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As Hans Christian Andersen once said: “To travel is to live”! Traveling, indeed, is the only thing in the world buying which makes you only richer. Besides, you probably haven’t met any person in your life who doesn’t like to travel. So, it’s almost summer and most of the students are actively planning their summer trips now.
While some students are saving money for having fun in big cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, others are planning their trips to the Grand Canyon or to the Yellowstone National Park.
Furthermore, a lot of students who have already traveled all over America are going to Europe. France, Italy, and Spain as well as Great Britain are definitely the most popular countries to visit among students.
However, if you think that Eiffel Tower, Roman Coliseum, Big Ben, and medieval alleys in Spain are the only worth visiting places in Europe you are terribly wrong. Apart from picturesque places from the travel agencies’ brochures there is a huge amount of abandoned places worth seeing. So, if you are an experienced traveler who has already seen all the most popular places in Europe, check out our list of six abandoned places in Europe for students to visit!
Tunnel of Love – Klevan, Ukraine
Eastern Europe, undoubtedly, is the very place for those tourists who are looking for something new and unusual. Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukarine is in about 3 miles long railway surrounded by forest. It is quite a romantic, beautiful, and the most important unexplored by most of the travelers place. Tunnel of Love is a perfect place for taking some nice romantic photos with your sweetheart.
Craco – Craco, Italy
Craco is an old ghost city in Italy, because of several earthquakes its townspeople had to leave the city. Nowadays, Craco is extremely popular with filmmakers and tourists. The demolishing houses of Craco create a mysterious atmosphere in the city. It is a super cool place to visit for those who love mysteries and horror stories.
Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant – Pripyat, Ukraine
For those of you who like extreme we have one more abandoned place in Ukraine. Pripyat is a ghost town in Ukraine and it’s probably the most well known abandoned place all over the world. The city was abandoned at the end of eighties after a huge nuclear disaster at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
The radiation level in the city was so high that Pripyat was no longer suitable for people to live there. Even today it is extremely dangerous to touch anything in the Exclusion Zone. However, now visitors can walk down the abandoned city and look at the nuclear power plant where the disaster had happened. This trip can be pretty dangerous, but still that depressive ghost town is worth visiting.
Vallone dei Mulini – Italy
The Vallone de Mulini mill abandoned since 1866 is the most beautiful location in Sorrento, Italy. The ruins of the mill are covered with vegetation and this landscape is truly marvelous and breathtaking! This beauty is certainly worth seeing.
Canfranc railway station – Spain
Canfranc railway station is a former railway station in Spain. The station is no longer in use and the main building is abandoned. However, the building is well preserved and you can enjoy its magnificent old fashioned architecture.
Hartwood Mental Hospital – Hartwood, Scotland
Hartwood Mental Hospital is an old psychiatric hospital in Scotland known for the use of electroconvulsive therapy, lobotomy and other scary medical procedures on its patients. The hospital was closed down in 1998 and its old building is abandoned since 2002. This terrifying abandoned hospital is certainly worth visiting.
So, now you know lots of interesting and unusual abandoned places to visit this summer. Enjoy your trips!
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