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Vatican City

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
London, England

The Ten Bells Pub

Mary Kelly was last seen here before she was murdered by Jack the Ripper.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
Cornwall, England

Merlin’s Cave

It is said the legendary wizard once lived in this sea cave beneath Tintagel Castle.
Tintagel, England

King Arthur's Hall

Part museum, part piece of Arthurian-inspired history, this stately hall attracts King Arthur fans from miles away.
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Castle

A fantastic castle rumored to be the birthplace of King Arthur.
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Post Office

A whimsical cottage from the 1300s with a preserved Victorian-era post office inside.
Vatican City

Vatican Necropolis

Hidden beneath the famous St. Peter's Basilica is a veritable city of the dead that may hold the remains of St. Peter himself.
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe.
Rome, Italy

Arch of Gallienus

This Roman arch marks the location of an ancient gate at one of the Seven Hills of Rome.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more than you think it is...
Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.
Lloydminster, Alberta

Lloydminster

This Canadian city is actually two-in-one, even if they only respect the timezone of one side.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Brock's Monument

This seemingly cursed monument is dedicated to one of Canada's great war heroes.
Egmont, British Columbia

Skookumchuck Narrows

The water swaps direction twice a day, whipping into a frenzy of whirlpools and rapids.
Edmonton, Alberta

West Edmonton Mall

This massive mall has hundreds of shops, an amusement park, and a history of deadly amusement attractions.
Glendon, Alberta

Giant Perogy

Roadside tribute to a staple of eastern European cuisine.
Peachland, British Columbia

Okanagan Lake

The large fjord lake is thought to be the home of "Ogopogo," a giant sea serpent.
Jasper, Alberta

The Athabasca Glacier

This natural wonder is disappearing at an alarming rate.