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Places visited in Toledo, Spain
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Tourlida, Greece

Tourlida Islet

An islet filled with wooden houses where the open sea meets a lagoon.
Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world.
Sparta, Greece

Mystras

The ruins of an abandoned medieval city where the last Byzantine emperor was crowned.
Agrilos, Greece

Fairytale Castle of Agrili

A magical, if a bit tacky, 1960s castle conjures up medieval fairytales and Greek mythology.
Arouca, Portugal

Ponte 516 Arouca

One of the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridges.
Istanbul, Turkey

Tünel

Climb a steep hill in 90 seconds on the second-oldest urban subway in the world.
Paris, France

Execution Site of Jacques de Molay

The approximate spot where the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar was put to death.
Basel, Switzerland

'Eine gefahrliche Uberfahrt' ('A Dangerous Crossing')

Along the Rhine, about a mile from the historic Munster, learn the heartrending story of two lovers torn asunder, cast into unknown layers of time and space.
Basel, Switzerland

Tinguely Fountain

This artistic fountain display pays homage to this area's theatrical history.
Milan, Italy

Loggia dei Mercanti Whispering Gallery

The secret medieval communication system will whisk your words above the noise of the crowd.
Osaka, Japan

Gate Tower Building

The Hanshin Expressway goes right through its 5th, 6th, and 7th floors.
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba Botanical Gardens

Solitary monument dedicated to the beauty of nature.
Curitiba, Brazil

Museu Oscar Niemeyer

Museum precariously perched on a massive yellow pillar.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ski Dubai

This indoor ski resort has a mountain contained inside a mall.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Tuwaiq Palace Heart Tent

This mesmerizing, colorful structure looks like a tent made from stained glass.
Saudi Arabia

The Edge of the World

These towering cliffs jut dramatically from the middle of a barren desert.
Hamburg, Germany

Herbertstraße

Hamburg's first legal sex work is relegated to a gated street that still does not allow pedestrian women.
Hamburg, Germany

St. Pauli Elbtunnel

Hamburgers are intensely proud of their tunnel beneath the river.
Hamburg, Germany

St. Nicholas' Church

Once the tallest building in the world, this abandoned church is now a monument to the destruction of WWII.
Tanumshede, Sweden

Rock Carvings in Tanum

Despite the groans of archaeologists, this astounding groups of Bronze Age petroglyphs have been painted red for tourists.
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Saint Maria Adelaide

An honorary saint of the people, Maria Adelaide became an incorrupt corpse, the clothes intact, exhaling “a strong scent of roses.”
Arcozelo, Portugal

Capela do Senhor da Pedra

Picturesque intersection of witchcraft and ancient Christianity.
Toledo, Spain

Roman Circus of Toledo

The ruins of an ancient stadium that hosted gripping chariot and horse races.
Toledo, Spain

The Roman Baths of Toledo

The fragmented remains of a massive public bath connected to the city's water supply.