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Mentone Egg
Mentone, Indiana

Mentone Egg

A giant concrete egg marks this Indiana town as the "Egg Basket of the Midwest."
41.1734, -86.0349
Dome
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
51.5138, -0.1004
La Cité, Carcassonne
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
43.2066, 2.3662
The church's interior
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.
41.4036, 2.1744
Merzouga, Morocco

Erg Chebbi

God's Saharan sandbox of wrath.
31.0992, -4.0117
(Flickr/The Outback Traveler)
Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

A 700-foot-tall minaret built on the Atlantic Ocean.
33.6078, -7.6328
Fez, Morocco

Merenid Tombs

Crumbling necropolis set high above Fez.
34.0659, -4.9705
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
34.0661, -4.9780
Lala at Volubilis
Meknes, Morocco

Volubilis Archaeological Site

Mosaics, storks, and brothels—this ancient city has it all.
34.0711, -5.5536
Winston Churchill Ave. runs across the Gibraltar Airport runway.
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport

Single runway interrupted by a busy road that cuts across its middle.
36.1512, -5.3500
Tomb of Columbus in Seville Cathedral
Seville, Spain

Tomb of Christopher Columbus

The final resting place of the great navigator, or maybe his brother.
37.3857, -5.9938
Cortijo Jurado, haunted or just uber creepy?
Málaga, Spain

Cortijo Jurado

This abandoned mansion has a window for every day of the year, and is a temple for ghost hunters.
36.7128, -4.5298
Lucena, Spain

Biggest chair in the world

Holding the current title of "biggest chair in the world," it stands with little fanfare in Lucena, Spain.
37.3598, -4.5418
Antequera, Spain

Torcal de Antequera

Rare karst landscape eroded from a flat seabed.
37.0194, -4.5629
Ardales, Spain

El Caminito del Rey (The King's Little Pathway)

Spanning the El Chorro gorge, this pathway used to be one of the most dangerous crossings in the world.
36.9158, -4.7728
The worst toad in the world.
Ronda, Spain

Museo Lara

An eccentric collection of antique items shares space with a prop-quality witchcraft museum.
36.7392, -5.1651
Ronda, Spain
Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Three bridges, two historical sections of city, and one giant canyon make up this fantastic Spanish settlement.
36.7404, -5.1644
A roof for eternity.
Alcains, Portugal

The Village of Monsanto

Houses are tucked between, on, and underneath giant boulders.
40.0394, -7.1142
Fort of Graça
Elvas, Portugal

Fort of Graça

This star-shaped military outpost is now simply trying to protect itself from neglect.
38.8729, -7.1583
Detail of map
Madrid, Spain

Juan de la Cosa Map

The earliest known map to show America, discovered by accident at a Paris bookshop.
40.4175, -3.6928
The temple by night
Madrid, Spain

Templo de Debod

An ancient Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid, Spain.
40.4253, -3.7173
The aqueduct at night.
Segovia, Spain

Segovia Aqueduct

One of the few remaining ancient aqueducts described by Frontinus as 'the most solemn testimony of the Empire.'
40.9480, -4.1178