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Olvera, Spain

Olvera Castle - Castillo de Olvera

Moorish signal station on a stratgic rocky outcrop.
Villar del Pozo, Spain

Ciudad Real Central Airport

An abandoned airport in the middle of nowhere.
Consuegra, Spain

Consuegra Windmills

This line of 12 tower mills described in the story of Don Quixote is among the most iconic landscapes in Spain.
Santiago do Escoural, Portugal

Dolmen Chapel of Sao Brissos

A neolithic tomb converted into a tiny chapel.
Esperança, Portugal

The World’s Shortest International Bridge

You can cross from one country to another in a single hop on this little bridge.
Évora, Portugal

Almendres Cromlech

"Portugual's Stonehenge" is made up of nut-like stones aligned with the heavens.
Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal

Montemor-o-Novo Castle

This crumbling Portuguese ruin overlooks the populace it once ruled.
Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Lift

This Industrial Age architectural and engineering gem helps visitors and residents alike traverse Lisbon, “The City of Seven Hills.”
Lisbon, Portugal

Livraria Bertrand

The world's oldest bookshop still in operation.
Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

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

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.
Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

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

The Village of Monsanto

Houses are tucked between, on, and underneath giant boulders.
Cascais, Portugal

Boca do Inferno

A unique seaside cave where Aleister Crowley faked his own death.
Cáceres, Spain

Torre de las Cigüeñas (Tower of the Storks)

The tallest tower in Cáceres's Old Town.
Cáceres, Spain

Don Alvaro Alley

Fragments of human bones are embedded in the walls of this quaint alley.
Cáceres, Spain

The 'Astronaut' of Casar

A strange anthropomorphic stele with a mysterious inscription that has never been deciphered.
Cáceres, Spain

Moorish Cistern of Cáceres

The largest medieval water tank on the Iberian Peninsula is preserved beneath the Cáceres Museum.
Cáceres, Spain

Vostell Malpartida Museum

An old wool-washing house filled with Fluxus contemporary art.
Manzanares el Real, Spain

Manzanares el Real Castle

A magnificent, long-abandoned castle built in the wake of the reconquest of Spain.
Madrid, Spain

The Ibex of La Pedriza

This species of wild goat stars in witchy legends and frolics among the park's eerie rock formations.
Segovia, Spain

The Selfie Devil

A controversial art piece that harkens back to local folklore.
Segovia, Spain

Segovia Aqueduct

One of the few remaining ancient aqueducts described by Frontinus as 'the most solemn testimony of the Empire.'
Las Majadas, Spain

Los Callejones de Las Majadas

"Alleys of Stone" form natural mazes in Spanish natural park.