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Vleteren, Belgium

Westvleteren

Stocking up on the world's best beer requires a pilgrimage to a monastery drive-through.
Brussel, Belgium

Cinéma Nova

This non-profit theatre in the heart of Brussels is dedicated to hosting independent films.
Tervuren, Belgium

Royal Museum for Central Africa Natural History Collections

A fascinating and enormous collection of natural history exhibits stained by a dark colonial legacy.
Dinant, Belgium

The Charles de Gaulle Saxophone Bridge

A whimsical bridge uses saxophones to pay tribute to two great men and the European Union.
Geel, Belgium

Geel, Belgium

Pilgrimage site for the mentally unstable where citizens help their patron Saint Dymphna watch over those not of sound mind.
Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders Fields Museum

This memorial museum chronicles the apocalyptic destruction of the First World War.
Bruges, Belgium

The Procession of the Holy Blood

This gruesome biblical parade celebrates the one day a year that a bit of Jesus' blood turns to liquid.
Antwerp, Belgium

Het Bootje (The Little Boat)

The patron of this extravagant Art Nouveau confection insisted that nothing less than a boat should project from its facade.
Ghent, Belgium

The Flashing Streetlights of Ai Nati Oggi

Each time a baby is born in Ghent, these streetlights flash in silent celebration.
Tielt-Winge, Belgium

Vlooybergtoren

The "stairway to heaven" lookout tower was built to resist weather, arson, and the laws of physics.
Antwerp, Belgium

St. Anna's Tunnel

Rare wooden escalators lead deep down into an otherwise staggeringly monotonous tiled tunnel.
Brussels, Belgium

Maison de la Bellone

This modern arts center is built around a gem of late-Baroque architecture.
Ypres, Belgium

Sanctuary Wood

A rare example of World War I trenches from the British front.
Uccel, Belgium

Nemo 33

The deepest indoor swimming pool in the world.
Comunidad Challapampa, Bolivia

Chincana Ruins

Mysterious Incan ruins on a tiny island in Lake Titicaca.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Francisco Pizarro Statue

A monument to the conquistador became increasingly controversial in the very city that he founded.
Cusco, Peru

Plaza de Armas

Built on the remains of one the Incas’ most important gathering spots, this square keeps the spirit of a fallen empire alive.
Cusco, Peru

Tambomachay

An Inca spa, military outpost or maybe… both?
Arequipa, Peru

Toro Muerto

Thousands of volcanic rocks carved 1,000 years ago.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Cripta de los Héroes

The elaborate crypt where Peruvian heroes of the War of the Pacific were laid to rest.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Larco Museum's Erotic Art

The large collection of pre-Columbian pottery might make you blush.
Lima, Peru

Pizarro's Tomb

Now containing the bones of the actual conquistador, instead of someone else.
Lima, Peru

Pachacamac

The remains of what was the most important religious complex in coastal Peru for over a millennium.
Pueblo Libre, Peru

The Room of 10,000 Ancient Skulls

Lima’s Museum of Anthropology is lined with thousands of elongated human craniums.