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Budapest, Hungary

‘The Fat Policeman’

Also known as Uncle Karl, the beloved bronze copper keeps a watchful eye on St. Stephen’s Basilica while people rub his lucky belly.
Budapest, Hungary

Statue of Imre Nagy

A much-loved sculpture depicting the hero of a 1956 anti-Soviet uprising.
Budapest, Hungary

Paul Street Boys Monument

A scene from one of Hungary's most famous novels.
Budapest, Hungary

Gömböc

The largest statue of this convex, homogeneous object with just one stable and one unstable equilibrium point.
Budapest, Hungary

Koller Gallery

The oldest private art gallery in all of Hungary.
Budapest, Hungary

Béla Lugosi Bust at Vajdahunyad Castle

Late at night, the bust of the "Dracula" actor was snuck onto the facade of this Budapest castle.
Vienna, Austria

Republic of Kugelmugel

A spherical "micro-nation" in the heart of Vienna.
Budapest, Hungary

Columbo Statue

Uh, pardon me, ma'am, but I couldn't help noticing that there's a Columbo statue in the middle of Budapest.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cottontail on the Trail

Nicknamed the 'Minnehaha Bunny,' this bronze sculpture is nine feet long and weighs 1,500 pounds.
Budapest, Hungary

Mihály Kolodko's Mini Statues

From cartoon characters to tiny tanks, a guerilla sculptor's little bronze statues are hidden throughout the city of Budapest.
Budapest, Hungary

Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial

The metal leaves on this tree are engraved with the names of Holocaust victims.
Budapest, Hungary

Szimpla Kert

A Trabant car, a kangaroo statue, and a plethora of plants take over this abandoned-factory-turned-bar.
Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This Hungarian castle was built out of cardboard and wood until it proved so popular that it got upgraded to stone.
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.
Madrid, Spain

Monument to Doctor Fleming

Dr. Fleming's work saved the lives of many bullfighters thanks to his discovery of penicillin.
Civitavecchia, Italy

Fort Michelangelo

The famous sculptor had a hand in this imposing fortress.
Constanța, Romania

Glykon

An ancient Roman snake god, carved expertly into stone.
Albacete, Spain

Pasaje de Lodares

Built in 1925, this glass-roofed shopping arcade is known for its modernist Italian architecture.
Madrid, Spain

'El Barrendero'

This sculpture pays homage to the street sweepers of Madrid since its inauguration in 2001 in Plaza Jacinto Benavente.
Madrid, Spain

Javier Puerta Museum of Anatomy

One of the world's oldest universities houses an incredible collection of anatomical models, mummified body parts, and human bones.
Madrid, Spain

Frontón Beti-Jai

Stuck in the middle of a modern Madrid city block are the remains of a 19th century sports complex.
Alicante, Spain

Archibald Dickson Memorial

A monument at Alicante Marina honors a little-known hero of the Spanish Civil War.
Alicante, Spain

Volvo Ocean Race Museum

This interactive museum highlights the history and philosophy of one of the world's most difficult sailing races.
Alicante, Spain

Lucentum

A well-restored ancient archaeology site gives a real feel for life during the Roman age.