Vacations and trips are things that people love to go on. Some people prefer Japan, while others choose Korea but a lot of youngsters tend to choose a trip to Europe to see the literal ‘other side of the world.’ However, the vastness of Europe most certainly encompasses some scary places. Here are several creepy tourist destinations that you might want to avoid.
For the faint of heart, we would advise against going to visit some of these places.
But if you are a daredevil and a risk-taker, then you might want to stop by some of these destinations.
1. The Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, Portugal is situated in a densely packed forest. It has a Gothic chapel, a palace, and many weird, symbolic monuments.
It is considered a World Heritage Site and is one of the most visited spots in Portugal. The combination of towers, spires, gargoyles, and architecture linked to alchemy and Freemasonry make this destination creepy and scary.
2. The Cliffs of Moher in Liscannor, Ireland receive over a million tourists a year. Despite the gorgeous scenery and the smell of seawater, this area has been a common spot for suicides.
Bodies have been recovered from the rough tides below and in the dark of night. If you visit, it is important to watch where you are walking.
3. The Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland is a very popular tourist attraction. It should be obvious to most people that any centuries-old castle comes with its own gory history of blood, wars, and tortures.
Many people regard Edinburgh Castle as one of the most haunted places in the world. There is said to be a phantom piper, a headless drummer boy, a ghost dog and numerous prisoners from the Seven Years War.
Many staff and visitors have recognized sudden drops in temperature and have also seen shadowy figures moving about. They have also witnessed green lights and have felt the sensation of being pulled or touched.
4. The Paris Catacombs in Paris, France are pretty self-explanatory. This is the largest crypt in the world and stores something along the lines of 6 million skulls.
The complex network of tunnels and caves covers over 200 miles and certain sections are restricted to the public.
5. The Karosta Prison in Liepaja, Latvia is a former Nazi and Soviet military prison that was once used to confine Latvian deserters.
It has now been converted to a ‘boutique hotel’ where visitors are treated like prisoners under 24-hour surveillance. But that hasn’t stopped the numerous encounters of randomly opening doors and light bulbs being unscrewed.
6. The ghost town of Pripyat in Ukraine is one of the creepiest places ever. Located near the Chernobyl plant explosion site, those who decide to visit need to sign a waiver saying they won’t sit on the ground let alone touch anything (due to the radiation.)
7. Borgvattnet Vicarage or The Haunted Vicarage in Borgvattnet, Sweden is supposedly the most haunted place in all of Sweden. It was initially a place of residence for priests in the late 20’s until they reported some eerie activities.
The priests reported that their laundry was being torn down and that it was the work of vengeful maids and babies who were buried in the backyard.
8. The Sedlec Ossuary of the Bone Church in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic is a chapel is that decorated with the bones of over 40,000 skeletons.
And when I say decorated I mean the whole place is covered from head to toe with skeletons that date as far back as the days of the Black Plague!
9. Corvin Castle in Hunedoara, Romania, is one of the creepiest places on this planet not because of its resemblance to a vampire’s domain but because it housed what many regard as the real life Dracula.
It has been alleged that Vlad the Impaler (who many believe to be the real life Dracula) was imprisoned in this castle for seven years. He would impale tiny rats on stakes during his imprisonment.
10. The Vodnjan Mummies in Vodnjan, Croatia. They are housed in what looks like a church on the outset but behind the main altar is a large collection of mummies.
These ‘mummies’ have been preserved. They were not embalmed before being displayed out in the open. It has been rumored that the remains of a nun from the 1500’s contain magical healing powers which allow her to remain one of Europe’s best-preserved mummies.