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Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
Prague, Czechia

Strahov Monastery

Two stunning 17th-century libraries and a cabinet of curiosities.
London, England

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz, this destroyed church has become an enchanting public garden.
Meath, Ireland

Newgrange

The ancient tomb acts as a calendar that keeps perfect time.
Rome, Italy

Quartiere Coppedè

Architectureal fantasy quarter of Rome.
Rome, Italy

The Aventine Keyhole

Rome's semi-secret peephole vista is also a once and future Crusader stronghold.
Rome, Italy

22 Papal Hearts at Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi

This former Roman Catholic Church still contains the embalmed hearts and organs of 22 popes.
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."
Verona, Italy

Juliet's Balcony

Pilgrimage site for star-crossed lovers.
Rummu, Estonia

Rummu Underwater Prison

The ruins of an Estonian prison are drowning in the quarry lake where the convicts were once forced to work.
Budapest, Hungary

Terror Háza

Museum dedicated to the terror regimes of Hungary.
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

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

Magical Cavern

This old mill has been converted to a cave-like fantasy world by one eccentric artist.
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

This community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Paris, France

House of Nicolas Flamel

The oldest stone house in Paris was built by its most famous alchemist.
London, England

Dennis Severs' House

A historic house left in "dramatic still life."
Paris, France

Petite Ceinture

Abandoned railway line circling the city of Paris.
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city 3000 years old and harboring many surprises.
Petra District, Jordan

Little Petra

A more chill but no less fascinating version of the famous ancient archeological site.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hans Brinker Budget Hotel

Debatably clever, or just plain honest hotel advertised as "The Worst Hotel in the World."
Bordeaux, France

Miroir d'eau

The world's largest reflecting pool is just two centimeters deep.
Alghero, Italy

Neptune's Grotto

Stalactites and stalagmites in a beautifully lit cave.