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Barcelona, Spain

El Caganer

A fantastic Christmas tradition where defecation meets the manger.
Barcelona, Spain

Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

A vista of the city and sea from atop the little-known viewing deck on an unassuming Columbus statue.
Barcelona, Spain

Calder Mercury Fountain

A beautiful but toxic fountain of mercury.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudi's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
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.
England

The Gnome Reserve

The world's largest collection of garden gnomes lives among the trees and wildflowers on this woodland reserve.
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

This sacred fig tree with a link to the Buddha is one of the oldest human-planted trees in the world.
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

This elaborate temple was built around one of the Buddha's teeth.
Amer, India

Amber Fort

This opulent 16th-century Maharaja’s palace is a unique mix of Hindu and Muslim designs.
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
Prague, Czechia

Municipal House

A turn of the century building boasting some of the most beautiful art nouveau architecture in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

The Heydrich Terror Memorial

Bullet holes in the church wall are a reminder of the violence that followed the assassination of a high-ranking Nazi officer.
Prague, Czechia

Statue of King Wenceslas Riding an Upside-Down Dead Horse

A mocking tribute to the past and modern leadership of Prague.
Mumbai, India

Tower of Silence in Mumbai

A Zoroastrian funerary tower where excarnation rituals are carried out is threatened by the area's dwindling vulture population.
Velha Goa, India

Body of St. Francis Xavier

Scholar, adventurer, saint, and instigator of the Goa Inquisition.
Luxor, Egypt

Colossi of Memnon

These Egyptian statues have survived for 3,400 years and were an acoustic wonder of the ancient world.
Nagoa Ash Shatb, Egypt

Temple of Kom Ombo

One of its engravings is believed to be among the first representations of medical and surgical instruments.
Varanasi, India

Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple

Known as the leaning temple, the sacred structure has somehow developed a severe nine-degree slant.
Kanyakumari, India

Kanyakumari Gandhi Mandapam

This bright pink Gandhi memorial was built so that sunshine hits a specific spot on his birthday.
Kanyakumari, India

Thiruvalluvar Statue

A towering work of stone and philosophy that was constructed using ancient Hindu science.
Madurai, India

Meenakshi Amman Temple

This ancient Hindu temple is covered in thousands of colorful statues and has a long mythological history.
Pushkar, India

Pushkar Brahma Temple

There are millions of temples in India, but only one prominent temple dedicated to the Hindu creator god.
Mahabalipuram, India

Tiger Cave

Picnic on the seashore in the footsteps of ancient kings, protected by giant mythical cat beasts.
Jodhpur, India

The Blue City of Jodhpur

Once an indicator of social class, the color blue has come to define this city on the edge of the Thar Desert.