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Beaucaire, France

Troglodyte Monastery of Saint Roman

This fascinating abbey is considered the oldest monastery in the region.
Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France

Villa Kérylos

A reconstruction of a classic mansion on the island of Delos was designed for a historian and archaeologist.
Salon-de-Provence, France

Maison de Nostradamus

The home where the famous astrologer wrote some of his most telling prophecies.
Manresa, Spain

Les Arnaules Prehistoric Bridge

A long strip of fossil-filled limestone makes up this natural bridge above a rushing stream.
Rome, Italy

Zuccari Palace

Architectural monsters are devouring this palace's every door and window.
Bassenge, Belgium

Tower of Eben-Ezer

A Belgian self-built tower inspired by the Bible and ancient civilizations.
Cannes, France

Île Sainte-Marguerite

A fortress on this island housed the mysterious prisoner known as the "Man in the Iron Mask" for more than a decade.
Burgos, Spain

Cartuja de Miraflores

This Gothic church houses ornate royal tombs and a magnificent gilded altarpiece.
Granada, Spain

Muslim Gravestones of the Alhambra

Spanish architects used seized Muslim gravestones to rebuild parts of the fortress.
Córdoba, Spain

Cross of the Captive

A curious carving hides on a marble column in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba.
Córdoba, Spain

Mezquita (Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba)

Spain's unique Mosque-Cathedral has been a place of worship for both Muslims and Christians throughout its history.
Dublin, Ireland

The Hungry Tree

An 80-year-old plane tree is devouring an iron bench at Ireland's oldest law school.
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
Corofin, Ireland

The Burren

A hugely vast Irish landscape of barren rock that stretches for miles.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls

Ancient cliffs resembling a kilt on Scotland's second largest island emit an entrancing sound.
Mikonos, Greece

Terrace of the Lions

Replicas of Apollo's leonine stone guard cats still line a sacred row in Greece.
Mikonos, Greece

The Temple of Dionysos

Giant marble phalluses on the sacred island of antiquity.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu Durbar Square

This historic square in Nepal is home to temples dating back to the third century.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Swayambhunath Monkey Temple

Sacred Buddhist home of some spiritual monkeys.
Varanasi, India

Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple

Known as the leaning temple, the sacred structure has somehow developed a severe nine-degree slant.
Varanasi, India

Cremation Ghats of Varanasi

Many Hindus make the long pilgrimage to this holy city to have their remains burned on the banks of the Ganges River.
Fréjus, France

Missiri Mosque

This mosque was based on Sub-Saharan Islamic architecture and created for the Senegalese Tirailleurs.
Montegabbione (TR), Italy

La Scarzuola

This 16th-century monastery has been turned into a surrealist architecture compound.
Orvieto, Italy

Pozzo di San Patrizio

Water and windows define this defensive Italian well.