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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oudemanhuispoort

An ancient passage filled with stalls selling used books, once frequented by Vincent Van Gogh.
Puno, Peru

Sillustani

These ruined Incan mausoleum towers still bear carvings of sacred animals on their blocks.
Santa Marta, Colombia

Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

The 17th-century hacienda where Simón Bolívar spent his last days before dying from tuberculosis.
Guatemala

Semuc Champey

Hidden deep in the Guatemalan jungle is a turquoise paradise of natural pools, caves, and waterfalls.
Mexico City, Mexico

Rooftop Terrace at Museo del Estanquillo

Get a privileged view over Mexico City's Historic Center from a terrace right in its heart.
Austin, Texas

Sparky Park

A former electrical substation is now home to an eccentric junk art masterpiece.
Brussels, Belgium

Mini-Europe

Theme park featuring miniature replicas of European monuments.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Obrazáreň pri Dóme

An abandoned church with dreamlike images in place of windows.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Cast-Iron Dogs of Tivoli Castle

Strange rumors surround the artist who created these solemn metal guard dogs.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Navje Cemetery and Park

A cemetery for Slovenian notables also serves as a popular recreation space.
Vienna, Austria

Gasometer Town

Apartment complexes built into huge repurposed natural gas tanks.
Wattens, Austria

Crystal Worlds

Swarovski's museum/theme park is a fake diamond fantasia overlooked by a giant.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Hat of Lou Bandy

From afar it looks like someone's hat blew into the water, but closer inspection reveals a giant floating sculpture.
Gislövshammar, Sweden

Gislövshammar

These mysterious circular formations are actually remnants of 19th century gristmills.
Gudhjem, Denmark

Østerlars Church

The largest of Denmark's seven mysterious round churches stands on an island in the Baltic Sea.
Lübeck, Germany

Medieval Courtyards of Lübeck

The small alleys in Lübeck's Old Town are a result of medieval urban sprawl.
Nykøbing Falster, Denmark

Museum Obscurum

This secret collection of the strange and occult was rediscovered in a forgotten room of an old house.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Largo

Sofia's legislative center is continuously reinventing itself.
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Alyosha Monument

A gigantic statue of a Russian soldier watches over the ancient city of Plovdiv, a prominent reminder of the Soviet period in Bulgaria.
Podgorica, Montenegro

Brutalist Church of Podgorica

This virtually windowless mass of smooth concrete is the only Catholic church in the city.
Ston, Croatia

Walls of Ston

Longest fortress system anywhere in Europe.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Toilet History Museum

A quirky collection flush with information on commode culture from ancient times to modern day.
Brooklyn, New York

The Smile Face Museum

This collection of grinning ephemera has grown from basement to Brooklyn.