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Varginha, Brazil

Nave Espacial de Varginha

Spacecraft shaped water tower is only a part of the mysterious UFO mania in this Brazilian town.
São Paulo, Brazil

Museu de Arte de São Paulo

This singular art museum in São Paulo is unique inside and out.
São Paulo, Brazil

Museu Afro Brasil

A labyrinthine museum chronicling the history of African culture in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Parque Lage

Beautiful public park off the beaten path and away from tourists.
Ubatuba, Brazil

Anchieta Island Correctional Institute

The ruins of this Brazilian island prison still bear the scars of the bloody rebellion that closed it down.
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco Catacombs

Ancient catacombs form the foundation for this Rococo orgy of a church.
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco

The stunning interior of this Gothic church is covered in ornate gold details.
Porto, Portugal

Carmo and Carmelitas Churches

A hidden three-foot-wide house separates these two regal churches.
Porto, Portugal

Livraria Lello

One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world hides a neo-Gothic interior behind an art nouveau facade.
Porto, Portugal

McDonald's Imperial

This restored Portuguese cafe may well be the most beautiful place in the world to grab a Big Mac.
Porto, Portugal

Sao Bento Station

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

The Village of Monsanto

Houses are tucked between, on, and underneath giant boulders.
Monsanto, Portugal

Necropolis of São Miguel

A windswept necropolis carved into the rocks overlooks the "most Portuguese town in Portugal."
Santa Luzia, Portugal

Cemetery of Anchors

Dead weights honor the dead of Portugal's fishing industry.
Faro, Portugal

Capela de Ossos Bone Chapel

This small chapel is built of human bones and decorated with a golden skeleton.