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Over-Rated Tourist Places In Europe

Some places in europe are hyped to much and upon visiting it feels that our expectations are not met because we were expecting a lot from these places. Here are few places which are over-hyped in my experiences.


  • It's crowdy and not for those looking for peace of mind.

Venice is a highly popular destination and due to this it is always stuffed with lot of tourists visiting it all round the year. Hence, finding a quiet place on the main island is difficult. On the nearby small islands we might find some quiet place to relax.

  • It's expensive

Hotels on the islands are expensive and so are the private boats. Using public transport and staying on the mainland are some ways of saving money.

Better alternative is to visit slightly less popular yet beautiful places such as Cinque Terre.


Leaning tower of Pisa Again, its crowdy. But its fun to see people trying all sorts of photography poses against the leaning tower. So its fun for few minutes but that's it.


Effiel Tower Paris

  • I have taken some pics at Effiel tower. Now what?

Effiel tower is an emotion and it's the first thing on every tourist's itenary. It's beautiful to see it sparkling in night. However, do think again that is it worth your time and money? You may enjoy drinks, food, music, dance in the evening, lots of good places for it. But well, every other city offers that with different ambience.

  • Louvre museum will kill you if you aren't having artistic view.

huge queues for getting a glimse of Mona Lisa painting is a terrible experience. This museuem is only for art lovers and if you are not one of them then better avoid it.

  • Metro isn't of top quality and some stations smells like piss.

Better alternative I see is to head towards the Alps. Places like Chamonix are much more beautiful than the city life of paris. If you are vacation then better pick something away from the metropolitan city life.


  • Manneken Pis seems like a joke how people are crazy to see a statue of boy pissing.
  • It's a capital city where business and politics takes place. There isn't anything for a traveller.

Security wise also I see that incidents of robbery, dispute or verbal clash are common in downtown areas. Hence you need to be alert.

These are my opinion based upon my experiences. Feel free to provide your feedback in the comments.

- Ayush 🙂