6 false attractions of the world. Shock!

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Did you know that many of the tourist Mecca at best controversial, at worst, outright fakes?

Six homelands of Columbus

Bend your fingers: in the Italian city of Genoa, in the Spanish city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and in four cities in both countries. The most famous home of Columbus is considered the Italian city of Genoa. It is known, however, that no serious evidence of this fact. Moreover, historians believe that the house is in Genoa (which you’ll represent as one’s childhood of the famous Explorer) was built in XVII-XVIII centuries (and besides, is a reconstruction). Columbus, as we know, was born in 1451.

6 false attractions of the world. Shock!The house of Columbus in Genoa

But the fact that the discoverer of America stayed in the house, in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is known for certain. But only stayed once in the year 1492, when waited until they repaired his ship. The building itself, incidentally, is also not original and was rebuilt in 1777.

6 false attractions of the world. Shock!The house of Columbus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Five graves of Christ

Do you know that the tomb of Jesus Christ is, even in Japan? It is situated in the village of Shingo in the North of the country. On the grave there two crosses: the first is Jesus himself, the second his brother, Iskiri believed the Japanese died instead of him in Jerusalem. The very same Jesus, in the opinion of the inhabitants of the Country of the rising sun, he spent his childhood near Tokyo and then traveled to the middle East, where occurred the events described in the Bible. When crucified brother, he quietly returned to Japan and lived to be 106 years in the village of Shingo.

6 false attractions of the world. Shock!The tomb of Christ is in the Japanese village of Shingo

Three of the tomb of Christ in Jerusalem and one in the Indian state of Kashmir.


Yes, and the most famous monument of the Neolithic appeared in our list. All because of a large-scale reconstruction of the monument, which was carried out in the last century. In 1958 Stonehenge was almost completely demolished. After which it is reassembled, using modern equipment and concrete. Not to mention the fact that attempts to rebuild the monument were made before 1901, when archaeologists lifted and placed the fallen stones. So call Stonehenge a temple of the druids, ancient astronomical complex or a cemetery can have a stretch.

6 false attractions of the world. Shock! 6 false attractions of the world. Shock!

The two poles of the cold

For the honorary title of the coldest point on the Earth struggling from two settlements: the Yakut village Oymyakon and Yakutsk the town of Verkhoyansk. Despite the fact that in the Verkhoyansk has recorded a temperature 0.1°C lower than in Oymyakon (in 1885 – -67,8°C), at the entrance to the latter proudly flaunts the inscription: “Oymyakon – pole of cold”. It also helps to collect money from hapless tourists. However, a memorable sign is set in the Verkhoyansk (and all this, despite the fact that the coldest place on Earth is still in Antarctica, where in 1983 was recorded the lowest temperature in the history of meteorological observations – -89,2°C). But if we talk about settlements with a permanent population, the leaders are, of course, Oymyakon and Verkhoyansk. But which of them? On this account, still can’t agree even the scientists.

6 false attractions of the world. Shock! 6 false attractions of the world. Shock!
Loch Ness

But hyped about this bike, probably, and say it makes sense. Sane people it is clear that the famous Nessie is nothing more than a name brand. In fact, what popularity would have to rely pretty dark Scottish lake with a boring coast, if not the Loch Ness monster? And now there are restaurants, hotels, and travel companies, and boats, and more – millions of Souvenirs that local dealers also bring a good income.

6 false attractions of the world. Shock!
The city of Romeo and Juliet

Is Verona a real city in the North – East of Italy. Romeo and Juliet are fictional characters. As he wrote Shakespeare, but this tragedy “is a brilliant example of the author’s fiction”. Neither the existence of Romeo and Juliet, or their life in Verona in no way confirmed, in addition to plays English classic. But if you come to Verona, you will show that very balcony, on which there is a key love scene plays, and the tomb of Juliet. The flow of tourists to these “attractions” does not cease for several centuries.

6 false attractions of the world. Shock!