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Mexico City, Mexico

La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo's childhood home, now a museum of her life and works.
Washington, D.C.

Albert Einstein Bronze Statue

The beloved statue at the National Academy of Sciences is oh so inviting to sit on.
Washington, D.C.

The Lockkeeper's House

A derelict bit of infrastructure from the canal that once ran through D.C. is landlocked in the heart of the city.
Washington, D.C.

Zero Milestone

A monument in Washington D.C. marks the spot from which all other roads were supposed to stem.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Washington, D.C.

Riggs Bank

The bank that helped fund the Mexican-American War and the purchase of Alaska met its downfall after helping Augusto Pinochet launder money.
Washington, D.C.

Bare-Chested George Washington

Perhaps the most scandalous statue of America's first president.
Washington, D.C.

Man Controlling Trade

A muscular Art Deco monument represents the struggle between regulators and unbridled markets.
Figueres, Spain

Dalí Theatre and Museum

Giant eggs, walls of bread, and nightmare surreality mark the largest collection of works by Salvador Dalí.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Barcelona, Spain

Street Performers of Las Ramblas

The iconic boulevard is the perfect place to catch sight of a bicycling skeleton, a levitating Satan, or a chef with his head stuck in a pizza.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudí's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
Munich, Germany

Asamkirche

Among the ostentatious rococo ornamentation of this church, an image of death cuts the life-thread.
Salzburg, Austria

The World of Puppets Museum

A small marionette collection located within the dark cellars of an 11th-century Austrian castle.
Uppsala, Sweden

Runestone in Gamla Uppsala Church

This mysterious runestone embedded in a church wall is linked to the medieval cult of Saint Erik.
Uppsala, Sweden

Royal Mounds of Gamla Uppsala

Ancient burial grounds of the wealthy.
Stockholm, Sweden

Skansen Open Air Museum

Sweden's "good old days" painstakingly re-created in a model village.
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv Statue of Liberty

This unique Lady Liberty is one of the only examples of the figure sitting down.
Kamianets'-podil's'kyi, Ukraine

Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle

This Ukranian fortress is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Europe.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Rodina-Mat : Mother Motherland

340-foot statue built to honour the Heroes of the Soviet Union.
Jerusalem, Israel

Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

The only quarter of the Old City not dedicated to a major world religion.
Cáceres, Spain

Moorish Cistern of Cáceres

The largest medieval water tank on the Iberian Peninsula is preserved beneath the Cáceres Museum.
Buendía, Spain

La Ruta de las Caras: The Route of Faces

Numerous sculptures set along hiking trails symbolize and idealize the relationship between man and nature.
Saelices, Spain

Segóbriga Archaeological Park

One of the most important Celtic-Roman archaeological sites in Spain.