Did you ever visit an abandoned place? A place that used to be full of life and animation at some point in time? Did you feel this intriguing sensation that slowly develops into your brain? This understanding of what has been and isn’t anymore today…

LegendaryTrips has uncovered some of the most beautiful lost places on this planet to compile the 20 most beautiful abandoned places! We hope that those surprising locations will give you a good dose of inspiration for your next (legendary) trips! Don’t hesitate to suggest us additional places that we could add to this map…

The 20 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places on Earth

  1. El Hotel del Salto in Colombia
  2. El Hotel del Salto in Colombia

    Hotel Del Salto, Colombia: The Haunted Hotel

  3. Christ of the Abyss at San Fruttuoso, Liguria, Italy
  4. Christ of the Abyss

    Christ of the Abyss is a submerged bronze statue of Jesus Christ at San Fruttuoso, Liguria, Italy.

  5. Kolmanskop, Namib Desert
  6. Kolmanskop, in the Namib Desert

    Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in Namibia.

  7. Machu Picchu, Peru > Discover Peru and Bolivia in 3 weeks
  8.  Machu Picchu, Peru

    Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level, Cusco Region – Peru.

  9. Fishing hut on a lake, Germany
  10. Fishing hut on a lake in Germany

    A fishing hut on a lake in Germany – The Berchtesgaden National Park, Germany

  11. Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay, USA
  12. Holland Island is a rapidly eroding island in the Chesapeake Bay, in Dorchester County, Maryland (USA).

    Holland Island is a rapidly eroding island in the Chesapeake Bay, in Dorchester County, Maryland (USA).

  13. Pripyat, Ukraine
  14. Pripyat, Ukraine

    Pripyat was one of the “nuclear cities” in Ukraine. The entire city was evacuated a few days after the Chernobyl disaster (26 April 1986).

  15. St. George’s Abbey in the Black Forest, Germany
  16. St. George's Abbey in the Black Forest

    St. George’s Abbey was a Benedictine monastery in St. Georgen im Schwarzwald, in the southern Black Forest, Germany

  17. Kalavantin Durg near Panvel, India
  18. Kalavantin Durg near Panvel-India

    Kalavantin Durg near Panvel, India

  19. Angkor Wat in Cambodia
  20. Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat was a Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world.

  21. Sigiriya in Sri Lanka
  22. Sigiriya

    Sigiriya is an ancient palace built on a huge rock and located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla, Sri Lanka

  23. Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England
  24. Bodiam Castle, UK

    Bodiam Castle is a 14th-century castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex, England.

  25. Czestochowa’s Abandoned Railway Depot & Train Graveyard – Poland
  26. Czestochowa’s Abandoned Railway Depot

    Czestochowa’s Abandoned Railway Depot in Poland

  27. Nara Dreamland, Japan
  28. Nara Dreamland was a theme park near Nara, Japan

    Nara Dreamland was a theme park near Nara, Japan which was built in 1961. The theme park was closed permanently in 2006.

  29. Craco, Italy
  30. Craco, Italy

    Craco is a ghost town in the Province of Matera in the region of Basilicata.

  31. Russian military rocket factory, Moscow
  32. Russian military rocket factory

    Russian military rocket factory

  33. Abandoned mill in Sorrento, Italy
  34. Abandoned mill in Sorrento, Italy

    Abandoned mill in Sorrento, Italy

  35. Magic Bus 142, Alaska > Explore Into the Wild filming locations & itinerary
  36. Bus 142, 'Magic Bus', Alaska

    Fairbanks City Transit System Bus 142 is an abandoned 1946 International Harvester K-5 that is parked in a clearing along the Stampede Trail near Denali National Park – Alaska

  37. Orpheum Auditorium – New Bedford, USA
  38. Orpheum Theatre (New Bedford, Massachusetts)

    The Orpheum Theater is an old theatre & movie house located on Water Street in New Bedford, USA

  39. Wonderland Amusement Park, Beijing
  40. The abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park outside Beijing, China

    The abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park outside Beijing, China


    This list was composed thanks to the amazing trips shared by LegendaryTrips’ users and also, a great post published on bridoz.com.