When planning a trip or a getaway, we usually search the net 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 touristy places in the place, which, in many cases, makes us have too high expectations. Thus, when we visit these attractions in person, our disappointment can be capitalized.
Today at Vuela Viajes 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 contains many Game of Thrones settings, although the Giant’s Causeway is not among them. It is a set of 40,000 basalt columns from the cooling of a volcanic caldera that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Although we are sure that it is one of the most beautiful natural places in Ireland, some tourists are disappointed when they see 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 surroundings and its curious problem of inclination . Of course, it is important to bear in mind that it is not the most inclined tower in the world, as we told you in our article "Curiosities about the Pisa Tower".
Like many other corners of the country, this place of interest is overcrowded , something that many travelers dislike. In addition, according to the survey of the Irish newspaper, tourists complain that in this place "they want to get money for everything."
The Little Mermaid, Denmark
From Italy we moved to Denmark to tell you about The Little Mermaid, one of the most touristic places in Copenhagen and one of the symbols of the capital. It is a bronze sculpture in the shape of a mermaid by Danish sculptor Edvar Eriksen, which is located in Langelie Park, in the bay of the Port of Copenhagen.
Many travelers are disappointed by the small size of the sculpture (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 most disappointing tourist attractions in the world in the capital of England. According to The Irish Times survey, the London Eye is one of London’s most disappointing landmarks. The main complaint from customers is the price. In fact, some claim that it is a real scam . In addition, there are those who say that in the cabin it is very tight.
As you already know, we are referring to the popular ferris wheel-viewpoint that has become one of the symbols of 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 child peeing inside the bowl of a fountain. It is located in the historic center of the Belgian capital and symbolizes the independent spirit of its inhabitants.
What many tourists are disappointed in is its small size (65.5 centimeters). Others complain that it is hidden in a dark corner. Of course, there are also travelers who can’t stand the crowds that flock to take your picture.