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Campo de Fiori
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe
41.8956, 12.4722
Rome, Italy

The Protestant Cemetery

The final resting place of the poets Shelley and Keats
41.8784, 12.4808
Rome, Italy

The Head of St. John the Baptist at San Silvestro in Capite

One of four skulls claiming to belong to the beheaded St. John the Baptist is on display at this Roman church
41.9021, 12.4811
Zuccari Palace
Roma, Italy

Zuccari Palace

Architectural monsters are devouring this palace's every door and window
41.9051, 12.4844
Heart Ex Votos
Rome, Italy

22 Papal Hearts at Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi

This former Roman Catholic Church still contains the embalmed hearts and organs of 22 popes
41.9007, 12.4837
Pyramid of Cestius
Rome, Italy

Pyramid of Cestius

The only "Egyptian" pyramid in Europe and the legendary tomb of Remus
41.8766, 12.4809
Bucharest, Romania

Curtea Veche (Old Princely Court)

The bust of Romania’s most notorious ruler, Vlad Dracula aka "Vlad the Impaler," keeps watch over the ruins of his medieval court.
44.4300, 26.1012
Strada Sforii
Brașov, Romania

Strada Sforii (Rope Street)

This snug medieval lane is one of the narrowest streets in the world.
45.6399, 25.5882
Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign
45.6580, 25.6012
Arch of Triumph, Bucharest, Romania. (Liliana Suruceanu/AtlasObscura)
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest
44.4377, 26.0974
Citadel Inn today.
Lviv, Ukraine

Citadel Inn

A fortress built to pacify local rebellion that had a stint as a Nazi concentration camp before becoming a five-star hotel
49.8340, 24.0268
The Trade Unions Building in flames.
Kiev, Ukraine

Trade Unions Building

Solemn tours held in the eerie burnt-out remains of a prominent building where 40 protestors lost their lives.
50.4501, 30.5239
Museum of the Great Patriotic War
Kiev, Ukraine

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

One of the largest museums in Ukraine remembers the story of the German-Soviet War in iconic, brutalist style
50.4266, 30.5636
Kiev, Ukraine

Rodina-Mat : Mother Motherland

340-foot statue built to honour the Heroes of the Soviet Union
50.4265, 30.5631
The never-ending escalator ride.
Kiev, Ukraine

Arsenalna Metro Station

The deepest metro station in the world
50.4391, 30.5530
Kiev, Ukraine

Peeing Colors in Kiev

When you've got to go, you've got to go
50.4562, 30.5114
Longmen Grottoes
Luoyang, China

Longmen Grottoes

The field of tiny caves that mark this Chinese cliffside are each their own historic Buddhist temple
34.5556, 112.4697
Cranes working below the statues
Zhengzhou, China

Yan Huang Plaza

350-foot-high emperor faces in China's Yellow River valley
34.7470, 113.6249
Duisburg, Germany

Zoo Zajac

The world's biggest pet store.
51.4916, 6.8014
Cubic "trees"
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube House

These slanted cubic abodes are a creative if odd solution to a zoning pickle.
51.9202, 4.4907
Halsteren, Netherlands

Moses Bridge

Invisible bridge parts the waters, invoking biblical images and preserving the ominous feel of an ancient moat
51.5288, 4.2693
Oudenbosch, Netherlands

Basiliek Oudenbosch

Scale model of St. Peter's Cathedral (Rome) in the middle of a small Dutch town
51.5887, 4.5286
Paul McCarthy's jolly Santa Claus statue in its home
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Paul McCarthy's Santa Claus

Rotterdammers' dirty minds gave this santa a dirty nickname and cursed it to a life of wandering
51.9164, 4.4730
Borders of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

Borders of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog

The mixed up borders of these Belgian/Netherlands towns look like broken glass
51.4418, 4.9317