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Hauterives, France

Le Palais Idéal

This whimsical castle of grottoes was the labor of love of a French postman, and one of the greatest achievements of outsider architecture.
45.2556, 5.0260
Les Fonts Castle, viewed across the Rubi River
Les Fonts, Spain

Les Fonts Castle

This imposing modern citadel started out as a home renovation project.
41.5278, 2.0368
El Diablo Restaurant
Teguise, Spain

El Diablo Restaurant

The chefs at El Diablo use heat generated by an active volcano to cook the food.
29.0055, -13.7531
Marrakesh, Morocco

New Town Tree Sculptures

Numerous impressive carvings are embedded in the trees lining this street in Marrakech.
31.6388, -8.0192
Gongju-si, South Korea

Magoksa Temple

Ancient temple is home to centuries of art and spiritual artifacts.
36.5585, 127.0120
Sheffield, Australia

Tasmania's 'Town of Murals'

The once-dying town of Sheffield, Tasmania has reinvented itself as a village of painted wonders.
-41.3822, 146.3248
(Flickr/davduf)
Tirana, Albania

Tirana's Colorful Facade

What happens when you cross a mayor and a painter?
41.3260, 19.8160
(Flickr/Bebulaki)
Paris, France

I Love You Wall

Paris' linguistic guide to the international language of, yes, love.
48.8847, 2.3388
Uyuni, Bolivia

Great Train Graveyard

On the outskirts of a desert trading village high on the Andean plain, steel giants have been destroyed by salt winds.
-20.4604, -66.8250
London, England

Pollock's Toy Museum

A toy store with a century-long history preserves the craftsmanship of playthings of the past.
51.5201, -0.1354
Camelle, Spain

Museum of the German

Open air sculptures by an eccentric and loin-clothed hermit.
43.1883, -9.0898
Betanzos, Spain

Parque del Pasatiempo

The remains of an encyclopedic sculpture garden later used as an internment camp.
43.2774, -8.2197
Papantla de Olarte, Mexico

El Monumento al Volador (Monument to Flying)

A massive yet whimsical statue pays homage to the art and joy of flight.
20.4567, -97.3156
La Tete Carrée Library
Nice, France

La Tete Carrée Library

This massive blockhead sculpture hides an entire library.
43.7030, 7.2791
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's largest sundial, made entirely out of stone.
26.9246, 75.8242
Eaglehawk Neck, Australia

Eaglehawk Neck Tessellated Pavement

Extraordinary geology resembles man made pavement.
-43.0143, 147.9247
Chhatarpur, India

Temples of Khajuraho

Temples adorned with intricate, erotic sculptures make up one of the "seven wonders" of India.
24.8423, 79.9246
Kaleüçağız Köyü, Turkey

Lycian Tomb Uçagiz

A mysterious ancient cemetery with Roman sarcophagi and Lycian inscriptions.
36.1971, 29.8475
Òrrius, Spain

The Enchanted Forest of Òrrius

A Spanish forest filled with mysterious stone carvings.
41.5547, 2.3531
Underground Cathedral (Flickr/magro kr)
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
49.9830, 20.0557
Saumur, France

Dolmen de Bagneux

A huge Megalithic chamber tomb located behind a cafe.
47.2431, -0.0944
(Flickr/Jaume Meneses)
Barcelona, Spain

Festa Major de Gràcia

Week-long block party becomes a competition for the best decorated street.
41.3985, 2.1581
Istanbul, Turkey

Panorama 1453 Museum

Step back in time and witness the fall of Constantinople.
41.0180, 28.9204
Wrocław, Poland

Racławice Panorama

19th century panorama lets you relive a Polish uprising via 120 year old Panorama painting.
51.1099, 17.0442