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Lisbon, Portugal

Rhinoceros of Belem Tower

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck.
Marseille, France

Notre-Dame de la Garde's Nautical Ex-Voto

Sky ships, planes, and portraits left as unique tokens of hope and thankfulness.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France

Saint-Paul de Mausole

The mental institution where Van Gogh created some of his most famous work now allows guests to walk in the artist's footsteps.
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna Peace Pagoda

This peaceful, round shrine in the middle of the Sri Lankan jungle acts as a beacon of peace.
Huế, Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda

Giant pagoda houses the car that drove Thích Quảng Đức to his death by self-immolation.
Capannori, Italy

Oak of the Witches

This enchanting 600-year-old tree is so magical it inspired the beloved tale of Pinocchio.
Il-Mosta, Malta

Rotunda of Mosta

This spectacular dome managed to survive after being bombed in World War II, in an event known as the "Miracle of Mosta."
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

Around 100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
Tenerife, Spain

Mount Teide

According to the Guanches, the aboriginal people of the Canary Islands, the king of evil lives inside this volcano.
Haría, Spain

Los Jameos del Agua

Partially collapsed lava tube and cave system complete with concert hall, underground pond, and unique albino crabs.
Tinajo, Spain

Timanfaya National Park

Visit a surreal landscape so otherworldly NASA actually used it to train the Apollo 17 crew.
Teguise, Spain

El Diablo Restaurant

The chefs at El Diablo use heat generated by an active volcano to cook the food.
Yaiza, Spain

Green Lagoon

This beautifully verdant lagoon is tucked below a massive volcano in a crater atop a black pebble beach.
Fez, Morocco

University of Al-Karaouine

The oldest known university in the world is in Fez, Morocco.
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
Fez, Morocco

Fes el-Bali

Thousands of narrow alleyways in an ancient medieval city make up what's believed to be the world's largest car-free urban zone.
Fez, Morocco

The Blue Gate of Fes

The other side is actually green.
Province de Tinghir, Morocco

Todra Gorge

One of the most spectacular canyons in the world.
Tamri, Morocco

The Tree Goats of Morocco

Morocco's Argania trees are infested with nut-hungry goats.
Meknes, Morocco

Volubilis Archaeological Site

Mosaics, storks, and brothels—this ancient city has it all.
Ouarzazate, Morocco

Atlas Film Studios

World's largest film studio, where visitors tour the decaying sets that litter the harsh desert environment.
Aït Ben Haddou, Morocco

Kasbah Aït Benhaddou

A fortified city, home to a remaining population of five families
Telouet, Morocco

Kasbah Telouet

A mud brick kasbah with a history of lavishness and traitorship.