Atlas Obscura is organizing trips! Join us on an adventure »
Today Only: 50% off Atlas Obscura books and calendars at Barnes & Noble »
Loading map...
Portugal's Chapel of Bones
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.
38.5689, -7.9090
Fort of Graça
Elvas, Portugal

Fort of Graça

This star-shaped military outpost is now simply trying to protect itself from neglect.
38.8729, -7.1583
Lisbon, Portugal

Bordallo Pinheiro Garden

A garden in Lisbon filled with giant porcelain creations.
38.7586, -9.1564
Coimbra, Portugal

Conimbriga Ruins and Museum

One of the largest Roman settlements in Portugal.
40.1819, -8.5510
The tomb of Ines de Castro at the Monastery of Alcobaca
Alcobaça, Portugal

Tomb of Ines de Castro

The Corpse Bride of Portugal.
39.5481, -8.9793
Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

Eccentrically decorated palace and gardens replete with grottoes, fountains, underground tunnels, caves, and numerous statues.
38.7963, -9.3960
From the water
Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower Rhinoceros - Torre de Belém

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck.
38.6916, -9.2160
Portuguese Royal Coaches at the National Coach Museum in Lisbon.
Lisbon, Portugal

National Coach Museum

An exquisite collection of fairytale conveyances that puts most car museums to shame.
38.6966, -9.1984
Santiago do Escoural, Portugal

Dolmen Chapel of Sao Brissos

A neolithic tomb converted into a tiny chapel.
38.5246, -8.1295
Opening to a cave at Boca do Inferno.
Cascais, Portugal

Boca do Inferno

A unique seaside cave where Aleister Crowley faked his own death.
38.6914, -9.4306
Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

Legacy of the earthquake that nearly wiped Lisbon off the face of the Earth.
38.7121, -9.1404
The Lucifernum
Bruges, Belgium

The Lucifernum

This former Masonic lodge has been transformed into part museum, part bar, all awesome.
51.2099, 3.2282
Taxidermy animals and a whale skeleton
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

70 million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
51.4966, -0.1765
A Nicobar Tree Shrew in the Grant Museum of Zoology
London, England

Grant Museum of Zoology

The only university zoological museum in London houses extinct animals and a Micrarium of tiny things.
51.5225, -0.1326
221b, Baker Street
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.
51.5237, -0.1583
Alex Raskin Antiques
Savannah, Georgia

Alex Raskin Antiques

The "last unrestored grand mansion of Savannah" is now a cramped, mouldering maze of antiques.
32.0709, -81.0952
Monsanto boulders.
Alcains, Portugal

The Village of Monsanto

Houses are tucked between, on, and underneath giant boulders.
40.0394, -7.1142
Darkness surrounding the strange countryside home (Flickr/Jsome1)
Moreira do Rei, Portugal

Stone House

A small Portuguese cottage formed between boulders in the countryside.
41.4891, -8.0681