9 Places to See Mermaids (and Mermen) - Atlas Obscura Lists

9 Places to See Mermaids (and Mermen)

For centuries, these mythical creatures have captured the imagination of sailors and landlubbers alike.

For centuries, humans have been fascinated by the idea of fish people hidden beneath the waves, though the exact nature of these underwater hybrids has varied pretty wildly over the years. Even though the fantastical beings are clearly fiction, there are still places all over the world where you can find mermaids today—whether they are Barnumesque hokum, frolicking manatees that inspired the myth in the first place, or real, revered fisherwomen.