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The Tomb of Seuthes III.
Shipka, Bulgaria

The Tomb of Seuthes III

The remarkably well-preserved final resting place of a powerful ancient Thracian king.
42.7000, 25.3335
Melnik, Bulgaria

Historic Melnik

This tiny Bulgarian town offers a stunning location in the mountains and a storied history.
41.5236, 23.3941
Slanchevo, Bulgaria

Pobiti Kamani Stones

Mysterious standing stone formations looks like a petrified forest.
43.2357, 27.6838
View from the edge of the quarry.
Krakow, Poland

Liban Quarry

The unsettling remnants of a torn down movie set lies nearby the ruined location of the actual Płaszów Labor Camp.
50.0365, 19.9561
The bones of the Wawel dragon.
Krakow, Poland

The Bones of the Wawel Dragon

Real bones which are said to have belonged to a Polish dragon.
50.0547, 19.9354
Monument to the Soviet Army
Sofia, Bulgaria

Monument to the Soviet Army

A Bulgarian monument to Russia's role in World War II is constantly being painted in pop culture protest.
42.6917, 23.3364
Balgarevo, Bulgaria

Kaliakra Transmitter

Massive, unfinished broadcasting station stands as a monument to the fall of communism.
43.3880, 28.4223
Remains of earlier constructions on the cape
Balgarevo, Bulgaria

Cape Kaliakra

The site of many battles and tragedies, including the 40 maidens who leapt into the sea.
43.3816, 28.4662
Monument of Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship
Varna, Bulgaria

Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship

This once-grandiose behemoth of a monument from the socialist era now sits quiet and closed up.
43.2190, 27.9490
The National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Sofia, Bulgaria

National Palace of Culture

A vast Communist-era exhibition space in the Bulgarian capital.
42.6847, 23.3189
Statue of Sveta Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria

Statue of Sveta Sofia

"Holy Wisdom" overlooks the city that became its namesake.
42.6978, 23.3215
The Largo Party House.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Largo

Sofia's legislative center is continuously reinventing itself.
42.6976, 23.3250
The carving of the horseman. (Gerhard Palnstorfer/Flickr)
Kaspichan, Bulgaria

Madara Rider

Rock carving created 1,300 years ago 75 feet off the ground.
43.3000, 27.1500
A communist overlord menaces the city below.
Shumen, Bulgaria

Bulgarian State Monument

This massive concrete sculpture is said to be the heaviest communist monument on Earth.
43.2623, 26.9224
Roman Theater in Plovdiv
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv Roman Theater

This ancient theater, restored in the 20th century, lives on as a venue for dramatic and musical performances.
42.1470, 24.7511
Statues depict first four Asen rulers.
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Asen Dynasty Monument

An homage to the medieval rulers of Bulgaria.
43.0825, 25.6376
Kazanlak, Bulgaria

Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

UNESCO-protected ancient burial ground.
42.6187, 25.3945
Shipka Pass, viewed from Shipka
Gabrovo, Bulgaria

Shipka Pass

A mountain pass in Bulgaria's Balkan Mountains was the site of four historic battles.
42.7667, 25.3167
Shipka Memorial Church
Shipka, Bulgaria

Shipka Memorial Church

A magnificent, glittering building tucked into a tiny Bulgarian mountain town.
42.7161, 25.3289
Underground Cathedral (Flickr/magro kr)
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
49.9830, 20.0557
The Dragon's Den
Krakow, Poland

Wawel Dragon's Den

This Polish cave has housed a dragon, a brothel, and an enduring legend.
50.0528, 19.9353
Rynek Underground Cemetery
Krakow, Poland

Rynek Underground

Beneath Kraków Old Town's main square lies a hologram-filled medieval market vampire graveyard wonderland.
50.0619, 19.9377
Collegium Maius
Krakow, Poland

Collegium Maius

Poland's oldest surviving university building holds a wealth of historic science instruments including some used by Copernicus.
50.0617, 19.9339
Chopin's Heart
Warsaw, Poland

Chopin's Heart

Chopin's heart was taken from his body when he died and buried in a church where it was recently exhumed for a secret check up.
52.2388, 21.0168