25 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places You Won’t Believe Exist

Posted by , Updated on November 8, 2017

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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.

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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.

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This old "haunted" abandoned house in a rural area of Kerala, India.

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Les Tours de Merle, in the Correze department of France, which has been abandoned since 1574.

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Abandoned building from the Manteno State Mental Hospital in Manteno, Illinois

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The magnificent Temple of Apollo at Delphi, Greece

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Isla de las Muñecas Mexico City, Mexico

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Ghost Town in the Abandoned Island Gunkanjima near Nagasaki, Japan

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The ancient ruins of orthodox Christianity in Stari Bar, Montenegro

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The glorious Erice Castle in Sicily, Italy

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Abandoned Military Hospital in Beelitz, Germany

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Underground Bunker From Cold War in Sevastopol, Ukraine

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Destroyed car in an abandoned place

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Abandoned Subway Tunnel in Kiev, Ukraine

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Nara Dreamland, Japan

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House of the Bulgarian Communist Party, Bulgaria

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Agdam, a ghost town in Azerbaijan

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Pripyat, Ukraine

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Abandoned church in Hassan, India.

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Abandoned Chernobyl Attraction

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The superb ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Villers-la-Ville in Walloon Brabant, Belgium

ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Villers-la-Ville in Walloon Brabant, BelgiumImage: Shutterstock
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Kolmanskop, Namibia

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Ancient ruins in Ta Prohm or Rajavihara Temple at Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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The abandoned Valley of the Mills in Naples, Italy

The abandoned Valley of the Mills in Naples, ItalyImage: Shutterstock
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Smugglers Cove on Navagio Beach in Zakynthos, Greece

Smugglers Cove on Navagio Beach in Zakynthos, GreeceImage: Shutterstock
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City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana

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