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New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Valparaiso, Chile

La Sebastiana

Pivotal home of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda.
Santiago, Chile

Museum of Memory and Human Rights

A museum founded to reflect on and remember the human rights abuses under Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Saadian Tombs

Deliberately hidden for centuries, the magnificent Saadian Tombs were eventually uncovered in 1917.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Ben Youssef Madrasa

The largest madrasa in Morocco once housed more than 900 students within its exquisite walls.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jemaa el-Fna Square

Fortune tellers, snake charmers, poets, and storytellers all gather on this historic square in Morocco.
Málaga, Spain

Crypt of Santa Maria de la Victoria

Bold black and white motifs of life and death add a dramatic flair to this 17th-century crypt.
Ibi, Spain

Old Payá Toy Factory

Ibi's pioneering toy factory now houses two small but mighty museums.
Oviedo, Spain

Culis Monumentalibus

Two large posteriors in one giant statue.
Cartagena, Spain

Submarine Peral

The world's first electric battery-powered submarine.
Asturias, Spain

Cares Gorge

A spectacular walk on the flank of a gorge.
Madrid, Spain

Tío Pepe Sign

For decades, Puerta del Sol has been illuminated by a giant, guitar-wielding bottle of sherry.
Elx, Spain

Palmeral of Elche

Originally planted by the ancient Carthaginians, this sprawling palm grove is one of the largest in the world.
Ontinyent, Spain

Pou Clar

Locals use these rock pools and waterfalls for swimming and cliff diving.
Guadalajara, Spain

Osborne Bull

Originally used to sell brandy, the bull-shaped billboard became an iconic symbol of Spain.
Peñíscola, Spain

Bufador de Peñiscola

The blowhole bursts spectacularly right next to the buildings in a medieval seaside town.
Valencia, Spain

Espai Verd

This architectural oddity is an oasis of green on the outskirts of Valencia.
San Miguel, Spain

Shell House - Casa de las Conchas

A small house in Tazones, completely covered in shells.
Alicante (Alacant), Spain

Calle de Las Setas (The Mushroom Street)

Down this yellow brick road, visitors are treated to toadstool houses and massive mushroom sculptures.
Almuñécar, Spain

El Majuelo Ruins

The extensive relics of an ancient Roman and Phoenician fish processing plant hide in a town park.
O Grove, Spain

Shell Church of A Toxa

A 12th century church completely covered in shells.
Barcelona, Spain

'Dona i Ocell' ('Woman and Bird')

This colorful statue welcomes visitors to a Barcelona park.
Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain

Castells of Catalonia

Living towers made of people that are now recognized by UNESCO.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Botafumeiro

This enormous censer uses a pulley system installed over 400 years ago.