Abandoning things that were once used by many people sounds like a sad and depressing story. Unfortunately, many man-made structures succumb to this fate once they are no longer useful. Oddly, some of these structures take on different form of beauty. Almost like a rustic antique that increases in value with every sign of age. From the Manteno State Mental Hospital in Manteno, Illinois to the glorious Erice Castle in Sicily, Italy; these abandoned structures are surprisingly beautiful. Check out these 25 most beautiful abandoned places you won’t believe exist.
This amazing ruin The Beatles visited back in the 1960's at Rishikesh, northern India to attend an advanced transcendental meditation training session at the Ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
This old "haunted" abandoned house in a rural area of Kerala, India.
Les Tours de Merle, in the Correze department of France, which has been abandoned since 1574.
Abandoned building from the Manteno State Mental Hospital in Manteno, Illinois
The magnificent Temple of Apollo at Delphi, Greece
Isla de las Muñecas Mexico City, Mexico
Ghost Town in the Abandoned Island Gunkanjima near Nagasaki, Japan
The ancient ruins of orthodox Christianity in Stari Bar, Montenegro
The glorious Erice Castle in Sicily, Italy
Abandoned Military Hospital in Beelitz, Germany
Underground Bunker From Cold War in Sevastopol, Ukraine
Destroyed car in an abandoned place
Abandoned Subway Tunnel in Kiev, Ukraine
Nara Dreamland, Japan
House of the Bulgarian Communist Party, Bulgaria
Abandoned church in Hassan, India.
Abandoned Chernobyl Attraction
The superb ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Villers-la-Ville in Walloon Brabant, Belgium
Ancient ruins in Ta Prohm or Rajavihara Temple at Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The abandoned Valley of the Mills in Naples, Italy
Smugglers Cove on Navagio Beach in Zakynthos, Greece
City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana
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