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A street performer on Las Ramblas.
Barcelona, Spain

Street Performers of Las Ramblas

The iconic boulevard is the perfect place to catch sight of a bicycling skeleton, a levitating Satan, or a chef with his head stuck in a pizza.
41.3812, 2.1733
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
41.4036, 2.1744
The DDR Museum
Berlin, Germany

The DDR Museum

A fascinating insight into daily life in the Eastern Bloc.
52.5191, 13.4026
Munich, Germany

Valentin Karlstadt Museum

A serious museum dedicated to two German comedians.
48.1351, 11.5818
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
Rote Flora
Hamburg, Germany

Rote Flora

This contentious squat has stood through fire, violence, and government intervention as a hotbed of leftist protest.
53.5621, 9.9615
Pedestrians inside the St. Pauli Elbtunnel
Hamburg, Germany

St. Pauli Elbtunnel

Hamburgers are intensely proud of their tunnel beneath the river.
53.5460, 9.9666
Civil unrest on a small scale.
Hamburg, Germany

Miniatur Wunderland

Model Trains and Much More in Hamburg.
53.5439, 9.9884
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
51.5052, -0.0841
Orator at Speakers' Corner at 1974
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
51.5120, -0.1592
Dome
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
51.5138, -0.1004
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
37.8029, -122.4482
Sea birds that call the pier home
Berkeley, California

Old Berkeley Pier

A pier that used to act as a busy ferry dock is now a decaying favorite of local fisherman and urban artists.
37.8596, -122.3270
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

Remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
59.3280, 18.0914
Bathed in sunlight.
Highland, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Now famous as the "Harry Potter bridge," this impressive concrete viaduct has long been an icon in its own right.
56.8763, -5.4319
The Afsluitdijk.
Breezanddijk, Netherlands

Afsluitdijk

The 20-mile causeway that separates the Netherlands from the sea.
53.0083, 5.1903
Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via, France

World's Largest Solar Furnace

10,000 mirrors concentrate the sun's rays to generate power.
42.5043, 2.0393
Arles Amphitheatre
Arles, France

Arles Amphitheatre

This ancient theater was once the home of fierce gladiatorial battles.
43.6786, 4.6308
The town of Fontaine de Vaucluse
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France

Fontaine de Vaucluse

Even France's favorite aquatic son Jacques Cousteau, couldn't get to the bottom of it.
43.9224, 5.1269
Main Fourvière theatre.
Lyon, France

Ancient Roman Theaters of Lyon

Lyon, France is home to two remarkably preserved Roman theaters, one dating back to 15 BCE.
45.7598, 4.8199
Pont du Gard
Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

Pont du Gard

This ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct still stands as a wonder of classical construction.
43.9473, 4.5355
Pont d'Arc
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France

Pont d'Arc

A natural arch carved by a river gave its name to the so-called "Cave of Forgotten Dreams."
44.3820, 4.4160
La Cité, Carcassonne
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
43.2066, 2.3662
Exterior of Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
48.8606, 2.3526