Buckle up, fellow travelers, because we've all been there: the lost suitcase, the misleading hotel room, and the grueling flight delays. But while some tourists can brush it off and move on, others can't be satisfied, no matter how epic the destination is. You know, those who complain that the Sydney Opera House is just too pointy or that the Leaning Tower of Pisa isn't made of pizza. Brace yourself for a wild ride as we dive into some of the most absurd complaints from travelers who can't seem to appreciate the world's most beloved tourist hotspots.
These People Are Confused That Venice Is Underwater
If you're hoping for a romantic gondola ride along the famous Grand Canal, beware: it might be underwater! Yes, you heard that right - the same canal that's been the subject of countless honeymoon photos is apparently submerged in water. And while we know Venice is known for its waterways, these tourists was still shocked to find out that all the canals in the city are submerged. How does that work?
We're not sure what this person was expecting, but hey, at least they can say they've seen the underwater canals of Venice!
An American Insists on Renaming Iconic Blue Mosque to Red Mosque
The Blue Mosque in Turkey is a famous destination, but apparently, not everyone understands why it’s called “Blue.” This guy, for instance, believes that the mosque should be called “The Red Mosque.” Why you ask? Despite the blue tiles covering the walls and the roof, the red carpet that lines the entire floor makes it look red to him! The thousands of tourists who visit the mosque yearly may disagree with this opinion, but we have to give him points for creativity.
Maybe next time, he can visit at night and finally see the blue hue, or he can stick to the “Red Mosque” and see if that catches on!
Standing at Abbey Road's Crosswalk Is Risky Business
Are you a fan of The Beatles and planning to visit Abbey Road in London? Well, be prepared to risk your life for that iconic photo; at least, that's what this traveler thinks. Just kidding! The reviewer seems to have missed the fact that it's a pedestrian crossing, and cars are supposed to give way. Maybe he should brush up on his traffic rules before embarking on his next trip because he seemed a little confused.
Nonetheless, we still think that Abbey Road is one of the must-visit places in London. Just remember to look both ways before crossing!
Someone Missed the Memo on the Historical Significance of Praça Do Comercio
If you're looking for a hot take on Portugal's famous Praça do Comercio, then look no further! Apparently, not everyone is a fan of this popular travel destination. Despite being a former palace yard for the Portuguese monarchy and adorned with statues, this one tourist thinks that Praça do Comercio is nothing more than a bunch of concrete. Maybe they were expecting a magical castle with a dragon or a giant Ferris wheel.
Not every tourist can appreciate history and architecture but don't be like this guy. If you think this is bad, just wait as we embark on this hilarious journey to uncover even more funny reviews.
Don't Visit the Great Pyramid of Giza, It's Too Pointy
This traveler took a trip to The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt and decided it would be a great idea to climb despite it being illegal. Unsurprisingly, they got hurt and complained the pyramids were too pointy! Did they not realize that the pyramids were giant triangular structures made of stone? They even fought with their tour guide to make this climb happen. What a vacation of a lifetime.
We can only hope they learned their lesson and won't be climbing any more pointy structures any time soon. Hopefully, a trip like this doesn't happen again.
This Guy Clearly Didn't Do Any Research Before Visiting the Great Wall of China
It's hard to believe that some people can travel across the world for vacation and still have no idea where they are. Take this person who visited the Great Wall of China and had no idea they were even walking on it! Did they think they were just taking a leisurely stroll through the countryside? We can only imagine their surprise when they found out they had just walked one of the most iconic landmarks in the world.
How do these types of travelers even plan their trips? Do they just pick a place and hope for the best? One thing's for sure; their cluelessness makes for some hilarious reviews.
Apparently This Tourist Thinks Paris Is the City of Heartbreak
Ah, the Eiffel Tower — the ultimate symbol of love, right? Well, not for everyone. As it turns out, one person is not happy with this iconic Parisian landmark being associated with romance. They think it's all a load of croissants! Not only that, but they're calling out all the lovebirds who flock to the Tower to pose for pictures. What happened to this person? Did they have a breakup on top of the Eiffel Tower?
It seems this traveler didn't get the vacation they hoped for at their dream destination. If it was such a waste, we hope the plane tickets were at least cheap.
Stonehenge Is Simply a Bunch of Boring Rocks
Stonehenge, one of the world's most iconic and enigmatic prehistoric monuments, has been standing for over 5,000 years. This person traveled all the way to England for a trip to Stonehenge and had one takeaway. They thought it would make an excellent spot for an arcade and that it should be knocked down! We're not sure if this person was joking, but if they weren't, we could only hope their next vacation is better.
