Isla de la Quemada Grande – Brazil This island located 32 kilometers from Sao Paulo has the highest concentration of poisonous snakes in the world. In fact, it is estimated that in some areas of this small territory, there is a snake for every square meter; That is why it is a site restricted by the Brazilian government. But the worst of all is the so-called Bothrops insularis, or “golden spear viper”, a species that can only be found on the island. Its venom kills a person in less than an hour, and it is so strong that it can melt skin. The population of Bothrops insularis is between two thousand and four thousand specimens
Area 51 – United States. It is probably the most famous forbidden place in the world. Located about 200 kilometers from Las Vegas, it is a military base that since the 1950s has unleashed a large number of theories and myths about extraterrestrial presence and research. It is so restricted that although it is talked about globally, its existence has only been officially admitted a few times this decade. There are guided tours to see the area of the desert where it is located but, of course, the entrance to the base is totally prohibited. It is said that at the edge of the base there are cameras that monitor every possible angle or that there are sensors on the nearby road. See Less
North Sentinel Island, India. On this remote island of 72 square kilometers located in the Indian Ocean, live the Sentinelese tribe, one of the last human groups that have no contact with civilization. It is estimated that there are between 50 Sentinelese left, who do not hesitate to resort to violence and 400 when foreign visitors approach. In 2004, when the famous tsunami occurred, a helicopter approached for help, but was greeted with arrows. In 2006 two fishermen accidentally landed on the island, and were killed. It is one of the fascinating places that is illegal to visit.
The Secret Archive of the Vatican, Vatican. The Vatican Secret Archive is not an ordinary library. It contains personal documents of all the popes since the 8th century. Among the treasures hidden in the archives is the papal bull of Leo X, excommunicating Martin Luther and announcing the Reformation; the transcripts of the trial of the Knights Templar in the 15th century; letters from the multi-faceted 16th century artist Michelangelo; 19th century correspondence of Abraham Lincoln; and the papal bull dated 1198 calling for the Fourth Crusade for the Holy Land.
Lascaux Cave – France. This cave system, located in the Dordogne department, is part of a UNESCO World Heritage designation. Discovered in 1940, the caves are invaluable to prehistoric art, displaying around a hundred highly detailed animal figures; they are estimated to be over 17,000 years old. They were once open to the public, but the site had to be closed permanently in 1963, due to the damage that the cave works presented by the huge number of visitors. Since then, replicas have been built to get to know this wonder up close; currently there is a visitor center with digital recreations and 3D rooms. However, no one can enter the original cave system to see them.
Surtsey Island, Iceland. It is a volcanic island of 2.7 km? located near the coast of Iceland. It emerged from the sea in 1963, that is, this is one of the youngest soils in the earth’s crust. Accessing this island is practically impossible due to the scarce transport and the country’s security regulations that only allow the maximum income that can be done is to admire it from a distance. of authorized scientific personnel.
Poveglia – Italy It is a small island near Venice, world famous for its dark past. At the end of the 18th century, it became a confinement station for those infected by the bubonic plague; not only many sick people were sent here, but tens of thousands of bodies of victims who had already passed away. From 1922 to 1968, a psychiatric hospital was established on the island where, it is said, experiments and lobotomies were carried out. Today it is forbidden to access the place by visitors
Fort Knox, USA. It is a United States Army base located in the state of Kentucky. In it, a large part of the gold reserves of the United States, and of other countries in the world that have entrusted their gold to the United States, has been officially stored since 1937. The exact amount stored is not known, as none has been made. Audit since the late 1950s. Gold is found in an underground deposit, and access to it requires many checks. In addition, the entrance is protected by a steel door that weighs twenty-three tons. No person knows the complete password that allows access to said security camera. It is a team of officials, each of whom knows only part of the key. As if all that were not enough, next to Fort Knox there is a military base with a permanent garrison of about twelve thousand troops
The ghost town of Famagusta. In the sixties of the last century, the Mediterranean city of Famagusta, in Cyprus, was the vacation destination of movie stars such as Elizabeth Taylor or Brigitte Bardot. But in 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus, and Varosha beach was evacuated, turning into a ghost town. Still in the hands of the Turkish army, today there are still cordoned off beaches and neighborhoods that cannot be visited
Google Data Center, Oregon, USA These are facilities where Google stores and manages its servers. This is probably one of the most monitored and secure places in the world since it is there where not only the private data of the users is protected, but also the operating data of the company
Svalbard Norway Global Seed Vault. Near Longyearbyen, the capital of the Svalbard Islands, is this reservoir. It is designed to store seed samples from around the world, to be used as an emergency resource in the event of a global catastrophe. It has space to store more than four million samples made up of 500 seeds. In addition to being restricted, it is a place that you could hardly reach: it was installed on a mountain, in the northernmost area that can be reached on a commercial flight, with one of the most challenging climates.
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