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Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
Istanbul, Turkey

Piri Reis Map at Topkapi Palace

1513 Turkish world map, full of European state secrets and snarky commentary.
Lisbon, Portugal

Museu da Farmácia

Entire apothecaries are on display at this Lisbon museum, which explores the history of medicine.
Güímar, Spain

Teide Observatory

A large collection of solar and night-time telescopes dot a small area on the Teide mountain range.
La Palma, Spain

Sunken Crosses of Malpique

This underwater graveyard commemorates a group of murdered 16th-century missionaries.
La Palma, Spain

Los Cancajos Salt Factory

These old towers extract salt from the sea.
La Palma, Spain

Pirámide de Vandama

A pre-Hispanic pyramid in the middle of a tourist district in the Canary Islands.
Guía, Spain

Cenobio de Valeron

Hundreds of caves once used to store grains and animal feed.
Breña Baja, Spain

Lego Nordic Optical Telescope

A detailed 1:32 scale model of Scandinavia's largest telescope.
Bingley, England

Cottingley Beck

The photographs of "fairies" that fooled much of the world (including the creator of Sherlock Homes) were taken at this English stream.
Baildon, England

Shipley Glen Tramway

This quaint funicular has been ferrying people up and down an English valley since the Victorian era.
Ilkley, England

Ilkley Moor

This strange moor has a song written about it, Bronze Age carvings, and an alien sighting.
Stanbury, England

Ponden Hall

The English bed-and-breakfast believed to have inspired Emily Brontë's novel "Wuthering Heights."
Bingley, England

Milner Field Ruins

A lavish Victorian mansion wound up inheriting a gruesome reputation that would be its demise.
London, England

Ernest Shackleton Statue

An effigy of the famous polar explorer stands outside the Royal Geographical Society's headquarters.
London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

This luxury shopping lane has been protected by its own tiny police force for over a century.
London, England

Handel & Hendrix in London

The next-door homes of two very different musicians, George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix.
London, England

Animals in War Memorial

A unique tribute to the millions of animals who served and died for the British military.
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
London, England

The Bremer Car

Likely the first car with an internal combustion engine constructed in the United Kingdom.
London, England

Crossness Pumping Station

This beautiful Victorian ironwork masterpiece was built to keep London from smelling like poop.
Essex, England

Greensted Church

This historic franken-chapel is the oldest wooden church in the world, at least part of it.
London, England

Wellington Monument

This once-controversial and slightly confusing statue of Achilles was built out of captured cannons.
London, England

The Churchill Arms

This pub was 238 years old when it decided to revamp its image: It started serving Thai food.