Don't be like this tourist, folks. Keep the arcade games in the arcade and leave the prehistoric landmarks alone!
This Guy Was Expecting Rome's Colosseum to Look Brand New
The Colosseum in Rome - a true masterpiece of ancient engineering! This monument has been around for over 2,000 years and has even been through wars, fires, and even earthquakes. It's no wonder that it's in a bit of a state of disrepair. But apparently, not everyone has gotten the memo. This tourist was outraged by the Colosseum's appearance and expected it to be brand new! The Colosseum isn't exactly a luxurious travel destination.
Maybe he missed the day in class when they talked about the Roman Empire falling apart? Or maybe he just doesn't understand the concept of "antiquity." Either way, we hope he got his money back for his vacation!
American Tourist Mistakes Abbey Road for a Zebra Crossing and Starts Looking for Wildlife
Abbey Road is the London destination where all Beatles fans come to recreate one of the most iconic album covers in history. But what happens when clueless tourists decide to take a stroll on this famous street? Well, for some, it's a dream travel destination, and for others, it can be quite a disappointment. Take this guy, for example, who was expecting to spot some wild zebras prancing around. Newsflash buddy, London's not a safari park!
Too bad he didn't know that in British English, a "zebra crossing" is just a fancy way of saying "crosswalk." He might've expected a wildlife trip but got a vacation in a city.
The Louvre Museum Was Compared to a Crowded Mall
The Louvre Museum in Paris may house some of the world's most precious art, but not everyone is impressed. In fact, some tourists are calling it a "mall"! One disgruntled visitor likened the museum to a labyrinth, saying they struggled to find their way out. Most people dream about a trip to Paris and the Louvre, but for this tourist, it seems they might be re-booking a flight home as soon as possible.
But if you can brave the crowds, the Louvre can be a treasure trove of beauty and culture. So don't let this one tourist ruin your ideas of getting on a plane and heading to France!
The Big Ben Is Literally Just a Big Clock
Big Ben, the clock that stands tall as a monument to time itself. But did you know that it wasn't always known as Big Ben? Originally, it was just the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster. But after the bell inside the tower was replaced in 1859 with a larger one, it became known as Big Ben. And let's be real, who doesn't love a big bell? This traveler just doesn't understand the significance.
So the next time someone says it's just a clock, remind them that this is an iconic landmark that tourists must visit before their England vacation ends!
They Were Upset the Medusa Painting at the Uffizi Gallery Didn't Turn Him Into Stone
Are you an art lover and planning to travel to Florence, Italy? Well, there's one place you can't afford to miss, the Uffizi Gallery. It includes Italian Renaissance artworks, like the famous oil painting Medusa. But one tourist was confused and upset when he realized the Medusa painting wasn't realistic. He was under the impression that the painting would turn them into stone - just like in the Greek myths.
Sorry to disappoint you, buddy, but that's not how it works! It's a self-portrait of the artist, not the real Medusa. Don't be like this tourist, and do some research before you travel.
How on Earth Could These Stonehenge Rocks Be so Famous
We can all agree that there are two types of people in this world: those who are fascinated and travel to Stonehenge and those who just don't get it. And then there's the one tourist who thinks Stonehenge is just a bunch of "plain" "rocks." Well, pardon us for being impressed by something that's been standing for over 5,000 years! Maybe this reviewer was expecting something more flashy, like a giant neon sign that says "WELCOME TO STONEHENGE."
But hey, we're not here to judge. To each their own, right? Maybe one day, this tourist will return to Stonehenge and have an epiphany: "Wow, these rocks are actually pretty cool!"
How Dare The Colosseum Not Have a Roof
We've got a real critic on our hands here! This tourist really let us have it with their review of the Colosseum in Rome. Apparently, it's not up to their standards because it doesn't have a roof and looks run down. But it's over 2000 years old! It's incredible that it's still standing at all. We can't help but laugh at the audacity of someone who thinks they know better than the ancient Romans.
Maybe this tourist should have taken a history lesson before planning a vacation to a famous tourist destination. Keep reading to see what other crazy things people have complained about while traveling.
