Island of the Dolls

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Tucked away amongst the canals of Xochimilco in Mexico City, Isla de las Muñecas or the Island of the Dolls, is one of the more unusual and strange attractions found in the area. Home to hundreds, if not thousands, of dilapidated baby dolls, this man made island isn't for the faint of heart. Strewn throughout trees with missing limbs, scarred skin, and staring eyes, legend has it that a local farmer, Don Julian Santana Barrera, began collecting the dolls to please the ghost of a little girl who he believed was haunting him. Today, visitors flock to the site on boats ferried by locals to see the weird and wonderful attraction.

Location:  Xochimilco