Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

Where in the World Is Saint Valentine?
The skull is flanked by flowers.
The bones are artfully displayed.
The relics include a skull and other bones.
'Body of Saint Valentine'
Look closely: The fragment is pretty small.
Whitefriar Street Church

Where in the World Is Saint Valentine?

Why shell out for chalky candy or saccharine cards this February 14 when you can go relic-hunting instead?


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7 of the World's Most Beautiful Fast-Food Restaurants
Batumi McDonald's.
A holographic pyramid displays images of Du Fu's hut.
Close-up of the McDonalds marquee with the Imperial eagle

7 of the World's Most Beautiful Fast-Food Restaurants

Incredible surroundings and a side of fries.


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8 Wondrous Bridges to Nowhere
Bridge to Nowhere.
The abandoned suspension bridge.
The Hillandale Bridge from the ravine.
Bridge to Nowhere
Panorama from the overlook.

8 Wondrous Bridges to Nowhere

Going somewhere?


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8 Secrets of the Tower of London
Two of the ravens at the Tower of London.
Yeoman Warders Club.
Two Princes Staircase in the White Tower.
Water still flows through
Graffiti.
Crow's nest from the Quest.

8 Secrets of the Tower of London

Secluded spots in and around the city's most formidable fortress.


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30 of the World's Most Spectacular Spirals
Vignola's helix-shaped staircase.
Ribbon Chapel
Visitors stand on a 130-foot-high spiral tower.
Sheep and witchery in the Fairy Glen.
Jacksonville Interchange Spiral from above.

30 of the World's Most Spectacular Spirals

Swirls and curls and whorls—with an enchanting twist.


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20 Cinematic Spots in Italy Worthy of a Fellini Film
Brion Tomb.
Recreating the famous scene!
The Monsters of Bomarzo
One of the many preserved statues beneath the water.
(Flickr/walbrasky)
Rocchetta Mattei.

20 Cinematic Spots in Italy Worthy of a Fellini Film

Say "Ciao!" to the theatrical, modern, and surreal.


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