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Naples, Italy

Naples Underground

A labyrinth of ancient tunnels hidden below the city holds the ruins of 2,500 years of history.
Naples, Italy

Fontanelle Cemetery Caves

Skulls from the plague of 1656 and World War II bombings are united by a cult dedicated to caring for the ancient dead.
Naples, Italy

Gabinetto Segreto

The once forbidden "secret cabinet" of erotic art from excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Naples, Italy

The Anatomical Machines of Cappella Sansevero

These "anatomical machines" are only one of the many strange items in this Italian crypt.
Curitiba, Brazil

Museu Oscar Niemeyer

Museum precariously perched on a massive yellow pillar.
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba Botanical Gardens

Solitary monument dedicated to the beauty of nature.
Paraty, Brazil

Masonic Symbols of Paraty

This Brazilian town built by Freemasons is full of colonial Masonic architecture and symbolic imagery.
Ubatuba, Brazil

Ubatuba Whale

What killed this humpback whale is a mystery, but its remains have become legendary.
Ubatuba, Brazil

Hidden Madonna Altar

A secret Virgin Mary tucked away on a Brazilian beach.
Santos, Brazil

Leaning Towers of Santos

Something about this Brazilian city is slightly askew... literally.
Santos, Brazil

Brazil's Coffee Palace

Majestic building where Brazil's coffee brokers once bought and sold beans now houses a coffee museum.
Santo André, Brazil

Paranapiacaba Train Station

The remains of a British railway rusting in the jungle mist of a Brazilian mountainside.
São Paulo, Brazil

Museu Penitenciário Paulista

A former prison complex now displays a historic collection of inmate artwork.
São Paulo, Brazil

Butantã Snake Institute

A snake farm famous for its venemous varieties.
São Paulo, Brazil

Vila Maria Zélia

The first model village in Brazil, built in 1917 to house workers at the jute sack factory.
São Paulo, Brazil

Beco do Batman

One of São Paulo's tight urban intersections has become a haven for graffiti artists ever since a single Batman started the trend.
São Paulo, Brazil

Hotel Unique

A huge boat-shaped hotel with a blood red pool and other oddities.
São Paulo, Brazil

'The Indian and the Anteater' Sculpture

This mesmerizing statue of a child wrestling an anteater symbolizes the native culture and biodiversity of São Paulo.
São Paulo, Brazil

Castelinho da Rua Apa

Striking ruins of a mansion that stood center stage in one of modern Brazil's most puzzling crimes.
São Paulo, Brazil

Museu Afro Brasil

A labyrinthine museum chronicling the history of African culture in Brazil.
São Paulo, Brazil

Livraria da Vila

The bookstore with bookshelves built into unlikely places.
São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo Pedestrian Signal Lights

The pedestrian traffic signals in Brazil's teeming metropolis light up with clues to nearby landmarks.
São Paulo, Brazil

Parque Trianon

This park feels like a lush little jungle full of wildlife nestled within São Paulo.
São Paulo, Brazil

Monumento Mãe Preta

This somber statue remembers the enslaved women who were forced to nurse their owners' babies.