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Uribia, Colombia

Punta Gallinas Lighthouse

A lighthouse marking the northernmost point of continental South America.
Manaus, Brazil

Encontro das Águas (Meeting of Waters)

This striking, two-toned confluence of rivers is visible from space.
Manaus, Brazil

Teatro Amazonas in Manaus

A beautiful opera house in the heart of Amazonia has recently restarted performances after a 90-year hiatus.
Bogotá, Colombia

The Chicherias of Bogota's La Candelaria Barrio

This narrow street is packed with street vendors and bars selling chicha.
Bogotá, Colombia

BD Bacatá

The world's first crowdfunded skyscraper has not gone quite to plan.
Jardín, Colombia

Teleférico la Garrucha (Garrucha Cable Car)

Would you dare to dangle from a great height in a wooden basket?
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo Botero

A celebration of Colombia’s premier contemporary artist.
Medellín, Colombia

The Birds of Peace

Two identical statues by Fernando Botero, one blown to pieces in a terrorist bombing, the other donated as a gift for peace.
Medellín, Colombia

Plaza Botero

Home to 23 voluptuous and instantly lovable sculptures by one of Latin America's most celebrated artists.
Bogotá, Colombia

Central Cemetery of Bogotá

Storied crypts fill the most famous cemetery in Colombia.
Medellín, Colombia

Comuna 13

Outdoor escalators and art have helped change what was once a notoriously dangerous part of Medellín.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo del Oro

This Bogotá museum houses the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian gold relics.
Salento, Colombia

Wax Palms of Cocora Valley

The world's tallest palm trees look like the whimsical kind of plant you'd find in a Dr. Seuss story.
Medellín, Colombia

The Gondolas of Medellín

An unusual and beautiful form of mass transit serves the city's steepest neighborhoods.
Bogotá, Colombia

La Puerta Falsa

This tiny shop has been serving traditional tamales for more than 200 years.
El Peñol, Colombia

El Peñon de Guatape

A 10 million-ton rock once worshiped by the Tahamies Indians, accessed by an astounding staircase.
Guatape, Colombia

Guatapé

The Andean town where every single building is decorated with a brightly colored frieze.
Băile Herculane, Romania

Abandoned Baths of Băile Herculane

An old spa town in the mountains of Romania where, according to legend, the great hero Hercules once bathed.
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
Brașov, Romania

Biserica Neagră (The Black Church)

A fire once nearly devoured this gorgeous 14th-century Gothic cathedral.
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign.
Brașov, Romania

Strada Sforii (Rope Street)

This snug medieval lane is one of the narrowest streets in the world.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Museum of Pharmacy

Known as the Hintz House, this medieval pharmacy has been an apothecary's haven for nearly 450 years.
Bucharest, Romania

Palace of the Parliament

This communist behemoth is the heaviest building in the world and a legacy of a brutal regime.