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Brussels, Belgium

Bibliotheca Wittockiana

Only museum in the world devoted to bookbinding and book arts holds a permanent collection representing five centuries.
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

Borders of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog

A maze of crosses marks the jumbled divide between the Netherlands and Belgium.
Ballum, Netherlands

Dixie Flyer Crash

Found in the waddenzee, this propeller has been put on public display as a reminder of the Second World War.
Júzcar, Spain

Júzcar

This quaint Spanish village agreed to be painted blue as a marketing stunt but found that they preferred it that way.
Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain

Setenil De Las Bodegas

A Spanish town built into the cliffs.
Vaals, Netherlands

Vaalserberg

The tallest mountain in mainland Netherlands isn't actually very tall.
IJsselstein, Netherlands

Gerbrandy Tower

Tower that turns into world's tallest Christmas tree.
Schiphol, Netherlands

Planes@Plaza

This old KLM airplane cut into three parts was transformed into an eclectic airport gift shop.
Oss, Netherlands

Vorstengraf

One of the largest burial mounds in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands

Gouwe Aqueduct

Yup, that's a 330-foot yacht passing over the highway.
Schiphol, Netherlands

Schiphol Clock

It appears as if a man is standing behind this giant airport clock, painting the hands in real time.
Zaandam, Netherlands

Hotel Inntel Zaandam

Colorful and chaotic stacked hotel in North Holland.
Ronda, Spain

Puente Nuevo

One of the most spectacular bridges in Spain spans a narrow chasm that divides the city of Ronda.
Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Three bridges and one giant canyon make up this fantastic Spanish settlement.
Córdoba, Spain

Cross of the Captive

A curious carving hides on a marble column in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba.
Córdoba, Spain

Estrella de los Deseos (Wishing Star)

Touching this little fossil embedded in the wall of a grand mosque-cathedral may make your wishes come true.
Córdoba, Spain

Mezquita (Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba)

Spain's unique Mosque-Cathedral has been a place of worship for both Muslims and Christians throughout its history.
Ardales, Spain

El Caminito del Rey (The King's Little Pathway)

Spanning the El Chorro gorge, this pathway used to be one of the most dangerous crossings in the world.
Granada, Spain

Muslim Gravestones of the Alhambra

Spanish architects used seized Muslim gravestones to rebuild parts of the fortress.
Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport

Single runway interrupted by a busy road that cuts across its middle.
Seville, Spain

Metropol Parasol

The world's largest wooden structure.
Seville, Spain

Tomb of Christopher Columbus

The final resting place of the great navigator, or maybe his brother.
Ponta do Pargo, Portugal

Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse

Portugal’s highest lighthouse has one of the most impressive focal planes in the world.
Santana, Portugal

Casas Típicas de Santana

These small, triangular, colorful houses are a staple of Madeira Island.