The most haunted places in Europe
Europe is a wonderful continent, with so much to offer those who visit, live there or travel around it. One thing that you can definitely find if you do decide to travel to Europe is a wealth of spooky tales and ghost stories that you can choose to investigate and learn more about.
Planning a scary trip around Europe? Here are some of the places that you are going to want to take a look at.
It comes as little surprise that Rome is a spooky place to travel when you consider that the capital has such as strange obsession with the afterlife, all shown in the thousands of statues that you will find spread around the city, dedicated to the dead. You will also find the Doors of Death in St. Peter’s Basilica, which is a depiction of the deaths of Jesus, Mary and St. Peter. These doors are not only a gruesome sight, but some Catholics believe that walking through them brings bad luck.
London is not only a wonderful place to spend some time, but it is also a truly spooky city in its own right too. It is packed full of haunted pubs, as well as a variety of Victorian cemeteries too. Add into that the fact that it is the home of Jack the Ripper and you can also visit London Dungeon and you have a haunting holiday that is hard to beat.
If you are a fan of vampires then you are going to need to plan in a trip to Bucharest. Not far from Bucharest is Transylvania, which is where you will find the castle where the infamous Vlad the Impaler once lived. It is also the home to Hotel Cismigiu, which is thought to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman.
The title of one of the scariest cities in the UK can be claimed by Edinburgh. Here you will find a wealth of places that can tell a ghostly tale. This includes haunted theatres, underground vaults and even a series of passageways that can make your hairs stand on end. There is also the Greyfrairs Kirkyard cemetery, which is known to be one of the world’s first concentration camps, and a site for plenty of paranormal activity.
The Ministry of Finance in Madrid was used as a prison during the Civil War, and many of those people that died during the conflict are thought to be buried here. Those who have visited the old prison site are said to have heard lots of banging doors and windows, followed by strange voices too.
Europe is a beautiful destination for any tourist and there is going to be plenty to see and do spread out across all the amazing cities that make up the continent. That said, if you are looking for something that is a little on the scary side, that is definitely different, then you will definitely find a spooky spot to investigate.