8 over-rated Tourist Places ...


The problem we all have when we plan to go abroad either to some fabulous far off destination or one that is closer to home is that we do tend to do a bit of research before we set off on our adventure.

This often means we see great photos of the attractions found there.

Very often there are reviews about them too.

We read them and they all sound terrific, the problem is when we get there our expectations are so high that the attractions often fall a little short on how good we thought they would be.

Here is a list of 8 over-rated tourist places.

1. The Colosseum in Rome

The Colosseum in Rome

Photo Credit: Jakob Steinschaden

If you feel like you are at a fancy dress party when you visit this amazing structure that dates back to centuries ago, you would be totally forgiven for thinking such thoughts.

The men dressed up as Roman gladiators who swan around inside make it feel like it really is.

The crowds that congregate to view the Colosseum also make it a chore to really enjoy, especially when there are other colosseums around the world which are just if not more impressive.

2. Stonehenge in England

Stonehenge in England

Photo Credit: Christina

It is very expensive to view these ancient stones and again it is always so crowded that visitors rarely get to really be impressed by them.

Nobody is allowed to get near the Stones anymore so you have to view them from afar, which is a great way of preserving the area but a shame for those who thought they could get closer to them.2

Stonehenge is probably Englandโ€™s most over-rated tourist place but Avebury stone circle is not too far away and much more accessible.

3. The Louvre in Paris

The Louvre in Paris

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Famous the world over for being home to the Mona Lisa, people flock here to see the painting only to be disappointed at how small it actually is.

The Louvre is enormous, so big in fact that there is just too much to take on board.

There are other smaller art museums in Paris which are so much friendlier to visit and wander around.

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