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Tarragona, Spain

Tarragona Amphitheater

This Roman arena once played host to bloody gladiatorial battles.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Regent Bridge

A roadway designed for a visiting monarch.
Hove, England

'Fingermaze'

This seemingly normal pathway actually forms a giant fingerprint.
Brighton, England

'Twins'

These shopping center benches are actually a modern art installation.
Hove, England

Victorian Seaside Shelters

These seaside shelters once enjoyed by royalty remain a part of local history.
Faro, Portugal

Palace of Estoi

The extravagance of Portugal’s "Pink Palace" resulted in a noble title being awarded to its owner.
Córdoba, Spain

Estrella de los Deseos (Wishing Star)

Touching this little fossil embedded in the wall of a grand mosque-cathedral may make your wishes come true.
Warwickshire, England

Edstone Aqueduct

The longest canal aqueduct in England was built without a plan to get water past the moving boats.
Lagoa, Portugal

Benagil Caves

Perhaps the most spectacular grotto along the Algarve coastline.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Amatller

This home designed for chocolate magnate Antoni Amatller is an exquisite treasure-box of Catalan Modernism.
Nottingham, England

The Caves of Nottingham

A labyrinthine underworld of tunnels and caverns hides beneath the city.
Sedona, Arizona

Mayhew Lodge

Although now a decaying ruin, this stone cabin's history includes several notable figures.
Bodiam, England

Bodiam Castle

A beautiful ruin of a 14th-century Plantagenet castle built by a medieval mercenary.
East Sussex, England

Five Hundred Acre Wood

The forest that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood can be found outside London.
Brighton, England

Brighton Waste House

This concept building is the UK's first attempt at making a permanent structure of nothing but trash.
Rome, Italy

Mausoleum of Augustus

This large, circular tomb is the final resting place of the first emperor of Rome.
Pisa, Italy

National Museum of San Matteo

Inside features a display of how artistic crucifixes transformed throughout the centuries.
Pisa, Italy

The Camposanto

Next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a cemetery home to ancient sarcophagi and disturbing murals.
Winslow, Arizona

9-11 Remembrance Garden

This memorial includes fragments from one of the greatest tragedies in United States history.
Goathland, England

Goathland Station

Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade Station is also a charming blast from the past situated in North Yorkshire.
Joshua Tree, California

Desert View Conservation Area

This conservation area is also home to many of the region's desert tortoises.
Rome, Italy

Tarpeian Rock

In the early Roman Empire, people deemed traitors and criminals were tossed to their deaths from this rock.
Rome, Italy

Arch of Janus

The one-of-a-kind Roman arch is not actually dedicated to the god Janus.
Rome, Italy

Casa Romuli

These hut foundations are believed to be the residence of Romulus, founder of Rome.