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Kutna Hora, Czechia

Saint Barbara's Church

An enormous and lavish Gothic church in Czechia.
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Muzeum Alchymie (Alchemy Museum)

A museum of alchemy and a basement laboratory all housed in an ancient building in a Gothic tower.
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
Monistrol de Montserrat, Spain

Santa Cova of Montserrat

Holy Grotto of Montserrat Monastery holds one of Europe's mysterious black Madonnas.
Sopron, Hungary

Taródi Vár

"Medieval" castle built in the mid-20th century by one family.
Budapest, Hungary

Magyar Rádió

This quiet, unassuming spot in Budapest was the birthplace of the bloody 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Budapest, Hungary

Kerepesi Cemetery

Time stands still at this serene burial ground in the center of Budapest.
Sárospatak, Hungary

Tengerszem Nature Preserve

An industrial site turned into Hungary's most cherished natural wonder.
Budapest, Hungary

Columbo Statue

Uh, pardon me, ma'am, but I couldn't help noticing that there's a Columbo statue in the middle of Budapest.
Budapest, Hungary

Hospital in the Rock

A museum dedicated to a secret military hospital hidden beneath a castle in Budapest.
Budapest, Hungary

The Hungarian Geological Institute Building

This hidden art nouveau gem was designed by an architect in search of a national style.
Budapest, Hungary

Istvántelek Train Yard

The abandoned "Red Star Train Graveyard" is the final rusting place for precious artifacts of train history.
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This Hungarian castle was built out of cardboard and wood until it proved so popular that it got upgraded to stone.
Budapest, Hungary

Terror Háza

Museum dedicated to the terror regimes of Hungary.
Budapest, Hungary

Red Ruin

This off-beat, quirky communism-themed bar isn't afraid to poke fun at its history.
Budapest, Hungary

Timewheel

Possibly the world's largest hourglass only needs to be reset every New Year's Eve.
Budapest, Hungary

Thermae Maiores

Legions of Roman soldiers bathed in this ancient spa complex under a Budapest transit station.
Budapest, Hungary

Memento Park

Budapest's Communist-era statues, banished to the suburbs.
Budapest, Hungary

Kelenföld Power Station

A marvel of technology a century ago, this disused power station now offers a lovely glimpse into the industrial design of the past.
Szigetszentmiklós, Hungary

Lakihegy Radio Tower

World's tallest cigar-shaped radio tower.
Budapest, Hungary

Zero Kilometer Stone

The geographical center of Budapest is marked with a 10-foot-tall stylized zero.
Budapest, Hungary

Béla Lugosi Bust at Vajdahunyad Castle

Late at night, the bust of the "Dracula" actor was snuck onto the facade of this Budapest castle.
Budapest, Hungary

Gyermekvasút

This quaint Hungarian railway system is operated exclusively by children between the ages of 10 and 14.