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Segovia, Spain

The Selfie Devil

A controversial art piece that harkens back to local folklore.
Segovia, Spain

Sirenas de Segovia

These "mermaids" that surround a plaza in Segovia are rather sphinx-like.
Segovia, Spain

Allegory of 'The Tree of Life'

A curious memento mori hangs in the magnificent Cathedral of Segovia.
Segovia, Spain

The Coining House

The first mechanized factory in Spain is also one of the most significant mints in the history of money.
Toledo, Spain

The Roman Baths of Toledo

The fragmented remains of a massive public bath connected to the city's water supply.
Toledo, Spain

Museo de la Tortura

A display of torture devices used in the Spanish Inquisition and other scourges of medieval Europe.
Canterbury, England

Geoffrey Chaucer Statue

Inspired by Thomas Stothard's painting of the "Journey to Canterbury," albeit with Canterbury natives.
Madrid, Spain

Templo de Debod

An ancient Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid, Spain.
Bristol, England

Empty Plinth of the Colston Statue

After protestors toppled a statue of a 17th-century slave trader, the pedestal where it once stood remains unoccupied.
Salem, Massachusetts

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

A simple but powerful tribute to the 20 victims of the 1692 witch trials.
Madrid, Spain

Gran Vía Museum and Palacios Pavilion

A small museum displays some of the artifacts discovered during a subway station renovation.
Madrid, Spain

'Tras Julia'

Dedicated to a young woman who broke gender barriers at the University of Madrid.
Barcelona, Spain

Font de Sant Just

This fountain was designed to honor the man who helped bring water to Barcelona.
Madrid, Spain

Parque del Oeste Pillboxes

These three pillboxes still remain as a witness of the Spanish Civil War in a park of Madrid.
Madrid, Spain

Museo de América

This fascinating and poignant museum chronicles every imaginable aspect of Spanish colonialism in the Americas.
Madrid, Spain

Panteón de Hombres Ilustres (Pantheon of Illustrious Men)

The unfinished final resting place of some of Spain's most prominent politicians.
Madrid, Spain

Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida

King Carlos IV laid the first stone during construction of this chapel.
Madrid, Spain

Olmec Head Roundabout

An exact replica of a colossal Olmec head sits atop a pyramid within a Madrid traffic circle.
Madrid, Spain

Peironcely 10

An iconic photograph from the Spanish Civil War saved this shrapnel-scarred historic house from destruction.
Madrid, Spain

The Rocker Grandma

This amazing abuela became a diehard metal fan late in life and an icon of Madrid's '80s rock scene.
Madrid, Spain

Colonia de la Prensa Gate

This Art Nouveau gate still stands at the former entrance of a 20th-century Spanish writer's colony.
Madrid, Spain

The Tower of the Bones

Part of the medieval watchtower is displayed in an otherwise ordinary parking garage.
Madrid, Spain

Muslim Walls of Madrid

Among the oldest structures in Madrid, these Moorish walls once guarded the medieval city of Mayrit.
Madrid, Spain

'La Plaza de la Luna'

In the fictional world of Kcymaerxthaere, celestial wonders marked a portal to a powerful route of travel at this site in Madrid, Spain.