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Ávila, Spain

Medieval Walls of Ávila

These magnificent city walls rise from the barren sun-baked Spanish plains like something straight out of a fairytale.
Agion Oros, Greece

Mount Athos

An autonomous republic of Orthodox monks.
Sparta, Greece

Mystras

The ruins of an abandoned medieval city where the last Byzantine emperor was crowned.
Penteli, Greece

Davelis Cave on Pendeli Mountain

Hideout of thieves, monks, and goat-footed gods.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston History Dioramas

Painstakingly built dioramas sit unnoticed in a Boston office building.
South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Great Swamp Fight Monument

Off a hiking trail in Rhode Island stands a picturesque memorial to a long-forgotten war.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

A layered tribute to the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities is home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
Montignac, France

Cave of Lascaux

Ancient paintings known as the "Sistine Chapel of Cave Art."
Lourdes, France

Basilica of St. Pius X

Beneath the city of Lourdes, France is a massive, concrete church.
Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, France

Société des Caves de Roquefort

The world's most famous cheese caves.
Rennes-le-Château, France

Rennes-Le-Château

French commune at the heart of conspiracies.
Montségur, France

Château de Montségur

This French castle is said to have once held the Holy Grail but is now a gorgeous mountaintop ruin.
Cahors, France

Pont Valentre

A 14th century bridge built as a fortress, where the devil lurks on one of its towers.
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
Saint-Georges-des-Sept-Voies, France

Helice Terrestre Trogolodyte Tunnels

Beautiful carved tunnels.
Brooklyn, New York

New York Transit Museum

Ride the subways of yesteryear.
Paris, France

Salvador Dalí Sundial

A surrealist timepiece by the artist of melting clocks.
Sligo, Ireland

The Glen

A tiny microvalley etched into the side of Knocknarea Mountain hides another world.
Rome, Italy

Lacus Curtius

A mysterious chasm in the heart of the ancient Roman Forum, the Lacus Curtius was once believed to be a gateway to hell.
San Diego, California

1895 Looff Carousel

One of the few remaining carousels built by master amusement park carver Charles I.D. Looff.
Boston, Massachusetts

The First Church of Christ, Scientist

This impressive Boston holy house is the American mecca for Christian scientists.