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Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

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

Caza das Vellas Loreto

This charming candle shop has been in business since 1789.
Lisbon, Portugal

Rhinoceros of Belem Tower

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

Pavilhão Chinês

Ring the bell to enter a bar that looks equal parts museum and old curiosity shop.
Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

This eccentrically decorated palace is replete with grottoes, fountains, tunnels, and caves.
Colares, Portugal

Praia da Ursa

In Portugal, a secluded stretch of untouched natural beauty hides at the bottom of a steep hill.
Lisbon, Portugal

Conserveira de Lisboa

The best place in the world to buy canned fish.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn's Converted Pencil Factory

Built in the 1920s, this former pencil factory is now home to the Atlas Obscura offices.
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
Victoria, British Columbia

The Empress Hotel

This historic Victorian hotel has a scandalous history of affairs and murder.
Detroit, Michigan

Murals in the Market

Detroit’s Eastern Market has been transformed into an outdoor museum with colorful murals that address social issues and symbolize the city.
Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Central Station

A Beaux-Arts triumph set to become Ford's innovation campus
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres Sea-View Cemetery

An island graveyard with spectacular views of the Caribbean.
New York, New York

Catacombs of Old St. Patrick's Cathedral

Historical figures from New York City's Catholic community lie within the crypts.
Missoula, Montana

A Carousel for Missoula

A classic carnival ride that was carved to be untouchable.
Arlee, Montana

Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

This giant meditative chakra is working on just as many Buddhas as advertised.
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis Manhole Covers

Downtown Minneapolis mixed art and function by turning some of their sewer covers into works of art.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
Valhallarvegur, Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
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

Gljúfrafoss

This fantastical waterfall is hidden in a cave located in a cracked cliff.
Brooklyn, New York

Sunshine Laundromat

One of New York's best collections of pinball is hidden in a secret bar in the back of this laundromat.