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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s
50.0870, 14.4208
Homestead, Florida

Ed Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

A mysterious castle built as a monument to lost love
25.5005, -80.4446
Underground Cathedral (Flickr/magro kr)
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt
49.9830, 20.0557
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a German father and son
42.3784, -71.1165
Bones from the former Magdeleine cemetery (La Ville Leveque Street numbers 1 and 2). Deposited in 1844 in the western ossuary (bone repository) and transferred to the catacombs in September 1859.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them
48.8343, 2.3322
Budapest, Hungary

The Holy Right

Mummified holy right fist of a 1,000-year-old Saint-king
47.5007, 19.0535
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death
42.3573, -71.0613
Salem Witch House
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

The only structure left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692
42.5215, -70.8989
Cats lounging on ancient architecture
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina - Roman Cat Sanctuary

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered
41.8962, 12.4763
Varlaam Monastery
Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora

Monasteries on rock pillars, once accessible only by frayed ropes
39.7142, 21.6311
Tallinn, Estonia

Patarei Sea Fortress-Prison

This imperial sea-fortress and Soviet prison is now open to visitors
59.4506, 24.7424
Oslo, Norway

Fram Museum

Housing the famous Norwegian ice-defying 19th century polar exploration ship
59.9032, 10.6985
The huge Philosophical Hall
Prague, Czech Republic

Strahov Monastery

Two stunning 17th-century libraries and a cabinet of curiosities
50.0867, 14.3894
Salem, New Hampshire

America's Stonehenge (Mystery Hill)

America's oldest archaeological site or muddled case of wishful thinking...
42.8422, -71.2098
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis
37.9792, 23.7166
Hummingbird
Nazca, Peru

Nazca Lines

Giant ancient line art drawn in the Peruvian desert so large that it can only be fully seen from the sky
-14.8662, -74.9143
Brussels, Belgium

The Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art

Museum full of Europes greatest comic art masters, from TinTin to the Smurfs
50.8510, 4.3600
"Venus Kallipygos" - "Venus with the lovely ass"
Naples, Italy

Gabinetto Segreto

The once forbidden "secret cabinet" of erotic art from excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum
40.8532, 14.2509
Chile

"El Gigante" and the stone Moai of Easter Island

The largest stone Moai on Easter Island
-27.1261, -109.2853
Urubamba, Peru

The Stonework of Machu Picchu

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers
-13.1631, -72.5455
Plaster cast of a dog at Pompeii
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

Their last minutes captured in plaster
40.7492, 14.5007
The gallery of maps, showing the ceiling
Vatican City, Vatican

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy
41.9029, 12.4534
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe
50.8450, 4.3500
Golden Hinde in London
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship
51.5069, -0.0904