October 1, 2017
The Roman Parthenon will Begin Charging an Entrance Fee
More and more tourists are flocking to Europe every year. To the point where several cities are adding tourist taxes to cruise ships and looking for ways to limit the number of visitors. Locals are complaining of overcrowding and interruptions to daily life. The millions of visitors are also adding more stress to Europe’s busiest monuments and increasing the costs to maintain them.
The city of Rome will soon start charging an entrance fee for access to the Parthenon. The Parthenon was originally a pagan temple built in 126 AD by Roman Emperor Hadrian. It was converted to a church in 609 AD and remains one of the best preserved ancient Roman monuments. The city expects to levy a fee of €3, which will be used maintain the site. About 7 million people visit the temple every year.
H/T: The Local
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