? On his quest for tourists from around the world travel with a guide or without.
22. Under the brand name of a non-existent monster has developed a whole industry with hotels, restaurants, yachts and travel agencies, named in his honor.
23. How many Souvenirs are sold through the mythical Nessie — they are innumerable!
24. However, tourists coming to Loch ness, often feel betrayed and disappointed because you expect something fabulous and extraordinary, but in fact I see the usual lake, rather boring terrain and no signs of life monster.
The city of Romeo and Juliet
25. Did William Shakespeare when he wrote "Romeo and Juliet", thus providing future fame and fortune to the city of Verona in northeast Italy? Millions of tourists enjoy visiting the home of Romeo and Juliet's house, where they show that very balcony, on which there is a key love scene plays.
26. A must is also a visit to the tomb of Juliet — the flow of pilgrims has not dried up for centuries.
27. "The transition from the house of Juliet to the tomb of Juliet is as natural to the visitor, as for most poor Juliet... had described your "tour" in Verona Charles Dickens in "Sketches of Italy" in 1846. — Accompanied by a guide, I went to the old, old garden... here I was shown something like a small VAT or tub for water, and estrogena woman, wiping her headscarf on your wet hands, said, "La tomba di Giulietta la sfortunata" ("Tomb of the unfortunate Juliet"). Ready to wholeheartedly believe in it, I could, with all my good will, to believe only in what is believed bystrovany woman; so I gave her this as a loan and beyond that paid her in specie".
28. Almost the same happens in our days, and hardly anyone remembers that actually Romeo and Juliet in Verona has never been.