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Places visited in El Campello, Spain
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Delft, Netherlands

Reactor Institute Delft

A nuclear reactor created for Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" campaign is now used for research at a Dutch university.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Schoonoord Historical Garden

An early 19th-century English style garden hidden in the Rotterdam cityscape.
Madrid, Spain

Parque el Capricho Bunker

A subterranean relic of the Spanish Civil War hides below this picturesque park.
Madrid, Spain

Frontón Beti-Jai

Stuck in the middle of a modern Madrid city block are the remains of a 19th century sports complex.
Madrid, Spain

La Tabacalera de Lavapiés

This funky former tobacco factory is one of the most striking examples of Madrid's cultural diversity.
Drabeši parish, Latvia

Araisi Lake Fortress

This wooden recreation of a 9th century lake village looks as though it was built yesterday (which it relatively was).
Riga, Latvia

Castle of Light

Latvia's symbolic mountain-shaped national library is home to millions of cultural tomes.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.
Ibi, Spain

Ibi Toy Locomotive Sculpture

An enormous roadside attraction in the heart of Spain's toy-making hub.
Segovia, Spain

Sirenas de Segovia

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

Espai Xavier Corberó

A surrealist labyrinth and museum of contemporary sculptures.
Sagunt, Spain

Blast Furnace No. 2

The last of three massive blast furnaces that were once at the foundation of the Port of Sagunto economy.
El Campello, Spain

Illeta dels Banyets

The legendary bathing site of a Moorish queen is actually part of a Roman fish farm.
Alcoi, Spain

Llotja de Sant Jordi

This exhibition space designed to look like the skeleton of a whale is hidden underground.
O Grove, Spain

Shell Church of A Toxa

A 12th century church completely covered in shells.
Montejo de Tiermes, Spain

Tiermes

The ruins of an ancient Celtiberian town with incredible rock-cut buildings and a Roman aqueduct.
Mohorte, Spain

Las Torcas de Palancares

Walls of stone rise up from sinkholes caused by underwater erosion.
Portbou, Spain

Walter Benjamin Memorial

Haunting monument to the German Jewish philosopher who died while fleeing fascism.
Portomarín, Spain

Old Portomarín

This stop on the Camino de Santiago stands high above the underwater ruins of a medieval town.
Corbera d'Ebre, Spain

Poble Vell de Corbera d'Ebre (Corbera d'Ebre Old Town)

The ruins of a bombed medieval village memorialize the destruction of the Spanish Civil War.
Castellón, Spain

Peter Buchs House and Sculpture Garden

A whimsical garden of outsider art in the Spanish countryside.
Valencia, Spain

El Carme Street Art

Vibrant street art created with mixed media.
Brihuega, Spain

Cívica

This enchanting hamlet carved into the rock looks like something straight out of Tolkien's Rivendell.
Palos de la Frontera, Spain

Rio Tinto (Red River)

Considered the birthplace of the Copper Age and Bronze Age, the river is tinted red from 5,000 years of mining.