Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

History Tour: Shakespeare's World of Mysteries
The Manningtree Ox
Kronborg Castle. (Wikimedia Commons)
Juliet's sarcophagus.
On a sunny day

History Tour: Shakespeare's World of Mysteries

Explore the life of the Bard through 8 curious places.


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15 Peaceful Places to Get Away From It All
The Lonely Castle
Nagano's Darkroom
Just Room Enough Island
Photo by Héctor Gutiérrez Guzmán, via Flickr CC
A chandelier made of human bones dangles from the ceiling.

15 Peaceful Places to Get Away From It All

The best escape is an escape from everything.


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The Quietest Spots in America’s Loudest City
Blockhouse No. 1
Manhattan schist
Barrow Street Garden
Kingsland Wildflowers.
A rock formation at the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden

The Quietest Spots in America’s Loudest City

Keep calm and immerse yourself in New York's urban arcadia.


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8 of the Rudest Places on Earth
Ragged Ass Road
Close up of some of the crowded and near-illegible accusation
Shit Fountain
The Dove today
 Al Ba’sa, or The Grudge, Beirut's thinnest building.
Classmates.

8 of the Rudest Places on Earth

Beware these yikes-worthy street names, sculptures, and more.


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17 Jaw-Dropping Cliffhangers
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Mohon del Trigo Observatory
The pulleys
Ben Abeba Restaurant
Aerial view of Sphinx Observatory

17 Jaw-Dropping Cliffhangers

Precarious observatories, windswept lighthouses, remote monasteries, and other places that are literally on the edge.


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15 Surprisingly Romantic Places in Los Angeles
Venice of America Canals
Portal of books.
Nighttime in front of LACMA.
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden.
Bottom of the station

15 Surprisingly Romantic Places in Los Angeles

Consider these spots for a unique Valentine's Day celebration.


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