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The most famous of the fake attractions of the world (Juliet's Balcony and the castle of count Dracula).

The most famous of the fake attractions of the world (Juliet’s Balcony and the castle of count Dracula).

In every country you can find places which are legendary and which attracts crowds of tourists. But not all of them have historical value. After all, they have created based on favorite movies or stories of famous books, and now all this is presented as a landmark, deceiving gullible tourists. We have selected the most popular tourist dummy.

1. The home of Sherlock Holmes in London (United Kingdom)

The house-Museum of the fictional character of Sherlock Holmes on Baker street No. 239, as No. 221-b does not exist (London, UK).

The house-Museum of the fictional character of Sherlock Holmes on Baker street No. 239, as No. 221-b does not exist (London, UK).

In this case, a double deception, because the beloved and internationally recognizable genius detective Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character (and everyone knows about it!). And the addresses of his residence in the British capital has never existed. But with enviable persistence crowds of tourists every day eager to get to the house on Baker street… No. 239, where an enterprising people, prudently attached a plaque with the number 221B. Although movies about the brilliant detective, the Directors prefer to shoot in a very different place. Where and how was the filming of the beloved movie “the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson” (Director Igor Maslennikov), you will be able to learn from materials on Novate.ru.

2. Juliet’s balcony in Verona (Italy)

Building namesakes of the Capulets and the attached balcony in the beginning of the last century give the house of Juliet (Verona, Venice).

Building namesakes of the Capulets and the attached balcony in the beginning of the last century give the house of Juliet (Verona, Venice).

Juliet also did not exist, even if there was a prototype of the romantic heroine, but where she lived and even more so, as his lover talked on the balcony, even the great work of Shakespeare is silent. After all, in the original text the young girl asked her Romeo not to swear by the Moon, standing on … the terrace. Such a famous soliloquy in love with Juliet “moved” to the balcony filmmakers, now it is this image and cultivate the enterprising Italians, creating a fake house and especially the balcony.

3. Dracula’s Castle (Romania)

Bran castle represent the false lock of the immortal vampire count Dracula (Romania).

Bran castle represent the false lock of the immortal vampire count Dracula (Romania).

Count Dracula is the most popular brand, perhaps, not only Romania, but all over the world, because there are few people who would not have heard about the famous “bloodsuckers” of all times and peoples. Of course, if you want to visit the medieval bran castle, 30 km from the town of Brasov, you will not lose anything, but you know – nothing, neither he nor the count Vlad III the Impaler to the ominous lair of the immortal vampire does not have. Of course, there were the originals, who have turned the ancient castle into the atmospheric tourist attraction, cultivating the image created by Bram Stoker in the famous Gothic novel “Dracula”.

Created to attract tourists to Castle Dracula and his famous tomb (Romania).

Created to attract tourists to Castle Dracula and his famous tomb (Romania).

The most interesting thing that tourists delighted to share their impressions after visiting pseudo-landmarks: “It does not matter, lived in the castle of Vlad III Tepes or passing through. There are all stylized vampire theme, in the basement of the collected instruments of torture, and for an additional fee you can even lie in a coffin of Dracula”. And that says it all, if only it was interesting and tickled the nerves, and truth or fiction doesn’t matter anymore.

4. Grave of Osiris and the temple of ISIS (Egypt)

The temple of ISIS was moved to the island of Agilkia (Egypt).

The temple of ISIS was moved to the island of Agilkia (Egypt).

For many centuries, there is an ancient legend which says that on the island of Philae (Philae) is the real grave of Osiris – ancient Egyptian God of the underworld and the temple of ISIS – moon goddess, embodying femininity, motherhood, magic, healing and power. The island of Philae exists to this day, only the religious buildings there are gone.

The sarcophagus of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian God of the underworld – Osiris (Island of Agilkia, Egypt).

The sarcophagus of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian God of the underworld – Osiris (Island of Agilkia, Egypt).

Mysterious ancient temples, tombs and altars long ago moved to the nearby island of Agilkia. Although this was a very good reason – the construction of the Aswan dam, but sacred places, in this action, has lost its magical power and can only act as an ordinary monument.

5. Stonehenge on the lands of the County of Wiltshire (England)

Stonehenge has lost its sacral power (UK).

Stonehenge has lost its sacral power (UK).

Many centuries Stonehenge was the most famous sacred place in Europe, because it was erected by the druids for another 3 thousand years before our era for special magical rituals and astronomical observations. But in 1958, the religious building has undergone serious renovation it is possible to tell, has been done again, because some of the stones established the foundations of modern concrete and other reinforced steel rebar. So in this scenario, a sacred place (of course!) became a common monument, which bears no magical powers, which for many centuries fed off this building mages.

6. The great wall of China (China)

Fragments of the great wall of China, created at the end of the last century (China).

