Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

13 Marvelous Maps That Go Way Beyond Paper
Madaba Mosaic Map
The gallery of maps, showing the ceiling
Great Polish Map of Scotland
Bosco Italia
Originally brightly illustrated, the map is now darkened with age.

13 Marvelous Maps That Go Way Beyond Paper

Charting the world's most intriguing out-of-the-box cartography.


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A Tour of the World's Most Delightful Domes
Gol Gumbaz
Cutaway watercolors of the present day dome
Boudhanath Stupa
(Flickr/Picolo121)

A Tour of the World's Most Delightful Domes

17 half-spheres that do round right.


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The World Turned Upside Down
Upside Down House
Cow up a Tree, Australian history and humor
The upside-down fig tree.
Upside Down Traffic Light in Syracuse, New York.
The Upside Forest of Glacier Gardens

The World Turned Upside Down

8 places that flip everyday objects on their heads.


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A History of American Safety and Security
Miniature police and fire department.
Arnett Hartsfield chats with visitors
Spiral staircase - Fort Delaware
Ponce Inlet Light

A History of American Safety and Security

Safety’s a priority at these six destinations.


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A Global Tour of Remarkable Musical Instruments
The Sidewalk Harp.
The Organ

A Global Tour of Remarkable Musical Instruments

These 19 sonic contraptions are well worth experiencing in person.


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The Most Unusual Museums in Mexico City
Can of floor and furniture wax
The Museo de Arte Popular's atrium
(Flickr/Juan Barrios)
Museo del Juguete Antiguo México
A view of the bathroom
Cabeza de Juárez

The Most Unusual Museums in Mexico City

The weird side of the capital's vibrant museum scene.


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