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Burgos, Spain

Arco de Santa María

The most elaborate of 12 medieval arched doorways to the old city of Burgos.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Bench of Whispers

Thanks to an acoustic anomaly, this unassuming stone bench has heard one hundred years of secrets.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Shadow Pilgrim

An accidental trick of light casts the perfect shadow of a pilgrim of the Camino de Santiago against the cathedral wall.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jemaa el-Fna Square

Fortune tellers, snake charmers, poets, and storytellers all gather on this historic square in Morocco.
Seville, Spain

Expo '92 Grounds

An eerie collection of the surviving structures from a past celebration of the future.
Madrid, Spain

Caja Madrid Obelisk

A towering monument in Spain has proven to be more labor-intensive than initially planned.
Madrid, Spain

El Oso y el Madroño (The Bear and the Strawberry Tree)

This sweet-toothed bear searching for snacks has been a symbol of Madrid for centuries.
Madrid, Spain

Kilometre Zero

A stone slab in Madrid marks the point from which the distances of Spain's national roads are measured.
Madrid, Spain

Tío Pepe Sign

For decades, Puerta del Sol has been illuminated by a giant, guitar-wielding bottle of sherry.
Valencia, Spain

Central Market of Valencia

This amazing example of Valencian Art Nouveau looks more like a cathedral than a public market.
Barcelona, Spain

Las Arenas de Barcelona

An early 20th-century bullring converted into a modern shopping center.
Esporles, Spain

La Granja de Esporles

This 17th-century manor house provides a fascinating glimpse into old-world Mallorcan life.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Cumil the Sewer Worker

This Slovakian statue of an emerging sewer worker might just be a bronze peeping tom.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
Passau, Germany

Europe's Largest Pipe Organ

When a medieval fire claimed the original St. Stephen’s Cathedral, it sparked a pattern of unquenchable organ building.
Vienna, Austria

Windows For Peace

On a winding Vienna side street, one museum has turned their windows into a monument to history’s peace-minded heroes.
Budapest, Hungary

Ronald Reagan Statue in Budapest

A statue in Budapest's Liberty Square honors the former U.S. president's efforts to end the Cold War.
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Most SNP

This Slovak bridge is known both for its connection to a national uprising and its UFO-shaped eatery.
Illes Balears, Spain

La Mola Lighthouse

A solitary lighthouse in Spain was an inspiration to the great Jules Verne.
Santa Margalida, Spain

Necropolis of Son Real

The largest prehistoric cemetery on the Balearic Islands dates back over 2,500 years.
Alaior, Spain

Torre d'en Galmes

This remarkable prehistoric town is full of watchtowers and houses that have withstood thousands of years.
Malé, Maldives

Thilafushi: the "Rubbish Island"

The exorbitant price of paradise.
Aranda de Duero, Spain

Bodegas of Aranda de Duero

A network of hundreds of interconnected wineries in caves hides under the town center.