There are strange places in the world, and these 10, which we list below, belong to that group.
Son abandoned sites; Almost all of them ended in tragedy, but time and history did not completely destroy them: somehow they still stand, and either by their atmosphere or by the action of nature, they acquired a certain beauty that is irresistible in the eyes of the people. Travellers.
Civitatis, a platform where you can find activities, excursions and guided tours in Spanish, made a compilation of the best abandoned places what’s in the world. In Destinations We will tell you a little about these hidden treasures ideal for those who seek to include alternative experiences in their travels.
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1. Water elevator in Gordejuela
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In Tenerife, Spain, there is a building from 1903. An old industrial complex that was one of the first workers accommodation.
It was one of the most innovative buildings for its time because the first steam engine on the island of Tenerife was installed there. With the passage of time the project did not work as expected and had to close.
Now the ruins of the water lift in Gordejuela, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, create a mysterious and fascinating landscape at the same time. It is surprising that they are still standing despite the waves that crash against their walls.
2. Castillo Bannerman
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Away from the chaos of the Big Apple, about 80 kilometers from the city of New York and along the Hudson River are the ruins of a castle on the rocky island of Ladle. A lonely place where the ravages of time have done their work and several tragedies prevented the project of an entrepreneur from materializing.
From Pollepel, some stories of sorcery are also told.
Scotsman Francis Bannerman bought the island in 1900 and had a complex built to store military equipment. When the businessman died, the project was cut short; then there was an explosion that destroyed part of the building and, years later, the ferry to and from the island sank.
Only controlled guided tours are allowed.
El faro Rubjerg Knude Fyr
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In 1899, a faro 24 meters high it was built on top of a cliff, 60 meters above sea level. Its function was to light the way for ships during storms. But, being between mountains of quicksand, the strong winds caused the sand to gradually bury it, to the point that its light could no longer be seen.
The lighthouse of isla danesa de Vendsyssel-Thy, north of the Jutland peninsula, had to be abandoned. It later became a museum, which was also abandoned and, in 2019, it was moved inland. Otherwise it would have been on the verge of falling in a very few years. Now, it can already be visited by tourists.
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In the Cáceres province, in Spain, Granadilla It is a walled town founded by the Arabs in the 9th century. In 1160 it was conquered and integrated into the Kingdom of León. And during the Franco era it was expropriated in order to turn it into a dam, so it had to be abandoned by its inhabitants. Part of it was sunk but it was finally rescued and today it is considered a historical-artistic complex.
It retains the beauty of its layout, its walls and castle but still maintains its ghost town atmosphere. It was included in the tourist map after it was one of the locations of the film “Átame”, by Pedro Almodóvar.
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Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Damien du Toit.
Africa has many landscapes that are considered one of the most beautiful that the human eye can witness but it also preserves amazing sites. In Namibia, this you can check in ghost town of Kolmanskop buried in the sand. It is an old German-occupied mining town that was searching for diamonds in the early 20th century. His story is terrible as it is stained with blood from a genocidal act.
It was abandoned when the diamonds ran out, and now the namib desert It has taken over the city: the sand has invaded every corner of the houses and old shops.
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Weird to say. But the ruins of Belchite they are beautiful; They even look like the surreal setting of a movie with a catastrophic story. The latter is true: the Spanish civil war left incalculable consequences and damage in this town of the Zaragoza province, in Spain.
It is a strange sensation to walk among its buildings and monuments almost destroyed and totally abandoned after 1937. It is an unmissable visit when you take a tour of the Aragon region. Get to know its history first-hand from a good guide. There is also no shortage of guided tours in search of paranormal events because it is said that there, in Belchite, ghosts inhabit.
7. Train cemetery in the Salar de Uyuni
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At Bolivian highlands, in the department of Potosí, is the imposing Salar de Uyuni, a white desert rich in lithium and other minerals. Nearby, it is possible to visit a train graveyard, a vast area that functioned as a resting place for locomotives that, in their splendid years, transported gold, silver and tin, and are now turned into scrap metal.
Why its oblivion? The answer was a war against Chile to gain access to the sea.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Marc Averette.
Bannack, founded in 1862 by its rich gold mines, is a true America’s ghost town and a historical gem, although rarely frequented by tourists. Today it is a dusty and abandoned town of the Montana state, but it retains that charm of Old West. His decline, it is said, was the fault of his sheriff who led a gang of robbers.
The buildings that still stand, such as the Hotel Meade, retain some of their beauty, but give many visitors the chills. In fact, it is possible to hire guided walks in search of ghosts.
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In the town of Vík, in Iceland, there’s a military airplane of the United States that crashed in 1973 in the playa de Solheimasandur. There he stayed, surrounded by black sand, a scene ready for many photographs.
Half an hour from Sydney, you can find an abandoned ship that turned into a forest. During World War II, in the Homebush Bay, in Australia, was abandoned after the closure of the scrapping yard (ship graveyard). As the years passed, mangrove trees grew everywhere.
It looks like a sculpture suspended in the water, very attractive to tourists.