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Rome, Italy

Galleria Sciarra

This hidden Art Nouveau courtyard is an opulent feast for the eyes.
Rome, Italy

Torquato Tasso's Oak Tree

The charred, dead skeleton of an oak tree is said to have consoled a dying 16th-century Italian poet.
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Most SNP

This Slovak bridge is known both for its connection to a national uprising and its UFO-shaped eatery.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Red Light Secrets

This museum housed in a former brothel explores the past and present of sex work in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kleine Trippenhuis

One of Amsterdam's narrowest houses is located right across the canal from its widest.
Paris, France

Le Stryge

This demon atop the Notre-Dame de Paris looks utterly bored.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Paris, France

Statue Le Rhinoceros

A beautiful Victorian statue shows France's enduring love of the rhinoceros.
Paris, France

Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Victoires

A 400-year-old church covered floor to ceiling in ex-voto offerings from the faithful.
Paris, France

The Wax and Bone Relics of Saint Vincent de Paul

Saintly bones pressed into a wax effigy of a Catholic superstar.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Paris, France

I Love You Wall

Paris' linguistic guide to the international language of, yes, love.
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv Statue of Liberty

This unique Lady Liberty is one of the only examples of the figure sitting down.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Arsenalna Metro Station

The deepest metro station in the world.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Rodina-Mat : Mother Motherland

340-foot statue built to honour the Heroes of the Soviet Union.
Athens, Greece

Pittaki Street

150 or so scrounged-up lamps, chandeliers, and lanterns light up this alley in central Athens.
Lasithi, Greece

Spinalonga Island

This abandoned Greek island was the last active leper colony in Europe.
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
Athens, Greece

Dromeas (The Runner)

A sharp sculpture made of thousands of pieces of jagged glass.
Psichro, Greece

Dikteon Cave

According to myth, Zeus himself was hidden in this cave to escape being eaten by his dad.
Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world.
Prague, Czechia

Palladium Shopping Mall

Throughout this shopping mall are medieval ruins that were discovered during the mall's construction.
Prague, Czechia

'Babies'

Straight out of a nightmare, barcode-faced babies climb up and down Prague's television tower.