Arthur's Seat in Scotland Doesn't Actually Have Seats
Oh, Arthur's Seat, the infamous place of chairs! That's right, when you hear the name, you might expect to see rows and rows of seats as far as the eye can see. But alas, it's just a beautiful set of hills home to an ancient volcano in Scotland, covered in lush greenery and breathtaking views. The name is misleading, but maybe this guy should've researched before hopping on a plane for an entire vacation here.
If this guy is looking for a chair, he'll be searching forever. Until then, he'll just have to settle for the stunning scenery of the Scottish highlands.
The Helsinki Cathedral Is Full of Ice Cream Robbers
It seems like a group of friends had an unexpected guest during their trip to the Helsinki Cathedral in Finland! According to this traveler, a few pesky birds decided to join in on their ice cream party and started grabbing their desserts right out of their hands! Now, we’re not sure what kind of ice cream these friends were eating, but it must have been some high-quality stuff for the birds to go after it like that.
Who knows, maybe this tourist and their friends will now be known as the ice cream bandits of Helsinki! At least it's a trip you'll never forget.
This Guy Thought the Leaning Tower of Pisa Was Made of Real Pizza
Imagine flying to Italy, eagerly anticipating the Leaning Tower of Pisa, only to find out it's not actually made of pizza! What a disappointment! It's good that this tourist didn't go looking for the Colosseum, or they might have been disappointed that they didn't get a delicious ice cream treat. But hey, who are we to judge? Maybe next time, they'll find a pyramid made of pyramids or a bridge made of actual rainbows.
It turns out the tower is actually made of marble; who would've guessed? Maybe he should've booked through a travel agency so they could've explained the destination better.
The Edinburgh Castle Is Full of Mannequins
Edinburgh Castle: a historic fortress, a cultural gem, and... an overrated tourist trap? According to one traveler, that seems to be the case. While Edinburgh Castle is beloved by history buffs and architectural enthusiasts, this particular visitor wasn't impressed. They found the castle overrated and complained about the overwhelming number of mannequins scattered throughout the fortress. But did this tourist miss out on the rich history and stunning views that Edinburgh Castle has to offer?
Maybe they were just too distracted by the mannequins. Or maybe they were hoping for something a little more exciting than a fortress full of old artifacts. Who knows?
So the Golden Gate Bridge Is Red Not Gold
This tourist visited the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco with the expectation that it would be golden! Can we all take a moment to appreciate the fact that this person didn't even Google the bridge before going there? But hey, we're not here to judge...okay, maybe just a little. It's not like we're expecting The Eiffel Tower to be made of actual tinfoil, right? Keep reading, folks, because these tourist reviews just keep getting better and better.
Maybe this person missed the memo on the history of the bridge. Either way, don't be this guy. Just do some research before visiting the world's most popular tourist attractions!
This Lady Thinks the Hagia Sophia Is Not That Big of a Deal
Have you ever visited a historical monument and thought, “Eh, it’s not that big of a deal”? This woman certainly did when she saw the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Turkey. Apparently, this centuries-old monument didn’t impress her at all, and she even complained that it was “falling apart.” We’re not sure what she expected from a building over a thousand years old! Maybe she was hoping for high-tech upgrades or a fresh coat of paint.
After all, where did she think she was planning a vacation too? It’s not every day that you get to visit a piece of history like the Hagia Sophia!
The Sydney Opera House Should Change Their Whole Building
This tourist is certainly not impressed with the Sydney Opera House's design. They traveled all the way to Australia only to complain about the architecture being too pointy. What were they expecting, a big fluffy cloud-like building? It's good that they're not in charge of redesigning the Eiffel Tower, or they might suggest making it round instead of pointy. Who knows what this tourist was hoping for, but one thing's for sure, their review is one of the funniest things we've seen.
This tourist must have a keen eye for architecture. We can't wait to see what other masterpieces this traveler will critique next!
This Visitor Was Disappointed He Didn't See Leprechauns at Giant’s Causeway
The Giant's Causeway is one of the world's most breathtaking and mysterious natural wonders. But for this tourist, it seems like they missed the memo about the giant part being a legend! This globetrotter was so disappointed that they didn't see the giant or any leprechauns during their visit that they gave the attraction a one-star review. Sorry to break it to you, buddy, but those are just myths.
Maybe next time, focus on the awe-inspiring natural beauty at this dream tourist destination instead of chasing after imaginary creatures.
A Yelp Reviewer Was Unimpressed by Salt Sculptures in the Famous Wieliczka Salt Mine
Attention all salt lovers! The Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland is a must-visit destination for travelers who love salt sculptures and chapels. But according to this visitor, the chapels and sculptures made of salt were no big deal. Who needs a chapel made of salt when you can have a chapel made of breadsticks, right? Well, to each their own, but we think that this salt mine is a true gem and a testament to human creativity.
