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Lisbon, Portugal

Casa dos Bicos

This unique architectural wonder is also tied to one of the 20th-century's most renowned writers.
Lisbon, Portugal

Hospital de Bonecas

Catering to broken dolls for almost 200 years, this repair shop is now a charnel house of doll parts.
Lisbon, Portugal

Preserved Head of Diogo Alves

An early Portuguese serial killer's head is alarmingly well preserved in a jar at the University of Lisbon.
Lisbon, Portugal

Pavilhão Chinês

Ring the bell to enter a bar that looks equal parts museum and old curiosity shop.
Faro, Portugal

Capela de Ossos Bone Chapel

This small chapel is built of human bones and decorated with a golden skeleton.
Copán Ruinas, Honduras

Hieroglyphic Stairway of Copán

This staircase full of Mayan hieroglyphics is perhaps the largest single text in the world.
Antigua, Guatemala

California Avocado Plaque

Believe it or not, the now-ubiquitous California avocado originated in Guatemala.
Guatemala

Lago de Atitlán

Central America's deepest lake is actually a volcanic caldera, surrounded by three volcanoes.
Morelia, Mexico

Biblioteca Pública de la Universidad Michoacana

This former 17th-century church now houses a university's public library along with several mural masterworks.
Bucerías, Mexico

'El Buzo' ('The Diver')

A sculpture dedicated to the trade that gave the town its name.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monumental House of Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez

Resembling a 15th century medieval fortress, this home once belonged to a legend of Mexican cinema.
Yanga, Mexico

'El Yanga'

A statue of the formerly enslaved person considered "the first liberator of the Americas" stands in the town named after him.
Mexico City, Mexico

Alexander Von Humboldt Monument

A bronze statue of the famed Prussian naturalist commemorates the year he spent exploring the Mexican country.
Tlalnepantla, Mexico

'Tomb of the Years' at Tenayuca Pyramid

An archaeological museum at the Aztec pyramid displays signs of the New Fire ritual performed every 52 years.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mercado Melchor Múzquiz Murals

Outside a market, beautiful murals pay tribute to fruit sellers and farmers, as well as a few legendary artists.
Romerillo, Mexico

Maya Crosses of Romerillo Cemetery

This isolated Maya cemetery in Chiapas is distinguished by its towering, colorful wooden crosses.
Campeche, Mexico

Xmuch'haltún Botanical Garden

The walls of a colonial-era fort encircle a small, tropical assortment of plant life.
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

Taller Leñateros (Woodlanders’ Workshop)

Mexico’s first and only Tzotzil Maya bookbinding workshop.
Santiago, Mexico

Tropic of Cancer Monument

This spot along the 23.5 degree north parallel marks the northern boundary of the tropics.
Acámbaro, Mexico

Waldemar Julsrud Museum

This small museum holds a treasure trove of ceramic figures that are either a hoax or proof of dragons, aliens, and dinosaur riders.
Mexico City, Mexico

Temple of Santiago Tlatelolco's Stones

A close look at the church's walls reveals pieces of Mexico's history.
Progreso, Mexico

Puerto de Altura (Progreso Pier)

It would take you approximately an hour and a half to walk to the end of Mexico's largest pier.
Mexico City, Mexico

Ottoman Clock

This clock was gifted to Mexico as a show of gratitude for its long history of welcoming Arab migrants.
San Felipe, Mexico

Hacienda del Jaral de Berrios

During its heyday, the massive estate boasted its own railroad station and post office.