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Zugarramurdi, Spain

Cave of Zugarramurdi

This Navarrese cave's history of witchcraft and pagan ritual is not just embraced, but recreated each year.
France / Spain

Pheasant Island

This tiny river island switches sovereignty every six months as part of a rare, centuries-old agreement.
Hendaye, France

Château d'Abbadie

The eclectic observatory castle of a 19th-century astronomer and explorer.
La Rochelle, France

Nazi U-Boat Pens

A massive, secret marina for the Nazis' most formidable weapon in the Atlantic.
La Rochelle, France

Statue of Toussaint Louverture

This statue by a foremost African sculptor presents the leader in Haiti's independence struggle as a heroic figure contemplating his fledgling nation's constitution.
Jumièges, France

Ruins of the Jumiège Abbey

Sacked by Vikings, blessed by William the Conqueror, dealt a fatal blow during the French Revolution—these ruins have seen it all.
Macclesfield, England

108 Steps

Local legend holds that if you can make it up this steep cobblestone stairway without taking a breath, you'll have wish come true.
London, England

Isokon Flats

An exercise in radical design and social living that became the epicenter of Soviet spy networks in London.
London, England

Parkland Walk

Following the trail of an old metro line, this scenic path is haunted by a creepy spriggan statue.
London, England

Dick Whittington’s Cat

A monument to the thrice mayor of London who according to lore made his fortune by selling his rat-chasing cat.
London, England

Meeksville Sound Plaque

The home studio one of Britain's first independent record producers is also the site of a murder-suicide.
London, England

Memorial to Mahomet Weyonomon

A sculpture outside London's oldest cathedral honors the Mohegan chief who died while petitioning the king.
London, England

Tower Bridge Chimney

An architectural oddity hides in plain sight on this iconic London bridge.
Castlemartin, Wales

Dobby's Grave

Tucked among the sand dunes overlooking a Welsh beach, a real-life tribute to a fictional elf.
Pembrokeshire, Wales

St. Govan's Chapel

A hermit's tiny cell built into the cliffside that saved him in South Pembrokeshire.
Waterloo, England

Crosby Blitz Beach

Much of what constituted mid-century Liverpool now litters a beach outside of town.
Waterloo, England

'Another Place'

A hundred copies of Antony Gormley's naked body stare out across the water.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jardin Majorelle

It took 40 years to build this Eden-like garden in Marrakech, later restored by Yves Saint-Laurent.
Warrington, England

Golden Gates

This very ornate Victorian gateway seems completely out of place in the modern industrial city of Warrington.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Almoravid Koubba

The oldest monument in Marrakesh and the city's only surviving example of Almoravid architecture.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jemaa el-Fna Square

Fortune tellers, snake charmers, poets, and storytellers all gather on this historic square in Morocco.
Bitola, North Macedonia

Abandoned Yugoslavian F-86E Fighter Jets

These dilapidated planes are now a canvas for graffiti artists.
Santa Clara, Cuba

Che Guevara Mausoleum

This imposing memorial contains the remains of Che Guevara — and 29 other guerrillas who died with him in Bolivia.
Havana, Cuba

La Plaza de la Revolución

A focal point of the Cuban government, this city square features one of the most iconic images in the country.