Max Cortesi's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Leaderboard Highlights
Max Cortesi's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Thailand
1st
Places added to Thailand
1st
Places edited in Qatar
2nd
Places visited in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2nd
Places added to Portugal
2nd
Places edited in Sri Lanka
3rd
Places visited in Sri Lanka
3rd
Places added to Italy
3rd
Places edited in Armenia
Loading map...
Al Atawilah, Saudi Arabia

Al Atawlah Heritage Mosque

This 900-year-old mosque was restored using traditional techniques and materials.
Chur, Switzerland

Gigerplatz Fountain

Study the Alien etchings in this fountain while you refill your water bottle.
Mauritania

Shipwreck

On a secluded beach is one of the few shipwrecks left on the shores of Mauritania.
Bienno, Italy

Fucina Museo

A place to appreciate the sweat and ingenuity it used to take to make a pot.
Bangkok, Thailand

Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University

Buddhist university that allows English-language speakers the opportunity to study with monks in Thailand.
Prizren, Kosovo

Arasta Mosque Minaret

This lonely minaret with an unusual decorative symbol is all that remains of a historic Ottoman mosque.
Skopje, North Macedonia

Skopje Aqueduct

A historical puzzle lies at the origins of this structure.
Prilep, North Macedonia

Mound of the Unbeaten

One of Bogdan Bogdanović's first spomeniks honors those who died during the People's Liberation Struggle in Macedonia.
Singapore

'Planet'

A giant baby floats in the middle of Singapore’s nature park.
London, England

Wellington Arch

Once designed as the entrance to Buckingham Palace, this structure was later relocated and stands as a victory arch.
Manila, Philippines

GOMBURZA Monument

Dedicated to the three priests whose execution inspired author José Rizal.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures

A monument on the pavement marks the spot where two cultures that shaped Sarajevo come together.
Gjirokaster, Albania

Zekate House

This beautifully preserved Ottoman house is steeped in history.
Mauritania

Monument to the Battle of Oum Tounsi

Initially meant to immortalize the valor of the colonizer, this monument is now a symbol of Mauritanian resistance.
Bergamo, Italy

Tomb of Enrico Rastelli

A genius of the art of juggling is buried here.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Choijin Lama Monastery

The monastery survived the Communist revolution in Mongolia as a religious museum.
Sonico, Italy

Torre Federici

A family accused of witchcraft once called this medieval tower home.
Gandino, Italy

Museo della Basilica di Gandino

This museum is home to 22 panes depicting skeletons dressed in colorful garments.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

'The Constellation'

This massive piece of artwork weighs more than 250 tons, and was designed as a tribute to the first president of the United Arab Emirates.
Melendugno, Italy

Torre Sant'Andrea

Dramatic sea stacks adorn the coast of this small village on the Adriatic coast.
Lecce, Italy

Grotta Zinzulusa

Wander through the Corridor of Wonders in these stunning limestone caverns.
Brusio, Switzerland

Brusio Spiral Viaduct

This work of engineering is imbued with elegance and ingeniousness.
Luang Prabang, Laos

Bamboo Bridges of Luang Prabang

These bamboo and rope bridges cross the Nam Khan River for six months every year.
Rijal Alma, Saudi Arabia

Rijal Alma

A 900-year-old village located in the highland of the Asir region that features historic architecture.