A chapel decorated with human bones, an island full of ugly dolls and decomposing toys, a museum under the water – all real. Our world is full of amazing sites, some inspire, some generate awe and some spellbound us – not with its beauty but with its unusuality. Have you been to any unusual place lately? Check out our list of bizarre places to visit and add your suggestions in the comments below.
#1 Art Lovers Get Ready To Dive
For Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA) is an underwater museum. Yes! You heard it right. There are three galleries and one of them is as deep as 8 meters. A place where only scuba divers can go. One can see the other two galleries by riding a glass bottom boat, or by scuba diving and snorkelling. Seven artists had their work displayed under water placed among the natural seabed; they are a sight to behold. The sculptures interact with their environment in a positive, or negative way. Though new, these sculptures look scary underwater.
Art lovers got your diving certificate yet?
#2 Ever Thought Toys Can Be Ghastly Too?
They can actually. An island not far from Mexico City is a popular tourist attraction. Isla de Munecas is a burial place for old, decomposing abandoned toys and dolls. The toys hang on trees here in honour of a small girl who met with untimely death. The sight of the ugly dolls hanging from trees might very well give you a few sleepless nights.
Imagine the doll from “Child’s Play” and you will know what I mean.
Watch this interesting video by Buzzfeed about this island and other haunted places.
#3 A Junkyard Of Crosses
Hill of crosses is in Lithuania. It is said that the late 19th century saw the Lithuanians rebelling against Russia. As the families of the dead rebels could not retrieve their bodies they ended up putting crosses on this particular hill. Today it is a place of pilgrimage that has seen some major historical incidents. Not just crosses or crucifixes, people tend to bring along statues of Virgin Mary, rosaries, even carvings of Lithuanian patriots. It has been declared by the Pope as a place of hope, peace, love and sacrifice.
#4 Nature Can Make Beautiful Things Out Of Garbage
Yes, totally! A great example is the Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California. Years of dumping waste and garbage in the area created something beautiful. The glass and earthenware from the garbage broke down by the waves and became smooth round coloured pieces. The beach sees thousands of tourists every year.
#5 When Skeletons Are Used To Decorate A Church
Do you think it will look weird? But there is a church in the Czech Republic, where they use bones to decorate. It has a story behind it. Sedlec Ossuary a small Roman Catholic church had a burial ground. Soon after the black death, it was becoming difficult to make room for new burials. In the 16th century, a half-blind monk was given the task of exhuming the skeletons and stacking all the bones. And thus it started. The bones were used to decorate the chapel. Today it is one of the most visited attractions in the Czech Republic.
What Bizarre Places Would you like to visit? Leave it in the comments below.