In the last days of October, you can feel the terror and horror which is celebrated as a part of Halloween Festival. Hereby, I am giving you the top three recommended Halloween destinations of Europe. Celebrate you day in exploring some of the haunted spots. Experience goose bumps, collect the spooky stuff and scare yourself to death.
Dublin – Ireland
Taking Dublin into account, it has a lot of supernatural history. If you have courage and a heart to go deep into details then visit Dublin this Halloween. Start your exploration with the marked landmarks and know the hidden stories behind them. Dublin is a place with haunted landmarks which include Kilmainham Gaol; which has been gone on fire several times with no apparent reason, Trinity College; where two students mystically disappeared, Howth Harbour Lighthouse; with the ghosts of a father and son from 1800, Dublin castle; with decapitated buried bodies beneath it, Portobello Harbour Bridge; with the ghost of the lock-keeper and last but not the least Olympia Theatre: where a presence of a ghost can be felt by rattling doors and windows.
Try your luck while exploring some haunted pubs including Davy Byrne Pub, Brazen Head, Lord Edward’s Pub and Kavanagh’s in Glasnevin. It is said that people have seen reflection of James Joyce in the central mirror of Davy Byrne Pub. You can try to meet the ghost of the rebel leader Robert Emmet in Brazen Head. Lord Edwards Pub is said to be haunted by ghost of an Irish poet, James Clarence Mangan. While in Kavanagh you can look for an old man sitting on the bar and then disappearing mystically.
Even about the churches which include St Audoen’s Church, St Michan’s Church and St Patrick’s Cathedral there are some associated horror stories. Here, you might get into trouble for teasing a ghost of women in St Audoen’s Church, spirits in St Michan’s Church and the dog residing in St Patrick’s Cathedral.
Rome – Italy
The next destination, marked number two on the list of spooky places this Halloween is none other than Rome. Visit the Crypt of the Capuchin Monks and you will have a feel of terror running into your spine when you will know that the church is made of none other than the skeleton of the former friars. The decorative patterns of the crypt are made from the skeleton of more than 4000 monks.
If not frightened, try to explore the Catacombs on the Via Appia Antica and the Vatican Necropolis. It is a place where thousands of saints and popes of Rome are buried in catacombs. You next stop can be the Museum of Purgatory. It is said that there are souls trapped in the Museum of Souls in Purgatory (Museo delle Anime del Purgatorio). Finish your horror journey in Rome with the Monster House which is said to be the territory of demon.
Paris – France
Number three on the list of spooky places is none other than Paris. Remember that today’s city of lights has once been a place of bloodshed. Visit the Les Catacombes de Paris, to see the piled up skulls and bones to build walls and patterns. There are cemeteries like Père-Lachaise (1804) and Montparnasse (1824) that have been known to be a spot of frequent paranormal activities.
Le Manoir is another horrifying place of Paris, which is commonly referred as a horror museum. Here you can celebrate terror by exploring this two storied museum by making your ways through horrifying animations, horribly gifted actors, vampires, executioners and zombies.
Well, I hope you enjoyed reading about these top three spooky destinations of Europe and made a choice that where you would be celebrating your Halloween this year.
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