Some tourist traps are obvious — you know, like anything that's advertised on billboards on the side of highways. But others are a little more subtle, whether it's bad vantage points of must-see sights, or else well-known attractions that are simply devastatingly disappointing. Either way, sometimes it's best to get off the beaten path and avoid some of these requisite attractions.

Save your time, money, and sanity by skipping these 20 overrated spots in Europe.

Words by Sophie-Claire Hoeller at Insider

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