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Brussels, Belgium

Maison de la Bellone

This modern arts center is built around a gem of late-Baroque architecture.
Bruges, Belgium

House Bouchoute

The compass on its front was a handy tool for 17th-century merchants who needed to know the direction of the wind.
Liège, Belgium

Tour Cybernétique (Cybernetic Tower)

Nicolas Schöffer's massive interactive sculpture was assembled in 1961 and brought back online in 2016.
Liège, Belgium

The Lucifer of Liège

A marble Lucifer hides behind the pulpit of this Gothic cathedral.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Schouwburgplein Kinetic Lamp Posts

Four giant movable street lights decorate this modern Rotterdam square.
Schokland, Netherlands

Schokland

The struggle of a small Dutch island against the sea.
Giethoorn, Netherlands

Giethoorn

This small town in the Netherlands has no roads but instead, miles of canals and over 100 bridges.
Barcelona, Spain

Las Arenas de Barcelona

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

El Caganer

A fantastic Christmas tradition where defecation meets the manger.
Barcelona, Spain

Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

A vista of the city and sea from atop the little-known viewing deck on an unassuming Columbus statue.
Barcelona, Spain

Columns of the Temple of Augustus

The 2,000-year-old Roman columns are hidden within Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
La Palma, Spain

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

This mountaintop observatory is home to one of the world's largest reflective telescopes.
Segovia, Spain

Segovia Aqueduct

One of the few remaining ancient aqueducts described by Frontinus as 'the most solemn testimony of the Empire.'
Seville, Spain

Casa de Pilatos (Pilate's House)

A 16th-century Andalusian palace.
Seville, Spain

Metropol Parasol

The world's largest wooden structure.
Bilbo, Spain

Jeff Koons' Puppy

Giant topiary dog once played a role in a terrorist bomb plot.
Alicante, Spain

The Head of the Moor

Legends surround this natural rock formation that looks like a Moorish king wearing a crown.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cafe Papeneiland

Famed for its pie, this eatery has a hidden tunnel that allowed Catholics to secretly walk to church during the Reformation.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tiny Hidden Houses on Westerstraat

Seven mini rowhouses fill the gap between 54 and 70 Westerstraat.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Electric Ladyland: The Museum of Fluorescent Art

The world's only museum devoted to the wonders of fluorescence.
Brussels, Belgium

The Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art

From Tintin to the Smurfs, Europe's greatest graphic icons are celebrated in a grand Art Noveau gallery.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tassen Museum of Bags and Purses

The largest collection of handbags in the world, the oldest of which were used to carry Bibles, primarily by men.
Lisbon, Portugal

Preserved Head of Diogo Alves

An early Portuguese serial killer's head is alarmingly well preserved in a jar at the University of Lisbon.
Lisbon, Portugal

Bordallo Pinheiro Garden

A garden in Lisbon filled with giant porcelain creations.