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Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Barcelona)
Barcelona, Spain

Sant Pau Recinte Modernista

The largest Art Nouveau complex in the world is a Barcelona hospital with a 600-year-long history.
41.4118, 2.1744
Hotel Belvédère.
Obergoms VS, Switzerland

Hotel Belvédère

A once-thriving hotel in the Swiss Alps couldn't compete with climate change.
46.5769, 8.3881
A Cholita and her male opponent.
La Paz, Bolivia

Cholita Wrestling

The celebrity luchadores of La Paz are tough ladies in traditional petticoats and braids.
-16.5140, -68.1633
The Horca del Inca, a pre-Incan observatory
Copacabana, Bolivia

Horca del Inca

Astronomical observatory above Lake Titicaca.
-16.1700, -69.0853
Nor Yungas, Bolivia

North Yungas Road

Death road of Bolivia.
-16.2669, -67.7914
Sucre, Bolivia

Dinosaur Dance Floor

Largest site of dinosaur footprints ever found includes more than 5,000 tracks.
-19.0339, -65.2626
Potosi, Bolivia

Potosí Silver Mines

Mountain of unimaginable riches that bankrolled the Spanish Empire, complete with its own underworld god.
-19.5830, -65.7561
Palacio de Sal
Daniel Campos, Bolivia

Palacio de Sal

This hotel is located on the edge of the world's largest salt flat and is made out of the only material around.
-20.1638, -67.5709
(Flickr/SURF&ROCK (Miguel Navaza))
Sur Lípez, Bolivia

Laguna Colorada

Red lake 4,000 meters above sea level is home to rare flamingos.
-22.2083, -67.7735
The Elevators of Valparaiso
Valparaiso, Chile

Elevators of Valparaiso

What was once a unique system of urban elevators is turning into a mechanical ruin.
-33.0337, -71.6302
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Recoleta

Buenos Aires' city of the dead contains some very famous remains, including Eva Perón.
-34.5886, -58.3925
Perito Moreno Glacier
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier

This stunning mass of ice spans 121 square miles and is still growing.
-50.4714, -73.0364
The never-ending escalator ride.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Arsenalna Metro Station

The deepest metro station in the world.
50.4444, 30.5454
Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv Monastery of the Caves and Microminiature Museum

This 1000 year old relic-filled cave monastery and UNESCO World Heritage Site also hosts an amazing micro-miniature museum.
50.4342, 30.5592
Kyiv, Ukraine

Rodina-Mat : Mother Motherland

340-foot statue built to honour the Heroes of the Soviet Union.
50.4265, 30.5631
The neo-Gothic house near the Mdina cathedral.
Mdina, Malta

Mdina's Neo-Gothic House

This unique building in the main square stands out among the city's typically Baroque architecture.
35.8865, 14.4033
The Temple of Apollo, Delphi
Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world.
38.4824, 22.5010
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
37.9757, 23.7340
Archeological site of Akrotiri
Santorini, Greece

Prehistoric Town of Akrotiri

A Bronze age settlement on the Greek island of Santorini might have been the inspiration for Plato's Atlantis.
36.3514, 25.4036
Obelisk of Theodosius
Istanbul, Turkey

Obelisk of Theodosius

This remarkably well-preserved Egyptian plinth is pretty well traveled for a giant piece of stone.
41.0059, 28.9754
Serpent column with the Obelisk of Theodosius in the background.
Istanbul, Turkey

Serpent Column

Ancient serpentine sacrifice holder that has stood the test of time.
41.0056, 28.9751
336 ancient columns
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
41.0084, 28.9779
Inside the tomb of Sultan Selim II
Istanbul, Turkey

Tombs of the Sultans at Hagia Sophia

Five sultans and their families rest in eternal splendor, teeming with overlooked beauty and drama.
41.0086, 28.9802
Fairy Chimneys
Aksaray, Turkey

Cappadocia

Entire cities carved into ancient volcanic rock formations.
38.4174, 34.1382