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Budapest, Hungary

Magyar Rádió

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

Theodosian Wall Stone Ladder

Climb a set of vertiginous stone steps to the top of this impressive ancient edifice.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kleine Trippenhuis

One of Amsterdam's narrowest houses is located right across the canal from its widest.
Prague, Czechia

Location of Saint John of Nepomuk's Martyrdom

A plaque marks the spot where the saint was shoved off the Charles Bridge and into the river.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Sanctuary Stone

The shiny "S" marks the boundary of an old refuge for those seeking safety from debt collectors.
Tambon Pak Nam, Thailand

Krabi Traffic Lights

Cavemen, elephants, and eagles greet passengers driving through the town's main intersection.
Pompei, Italy

Stone Phalluses of Pompeii

The walls and streets of the ancient city are peppered with penises.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam Historic Harbor

Old ships and machinery fill a historic harbor in the city that's home to Europe's largest port.
Souzay-Champigny, France

The Troglodyte Trail of Souzay-Champigny

Ivy-covered Medieval tunnels cut through this charming town in France's Loire Valley.
Venice, Italy

Piraeus Lion

Thousand-year-old Viking runes adorn an ancient Greek lion at the entrance to the Venetian Arsenal.
Amman, Jordan

Roman Theater of Amman

This exceptionally well-preserved ancient marvel also houses a small museum dedicated to Jordanian folk tradition.
Venice, Italy

'Dragon Bones' of Santa Maria e San Donato

Hanging within this medieval cathedral are the bones of a beast allegedly slain by a fourth-century saint.
Città del Vaticano, Vatican

Vatican City Walls

Historic fortifications form the boundary of Vatican City, but it’s not entirely surrounded by walls.
Breña Baja, Spain

The Black Beaches of La Palma

Volcanic rocks ground down into sand make this Spanish beach as black as night.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

This mountaintop observatory is home to one of the world's largest reflective telescopes.
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain

The Colorful Balconies of Avenida Maritima

These wooden balconies that are both decorative and functional.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Stone Man of Pico de la Fuente Nueva

A rocky face gazes out over an enormous volcanic crater.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Roque de los Muchachos

A series of well-preserved ruins show the culture of the ancient Benehoaritas people.
Venice, Italy

Palazzo Dario

Those who own or stay at this 500-year-old, allegedly cursed house often meet terrible fates.
Edinburgh, Scotland

World's End Close

This otherwise ordinary close on the Royal Mile constituted the end of the world for Edinburgh’s poorest residents.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Museum of Edinburgh

This 16th-century house tells the city's history through old artifacts and quirky tales.
Barcelona, Spain

Hidden FC Barcelona Coat of Arms

Barça football fans might see the insignia hidden in a church window as a divine sign.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Museum of Childhood

The world’s first museum dedicated to the history of childhood opened in Edinburgh in 1955.
Highland, Scotland

Cawdor Castle

The location of this historic castle was inspired by a donkey.