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Four Corners Monument
Teec Nos Pos, Utah

Four Corners Monument

The marker offers a rare chance to be in four U.S. states at once, though there's some controversy over its geographic accuracy.
36.9990, -109.0456
The street is so narrow pedestrians need a stoplight.
Prague, Czechia

Vinárna Čertovka

This walkway is so narrow it needs its own light to stop pedestrian traffic jams.
50.0880, 14.4096
Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador

Gander International Airport Lounge

The tiny airport in remote Newfoundland that inspired a hit musical is also a modernist architectural gem.
48.9466, -54.5757
Gun at Cape Spear Battery
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Cape Spear Battery

A World War II gun battery sits at the easternmost point of North America.
47.5199, -52.6236
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Apothecary Hall

An old drug store full of mortars and pestles, pill-making machines, and medicines reputed to cure most any illness.
47.5561, -52.7133
Terry Fox, dipping his leg into the Atlantic Ocean.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Marathon of Hope Mile 0

Where a young athlete began his run across Canada after losing his right leg to cancer.
47.5710, -52.6982
Captain Cook Statue
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

Captain James Cook National Historic Site

A statue of the early navigator stands overlooking the land he first surveyed.
48.9542, -57.9627
The Basque's in Red Bay.
Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Red Bay, Labrador

A forlorn fishing village on the coast of Labrador, full of shipwrecks and Spanish gold.
51.7319, -56.4256
Saint Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador

L'Anse Aux Meadows

An ancient Viking village in North America that predates Columbus by 500 years.
51.5953, -55.5312
Portugal's Chapel of Bones
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.
38.5689, -7.9090
Interior details.
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco

The stunning interior of this Gothic church is covered in ornate gold details.
41.1410, -8.6157
Porto, Portugal

Livraria Lello

One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world hides an Neo-Gothic interior behind a Art-Nouveau facade.
41.1473, -8.6148
São Bento Railway Station
Porto, Portugal

Sao Bento Station

Elaborate tile work in this railway station tells the story of Portugal.
41.1456, -8.6105
The front entrance.
Porto, Portugal

McDonald's Imperial

This restored Portuguese cafe may well be the most beautiful place in the world to grab a Big Mac.
41.1466, -8.6108
The famous facade and portal to the church.
Lisbon, Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery

Elaborately carved to showcase the glorious wealth that the age of exploration brought to the Portuguese empire.
38.6970, -9.2069
Santa Justa Lift
Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Lift

This Industrial Age architectural and engineering gem helps visitors and residents alike traverse Lisbon, “The City of Seven Hills.”
38.7121, -9.1394
Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

Legacy of the earthquake that nearly wiped Lisbon off the face of the Earth.
38.7121, -9.1404
From the water
Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower Rhinoceros - Torre de Belém

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck.
38.6916, -9.2160
The palace's stunning spiral stairway.
Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

Eccentrically decorated palace and gardens replete with grottoes, fountains, underground tunnels, caves, and numerous statues.
38.7963, -9.3960
Pena National Palace
Sintra, Portugal

Pena National Palace

This unreal Portuguese palace looks as though it's made from a pile of different castles.
38.7876, -9.3906
The ramparts and towers were restored in the 1850s.
Sintra, Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros (Castle of the Moors)

An ancient and majestic fortress that played an integral role in Portugal's road to independence.
38.7972, -9.3895
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
Death cutting the life-thread
Munich, Germany

Asamkirche

Among the ostentatious rococo ornamentation of this church, an image of death cuts the life-thread.
48.1351, 11.5697
Viscardigasse
Munich, Germany

Viscardigasse

Golden cobblestones remember a time when this small alley was used to avoid having to give a Nazi salute.
48.1413, 11.5775