Before embarking on a trip, we study in detail the route and learn as much as possible about the place that we will visit. Some seek in their travels to harmony and peace, others are ready to confront their fears face-to-face and launch into a new challenge themselves. However, not everyone has the time or the opportunity to visit each place for this purpose. What you can do is find a few minutes to read this article, which will let you enjoy a small but interesting journey into the unknown.
Great.guru prepared for you a list of sites that you might feel the main character of a horror movie. And if you’re one of those that needs a strong dose of adrenaline, then make sure you try to make a view to at least one of them. In addition, we have prepared a bonus at the end of the article that will show you how unexpected and bizarre things one might find in a desert.
7. Chapel of bones
This chapel is located in the city of Évora (Portugal) and is one of the most famous monuments of the same. Its name responds to the fact that its interior walls are covered and decorated with skulls and human bones.
The chapel of bones was built in the SIXTEENTH century by a franciscan who wished to convey to his brothers the idea that life on earth is short. This is the reason why its interior is decorated in this way. At the entrance to the chapel you can see the inscription “We bones that here we are hairs vossos hope”, which translates as “We bones that are here, I expect.”
6. The forest Hoia-Baciu
The forest Hoia-Baciu is located in Transylvania and is famous for a variety of stories about paranormal phenomena. Received its name in honor of a pastor who, according to legend, one day he walked in it with their animals and disappeared with them in a thick fog. Not found any trace of a possible attack and / or evidence of resistance in this place.
Many researchers assert that, for unknown reasons, during their stay in the forest felt fear, panic, and heard different voices. Some are convinced that they sighted a UFO in the area, and others argue that they found various ghosts. All this is hard to believe, even though there are pictures that supposedly represent all of these phenomena. But where, if not in Transylvania, it could be something as well?
5. The hill of Crosses
The Hill of Crosses is a shrine of Lithuania, a hill, on which it has placed a huge amount of crosses. So many, that their exact number is unknown, but, according to estimates incomplete, in the ’90s, there were around fifty thousand.
This shrine is not a cemetery, but there appear more and more new crossings, as it is believed that if one leaves a on this hill, the good luck is waiting for him. There is no accurate information that explains the time spent there, or about the possible causes of its appearance.
4. The Caminito del Rey
The Caminito del Rey lives up to its name. It is a construction of concrete, beams and rails embedded in the rock. It is located between the Breaks of the Gaitanejo and Chorro, in Málaga (Spain), at a great distance from the ground. The stretch of the Trail is around 3 miles and the width, let alone a subway!
It was built in 1905 as an additional pathway for workers who were engaged in the construction of the dam. The trail helped these employees to move from one canyon wall to the other. Its name comes from the fact that the Spanish king Alfonso XIII went through this pathway, or at least visited it in the day of the inauguration of the dam.
3. Coffins hanging
The town of Sagada is very attractive to the visitors, since before this area was part of the ocean. Now, they reign there are many caves that you yearn to visit foreigners traveling to the Philippines. In addition to these, Sagada has many rocks and in some of them you can see coffins hanging, a show, of course, not at all pleasant.
The burial in coffins hanging responds to a very old custom. The coffins holes were carved with solid pieces of wood and, after you enter into its interior to the deceased, are hung in the high (up to 100 meters) rock overhangs and in caves. According to one belief, these enclaves are considered stairs between this world and the one that leads to the heavenly paradise.
2. Bulls (national custom Spanish)
The running of the bulls is a tradition which consists in escape from these beasts, which are released to the consciousness of his lair. The career of these bulls or cows in the streets of the cities and towns, Spanish is still a common pastime. The running of the bulls more popular of the bulls is held in Pamplona during the San Fermín festival.
The route covers a mile away and anyone who wants to can participate as a runner, including tourists. The confinement begins after an explosion, known as “the rocket”. Release the bulls and the participants must run away from them in the middle of the street until the animals arrive to a square. Not obliged to make the full tour, just in case one of the brokers feel that it is your life in danger.
1. Catacombs of the Capuchins
In the Italian city of Palermo are the catacombs of burial, where it is found in an open space the remains of more than 8 thousand people from the local elite and prominent citizens. This place is one of the most famous exhibits of mummies of the world.
These catacombs appeared in the late SIXTEENTH century, when the number of the monks of the convent of the capuchins increased and the need arose to create a cemetery decent large capacity. Already in the EIGHTEENTH and NINETEENTH centuries it became a place of burial of prestige for the clergy and the families of the bourgeoisie. Officially, these catacombs were closed for the burial already entered the year 1882.
Bonus. “Hand of the desert”
This sculpture unusual is found in the Atacama desert (Chile). It is a human hand protruding from the earth about three-quarters and has a height of 11 meters. “The hand of the desert” is a very popular place for all kinds of sessions, from commercials to music videos. Often, paint on it graffiti, which forces the authorities to address constantly these acts of vandalism.
The chilean Mario Irarrázabal is the author of this sculpture, made of reinforced concrete. According to the idea of the author, this work must express a human injustice, the loneliness, the pain and, with a size that is so impressive, to reveal the vulnerability and impotence. The inauguration of the “Hand of the desert” took place on the 28 of march of 1992
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