So, if you want to experience something unique and salty, head to Wieliczka Salt Mine and explore the wonders of a world made of salt...or not.
Apparently the Neuschwanstein Castle Is Not Real if Royalty Didn't Live There
Who would’ve thought that a castle built in the 19th century wouldn’t make the cut? Well, that’s what this tourist thought when they visited Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany! Apparently, the fact that no royalty ever lived in it is enough to take away its “castle” status. We wonder what would’ve happened if they saw a castle built for a king who never even saw it completed! Quite an intense feeling to have over a castle.
At least it’s still one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe, even if it's not "old" enough for some!
When You're Disappointed That the Statue of Liberty Didn't Turn Into a Robot
It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's...The Statue of Liberty? According to this tourist, The Statue of Liberty should have been more than just a symbol of freedom and democracy. This person was disappointed that Lady Liberty didn't turn into a giant robot and start battling monsters like Godzilla. Maybe they watched too many movies before their trip to New York City. We can't blame them for expecting a bit more from the statue.
It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world! But unfortunately, it seems like it's not equipped to handle robot versus Godzilla attacks.
Someone Hoped for a Natural Disaster at Yellowstone National Park
This guy must have watched one too many action movies and thought that Yellowstone would be a great place to stage his own explosive scene. He really wished a huge explosive eruption would happen and was deeply disappointed it didn't, insisting it would've been cool even if it killed him. Who cares about the safety of millions of visitors and the fragile ecosystem of the national park as long as it looks cool, right?
This guy needs to sit down, relax, and enjoy the park's natural beauty instead of wishing it would all explode. Don't miss out on the hilarious and absurd reviews that will make you wonder how some people even made it out of their homes!
This Person Hated the London Eye so Much They Gave It a One-Star Review
The London Eye is an iconic sightseeing attraction in London that's been a favorite spot for tourists from all over the world for years. But for some, it appears the experience wasn't as great as they had hoped for. Maybe it was a last-minute travel because this tourist had an experience that was so bad they added the London Eye to their personal "worst experiences" list. We're not sure what could have gone so wrong on the Eye.
Perhaps they got stuck at the top of the London Eye for hours or were forced to share a pod with a bunch of screaming kids?
Outdoorsy People Should Probably Not Spend All Day Inside the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum
We all have different interests and preferences, but sometimes we like to step out of our comfort zone and try new things. That's exactly what this traveler did when they visited the famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. But it seems that the experience didn't live up to their expectations. This person loves outdoor adventures, like rock climbing and rafting, so it's no surprise that they found a museum to be a bit dull.
We can't help but wonder: did they expect to climb the walls of the Rijksmuseum or raft through its halls? Though this tourist had a disastrous experience, wait until you read about these other people and their ridiculous reviews.
It Seems Soccer Is More Interesting Than Gaudí's Casa Milà
There is the type of people in the world who admire stunning buildings and architecture and those who'd instead catch a soccer game. And then there's this one tourist who thinks Casa Milà is as dull as dishwater and would rather be glued to the telly watching some footie. How can you not appreciate the beauty of Gaudí's masterwork? His building is a feast for the eyes with its undulating curves and surrealist details.
And comparing it to a soccer match? That's like comparing a Michelin-starred meal to a greasy burger. Some people don't know what they're missing and what truly makes a good vacation.
The Tate Modern Museum Is Actually Just a Big Gift Shop
The Tate Modern is a must-visit destination if you're looking for a cultural experience in the UK. But beware, not everyone is a fan of this world-renowned museum. One tourist was left entirely unimpressed. They even said that the museum didn't look like a museum but rather a multilevel shop. We can only imagine that this person must have missed the incredible collection of modern and contemporary art on display.
It's pretty bizarre to compare a famous museum full of art to a shopping mall, but maybe they were just disappointed and expecting a shopping spree!
Don't Visit the Cliffs of Moher if You Don't Like Stairs
Are you the type who loves to travel and explore new places? If so, you'll know that some locations are too good to miss. One such place is the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, a stunning sight that reaches heights of up to 120 meters. However, not everyone is a fan of this natural beauty. One person left a scathing review, claiming to hate three things about the Cliffs of Moher: rain, wind, and the dreaded stairs.
