5 attractions from the less usual side of Mexico

cosmovitral Botanical Gardens is one of the unusual attractions of Mexico. [Image Lexaxis7/Wikimedia]
cosmovitral Botanical Gardens is one of the unusual attractions of Mexico. [Image Lexaxis7/Wikimedia]

A street that defies gravity, a hidden torture chamber, the largest sinkhole in the world, Mexico's Bermuda Triangle and an unusual botanical garden.

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Mexico is a fascinating country with many attractions, including the annual Day of the Dead celebration with its colourful parades. There are beautiful, white sand beaches overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea, fascinating Mayan Ruins and the pleasure of drinking tequila.

Mexico also has its stranger side. There's a street that appears to defy the laws of gravity, a hidden torture chamber on a peaceful hacienda, Mexico's version of the Bermuda Triangle, a BASE jumper's dream sinkhole and a beautiful botanical garden, lit by stained glass windows.

While the videos featured are in the Spanish language, they do clearly show each weird attraction.

1

Colina Gravitacional (Gravity Hill) - 225 Cima del Sol, León, Mexico

In the heart of Leon, Mexico is a street that appears to defy the law of gravity. In the video, a driver puts his car into park, releases the handbrake and keeps his feet off the pedals. As he does so, his car appears to roll uphill all on its own. Many believe this to be paranormal. However, there is a simple explanation – it’s an optical illusion. Due to the layout of the surroundings and a distorted horizon line, the car is actually rolling down, not up the hill.

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Hacienda del Cochero - Carrereta a Dolores Guanajuato Mexico

Hidden among peaceful gardens with mountain views, there is a secret place. Heading into a tunnel takes visitors into a museum with gruesome and scary displays. There is a network of passages which lead to chambers where torture devices can be seen, including cages, guillotines and chastity belts. There is even a skeleton chained to a wall. It seems this lovely hacienda was used during the Spanish Inquisition, where natives were forced to convert to Christianity under terrifying circumstances.

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