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Madrid, Spain

Sobrino de Botin

The oldest restaurant in the world is this old-world Spanish eatery, still known for its suckling pig.
Madrid, Spain

Kilometre Zero

A stone slab in Madrid marks the point from which the distances of Spain's national roads are measured.
Madrid, Spain

Ahuehuete del Buen Retiro ("El Abuelo")

One of Madrid's oldest trees, with a long and colorful history, resides in El Retiro Park.
Madrid, Spain

Atocha Station Tropical Garden

A lush indoor jungle fills this bustling Madrid transportation hub.
Madrid, Spain

Dolmen de Dalí

The only urban monument in the world designed by the great surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.
Madrid, Spain

Palacio de Cristal

Madrid's romantically ornate crystal palace has been offering shelter to plants and art for over a century.
Montreal, Québec

St. Patrick's Basilica

Its columns were all carved from the same white oak tree.
Montreal, Québec

Insectarium of Montreal

The biggest museum dedicated to insects in North America, one of the largest in the world.
Montreal, Québec

Habitat 67

This 1967 experiment in modular architecture was designed to be a new model for urban living.
Nîmes, France

Maison Carrée Reconstructed Inscription

The lost Latin words were reconstructed using the holes from the nails that once pinned them in place.
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France

Pont d'Arc

A natural arch carved by a river gave its name to the so-called "Cave of Forgotten Dreams."
Pont-en-Royans, France

Suspended Houses of Pont-en-Royans

These quaint French houses dangle precariously over a precipice.
Geneva, Switzerland

Treille Promenade

Arguably the longest wooden bench in the world snakes around Geneva's Treille Promenade.
Geneva, Switzerland

CERN

Large Hadron Collider and the Birthplace of World Wide Web.
Marousi, Greece

Athens Olympic Sports Complex

What once sat in the world’s spotlight is today a largely disused ghost complex.
Athens, Greece

Amalias 42

This building displays the scars of the “Dekemvriana,” a dark time in modern Greek history.
Athens, Greece

Temple of Artemis Agrotera

The only ancient site that remains on the south bank of the sacred Ilissos river.
Athens, Greece

Ritual of Periarosis Column

According to legend, this ancient column contains healing properties.
Athens, Greece

House of Proclus

Underneath one of the region's most historic roads lies the home of Plato's successor.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agia Kyriaki

A tiny Greek Orthodox church from the Ottoman era hides on a busy city street.
Athens, Greece

Proteichisma on Erysichthonos Street

The ruins of this ancient fortification wall sit in the middle of a quiet, residential intersection.
Athens, Greece

Parilissia Iera

An often overlooked ancient site in downtown Athens with substantial history (and nature).
Athens, Greece

Choragic Monument of Lysicrates

The only surviving choragic monument is a trophy awarded in 334 BC for the winning dramatic chorus.
Athens, Greece

Poulopoulos Hat Factory

This graffitied 19th-century building was a prototype of European industrial architecture.