But really, hating on the stairs? Come on, buddy - those steps are a small price to pay for such an amazing view.
They Were Not Afraid to Say How Much They Hated Portugal’s Pena Palace
When it comes to travel reviews, it's always good to take them with a grain of salt. Case in point: this Yelp reviewer had some thoughts about Portugal's Pena Palace. The Pena Palace is a stunning example of Romanticist architecture. But according to this traveler, it's a little too colorful for its good. They went so far as to compare it to Disneyland - which isn't exactly known for its architectural grandeur.
In the end, it's all a matter of perspective. Some people might see the Pena Palace as flashy and over-the-top, while others might see it as a whimsical, colorful wonderland.
How Unbelievable That the Queen Didn't Say Hi at Buckingham Palace
Imagine traveling to Buckingham Palace with the expectation of being greeted by the Queen. It's like showing up at McDonald's and expecting Ronald McDonald to take your order. Do these people even know what the Queen used to do all day? She was a busy woman, ruling a country and all. She didn't have time to stand around and wave at every tourist who came her way, although the sight of that did sound entertaining.
If you're looking for a royal welcome, you might be better off at a Disney theme park!
It Seems That Historical Sites Like Big Ben Aren't All That Interesting
Well, it looks like we have another "history expert" who thinks he's seen it all! This guy visited Big Ben in London and had the audacity to compare it to a Grandfather clock he has at home! According to this traveler, Big Ben was nothing impressive and didn't even deserve to be called a "tourist attraction." Big Ben is an iconic landmark and has been an important part of London's history for over 150 years!
These reviews will make you scratch your head and wonder, "What were they thinking?" And just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder, the reviews only get more bizarre.
According to This Guy the Sagrada Familia Is Horrible
This guy has a new record for the most unusual opinion ever! The Sagrada Familia is an architectural masterpiece, a stunning blend of Gothic and Art Nouveau design that leaves visitors speechless. But apparently, this guy thinks it's one of the ugliest things he's ever seen. Well, we can't all have good taste, can we? But we're pretty sure the thousands of people who flock to Barcelona every year just to see this masterpiece would beg to differ.
So since this guy thinks one of the most iconic and famous landmarks in Barcelona is just plain ugly, maybe we should demolish it and build a McDonald's in its place. That'll put Barcelona on the map.
The Eiffel Tower Is Clearly so Tall so the French Can Hang Their Hats
If only the Eiffel Tower weren't so pointy, it would be the perfect tourist destination, right? I mean, who cares about its historical and cultural significance or the incredible views from the top - all that matters is that it's not too pointy. It's not like it's been an iconic symbol of Paris for over 130 years or anything. Maybe the French could just round out the top for this tourist's comfort.
Whatever their reasoning, it sure is a funny takeaway from one of the most famous structures in the world.
This Guy Suggests Not Going to the Van Gogh Museum for Van Gogh Paintings
According to this travel reviewer, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam isn't worth the hype. They claim that while the museum has some of Van Gogh's works, they are not the ones that made him famous. Instead, they are lesser-known pieces that are not as impressive. But hey, it's kind of weird to visit a museum dedicated to one artist and then tell people to go somewhere else to see that artist's paintings.
But don't let this review stop you from visiting the Van Gogh Museum. Who knows, maybe you'll discover a hidden gem that this reviewer missed!
Apparently Everything in the Louvre Was Stolen
Well, well, well, it looks like we have a regular Sherlock Holmes over here. This tourist visited the Louvre in Paris and came away with some groundbreaking intel - everything was stolen! That's right, folks; apparently, the 380,000 objects and 35,000 works of art are all stolen goods from Italy. We don't know how far off this claim is, but either way, it's a bold review to leave after visiting one of the most famous art museums in the world.
Imagine traveling to Paris, standing in front of the world-renowned Louvre Museum, only to have one thing on your mind: theft. Keep reading to see what other ridiculous things these travelers have to say about some of the world's most famous landmarks.
India Should've Paid for an Amusement Park Not the Taj Mahal
Oh boy, we have a real visionary on our hands here! Move over, Taj Mahal, because this guy thinks you should have roller coasters and funnel cake stands instead! Who needs a beautiful monument to love and devotion when you can have a cheesy amusement park ride, right? Forget about the history and culture or that it's a famous tourist attraction; let's just slap some neon lights on this bad boy and call it a day.
It's pretty hilarious that this guy really traveled all the way to India to see the Taj Mahal and thought an amusement park would be a better replacement!