These Secret Rooms Are Hidden Away In Some Of The World’s Most Famous Landmarks

When looking at monuments and famous landmarks, people tend to think more about the history of the structure and less about the features not found in textbooks. Those tourists might be shocked to learn that some landmarks are home to secret rooms and hidden corridors.

Take the New York Public Library system. On top of those gigantic buildings are apartments from centuries ago. And would you believe there is a police station inside a lamppost in London’s Trafalgar Square? Keep scrolling to learn more about some of the surprising and unique rooms hidden away in a few of the word’s famous landmarks.

There’s An Apartment At The Top Of The Eiffel Tower

There's An Apartment At The Top Of The Eiffel Tower
Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images
Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images

When Gustave Eiffel designed the famous Paris landmark known as the Eiffel Tower, he built a secret room in it. At the top of the tower is a tiny space Eiffel used as a personal apartment. Talk about a room with a view!

Interestingly, when Eiffel passed away, he left the apartment in mint condition, including all of the furnishings. Today, no one lives in the apartment, but it does house some memorabilia. If you purchase a ticket to the top of the tower, there is a tiny window you can peer inside. There are mannequins of Eiffel and Thomas Edison, one of the few to visit the apartment.