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Top 10 secret rooms inside famous landmarks

There is always something fascinating about secret rooms, now, imagine they’re hidden inside famous landmarks. Millions of people travel across the world to experience the beauty and heritage of the world’s most famous landmarks and monuments not knowing that these famous places may have a secret hiding place. Here are ten secret rooms inside the world’s most famous landmarks. Some of them can be visited by those with sufficient funds or the right connections, others are entirely off-limits.

Club 33 – Disneylad

Behind an unmarked door in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square, you’ll find the incredibly exclusive Club 33. It’s the only place in Disneyland that sells alcoholic beverages, but it also comes with a price: it costs individual members $25,000 to join, with an annual fee of $12,000.

The 103rd floor observation deck at the Empire State Building

The Empire State Building has been a tourist hot spot for nearly a century, as visitors have been enjoying the New York skyline since 1931. The observation deck on the 103rd floor of the Empire State Building is closed to the public, but Taylor Swift has been photographed on its balcony to promote her single “Welcome to New York.”

An apartment inside the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited monuments in the world, and Gustave Eiffel – the mastermind behind Paris’s most famous attraction – included an apartment at the very top of the tower for himself (and the occasional visitor, like Thomas Edison). Those who are lucky enough to visit the top of the structure will not only absorb the mesmerizing views of the French capital, but they might also enjoy a glimpse inside the secret apartment and office, which has only recently been opened to the public.

Cave of the Evil Spirits at Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the umbrella name of the three waterfalls located along the international border between the state of New York and the province Ontario. Located a stone’s throw away from Niagara Falls is Devil’s Hole State Park, the Seneca Indians named this cave after the evil spirit said to be trapped inside.

Hall of Record at Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the USA. Yet, many people might not know that there’s a small room – only enough space to fit a handful of visitors – located behind the head of Abraham Lincoln. It’s too tough to reach by foot, but inside you’ll find copies of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Tunnels underneath Rome’s Colosseum

The Colosseum welcomes four million tourists annually, who visit the landmark to view the Flavian Amphitheatre, which dates back to AD 80. But not many know about the landmark’s underground tunnels. This space once housed animals (elephants, leopards, panthers) that were lifted to the main arena via a pulley system.

The Room Inside the Statue of Liberty’s Torch

Millions of tourists visit the Statue of Liberty every year, stepping inside the structure’s crown to enjoy the beautiful view of New York City. Until June 30, 1916, tourists were able to enter a room located inside the Statue of Liberty’s torch, which offered breath-taking panoramic views of the city. On July 30, 1916, during World War I, German agents blew up a connection pier between Black Tom Island and Jersey City. The explosion also damaged the Statue of Liberty’s torch, which housed an inner room. It hasn’t welcomed visitors since.

Track 61 Underneath NYC’s Waldorf Astoria

The Waldorf Astoria is one of the most luxurious hotels in New York. Many people might be, however, unaware that there is a secret train station located below the hotel. Rumour has it that this abandoned track underneath one of New York City’s most luxurious hotels is still used to transport celebrities and other notable guests to and from the hotel. There’s still an antique train car parked inside the tunnel.

Leonardo Da Vinci Statue in Rome

The Leonardo da Vinci statue, located at Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci Airport, is more than you might realize at first glance. Despite the 18-meter bronze statue being unveiled in 1960, the hidden hatch located halfway up the structure was not found until its renovation in 2006.

Trafalgar Square in London

Did you know that also Trafalgar Square features a hidden room you could nearly miss? The public square is the home of Britain’s smallest police station, which is located on the southeast corner of Trafalgar Square. The tiny station was built in 1926 to serve as a watch post, as the square was often the location of many protests, riots, and marches.

Vocabulary

fascinating

elbűvölő, elragadó

hidden

rejtett

landmark

látványosság, látnivaló

heritage

örökség

hiding place

búvóhely

sufficient funds

elégséges pénzforrás

entirely

teljes mértékben

off-limits

nem megengedett, tilos terület

unmarked

jelöletlen

alcoholic beverage

alkoholos ital

individual

egyéni

observation deck

kilátó

mastermind

valaminek a kiagyalója

occasional visitor

alkalmi látogató

to absorb

felszívni, beszívni

mesmerizing

megigéző, megbabonázó

glimpse

bepillantás

border

határ

a stone’s throw away

egy kőhajításnyira

cave

barlang

evil spirit

gonosz szellem

 

to be trapped

fogságba ejtve lenni

recognizable

felismerhető

a handful of

egy maréknyi

The Declaration of Independence

Függetlenségi Nyilatkozat

Constitution

Alkotmány

annually

évente, éves

to be lifted to

valahova felemelve lenni

breath-taking

lélegzetelállító

to blow up

felrobbantani

pier

malaó, rakpart

explosion

robbanás

inner

belső

be unaware

nem lenni tudatában valaminek

rumour has it

az a pletyka járja

abandoned track

elhagyott vasúti sín

notable

jelentős, nevezetes

despite

valami ellenére

hatch

búvónyílás

halfway up

félúton felfelé

to serve as

valamiként szolgálni

 

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