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The Taj Mahal, some Las Vegas casinos and the Sistine Chapel are some of the places where it is not allowed to take pictures of its interior. Check out some of these famous places below and the reason for the ban.
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One of the most relevant historical heritage sites in the world, the Taj Mahal was elected cultural heritage by Unesco and declared one of the seven wonders of the modern world. However, despite its fame and the various images shared on the Internet, it is extremely rare to find internal photos of the mausoleum. Visitors to the famous palace, located in India, must follow a series of rules when accessing the site, such as not taking pictures and keeping their phones off. If you want to register the visit, you are only allowed to take external photos.
The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the modern world Photo: Reproduo / Instagram
The Grand Canyon is located in Arizona and is one of the main tourist spots in the United States. One of the largest gorges in the world, it receives more than 4 million tourists annually. Its visitors have the possibility to access a deck, through a glass bridge, to observe the landscape and the layers of red rock. In this part, tourists are prohibited from taking and using cameras and need to wear special shoes to not scratch and damage the glass floor.
taking photos on the Grand Canyon observation deck is prohibited Photo: Reproduo / Instagram
Known for Michelangelo's famous paintings, the Sistine Chapel houses two of the most emblematic works of the Renaissance: "O Juzo Final" and "Criao de Ado". The building is located in the Vatican city-state, where the Pope's official residence is located and where the conclave, the process of choosing the new Pope, takes place. The old church has been turned into a museum and attracts thousands of tourists every year. However, taking photos or recording videos inside the Chapel is strictly forbidden and visitors must remain silent.
The Sistine Chapel houses some of the main works of the Renaissance Photo: Reproduo / Instagram
Located on the Red Square in Moscow, Lenin's Mausolu is one of the main tourist sites dating back to the former Soviet Socialist Republics. The building houses the body of Vladimir Lenin, the founding leader of the socialist movement. The tomb receives visitors throughout the year and, in order to show respect, it is forbidden to take photos or film the body of the leader. If the visitor insists, the act is considered an infra law.
it is forbidden to take pictures of the body of the Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin Photo: Reproduo / Instagram
Famous for being gambling and diverse venues, several Las Vegas casinos prevent visitors from taking photographs inside the venue. This is due to legal measures to protect the identity of the players, which aim to prevent possible cases of theft and protect their visitors from having their personal lives exposed. Nowadays the ban only occurs in some casinos, however, in the past, most places prohibited the registration of images.
Some Las Vegas casinos prevent their visitors from taking pictures inside. Photo: Reproduo / Instagram
One of the most famous places in the world, the Eiffel Tower is the main French tourist spot and attracts millions of visitors from all countries. Taking a photo at the monument is a very common act in visits to Paris, being one of the most photographed places in the world, second only to Central Park, in the United States and Big Ben, in England. However, it is forbidden to take pictures of the illuminated monument, unless you have a written permission. This occurs, therefore, lighting protected by copyright. Photos taken from the Eiffel Tower at night can only be used for personal purposes.
The night lights of the Eiffel Tower are copyrighted Photo: Reproduo / Instagram
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