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Riga, Latvia

Freedom Monument

This celebration of Latvia’s freedom and independence avoided demolition over half a century of Soviet occupation.
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

A place to see how French aristocrats lived in the early 1900s.
Odesa, Ukraine

Potemkin Stairs

Featured in one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history.
Gaspé, Québec

Fort Péninsule

When World War II came to Canada, Fort Péninsule was part of the first line of defense for Allied shipping convoys.
Segovia, Spain

Alcázar de Segovia

This magnificent castle grew from a small Moorish fortress, and reportedly inspired two iconic Disney castles.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
Sarıyer, Turkey

Rumeli Hisari

This half-forgotten fortress was constructed by the Ottoman conqueror of Constantinople.
Naples, Italy

Porta Nolana

This medieval city gate is now a blend of the past and the modern world.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.
Rīga, Latvia

House of the Blackheads

The reconstruction of this prominent building fulfilled a long-written command.
Mantua, Italy

Rotonda di San Lorenzo

The oldest church in Mantua was buried for centuries under the facades of other structures.
Toledo, Spain

Sinagoga El Transito

Once the grandest synagogue in medieval Spain, it now stands as a memorial of the 15th-century Jewish exile.
Anagni, Italy

Palazzo di Bonifacio VIII

This former papal residence was the site of an infamous incident known as the “slap of Anagni.”
Vatican City

'The Vision of Constantine'

This equestrian statue of Constantine the Great has been the subject of criticism for centuries.
Tournai, Belgium

Belfry of Tournai

After the construction of a nearby cathedral obstructed the view, the oldest belfry in Belgium was more than doubled in height.
Tucson, Arizona

San Pedro Chapel

This quiet chapel was central to a community of settlers who reclaimed an abandoned fort.
Lviv, Ukraine

Lonsky Prison National Memorial Museum

This museum explores the tumultuous history of Lviv under Nazi and Soviet occupation.
Fort-de-France, Martinique

The Headless Empress

On a small island in the Caribbean, a statue of Napoleon's first wife has been beheaded and covered in red paint.
New York, New York

West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
Budapest, Hungary

Central Café and Restaurant 1887

Some of the greatest minds in the history of Hungarian art and science converged in this café.
Brian Head, Utah

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Erosion and various mineral deposits give this striking canyon its distinct color and soft appearance.
Ferrara, Italy

Palazzo dei Diamanti

This Renaissance palace features a unique architectural design and is now home to the Ferrara National Art Gallery.
Sirmione, Italy

Scaliger Castle

One of the most well-preserved castles in Italy also contains a rare medieval example of a port fortification.
Rabat, Morocco

Kasbah of the Udayas

Morocco’s modern capital was once a haven for Barbary pirates, who went so far as to establish a republic of their own.