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Croatia

Limski Kanal

This narrow fjord-like bay is the largest ria in the Mediterranean Sea.
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka Tunnel

This military tunnel dates back to World War II and provides visitors with a little wartime adrenaline.
Grožnjan, Croatia

Grožnjan Town Loggia

The Renaissance-era courthouse is a relic from the fortified town's centuries of Venetian rule.
Zrenj, Croatia

Pietrapelosa

Croatia's "hairy stone" fortress is one of the most well preserved Istrian castles.
Radovljica, Slovenia

Lečtarski Museum

Nibble as you learn about Slovenia's longstanding tradition of making beautiful honey cookies.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Plečnik House

The Slovenian architect designed many landmarks in the capital city, including his own dream house.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Cyanometer

Martin Bricelj Baraga's monolithic sculpture measures the blueness of the sky, and changes color to match it.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana Mosque

Slovenia's first mosque is a striking mix of Islamic and modernist architecture.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Navje Cemetery and Park

A cemetery for Slovenian notables also serves as a popular recreation space.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Metelkova

This abandoned Slovenian military barracks has become a punky-political art squat.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

'Faces' of Locksmith Street

A trough of 700 strange bronze faces runs through a narrow alley in Ljubljana's old town.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
Slovenia

Kamnik

This small Slovenian town has become a magnet for microbreweries.
Stahovica, Slovenia

Velika Planina

An otherworldly alpine pasture with its own unique microculture that recalls Middle Earth.
Hrastovlje, Slovenia

Danse Macabre of Hrastovlje

The walls of this medieval church are covered with perfectly preserved frescos, including a pristine example of the Dance of Death.
Idrija, Slovenia

Idrija Mercury Mine

This was the second largest mercury mine in the world and one of the oldest preserved mine complexes in Europe.
Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Blagaj's Dervish Monastery

This picturesque monastery at the base of a cliff is a peaceful oasis open to all visitors.
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Interhotel Veliko Tarnovo

A decaying, yet still functioning, work of communist architecture.
Riga, Latvia

Statue of Prince Mikhail Andreas Barclay de Tolly

The former Field Marshall and Minister of War to the Russian Imperial Army.
Jūrmala, Latvia

Dzintaru Forest Park Watchtower

This seaside pine grove features an exclusive watchtower that presents amazing views.
Ventspils, Latvia

The Cows of Ventspils

The Latvian city of Ventspils is filled with dozens of cow statues showcasing unique themes.
Latvia

Houses of the Sun

Rent a barrel for a personal view of where the Baltic Sea meets the Gulf of Riga.
Riga, Latvia

Victory Memorial to Soviet Army

This controversial monument was designed to lionize the Red Army, but also disheartened the Latvian people.
Basel, Switzerland

Tinguely Fountain

This artistic fountain display pays homage to this area's theatrical history.