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Lusarat, Armenia

Khor Virap Monastery

The most visited pilgrimage site in Armenia once held a saint in a pit for 13 years.
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kyteler's Inn

The oldest inn in Kilkenny was established by the first convicted witch in Ireland.
Istanbul, Turkey

Obelisk of Theodosius

This remarkably well-preserved Egyptian plinth is pretty well traveled for a giant piece of stone.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
Billund, Denmark

Legoland in Billund

The original home of the Lego has a huge amusement park dedicated to the iconic plastic toy.
Porto, Portugal

Sao Bento Station

Elaborate tile work in this railway station tells the story of Portugal.
De Koog, Netherlands

Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum

The history of sea-faring refuse and disaster is on cramped display in this Netherlands folk museum.
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Peacock Clock

An over 200-year-old timepiece-automaton adorned with golden mechanical birds, which still sing to this day.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
Odessa, Ukraine

Mother-In-Law Bridge

Padlocks cover this rickety footbridge with love.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history, 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Bangkok, Thailand

Democracy Monument

Bangkok celebrated its shifting monarchy with a militaristic homage to democracy.
Paris, France

Montparnasse Cemetery

A Parisian cemetery where the elite and artistic are interred beneath an eccentric collection of tombs.
Ceredigion, Wales

Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion

Three bridges straddle a stream, one stacked upon the other.
Gori, Georgia

Stalin Museum

A museum glorifying the life of Stalin, located in the city of his birth.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Leaning Tower of Tbilisi

Disheveled clock tower of Tbilisi's puppet theatre.
Ocaklı Köyü, Turkey

Ani Ghost City

An abused and forgotten metropolis, abandoned for centuries.
Garni, Armenia

Garni Gorge

A geological oddity topped with a 2,000-year-old pagan temple.
Goght, Armenia

Geghard Monastery

This Armenian monastery was carved out of cliffs and named after the spear used to stab Jesus.
Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora

Monasteries on rock pillars, once accessible only by frayed ropes.