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Top 9 disappointing European attractions

April 6, 2009 2:17 pm

Bootsnall.com has come up with a list of the most disappointing attractions in Europe.

I have personally visited most of them, and agree. Here’s what some other TravelPod bloggers have to say:

1. Mona Lisa: TravelPod verdict –> Disappointing

Lunababy at the Louvre

Lunababy at the Louvre

“We saw the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa.  Personally, I think I am waaay prettier than both of them, lol!! ” – Lunababy

2. Gondola rides in Venice, Italy: TravelPod verdict –> Not so disappointing

Cheap gondola ride!

Cheap gondola ride!

“We learned of a service provided by the Gondola Association with the intention of improving the image of gondoliers. For only fifty cents each we could cross from one side of the canal to the other! After a lot of walking and searching we found the traghetto (poor man’s gondola) station where we boarded a rather plain gondola for the short trip across the canal to the Church of Saint Maria Della Salute.” – Cullism

3. Manneken Pis, Brussels Belgium: TravelPod verdict –> Disappointing

Manneken Pis in Brussels

Manneken Pis in Brussels

“We made our way down to check out the Manneken Pis, which is the peeing boy fountain that Brussels is famous for. It was actually a lot smaller than I thought it would be!” – Phillipsb1

4. Saint-Tropez, France: TravelPod verdict –> Not so disappointing

Coast of Saint-Tropez

Coast of Saint-Tropez

“Arriving in Saint-Tropez, we were surrounded by a myriad of people.  Artists displaying their works for passersby, paparazzi trying to capture that million-dollar photograph of the various celebrities and wealthy elite, crew and passengers of the luxury yachts tied up in the prestigious port of Saint-Tropez and evening dinner goers on their way to a night of good company and gastronomy.” – Mimosa79

5. The interior of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain: TravelPod verdict –> Not so disappointing

Saktophe inside La Sagrada Familia

Saktophe inside La Sagrada Familia

“It was fascinating though to see how Gaudi got his inspiration from nature and how some of these shapes and textures (trees, leaves, fruits, honeycombs, minerals) were incorporated into the design.  He was an architect, artist, engineer, mathematician and scientist all in one….what a genius!” – Saktophe

6. London Bridge, London, UK: TravelPod verdict –> Disappointing

Travelinbuskers under London Bridge

Travelinbuskers under London Bridge

“After discovering our first pay toilet : ( (rip off!) we got on a boat and sailed down the Thames River under the London Bridge (which we discovered is not the big pretty bridge, but an old, dirty, small one)!!” – Travelinbuskers

7. Little Mermaid statue, Copenhagen, Denmark: TravelPod verdict –> On the verge of disappointing

The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen

The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen

“It was worth seeing because we found ourselves near it by chance, but If I walked all morning or rode a tour bus across the city to see this statue, I would be sorely disappointed.” – Tbassplayer

8. Dublin Castle: TravelPod verdict –> Not so disappointing

Outside Dublin Castle

Outside Dublin Castle

“I loved the atmosphere of the house, and the wooden paneling was spectacular – but then I love dark wood, and you had the feeling it had darkened to such a rich hue over the centuries from studious polishing with beeswax perhaps.” – Grindelwalders

9. Live Sex Shows in Amsterdam, Netherlands: TravelPod verdict –> Not so disappointing

Live sex show in Amsterdam

Live sex show in Amsterdam

“While I found absolutely nothing sexual about the show, I’m glad I went and saw it. I can now say I’ve seen a sex show in Amsterdam.” – Kitty161

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