Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

9 Curious and Quirky English Church Finds
St Mary’s Church with bed bug weather vane on the upper left pole
Cobweb painting, Chester Cathedral
The 15th C. north door with scorch marks, some say left by the Devil's hand, Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh.
The tomb of "Maid Marian" Matilda Fitzwalter.
St. Catherine’s Oratory and coastal view.
Tattingstone Wonder.

9 Curious and Quirky English Church Finds

Exploring the countryside with one of our top contributors.


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11 Heavenly Restaurants Hidden Inside Houses of Worship
Golden Temple
Buffet

11 Heavenly Restaurants Hidden Inside Houses of Worship

Temple-made vegetarian delights, church-canteen pierogi, and more.


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9 Places That Might Help You Find a Little Calm
Bamboo Playhouse.
The courtyard.
Taconic Mountain Ramble Zen Gardens
Labryinth
The main altar in the cave.

9 Places That Might Help You Find a Little Calm

Desperate times call for deep breaths.


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6 Places to Get to Know the Real Saint Nick
Basilica of Agios Nikolaos
Cappella di San Giovanni
Details of the Roman columns on the side of the church.
Ruins of the Hospital of St. Nicolas of Bari
The medieval Church of Saint Nicholas.
Basilica San Nicola

6 Places to Get to Know the Real Saint Nick

Before he was courted by children, he defended the poor and the falsely accused.


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9 Unusual Places to Experience Christmas Any Time of the Year
Over 500 years of Christmas trees
Santa's village.
The North Pole in August.
Santa Claus, Arizona.
Christmas Casino & Inn

9 Unusual Places to Experience Christmas Any Time of the Year

Gifts that keeps on giving.


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9 Places That Celebrate Mexico's International Connections
Statue and cedar-shaped memorial in Veracruz.
The statue.
An archway in Val'Quirico, its look was inspired by Tuscan architecture and the hacienda's original buildings .
Clock faces. Notice the national symbols, numbers, and alphabets.
Details of the paifang.

9 Places That Celebrate Mexico's International Connections

Exploring the impact of immigration on art and culture with one of our top contributors.


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