Fragments of the great wall of China, created at the end of the last century (China).

And even this Grand structure can be called pseudocolorvisuals, because the surviving fragments, which direct millions of tourists are … new building.
As for the authenticity of the Chinese wall – that she really existed, and it was built many centuries generations (starting with the III century BC and it is possible to count to the twenty-first century). Its total length reaches 8 thousand kilometers, at what is not solid defensive structure and he had never been. And of course, windswept and washed by the rains, it is very much dilapidated, and those fragments that guides show 40 million tourists a year, created entirely in the near 80-ies of the last century.

7. The Burial Of Jesus Christ

A few burial places of Jesus Christ (Jerusalem, Japan).

A few burial places of Jesus Christ (Jerusalem, Japan).

The most recognizable and revered image of Jesus Christ also trying to exploit the creators of fake sites. Surprisingly, worldwide the graves, which allegedly buried the Son of God, there are …five! With enthusiastic tourists and pilgrims, losing sanity and logic, tend to visit them all. Enterprising people have created three graves in Jerusalem, one in India and another in …of Japan, in the village of Shingo. Moreover, the inhabitants of the latter, firmly believe and tell everyone that Jesus lived in their settlement 106 years old and died of natural causes, April 3, 33 ad (the researchers) in Jerusalem was crucified his brother. Knowing that this is absurd and nonsense, tourists and pilgrims still flock even in this village, to visit legislating.

8. The Birthplace Of Columbus

The house where supposedly he was born Cristoforo Colombo (Italy, Spain).

The house where supposedly he was born Cristoforo Colombo (Italy, Spain).

As you know, the birthplace of the human one, but tenacious entrepreneurs to Christopher Columbus invented the whole 10! Although it is still not known birth place of the famous seafarer and discoverer and cartographer.

In Italy and Spain has created at least six ancestral houses of the discoverer of America, but the palm keeps the house in Genoa, despite the fact that it was built 200 years after his birth! This fact does not bother neither the organizers of the false attractions or tourists themselves, which a crowd of thousands eager to visit the house where he was born, Columbus.

The house-Museum of Christopher Columbus to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain).

The house-Museum of Christopher Columbus to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain).

Another place where tourists are misled is home to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. It has had fairly large Museum, which with undisguised pride tells of the travels and life of Christopher Columbus. But this house at least “saw” the seafarer, it is proved that at the age of 41 he lived here for some time.
But scientists are still arguing about where all the same the birth of the famous cartographer, because no documentary evidence has not been found yet.

9. Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County (USA)

For the sake of the tourists, the American village of North Tarrytown was renamed Sleepy Hollow (USA).

For the sake of the tourists, the American village of North Tarrytown was renamed Sleepy Hollow (USA).

As it turned out, tourists not only readily deceive and admire the fake sites, but also forcing themselves to do them. Such a curious case occurred in North Tarrytown in Westchester County, in the state of new York. It is difficult to imagine, but travelling very requested and even insisted that they were taken to Sleepy Hollow, which was filmed Gothic horror film directed by Tim Burton with the same name (1999).

Fragments of the film-horror "Sleepy Hollow" (directed by Tim Burton, 1999).

Fragments of the film-horror “Sleepy Hollow” (directed by Tim Burton, 1999).

This creepy film is a free adaptation of a short story by Washington Irving “the Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Most interesting is that it was filmed in England, in a purpose-built village. But as events unfold in America, it is here that fans of horror movies, and desired to see the settlement. Not to upset people, and to attract tourists, and therefore a solid financial investment, the mayor has decided to rename their town, and now this place has become a highly lucrative pseudo-attraction.

10. The cruiser “Aurora” in St. Petersburg (Russia)

The cruiser "Aurora" in the beginning of the last century (Saint-Petersburg, Russia). | Photo: pikabu.ru.

The cruiser “Aurora” in the beginning of the last century (Saint-Petersburg, Russia). | Photo: pikabu.ru.

Well, that certainly look far to see the fake instead of the real attractions. As it turned out, even the legendary cruiser “Aurora”, which is majestically located on Petrogradskaya embankment in front of the Nakhimov naval school and lost almost all pristine. Because of the once formidable cruisers that fought against Japan and Germany, one can only see the radio room, the bell and some parts of the engine room.

New cruiser Aurora on Petrogradskaya embankment (Saint Petersburg, Russia).

New cruiser Aurora on Petrogradskaya embankment (Saint Petersburg, Russia).

To Rob of its contents began in the Soviet times, and the lower part of the body from time to time just rotted, so in 1984 it was decided to send it for refurbishment. But since the restore has been practically nothing, the cruiser re-built at the Northern shipyard, and sent him on “eternal Parking” as the most famous attractions of the country, and the remnants of this “Aurora” sank in the Gulf of Finland.

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