HERITAGE: Surrounded with Legends

Sure there numerous destinations with more or less interesting legends. Because of legends are increasingly important for travel destination values and promotion we introduce jus few examples.


Eastern Europe's Legends Live

Nils Kraus

Located on the Black Sea, Romania is an ancient country. The legend of Bran Castle draws tourist from all over the world. They come to see the castle in Brasov, situated in the center of the country about a hundred miles north of Bucharest. It is purportedly Dracula's castle, which was described by Bram Stoker in his novel about Dracula, the vampire. Vlad III, also known as Dracula and Vlad the Impaler, ruled from this castle in the Fifteenth Century. Vlad was notoriously cruel and, as his name ...

Mysterious Places in Florence and Surroundings

Larry Brain

It is a well-known fact that for a long time Brunelleschi's Dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore was the largest ever built – the inner shell has a diameter of 45 metres, while the outer one is 54 m - , but what few people know is that on the left-hand cornice of one of the chapels situated around the dome, an ox was carved in honour of the animals that contributed to the construction of the building! Near the entrance Porta della Mandorla (Almond Door), you will see, watching up, the ...

Top Travel Destinations with Legends

William Law

The universe is shrouded with mystery, and that is why the world we live in is no different. Over the centuries, there are many places all over the world that has become infamous, not only for their scenic landscapes, but also for their mystifying, thrilling, and sometimes frightening, urban legends. Here are some of the world's most popular places with legends: Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, England Anyone who is familiar with King Arthur would be thrilled to visit this legendary hill in Englan...

The Legend of El Dorado

Theodore Slate

Less than half a century after Columbus's discovery of the Americas, around 1541, rumors began to spread among European explorers in South America that anywhere lay a marvelous golden kingdom.  At the same time the legend of El Dorado reached the Europe through the Spanish who followed Christopher Columbus to Central America. Exaggerated legends of El Dorado were supported by the sun-worshipping Chibeha Indians who lived in the mountains – 8600 foots high, near present day Bogota fired their ...