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Seville, Spain

Royal Shipyards of Seville

Its appearance in "Game of Thrones" may spur on the long-awaited restoration of this medieval shipyard.
Vilnius, Lithuania

'Sėkmės pilvas' ('Lucky Belly')

Rub it for a bit of good luck.
Rochor, Sri Lanka

Adam's Peak

Once thought to be the Garden of Eden it holds a holy footprint claimed to belong to Adam, Buddha and Shiva.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Tiger Tops

Host to the World Elephant Polo Championships since 1982.
Kathmandu, Nepal

The Toothache Tree

Nailing a coin to this holy stump is just another way to ask the gods for relief from dental pain.
Chaurikharka, Nepal

Lukla Airport

Jumping-off point for a climb up Mt. Everest is the most dangerous airport in the world.
Velha Goa, India

Body of St. Francis Xavier

Scholar, adventurer, saint, and instigator of the Goa Inquisition.
Jodhpur, India

Sati Handprints

Fifteen Jodhpur queens left their handprints before going to their fiery death.
Muscat, Oman

The Muttrah Souq

This bazaar is one of the oldest in the Arabian world.
Oman

Telegraph Island – Jazirat al Maqlab

This remote British Imperial telegraph relay outpost drove men insane.
Lyon, France

Traboules Secret Passages

Hundreds of hidden passageways weave through the old quarters of Lyon.
Paris, France

Musée des Plans-Reliefs

The Sun King's military models, saved from the Louvre.
Hirschau, Germany

Monte Kaolino

A man-made slag heap that you can "ski" down, and is home to the world sandboarding championships.
Munich, Germany

Der Teufelstritt (The Devil's Footprint)

The footprint of a frustrated devil in Munich's Cathedral.
Turin, Italy

Cesare Lombroso's Museum of Criminal Anthropology

The astonishing collection of an infamous criminologist.
Venice, Italy

San Servolo Insane Asylum Museum

Venice's "Island of the Mad."
Monterosso al Mare, Italy

Il Gigante

The bomb-ravaged remains of of a colossal Neptune.
Milan, Italy

Milan's Hidden Bomb Shelters

Vast network of air raid tunnels beneath Lombardy's capital.
Schnals, Italy

Campanile di Curon

Bell tower juts out from a village buried under a lake.
Bologna, Italy

Bologna Zoological Museum

This zoological museum began as the first great curiosity cabinet.
Rome, Italy

Monte Testaccio

This hill made entirely of ancient Roman jars was simply a garbage dump to the people of the time.
Italy

Cattedrale Vegetale (Tree Cathedral)

Natural cathedral designed by Italian artist Giuliano Mauri.
Madrid, Spain

Juan de la Cosa Map

The earliest known map to show America, discovered by accident at a Paris bookshop.
Sanlúcar la Mayor, Spain

Solar Power Tower

Spain's stunning solar energy plant.