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Belgrade, Serbia

YU Biznis Centar

Considered an architectural abomination by some, this metal-clad building is known as 'little red riding hood' by locals.
Belgrade, Serbia

Ada Stonehenge

This art installation pays homage to the famed stones of European lore.
Belgrade, Serbia

Pobednik (The Victor) Monument

A towering spire in the fortress of Kalemegdan honors the victorious armies of Serbia during their struggles against the Ottoman Empire.
Belgrade, Serbia

Monument to the U.S. Bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade

A small memorial to a deadly night in Serbia that shook the world before it was swept under the rug.
Belgrade, Serbia

Poslastičarnica sa stavom

This ice cream parlor serves scoops of flavors like rakia, medlar, and poppy seed.
Belgrade, Serbia

Museum of Yugoslavia

A museum dedicated to the former country.
Niš, Serbia

Red Cross Concentration Camp

A Red Cross memorial museum at the site of the Niš concentration camp that operated for four eventful years during World War II.
Podgorica, Montenegro

Brutalist Church of Podgorica

This virtually windowless mass of smooth concrete is the only Catholic church in the city.
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan

This exclusive resort has completely covered a tiny Balkan island in a 5-star warren of guest rooms.
Kotor, Montenegro

Fortifications of Kotor

These historic defenses ensured the city within would survive hundreds of years of occupations, sieges, and invasions.
Niš, Serbia

Bubanj Memorial Park

This memorial park stands on the site of one of the largest mass executions of the Second World War.
Istanbul, Turkey

Haliç Metro Bridge

Taking the subway here means doing so over a bridge located in the middle of an estuary.
Marmaris, Turkey

Maiden's Sand Path of Kizkumu Beach

According to local legends, the shallow sandbar that allows visitors to walk across Orhaniye Bay has a tragic backstory.
Jerusalem, Israel

Church of the Pater Noster

Dozens of elegant ceramic tiles decorate these ancient walls, each displaying the Lord's Prayer in a different language.
Jerusalem, Israel

President's Room

On holy holidays, Israel's second president used this room atop Mount Zion as a refuge to read the Torah.
Haifa, Israel

The Carmelit

This subterranean funicular is one of the world's smallest subways.
Kiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Beit She'arim Necropolis

A sprawling ancient Jewish cemetery with over 30 rock-hewn burial caves.
Ketura, Israel

Judean Date Palm Methuselah

This tree was extinct for a thousand years before sprouting again from a 2,000-year-old seed.
Ein Gedi, Israel

Dead Sea Sinkholes

As the Dead Sea continues to deplete, massive sinkholes open along its banks.
Jerusalem, Israel

The Austrian Hospice

This unassuming oasis elevated just above the busy streets of Jerusalem offers one of the best views of the Old City.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Tel Aviv Central Bus Station

The maze-like transportation hub contains abandoned areas, derelict stores, and a resident bat colony.
East Jerusalem, Israel

Western Wall Tunnel

Descend 2,030 years into the past in an ancient tunnel built to support Jerusalem's most famous wall.
Kuşadası, Turkey

Cave of Zeus

This Turkish cave boasts some rather bizarre associations with the King of Mount Olympus.
Istanbul, Turkey

Piri Reis Map at Topkapi Palace

1513 Turkish world map, full of European state secrets and snarky commentary.