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Bordeaux, France

Miroir d'eau

The world's largest reflecting pool is just two centimeters deep.
Salamanca, Spain

Cathedral of Salamanca's Astronaut

The Cathedral of Salamanca has a number of unusual carvings but none so surprising as a modern astronaut.
Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

Eccentrically decorated palace and gardens replete with grottoes, fountains, underground tunnels, caves, and numerous statues.
Sintra, Portugal

Pena National Palace

This unreal Portuguese palace looks as though it's made from a pile of different castles.
Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower Rhinoceros - Torre de Belém

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck.
London, England

Hunterian Museum, London

The anatomical-pathological collection of a man who changed surgery.
London, England

Abney Park Cemetery

A historic arboretum and non-conformist, non-denominational park cemetery.
London, England

Nunhead Cemetery

A vast overgrown cemetery, once known as one of London's "Magnificent Seven."
London, England

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

A hands-off space for graffiti artists to hone and display their skills.
Asturias, Spain

Villa Excelsior

An abandoned Indian-inspired mansion.
Estella, Spain

Park of the Sleepless - El Parque de los Desvelados

A landscape decorated with enormous skull sculptures.
London, England

Ruins of the Crystal Palace

The remains of Crystal Palace Great Exhibition of 1851.
Barcelona, Spain

Bunkers of Carmel

These secluded and abandoned anti-aircraft defenses have become one the most scenic viewpoints in Barcelona.
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
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.
Zugarramurdi, Spain

Cave of Zugarramurdi

This Navarrese cave's history of witchcraft and pagan ritual is not just embraced, but recreated each year.
Sigüés, Spain

Abandoned Village of Esco

A Franco-era dam flooded (almost) everyone out of this centuries-old Aragonese town.
Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Lift

This Industrial Age architectural and engineering gem helps visitors and residents alike traverse Lisbon, “The City of Seven Hills.”
Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

Legacy of the earthquake that nearly wiped Lisbon off the face of the Earth.
Staten Island, New York

Historic Richmond Town

A town trapped in time - 1958 to be exact.
Brooklyn, New York

Undertaker's Ledgers at Green-Wood Cemetery

Records of the dead describe the myriad odd ways people used to die.
Madrid, Spain

Carabanchel Prison

Infamous and now demolished panopticon prison built by its former inhabitants.
Belchite, Spain

The Ruins of Belchite

A site where “the ravages of the war are more striking…than any other place in contemporary Spain.”
Canfranc, Spain

Canfranc International Railway Station

Abandoned Nazi train station turned underground astroparticle laboratory.