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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

St. Michael’s Cathedral

This Transylvanian church has changed its denomination four times.
Brașov, Romania

Biserica Neagră (The Black Church)

A fire once nearly devoured this gorgeous 14th-century Gothic cathedral.
Urubamba, Peru

Inca Bridge

A backdoor to Machu Picchu that only the most foolhardy infiltrator would attempt to breach.
Aït Ben Haddou, Morocco

Kasbah Aït Benhaddou

A fortified city is home to a remaining population of eight families.
Nagoa Ash Shatb, Egypt

Temple of Kom Ombo

One of its engravings is believed to be among the first representations of medical and surgical instruments.
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
Providencia, Chile

Torre Telefonica Chile

It's just another skyscraper, but it's shaped like '90s cell phone.
Las Condes, Chile

National Astronomical Observatory of Chile

This observatory high on a hilltop in the center of Santiago got its start in 1852.
Santiago, Chile

Museum of Memory and Human Rights

A museum founded to reflect on and remember the human rights abuses under Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
Santiago, Chile

Parque Quinta Normal Greenhouse

A beautiful deserted greenhouse in the middle of a park.
Urubamba, Peru

Moray

Huge stone depressions which may have acted as an Incan agricultural experiment.
Cusco, Peru

Sacsayhuamán

The stones of this Incan wall complex fit together so well you couldn't fit a piece of paper between some of them.
Nazca, Peru

Chauchilla Cemetery

Plundered and left asunder by grave robbers, this ancient necropolis has been painstakingly pieced back together.
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors.
Montevideo, Uruguay

Palacio Salvo

The design of the Palacio Salvo has been described as "a lighthouse on top of a building."
Montevideo, Uruguay

Monumento la Carreta

An epic sculpture depicting a wagon and straining oxen.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

Leinster Gardens False Facades

You'd never know the houses at 23-24 Leinster Gardens were fakes—until you see the train tracks on the other side.
London, England

The Theatre

Two plaques commemorate the site of Shakespeare's first theatre.
London, England

Kryptonite

Why Superman will never visit London's Natural History Museum.
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a Templar past.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth.
London, England

Hyde Park Pet Cemetery

The final resting place to 300 Victorian-era pets hides inside the city park.