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Paris, France

Le Stryge

This demon atop the Notre-Dame de Paris looks utterly bored.
Warsaw, Poland

Old Town Wishing Bell

This bell stars in a tragic love tale and is said to make wishes come true.
Strasbourg, France

Stained-Glass Demons of Strasbourg Cathedral

Explore this medieval cathedral by trying to spot all the malevolent monsters hiding in its beautifully colored windows.
Wiesbaden, Germany

Gebr. Stern GmbH's Giant Cuckoo Clock

This tremendous timepiece was once the largest cuckoo clock in the world.
Castellana Grotte, Italy

Castellana Caves

The sunlight passing through the opening of this huge cave system creates a magical effect.
Dublin, Ireland

Samuel Beckett Bridge

Dublin's most modern, visually spectacular bridge is modeled after Ireland's national emblem.
Madrid, Spain

Atocha Station Tropical Garden

A lush indoor jungle fills this bustling Madrid transportation hub.
Prague, Czechia

Location of Saint John of Nepomuk's Martyrdom

A plaque marks the spot where the saint was shoved off the Charles Bridge and into the river.
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

Royal Library of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

This influential Renaissance-era library was once the haunt of kings and monks.
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.
Città del Vaticano, Vatican

Vatican City Walls

Historic fortifications form the boundary of Vatican City, but it’s not entirely surrounded by walls.
London, England

Boadicea and Her Daughters

A statue of the legendary Celtic warrior queen who fought the Roman invaders stands in one of the cities she once destroyed.
London, England

Charing Cross Storm Tree

A living memorial to the trees London lost during the Great Storm of 1987.
Koblenz, Germany

Schängelbrunnen

This fountain of a little boy that spits on passersby at erratic intervals is a town icon.
Koblenz, Germany

Augenroller (Eye Roller)

Every half hour the eye-rolling clock face sticks out its tongue to mock the good citizens of Koblenz.
Stockholm, Sweden

Katarina Elevator

This gem from the industrial age helps visitors and residents alike traverse hilly Stockholm.
London, England

Temple Bar Memorial Dragon

The fierce beast perches atop a pedestal marking where the historic City of London gates once stood.
Surrey, England

'The Martian'

An enormous alien invades Woking, England, as an homage to the H.G. Wells classic "The War of the Worlds."
Manzanares el Real, Spain

Manzanares el Real Castle

A magnificent, long-abandoned castle built in the wake of the reconquest of Spain.
London, England

Hoa Hakananai'a

The "lost friend” is the most famous of the six moai statues that were removed from Easter Island.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
Edinburgh, Scotland

David Hume's Statue

Touching this 18th-century Scottish philosopher’s toe allegedly conjures good fortune.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jemaa el-Fna Square

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

The Writers' Museum

This small museum in a 17th-century building honors three iconic Scottish writers.