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Doha, Qatar

Souq Waqif Falcon Hospital

A state-of-the-art medical facility dedicated to treating beloved birds of prey.
Zvërnec, Albania

St. Mary’s Monastery

One of 200 religious buildings recognized as a “culture monument.” 
Edinburgh, Scotland

Cannonball House

This cannonball embedded in the side of an Edinburgh house once served a surprisingly pedestrian purpose.
London, England

Benjamin Franklin House

One of America's founding fathers lived in this London lodging between 1757 and 1775.
Chur, Switzerland

Church of St. Luzi Crypt

The remains of St. Lucius of Chur were said to be kept in this crypt for several centuries.
Gordola, Switzerland

Verzasca Dam

If James Bond bungee-jumped off the side of a 720-foot dam, would you do it too?
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

The Prince of Liechtenstein's Vineyard and Wine Cellar

In one of the world's smallest countries, a royal's personal winery is open to the public.
Sevelen, Switzerland

Alte Rheinbrücke (Old Rhine Bridge)

The oldest surviving wooden bridge over Rhine lets travelers cross easily from Switzerland to Liechtensten.
Surses, Switzerland

Juliertheatre

A tower-like theater in the Swiss Alps built to withstand the high winds and avalanches of the mountain pass.
Como, Italy

Tempio Voltiano

Old batteries and frog skeletons reside in this lakeside monument to Alessandro Volta.
Como, Italy

Scala del Paradiso

This trail was once used to smuggle cigarettes, sugar, and other black market goods between Italy and Switzerland.
Tetovo, North Macedonia

Xhamia e Larme

Artists made this mosque into a marvel of Ottoman baroque architecture.
Štrpce, Kosovo

Narcis Hotel

As of 2022, the 124 rooms of Kosovo ski resort remain empty.
Cortenova, Italy

Villa de Vecchi

The abandoned "Ghost Mansion" was left to decay in the mountains of Northern Italy.
Varenna, Italy

Varenna Cemetery

An unusual resting place built into the hill with an amazing view of Lake Como.
Belgrade, Serbia

Kalvarice

These stairs feature the names of Zemun's most famous faces.
Belgrade, Serbia

Zemun Fortress

Different sections of the Zemun Fortress were built in the 14th and 15th century as a response to the advance of the Ottoman Empire.
Brescia, Italy

Bonomini Tomb

Legend says the only thing buried within this magnificent tomb was a dog.
Lodi, Italy

Museo Paolo Gorini

A macabre anatomy museum tucked within an old Italian hospital.
Padernello, Italy

Castello di Padernello

A stately castle in the northern Italian countryside has been restored after years of neglect.
Palasë, Albania

Big Bunker

Climb into Albania's communist history while enjoying a spectacular ocean view.
Limbiate, Italy

Mombello Psychiatric Hospital

A dilapidated psychiatric facility on the outskirts of Milan where electroconvulsive therapy was developed and Napoleon once lived.
Khubay, Saudi Arabia

Mawan Hidden Canyon

It's believed human settlements from the Palaeolithic Age were established not far from this canyon.
Ad Dilam, Saudi Arabia

Pigeon Tower

A historic structure that once housed pigeons used by farmers to help fertilize farmland.