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Toronto, Ontario

Graffiti Alley

A fantastic place to see murals, and an important location in the history of Toronto's legal street art scene.
Segovia, Spain

Alcázar de Segovia

This magnificent castle grew from a small Moorish fortress, and reportedly inspired two iconic Disney castles.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Family Church National Cathedral

An amazing example of early-20th-century architecture, this church features marble transported from Utah.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
Montreal, Québec

‘La Leçon’ (‘The Lesson’)

Immortalized in bronze, this frazzled student will be glued to his screen for centuries.
Montréal, Québec

René Lévesque Park

This exuberantly curated landscape is one of the largest sculpture gardens in Canada.
Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg Horseman

Art historians have debated the identity of this medieval stone rider since the 19th century.
Bologna, Italy

Bologna Centrale Station Clock

Time has been frozen at this station since the bombing in 1980—or so it was believed.
Prague, Czechia

'Babies'

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

Ponte delle Tette

In the past, Renaissance sex workers were encouraged to entice customers on this bridge.
Imola, Italy

Farmacia dell’Ospedale Santa Maria della Scaletta

An intact, still operating pharmacy from the 18th-century filled with numerous artifacts and paintings.
Imola, Italy

Monumento ad Ayrton Senna

Everyday, fans from across the globe visit the statue of one of the greatest Formula One drivers in history.
Imola, Italy

Piazza Matteotti

This Renaissance square was at the center of Leonardo da Vinci's map, the first ichnographic ever.
Imola, Italy

Rocca Sforzesca

This castle was once the home of one of the most powerful women of the Renaissance.
Budapest, Hungary

Central Café and Restaurant 1887

Some of the greatest minds in the history of Hungarian art and science converged in this café.
Budapest, Hungary

Bullet Hole Markers at the Ministry of Agriculture Building

This easily overlooked memorial immortalizes the scars from the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Budapest, Hungary

Szimpla Kert

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

The Holy Right

Mummified holy right fist of a 1,000-year-old Saint-king.
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

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Cave Church

Once the home of a hermetic monk, this cave now houses a small church.
Chartres, France

Chartres Cathedral Crypt

The largest crypt ever constructed in France was built in the 11th century on an ancient Druid sacred site.
Chartres, France

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral

The famous winding walk at Chartres is surrounded in mystery and myth.
Berlin, Germany

Wunderkammer Olbricht at me Collectors Room

A remarkable cabinet of curiosities in an art space in the center of Berlin.