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Madrid, Spain

Fountain of the Fallen Angel

Commonly acknowledged as the only public monument to the Devil himself.
Madrid, Spain

Palacio de Cristal

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

Jerusalem YMCA

This historic rec center in the heart of Israel is a bastion of peace and togetherness.
Qesm Siwah, Egypt

Siwa Oasis

Source for a sizable portion of Egypt's freshwater supply is more than an optical illusion.
Qesm Saint Katrin, Egypt

Red Sea Blue Hole

The deadliest diving spot in the world is also a stunning geological marvel.
Luxor, Egypt

Colossi of Memnon

These Egyptian statues have survived for 3,400 years and were an acoustic wonder of the ancient world.
Al Badrashin, Egypt

Pyramid of Djoser

This ancient structure is widely thought to be the oldest intact pyramid in the world.
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
Cairo, Egypt

Nilometer

An ancient instrument used to measure the waters of the Nile so Egyptian farmers would know whether to expect famine or flood.
Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus Buffer Zone

This no man's land slicing through the island is strewn with abandoned relics of another time.
Sintra, Portugal

Pena National Palace

This unreal Portuguese palace looks as though it's made from a pile of different castles.
Porto, Portugal

Sao Bento Station

Elaborate tile work in this railway station tells the story of Portugal.
Lisbon, Portugal

Livraria Bertrand

The world's oldest bookshop still in operation.
East Jerusalem, Israel

Immovable Ladder on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A "miracle" that seems to produce more holy fistfights then holy revelations.
Hamilton, Ontario

City of Waterfalls

With well over 130 falls and cascades to brag about, Hamilton, Ontario has earned its stripes as the waterfall capital of the world.
West Vancouver, British Columbia

Capilano Suspension Bridge

This expansive bridge in the Canadian wilderness was originally just built for friends.
Montreal, Québec

The Murals on Saint Laurent Boulevard

Every year, the colorful murals of Montreal get a complete makeover.
Montreal, Québec

Schwartz's

A Montreal deli that was so beloved that it was allowed to circumvent their laws of language.
Westmeath, Ireland

Kilbeggan Distillery

The oldest licensed distillery in Ireland.
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
Kerry, Ireland

Tetrapod Trackway

Petrified footprints of one of the very first vertebrates to walk on land.
Sligo, Ireland

Medb's Cairn

This 30-foot pile of rocks may be the grave of a mythological Irish queen.
Iceland

Bridge Between Continents

Walk in the footsteps of the gods and straddle two tectonic plates.