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Wicklow, Ireland

The Round Tower of Glendalough

This ancient Irish tower could easily have stood in for Rapunzel's prison.
Galway, Ireland

Dun Aonghasa

An Iron Age fort on the edge of a seaside cliff offers a glimpse into an ancient, mystical world.
Palestrina, Italy

Nile Mosaic of Palestrina

This splendid mosaic embodies ancient Rome's fascination with the exotic allure of Egypt.
Florence, Italy

The English Cemetery

Many famous English poets including Elizabeth Barrett Browning are laid to rest at this Swiss-owned cemetery in Florence.
Florence, Italy

Platform 16 Holocaust Deportation Memorials

Memorials at a Florence railway station remember the citizens who were deported from Italy and sent to extermination camps.
Genova, Italy

Genoa Cathedral

This cathedral hides a sculpted dog that determines your fate and an unexploded shell from World War II.
Florence, Italy

Bronze Replica of Michelangelo’s David

A copy of the famous statue can be found in this Florence piazza, along with one of the most breathtaking views of the city below.
Rome, Italy

Parco degli Acquedotti

This beautiful park on the outskirts of Rome protects the ruins of two colossal ancient aqueducts.
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Mapa en Relieve

An impressive century-old, to-scale topographical map of Guatemala.
Janitzio, Mexico

Statue of José Maria Morelos

Climb through the life of a Mexican hero as you ascend a 130-foot statue.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance.
Mexico City, Mexico

The Cake Room at Pastelería Ideal

Where layer cakes tower above one’s head and there is never a shortage of icing.
Rincon de Parangueo, Mexico

Rincón de Parangueo Crater

A dark tunnel leads to a striking white crater that seems to be from another planet.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Casa de León Trotsky

A museum in the former home of Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Mexico's astounding mummy museum with "the world's smallest mummy."
Panama City, Panama

Ancon Hill, República de Panamá

A pocket of jungle amidst urban expansion in Panama.
Cienfuegos, Cuba

Cementerio la Reina

A cemetery full of exquisite statuary, including a monument to a woman some say died of a broken heart.
Havana, Cuba

Viaje Fantástico

No one knows the meaning behind this giant sculpture of a nude woman with a fork riding a rooster in Havana.
Santa Clara, Cuba

Che Guevara Mausoleum

This imposing memorial contains the remains of Che Guevara — and 29 other guerrillas who died with him in Bolivia.
Havana, Cuba

Old Havana Perfume Museum

This communist country can still appreciate its fragrant past.
Viñales, Cuba

Viñales Mural de la Prehistoria

Neo-cave art on the macro scale.
Havana, Cuba

Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Once a favorite playground for the world's most illustrious guests, Hotel Nacional's secret weapons and bunkers reveal a more menacing side to its golden history.
Havana, Cuba

La Plaza de la Revolución

A focal point of the Cuban government, this city square features one of the most iconic images in the country.
Havana, Cuba

Finca Vigía

The house that birthed The Old Man and The Sea is now a museum devoted to the old man who wrote it.