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Staring up at the chapel from the bottom of Bom Jesus do Monte's tiered stairs
Braga, Portugal

Bom Jesus do Monte

A stunning 18th-century site where pilgrims ascend by a series of punishing stairs only to return via funicular.
41.5546, -8.3775
The ramparts and towers were restored in the 1850s.
Sintra, Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros (Castle of the Moors)

An ancient and majestic fortress that played an integral role in Portugal's road to independence.
38.7972, -9.3895
Cardona, Spain

Castle of Cardona

This ancient Spanish castle sits high upon a hilltop.
41.9134, 1.6809
Pena National Palace
Sintra, Portugal

Pena National Palace

This unreal Portuguese palace looks as though it's made from a pile of different castles.
38.7876, -9.3906
Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

Eccentrically decorated palace and gardens replete with grottoes, fountains, underground tunnels, caves, and numerous statues.
38.7963, -9.3960
Portugal's Chapel of Bones
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.
38.5689, -7.9090
Ardales, Spain

El Caminito del Rey (The King's Little Pathway)

Spanning the El Chorro gorge, this pathway used to be one of the most dangerous crossings in the world.
36.9158, -4.7728
Ronda, Spain
Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Three bridges, two historical sections of city, and one giant canyon make up this fantastic Spanish settlement.
36.7404, -5.1644
San Fruttuoso, Italy

Christ of the Abyss

A sunken idol welcomes parishioners to Davy Jones' Locker.
44.3160, 9.1750
Schiessentümpel
Beidweiler, Luxembourg

Schiessentümpel

This tri-part waterfall is a little bit of fairytale beauty in the heart of Luxembourg's Little Switzerland.
49.7848, 6.3009
Mamertine Prison.
Rome, Italy

Mamertine Prison

This ancient Roman prison is decorated with an upside-down cross not as blasphemy but as saintly tribute.
41.8936, 12.4846
Dance of Death Bridge
Lucerne, Switzerland

Dance of Death Bridge

This historic covered bridge contains a series of macabre paintings that communicate one thing: everyone dies.
47.0520, 8.3018
Saut de Brot
Boudry, Switzerland

Saut de Brot

This lovely little bridge hidden in a Switzerland gorge is essentially a fairytale.
46.9499, 6.7491