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Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
37.9757, 23.7340
The Stathatos Mansion houses the temporary exhibits of the Museum of Cycladic Art. (Wikimedia Commons)
Athens, Greece

Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art

Large collection from the 3rd millennium BCE.
37.9739, 23.7417
Ancient Agora, Athens
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
37.9758, 23.7247
Columbo Statue
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.
47.5126, 19.0489
The Citadella
Budapest, Hungary

The Citadella

From Austrians to Nazis to Soviets, this historic Budapest fortress has a history as complex as the city itself.
47.4869, 19.0466
Shoes on the Danube
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.
47.5040, 19.0448
Labyrinth Entrance from Castle Hill
Budapest, Hungary

Labyrinth of Buda Castle

A series of caves under Castle Hill that once held the prisoner Vlad Tepes, better known as Count Dracula.
47.5001, 19.0341
The grade is about 37 degrees
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
47.4982, 19.0391
The Warsaw Uprising Monument.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Uprising Monument

A tribute to the Polish insurgents who fought in the failed attempt to end their city's Nazi occupation.
52.2491, 21.0042
Vác, Hungary

Mummies of Vác, Hungary

Hungarian mummies in beautiful painted coffins.
47.7778, 19.1279
Brno Astronomical Clock.
Brno, Czechia

Brno Astronomical Clock

A peculiar clock commemorates a historic victory won by ringing the noonday bell an hour early.
49.1948, 16.6086
An outdoor event in Lower Vítkovice.
Ostrava, Czechia

Lower Vítkovice

A massive 1830s industrial site once known as Czechia's "Iron Heart" has been transformed into a playground of science, technology, and art.
49.8185, 18.2792
ZAPA Concrete Holubice (ZAPA Beton Holubice)
Holubice, Czechia

Zapa Concrete Holubice

A concrete plant shaped like four giant soldiers commemorates one of the most decisive battles of the Napoleonic Wars.
49.1838, 16.8030
The painted village
Čičmany, Slovakia

Painted Village of Čičmany

A perfectly preserved hill village where the buildings are painted like white lace.
48.9551, 18.5159
Walls of the gorge
Vilémovice, Czechia

Macocha Abyss

The deepest sinkhole in Central Europe comes with a grisly tale and an unusual nickname: “The Stepmother Abyss.”
49.3731, 16.7297
Brno, Czechia

Brno Ossuary

Europe's second largest ossuary wasn't discovered until 2001.
49.1966, 16.6089
Brno, Czechia

The Czech's Capuchin Crypt

Mummified monks and the accidentally interred, in a 17th-century crypt.
49.1915, 16.6098
Brno, Czechia

Nuclear Shelter 10-Z

A former top secret nuclear fallout shelter now operates like a hotel stuck in the Cold War.
49.1940, 16.6044
Pena National Palace
Sintra, Portugal

Pena National Palace

This unreal Portuguese palace looks as though it's made from a pile of different castles.
38.7876, -9.3906
The famous facade and portal to the church.
Lisbon, Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery

Elaborately carved to showcase the glorious wealth that the age of exploration brought to the Portuguese empire.
38.6970, -9.2069
A seemingly busy Gdansk Shipyard.
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdansk Shipyard

A floundering Polish shipyard was once the soul of the Solidarity movement that capsized communism.
54.3762, 18.6488
Salzburg, Austria

St. Sebastian’s Cemetery

Terrifically morbid cemetary and site of famous Paracelsus' grave.
47.8038, 13.0471
Saint-Paul de Mausole
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.
43.7860, 4.8231
Völklingen, Germany

Volklinger Ironworks

A former ironworks that was the first UNESCO industrial site.
49.2488, 6.8443