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Robert the Bruce (left) and William Wallace (right) stand guard at the gates.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
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Mithras slaying the bull - Context Travel
Rome, Italy

The Mithraeum at Circus Maximus

The underground sanctuary of a mysterious ancient cult.
41.8886, 12.4817
Crypt of the Three Skeletons.
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts

The crypts of Capuchin friars decorated with the bones of over 4,000 friars, including an entire "crypt of pelvises."
41.9047, 12.4882
An Osborne bull among poppies.
Guadalajara, Spain

Osborne Bull

Originally used to sell brandy, the bull-shaped billboard became an iconic symbol of Spain.
40.6262, -3.1849
Two of the ravens at the Tower of London.
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.
51.5087, -0.0762
Casa Vicens.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Vicens

Step inside the first house designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, considered to be one of the first Art Nouveau buildings.
41.4035, 2.1507
The Alton Barnes White Horse.
Alton Barnes, England

Alton Barnes White Horse

This massive chalk hill carving is one of England's most beloved giant horse geoglyphs.
51.3726, -1.8480
Interior details.
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco

The stunning interior of this Gothic church is covered in ornate gold details.
41.1410, -8.6157
The Long Man of Wilmington.
Wilmington, United KIngdom

The Long Man of Wilmington

This giant geoglyph of mysterious origins is now the site of neo-pagan rituals.
50.8101, 0.1880
Merlin Satellite.
Cornwall, England

Goonhilly Earth Station

Arthur, Merlin, and Guinevere are among the largest and oldest satellite dishes on the planet.
50.0490, -5.1831
Inviting, isn't it?
Cornwall, England

The Merry Maidens

Perhaps the only prehistoric monument with its very own public bus stop.
50.0651, -5.5887
Camber Castle.
East Sussex, England

Camber Castle

Henry VIII's forgotten castle was built by the gunpowder-obsessed king to be defended solely by cannons.
50.9427, 0.7477
Surfers on the Severn bore
Gloucestershire, England

Severn Bore

This stretch of the River Severn where large waves flow against the current is the birthplace of river surfing.
51.8363, -2.3573
The Observatory
Bristol, England

The Observatory & Camera Obscura

The Bristol Camera Obscura housed in an ancient windmill.
51.4577, -2.6237
Brighton City Airport terminal building (interior)
Shoreham-by-Sea, England

Brighton City Airport

This tiny 1930s Art Deco airport is a beautiful remnant of a bygone era.
50.8336, -0.2909
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 Piazza dei Miracoli, with the Tower in the center and the two white anchors in the lower right.
Pisa, Italy

Guy Rope Anchors for the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The only visible reminders of an elaborate engineering project that kept the tower from reaching the tipping point.
43.7237, 10.3966
Female lion
Amboy, California

Guardian Lions of Route 66

A pair of large white marble lions guard this stretch of the Mojave Desert, and it is utterly mysterious how they got there.
34.5602, -115.6423
Mos Espa set.
Tozeur, Tunisia

Leftover Star Wars Sets

Buildings from the fictional planet of Tatooine still litter the Tunisian desert.
33.9240, 8.1312
Rome, Italy

Porta Alchemica

An alchemist's "magic door" stands in the middle of a Roman park.
41.8951, 12.5037
Mud volcano erupts its "lava"
Fiorano modenese, Italy

Salse di Nirano

Italy's curious field of mud volcanoes is named for being both gross AND salty.
44.5167, 10.8214
St. Valentine's skull.
Rome, Italy

St. Valentine's Skull

Here lies the head of the patron saint of lovers -- or does it?
41.8881, 12.4816
The Mouth of Truth
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
41.8888, 12.4816
(Flickr/walbrasky)
Vaglia, Italy

The Colossus of Villa Demidoff

Renaissance villa and gardens complete with a tormented colossus.
43.9114, 11.2802