When planning a trip or a getaway we usually search the Internet for a lot of information about the chosen destination. The normal thing is that during this research process we also see photographs of the most tourist sites in the place, which, in many cases, makes us have too high expectations. So when we visit these attractions in person, our disappointment may be capital.
Today in Hard Hobbit To Break we want to talk to you about some of the most photographed tourist places in the world that most disappoint travelers. These are the most overrated attractions in the world according to a survey published by the Irish newspaper The Irish Times. Do you agree with the results? Tell us which destinations have disappointed you!
Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
First of all, we want to talk about the Giant's Causeway, one of the most amazing places in Northern Ireland. It is located on the Emerald Isle, which brings together many Game of Thrones scenarios, although the Giant's Causeway is not among them. It is a set of 40,000 columns basalt from the cooling of a volcanic caldera that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Although we have no doubt that it is one of the most beautiful natural sites in Ireland, some tourists feel disappointed when contemplating this attraction.
Pisa Tower, Italy
The Pisa Tower is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Italy, something that is not surprising if we take into account its careful environment and its curious problem of inclination. Of course, it is important to keep in mind that it is not the most inclined tower in the world, as we tell you in our article “Curiosities about the Pisa Tower”.
Like many other corners of the country, this site of interest is crowded, something that many travelers dislike. In addition, according to the survey by the Irish newspaper, tourists complain that in this place "they want to get a financial return for everything."
The Little Mermaid, Denmark
From Italy we moved to Denmark to talk to you about The Little Mermaid, one of the most touristic places in Copenhagen and one of the symbols of the capital. It is a sculpture of bronze in the form of a mermaid made by the Danish sculptor Edvar Eriksen, which is located in the Langelie Park, in the harbor bay of Copenhagen.
Many travelers are disappointed by the small sculpture size (1.25 meters). For others, the problem is that it does not have any kind of historical value.
London Eye, England
We continue our tour of some of the world's most disappointing tourist attractions in the capital of England. According to The Irish Times poll, the London Eye is one of London's most disappointing sights. The main customer complaint is the price. In fact, some claim that it is an authentic fraud. In addition, there are those who say that it is very tight in the cabin.
As you already know, we are referring to the popular observation wheel that has become one of the symbols from the English capital.
Manneken Pis, Belgium
Finally, we are going to talk about Manneken Pis, one of the most important tourist attractions in Brussels. It is a small bronze statue that represents a naked boy peeing inside the bowl of a fountain. It is located in the historical center of the Belgian capital and symbolizes the spirit independent of its inhabitants.
What disappoints many tourists is its small size (65.5 centimeters). Others complain that he is hidden in a dark corner. Of course, there are also travelers who can't stand the crowds that crowd to take their picture.
5 Tourist Attractions NOT Worth Visiting! (January 2021)
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