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The Most Beautiful Abandoned And Haunted Places In Spain If you dream not only of spending a vacation in a sunny country, but also of going on a fantastic adventure, Spain has many interesting options on offer; from visiting an abandoned train station in the Pyrenees to diving off the coast of Fuerteventura in search of a ghost ship.

Canfranc Railway Station
Over the years, the Canfrank station, located between Spain and France, served as a transit point in the Pyrenees for international passengers and freight traffic. It was opened in 1928 by King Alfonso XIII, President of the French Republic Gaston Doumerg and General-dictator Primo de Rivera.
During the Second World War, the station became a haven for French Resistance agents, Jews fleeing from the persecution of Schutzstaffel (SS) officers, and fascists who were transporting looted gold and valuables. However, in 1970, life there literally came to a halt after a train crash on the L'Estanguet bridge: as a result, the Pau-Canfranc route was closed and never restored; while traffic completely stopped from France, in Spain, 2 trains per day continued to run for several years. In 2013, the Spanish government sold the station to the government of Aragon for over 300,000 EUR. Currently, the municipality organizes interesting guided tours inside the abandoned railway station building.

A ghost ship wreck off the coast of Fuerteventura
In January 1994, the massive ocean liner SS America, named the "American Star", ran aground on the south coast of Fuerteventura.
Built in 1940, the ship visited various ports around the world and had on board the richest and most influential people of the past epoch. It is said that Salvador Dalí himself was an honorary passenger on the ship. During the Second World War, the ship was used for military purposes, however, after the war it was bought by a businessman from Bangkok with the aim of transforming it into a huge floating hotel in Thailand. Sadly, 23 years ago, while the ocean liner was on route to Thailand, a terrible storm stranded the ship off the coast of Fuerteventura, fortunately, the crew of the ship were rescued, but later, the famous ship split into two parts.
For some time the ship towered above the surface of the water, however today, it is almost completely submerged. In more recent times, the wreck has attracted divers and thrill seekers, all in search of exploration. In Puerto del Rosario, the capital of the island, you can find a bar decorated with various pieces from the ghost ship wreck.

San Cristobal Fort
The San Cristobal fort, located in Navarra, was one of the country's largest prisons during the Spanish Civil War. Many of the prisoners who were brought here, died within its walls. Some, whom were sentenced to death, died of hunger and disease before their death penalty. In Pamplona, it is said that this mountain is strewn with corpses.
Despite the horrible conditions in which the prisoners were held, there was a visiting room inside. Nevertheless, hardly any visitors came; the road towards the fort was in very poor condition, furthermore, relatives were too afraid to be associated with the crimes the prisoners were accused of.
At the San Cristobal fort on the 22nd May 1938, there was the biggest prison break in history and perhaps, the most tragic. 795 prisoners managed to escape from San Cristobal, 221 died, and only 3 managed to get to France. The rebel leaders were shot. Today, there are only ruins, overgrown with grass, and the wind, bringing the sounds of nature.

Munitions Factory at Orbaitzeta
If you’re going to Navarra, you will definitely find information about the picturesque valley of Irati in the guidebook which will appeal to all hiking, trails, and ecotourism enthusiasts. However, not every guide tells you about the abandoned Munitions Factory at Orbaitzeta, which turns out to be a great example of some old industrial buildings.
This plant operated from 1874 to 1884, with more than 150 workers working within its walls. In 2007, the building was declared an object of cultural interest as an architectural construction of industrial archaeology. Today the building is abandoned and hundreds of tourists visit the ruins daily. There are dilapidated walls of workshops and warehouses, ancient stoves, and an impressive water tunnel. However, with more than 130 years after its opening, all this greatness has been covered by abundant vegetation.

Ghost Town Belchite
The ruins of a small town located in Zaragoza attract the interest of travellers who love historical places. This place witnessed one of the bloodiest battles of the Spanish Civil war which took place in August 1937. At that time, according to average estimates, there were from 3 to 7 thousand adherents of Francoism in town. For several days the streets hosted fierce battles between Franco’s supporters and the Republicans. The battle ended when the village was captured by republicans.
As a result of the battle, which lasted 15 days, more than 5 thousand people died. Franco ordered the preservation of the ruins as a monument, referring to it as; "a living reminder of the war." The ruins were listed as objects of cultural interest in 2002. Since then, more than 10 thousand people visit the town annually, known as Pueblo Viejo de Belchite. Interestingly, researchers of paranormal phenomena have also been known to pop in here.

Preventorio Aguas de Busot
A long time ago, the sanatorium Aguas de Busot hosted wealthy travellers who came to relax and feel the benefits from the hot springs of Sierra Cabezón de Oro (Alicante) for the body and soul. The miraculous springs were mentioned in the Roman and Muslim chronicles of the 15th century. The sanatorium, built in the 19th century as the resort of the bourgeoisie, was originally named "Hotel Miramar estación de invierno" (meaning "winter season").
Within the walls of the luxury hotel, there were not only spa rooms, guests were also given the opportunity to use the facilities; a casino, a banquet hall, a chapel, and a playground for children. The hotel flourished until 1930, when the owner lost it in a game of poker. In 1936, the Spanish government bought the building in order to open a hospital, primarily for children with tuberculosis; however, the hospital was closed in the middle of the last century. Since then, the building has been abandoned, and the local residents tell horror stories about paranormal activities inside, which attracts hundreds of "ghost hunters annually"
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