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Bears, Netherlands

Uniastate Bears

This steel frame is a skeletal mirage of a lost 16th-century stone building.
Franeker, Netherlands

Eisinga Planetarium

Home to the world's oldest functioning orrery.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Floating Farm

The world's first floating farm is staffed by one human, three robots, and 35 cows.
Valkenburg, Netherlands

Museum Romeinse Katakomben (Roman Catacombs Museum)

Visit the ancient, mysterious Roman catacombs ... in the Netherlands.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Café Papeneiland

Famed for its pie, this eatery has a hidden tunnel that allowed Catholics to secretly walk to church during the Reformation.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pizzeria San Marco

Sail in for a ’dam good slice.
Warsaw, Poland

The Canaletto Room

These 18th-century paintings of Warsaw were used to reconstruct the city after World War II.
Warsaw, Poland

Mieszko the Stone Bear

Legend says this is actually a heartbroken prince waiting for his true love's kiss.
Krakow, Poland

Nowa Huta

This sprawling concrete suburb of Kraków was designed by the Soviet Union as the model proletarian city.
Katskhi, Georgia

Katskhi Pillar

Small church on top of a huge rock column.
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden’s Wall Formulae

Science meets wall art to highlight the beauty of famous mathematical equations.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava’s Hidden Bunkers

A line of disused military bunkers built to defend against Nazi invasion lies hidden on the outskirts of the city.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Hotel Galéria Spirit

A unique hotel for the artistic soul.
North Macedonia

Kokino Observatory

This 3,800-year-old site contains markers used to study the movement of the sun and moon and create a lunar calendar.
Oteshevo, North Macedonia

Abandoned Hotel Evropa

It's unclear what caused the fire that led to this opulent hotel's demise.
Krusevo, North Macedonia

The Kruševo Makedonium

Space-age monument to an early 20th-century uprising.
Vienna, Austria

Memorial Against War and Fascism

Designed as a reminder of one of the darkest moments in Austrian history.
Qaradagh, Azerbaijan

Neft Dasları

Complete town of 5,000 living out at sea on the world's first offshore oil platform.
Vienna, Austria

Hundertwasser's Odd Architecture

Op-art architecture designed for happiness.
Krusheva, North Macedonia

Toše Proeski Memorial House

The cross-shaped memorial is filled with kitschy tributes to the late pop star.
Maligrad, Albania

Church of Saint Mary in Maligrad

This remote church calls a tiny island its sanctuary.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

El Charco del Ingenio (The Mill Puddle)

This botanical garden boasts sculptures, industrial ruins, and an endorsement from the Dalai Lama.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Teaching School of Guanajuato

One of the city's most imposing Neoclassical buildings is also one of its most prestigious schools.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Ex-Hacienda de San Gabriel de Barrera Gardens

This colonial mining complex is now home to magnificent themed gardens.