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Syracuse, Italy

Ear of Dionysius

Italian cave with exceptional acoustics and an unsavory history.
Chennai, India

San Thome Basilica

This Gothic-style church is reputedly built atop the remains of one of Jesus's apostles.
Ahmedabad, India

The New Lucky Restaurant

This 60-year old restaurant is proud to be built atop an Indian burial ground.
Florence, Italy

Galileo's Middle Finger

The middle finger of modernity.
Adalaj, India

Adalaj Ni Vav

A deeply beautiful 15th-century stepwell with a tragic story.
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts

The crypts of Capuchin friars decorated with the bones of over 4,000 friars, including an entire "crypt of pelvises."
Montreal, Québec

Marché Jean-Talon

Montreal's giant farmer's market is a foodie's best friend, especially in the winter months.
San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

The Great Pyramid of Cholula

An Aztec temple, the largest man-made pyramid in the world, sits buried in earth with a Spanish church set on top.
Dragoon, Arizona

The Grave of Johnny Ringo

The remote resting place of a notorious Wild West outlaw whose death is shrouded in mystery.
Saint Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador

L'Anse Aux Meadows

An ancient Viking village in North America that predates Columbus by 500 years.
Barcelona, Spain

Museu de Carrosses Fúnebres de Barcelona

This Funeral Hearse Museum represents the finest in cadaver transportation.
Maisons-Alfort, France

Museé Fragonard

The only remaining collection of flayed figures made by French "madman" Honoré Fragonard.
Lviv, Ukraine

Under the Black Eagle Pharmacy Museum

Ukraine's oldest operating pharmacy now offers guests a fascinating walk through apothecary history.
The Hague, Netherlands

Celestial Vault

Hidden within a Netherlands crater is a stone bed that lets those who lie in it see the sky as a curved surface.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Museum of Quackery and Medical Frauds

A museum within a museum, devoted to history's most questionable medical devices.
Palermo, Italy

The Martorana

This mosaic-lined medieval church was built by the world's first admiral and still holds mass in ancient Greek.
Paris, France

Musée Curie

The history of radiation is on safe display at the foot of a radiation science laboratory.
Capannori, Italy

Oak of the Witches

This enchanting 600-year-old tree is so magical it inspired the beloved tale of Pinocchio.
Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Red Bay, Labrador

A forlorn fishing village on the coast of Labrador, full of shipwrecks and Spanish gold.
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Torture Instruments

Take a break from the beauty of Prague to explore a more gruesome side of history.
Prague, Czechia

Bohnický Hřbitov Cemetery

An old insane asylum graveyard that's been abandoned for half a century attracts those seeking a dark thrill.
Budapest, Hungary

Szabo Ervin Library

A 19th century artistocrat's mansion, turned into a library, hidden in a modern library.
Koganei-shi, Japan

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

30 architectural gems from the 19th and early 20th century Tokyo were restored and relocated to this space.
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

National Museum of Kyrgyzstan

Time capsule of a museum, in which the Soviet Union remains alive and kicking.