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Queens, New York

Steinway Piano Factory

Piano-making empire filled with 200-year-old steam machines still churning out 1,000 instruments a year.
New York, New York

Streecha

A Ukrainian church canteen doles out hearty fare in an East Village basement.
London, England

The Cross Bones Graveyard

Medieval prostitute cemetery.
London, England

Magic Circle Museum

This collection of illusory paraphernalia has been culled from the history of London's premier magician's club.
New York, New York

The Forgotten Entrance to Clinton Hall

Hidden in one of New York's oldest subway stations is the final remnant of the site of the bizarre Shakespeare Riots.
New York, New York

Gem Spa

For almost a century, this East Village newsstand has served egg creams to beats, hippies, punks, and everything in between.
New York, New York

Taste of Persia NYC

Some of the best Persian food in New York comes from the front window of an unassuming pizza shop.
Nashville, Tennessee

President James K. Polk's Tomb

The grave of America's 11th president is not in some grand monument but instead it's hidden away on the grounds of the Tennessee Capital.
Nashville, Tennessee

Hermitage Hotel Men's Bathroom

This award-winning men's bathroom was just too beautiful to not allow women to see.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh's Snoopy Doghouse

Despite being stolen multiple times, this civic electrician's street corner Snoopy won't be stopped.
Copacabana, Bolivia

Iñaq Uyu (House of the Virgins of the Sun)

An ancient Incan convent on Lake Titicaca's Island of the Moon.
New York, New York

The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park

A Manhattan courthouse hides a small but scathing memorial to Holocaust injustice.
Queens, New York

Lhasa Fast Food

A hidey-hole sandwiched between cellphone, DVD, and jewelry stores features Tibetan delights.
New York, New York

Albertine

Though its celestial ceiling is impressive, the true star is the vast collection of French books.
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco Catacombs

Ancient catacombs form the foundation for this Rococo orgy of a church.
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco

The stunning interior of this Gothic church is covered in ornate gold details.
Lisbon, Portugal

History of Lisbon Mural

Hidden beneath a beautiful overlook you’ll find the history of the city depicted in comic strip format next to a pay toilet.
Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower Rhinoceros - Torre de Belém

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck.
Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

Legacy of the earthquake that nearly wiped Lisbon off the face of the Earth.
Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

Eccentrically decorated palace and gardens replete with grottoes, fountains, underground tunnels, caves, and numerous statues.
Sintra, Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros (Castle of the Moors)

An ancient and majestic fortress that played an integral role in Portugal's road to independence.
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

'Half Rabbit'

This giant sculpture made of trash is a critique of society's wastefulness.
Porto, Portugal

Sao Bento Station

Elaborate tile work in this railway station tells the story of Portugal.
Porto, Portugal

McDonald's Imperial

This restored Portuguese cafe may well be the most beautiful place in the world to grab a Big Mac.