When Imagination Exceeds Reality : 5 Invented Attractions That Tourists Believe True

Around the world there are attractions that exist only in novels and movies, but people believe to be true.

 

Sometimes it happens to read in a book or see in a movie about some attractions constructed so perfectly to seem real.

We can convince people that this attraction actually exists and, we organize a trip to visit that place. And when we get there and the attraction really exist then we convince ourselves that imagination is reality.

These are five famous attractions that are visited every year by tourists from all over the world and that if it were not for a book or a novel on them would never have existed!

Check the list below!


1.ROMEO AND JULIET BALCONY |Verona, ITALY

Always people went to Verona in search of the balcony where Juliet called Romeo.

Unfortunately it seems that the balcony existed only in the imagination of Shakespeare.

The city of Verona has decided, however, at some point, for tourist, economic and image purposes, to name a balcony of an ancient building of the city as the Juliet’s balcony, creating several new attractions for tourists from all over the world.

If you think you still want to go and visit the famous balcony, here you can find the tourism website of the city of Verona, with many useful tips!


2.THE SHERLOCK HOLMES MUSEUM |London,UK

Also striking is the case of the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London. Probably thousands of visitors forget that the famous detective is a fictional character. Nevertheless, the museum attracts many people. And outside reads the address 221 Baker Street, although it is actually located at 239 because when the novel was written as the 231 number did not exist.


3.THE VILLAGE OF SLEEPY HOLLOW |NY, USA

Until 1996 this village was called North Tarrytown. Due to the fact that in the novel by Washington Irving “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” the story was set in Tarrytown. Therefore the village has finally chosen to adopt a new name that would inspire the imaginary place and attract to the attraction the largest number of tourists.


4. THE BRAN CASTEL | ROMANIA

Bran Castle is often referred to as Dracula’s castle. Furthermore the Bram Stoker opera was inspired by Vlad the Impaler, who was an aristocrat who lived in the nearby Poenari Castle.


5.THE CHECKPOINT CHARLIE |Berlin, Germany

That line after the fall of the Berlin Wall was dismantled and passed to the museum but the Checkpoint Charlie. Today the attraction was rebuilt in the same spot where it was. Even if it is completely fake as well as the guards.