The world is full of interesting places that became a part of the worldwide history and that is why these places are well-known. But how did it happen that some buildings are popular tourist attractions, even though their historical significance is questionable or even fictional? To be honest, there are many fictional historic sites and buildings around the world. But here we will introduce only some of the best known fake historical sites. However, these buildings are spectacular and be sure to visit them if you have the opportunity.
Balcony and Tomb of Julieta Capuleto
Lovers, worshipers of William Shakespeare’s work, and those who love Verona never miss a chance to visit the places related with the tragedy of Romeo and Julieta the home of Capuleto family, the famous balcony of Julieta, as well as her tomb. Those who want to see these objects do not mind the fact that these places are not authentic. Everything was created to attract tourists.
Neither the tomb nor the balcony to which tourists are led has anything to do with Juliet. For example, the balcony next to the house where Capuleto might be lived was attached only in the 1930s. The tombstone dates to the 13th and 15th centuries, but the remains of Julieta Capuleto never rested there because it is all just a beautiful legend and Juliet herself is a fictional character.
The Castle of Dracula
The prototype of Count Dracula existed. This was Vlad III Cepeš, the ruler of the Wallachian area, sometimes called Dracula by the locals because of his cruel nature. As an important person, he probably owned several castles, and at the time of his hike he was likely to be staying in an even larger number of fortresses. Tour guides especially like to include one of them in travel itineraries. It is about Bran Castle in Romania, perched on the border with the Transylvanian region.
The castle seems like from some legends, but Vlad Cepeš has only stayed here once, and even this fact has not been confirmed. Of course, it is possible that Count Dracula, who was captured in the basement of this castle, was tortured by the Turks, but this is not recorded in any documents either. However, now local people are proud to call it the Castle of Dracula and they are doing great business as many tourists are visiting this place every year.
The House of Sherlock Holmes
According to the well-known version, the famous detective lived in 221B House on Baker Street in London. In the same place where he was “housed” by the famous detective master Arthur Conan Doyle. This house still stands in this place and you can take a picture of it or come inside and look around. However, only a few of them know that Baker Street was much shorter in the days of a detective captivating his charisma than it is now. Another mind-blowing fact is that the actual address of this house is 239 Baker Street. The address taken from the books of Sherlock Holmes was registered of a company that arrange the museum of Sherlock Holmes.