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Lisbon, Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery

Elaborately carved to showcase the glorious wealth that the age of exploration brought to the Portuguese empire.
Lisbon, Portugal

Rhinoceros of Belem Tower

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck.
Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

Legacy of the earthquake that nearly wiped Lisbon off the face of the Earth.
Figueres, Spain

Dalí Theatre and Museum

Giant eggs, walls of bread, and nightmare surreality mark the largest collection of works by Salvador Dalí.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Bock Casemates

An expansive complex of subterranean tunnels is all that remains of one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortresses.
Lyon, France

The Flower Tree

A colorful piece of contemporary art cheerfully clashes with Lyon's historical architecture.
Lyon, France

Musée Miniature et Cinéma

Monsters and miniatures are held in equal esteem at this wondrous museum.
Lyon, France

Traboules Secret Passages

Hundreds of hidden passageways weave through the old quarters of Lyon.
Lyon, France

Astronomical Clock of Lyon

For hundreds of years, automatons moving to metallic music have been marking the passage of time.
Lyon, France

Ancient Roman Theaters of Lyon

Lyon, France is home to two remarkably preserved Roman theaters, one dating back to 15 BCE.
Lyon, France

Metallic Tower of Fourvière

Lyon's miniature version of the Eiffel Tower was built as a statement in support of French secularism.
Lyon, France

'Le Mur des Canuts'

Lyon's "Wall of the Silk Weavers" is one of the largest murals in Europe.
Fontainebleau, France

Fontaine de Diane (Fountain of Diana)

Peeing dogs guard the Roman hunting goddess atop a fountain at France’s Château de Fontainebleau.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Paris, France

Petite Ceinture

Abandoned railway line circling the city of Paris.
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
Auray, France

Port of Saint-Goustan

A quaint medieval harbour where Benjamin Franklin landed in 1776.
Plouha, France

Dance of Death at Chapelle Kermaria an Iskuit

Medieval Danse Macabre Fresco in Northern Brittany.
Brest, France

National Botanical Conservatory of Brest

Admire endangered plants in a verdant garden that looks straight out of a Monet painting.
Highland, Scotland

CairnGorm Mountain Railway

Scotland's only funicular railway is also the United Kingdom's highest.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls

Ancient cliffs resembling a kilt on Scotland's second largest island emit an entrancing sound.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Old Man of Storr

An ancient Scottish rock formation said to be the gravesite of a giant remains ensconced in legend and intrigue.
County Donegal, Ireland

'Eire 80' Sign

This World War II relic let Allied pilots know they were entering neutral airspace.