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Sveti Stefan
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan

This exclusive resort has completely covered a tiny Balkan island in a 5-star warren of guest rooms.
42.2559, 18.8910
Octopus on the ceiling
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Oceanographic Museum

Museum celebrating the ocean, with the largest wunderkammer dedicated to sea exploration.
43.7310, 7.4252
View from across Piazza San Marco.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
45.4347, 12.3389
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
Navagio Beach
Zakinthos, Greece

Navagio Beach

Hidden in a secluded Greek cove is a pristine beach marred only by the rusting smuggler's hulk stranded on its shores.
37.8597, 20.6248
Zadar, Croatia

Sea Organ

A musical instrument played by the sea.
44.1173, 15.2202
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
43.8591, 18.4310
The Olympic podium was used for executions during the war.
Hadžići, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Igman Olympic Jumps

This abandoned Olympic skiing facility still bears the scars of the Siege of Sarajevo.
43.7682, 18.2461
Houses inside Park Güell designed by Gaudí
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
41.4136, 2.1528
Street view of Casa Batlló
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudi's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
41.3917, 2.1650
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
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
46.0519, 14.5102
Lake Bled. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world.
46.3632, 14.0899
Belgrade, Serbia

Ružica Church

A Serbian church lit by chandeliers made of weapons.
44.8255, 20.4513
Pobednik, or "Statue of the Victor," depicts a triumphant royal atop the spire
Belgrade, Serbia

Pobednik (The Victor) Monument

A towering spire in the fortress of Kalemegdan honors the victorious armies of Serbia during their struggles against the Ottoman Empire.
44.8231, 20.4476
Belgrade, Serbia

Ruins of Yugoslav Army Headquarters

Destroyed Serbian army headquarters sits half crumbled in a largely revitalized Belgrade.
44.8056, 20.4612
Western City Gate of Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia

Western City Gate of Belgrade

A pair of connected skyscrapers form this symbolic gateway.
44.8203, 20.4047
Nikola Tesla Museum, Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade Tesla Museum

Nikola Tesla's ashes are held in a golden sphere, surrounded by his works.
44.8052, 20.4707
Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign.
45.6580, 25.6012
Arch of Triumph, Bucharest, Romania. (Liliana Suruceanu/AtlasObscura)
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
44.4672, 26.0781
The lush interior of the small monastery.
Bucharest, Romania

Snagov Monastery

This solitary monastery may hold the remains of Vlad the Impaler (but probably not).
44.7296, 26.1757
Strada Sforii
Brașov, Romania

Strada Sforii (Rope Street)

This snug medieval lane is one of the narrowest streets in the world.
45.6399, 25.5882