10 Stunning Photos of Abandoned Places

There are places around the world which are abandoned by humans and nature has done it’s job. It is a sight that is both frightening and beautiful. They allow us to witness a scene of the future – when mankind has left.

So here are 10 stunning and captivating photos of abandoned places to release their mysterious beauty. I think that you’ll agree with us!

10. A forgotten railway tunnel in Paris, France

A little-known wasteland nearly 20 miles long, the Petite Ceinture is an urban phenomenon: an abandoned railway built more than 150 years ago in the centre of Paris.

9. Sintra Well, Portugal

This mystery place is located in Quinta da Regaleira, Spain. It is a tourist attraction and part of a historic estate, this ceremonial well features a spiral staircase into a tunnel system.

8. Belchite, Spain

Belchite is a village in the province of Zaragoza, Spain which was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. After 1939 a new village of Belchite was built to the ruins of the old, which remain a ghost town as a memorial to the war.

7. Stairway to Heaven, Oahu, Hawaii

The Stairway to Heaven is a steep, steel step structure that provided pedestrian access to former U.S. The total 3,922 steps span along Oahu’s Ko’olau mountain range.

6. Kopice Castle, Poland

The Kopice Castle has a tragic story attached to it that stretches back centuries. The castle has been in existence for hundreds of years. Not many people know that the palace is connected with a story like from the Cinderella fairytale.

A little girl called Joanna Schaffgotsch was born in a poor Silesian family in 1842, and her parents worked for Karol Godula, one of the richest people in Silesia. Godul as he died, left his fortune to her, with the press dubbing her a “Silesian Cinderella.”

Though Schaffagotsch went on to live a happy life, dying just after her husband in 1910, multiple reports say that by the end of World War II, the Red Army arrived and ripped she and her husband from their resting burying them in a mass grave on the property.

5. Abandoned fishing village on the Yangtze River, China

This is an abandoned fishing village being reclaimed by nature. It’s a beautiful view that holds a great mystery and is placed on China’s Yangtze river.

4. The Hotel del Salto, Colombia

The luxurious Hotel del Salto in San Antonio del Tequendama, Colombia, was first built in 1923 as a residential mansion for well-to-do architect Carlos Arturo Tapias.

By 1928, an addition had been built and the building had opened as a hotel, to welcome wealthy travelers and was on work for 60 years. Tourists gradually lost their interest to the area and the hotel closed in the early part of the 1990’s and was left abandoned ever since.

3. The wreck of a merchant ship, the Red Sea

This is the wreck of Giannis D. It’s a shallow dive in max 30m in the Sha’ab Ali area. It sank in the 1980s when he ship is actually broken up into separate pieces.

2. The Orient Express, Belgium

This is a piece of history that’s slowly fading into oblivion, named the Grand Orient Express. This train defines the luxury back in 1883 when it was launched by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits.

1. The Castle of the Moors, Portugal

The Castle of the Moors is located in Sintra, Portugal. Built by the Moors in the 8th and 9th centuries, it was an important strategic point during the Reconquista, and was taken by Christian forces after the fall of Lisbon in 1147. It is classified as a National Monument, part of the Sintra Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.