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From a former prison to a converted bullring: meet the hotels with fascinating past lives

Reduce, reuse, recycle. It doesn’t just have to apply to personal possessions; it can apply to buildings, too.

If you’re the type of person who seeks ‘character’ in their accommodation, then you’ve come to the right place. Because we’ve hand-picked hotels from across the world with the most fascinating past lives.

From a former perfume factory in Italy to a Danish prison and a bullring based in Mexico, if you’re looking for a quirky getaway with a thrilling backstory, we’ve got you covered.

Scroll through the gallery below for a good dose of historical wanderlust...

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