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Ercolano, Italy

Herculaneum

Pompeii's less famous neighbor is still revealing her secrets.
Alassio, Italy

Wall of Alassio

Ernest Hemingway was the first to sign this colorful wall covered in thousands of celebrity signatures.
Zarcero, Costa Rica

Parque Francisco Alvarado

This Costa Rican topiary park is a surreal garden of unearthly delights.
Portobelo, Panama

Black Christ of Portobelo

A mysterious dark-skinned Christ statue has been this town's religious center for centuries.
Panama City, Panama

Parque Urraca

This softball diamond has a culture all its own.
Panama City, Panama

Baha'i Temple

From a distance, Latin America's first Baha'i Temple looks like an enormous egg perched atop a hill.
Panama City, Panama

Ancon Hill, República de Panamá

A pocket of jungle amidst urban expansion in Panama.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo Botero

A celebration of Colombia’s premier contemporary artist.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo del Oro

This Bogotá museum houses the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian gold relics.
Bogotá, Colombia

Monserrate Sanctuary

Pilgrims each carried a brick to the top of Mount Monserrate to help build this historic sanctuary in Colombia.
Zipaquira, Colombia

Cathedral of Salt

Cathedral carved out of salt, located a mile below the earth's surface.
Pereira, Colombia

Bolívar Desnudo (Nude Bolívar)

This unusual monument shows a naked Simón Bolívar stripped of clothing, medals, and swords.
El Peñol, Colombia

El Peñon de Guatape

A ten-million-ton rock once worshiped by the Tahamies Indians, accessed by an astounding staircase.
Cartagena, Colombia

Convento de la Popa

Perched atop the highest hill in Cartagena, this 17th-century convent offers spectacular views of the city.
Merida, Venezuela

Coromoto Ice Cream Shop

Shop with the world's largest number of ice cream flavors, ranging from delightful to downright bizarre.
Maracaibo, Venezuela

General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge

Once considered a marvel of engineering, there are now doubts about the structural integrity of this 5.4-mile cable-stayed bridge.
Caracas, Venezuela

Tower of David

The world's tallest slum.
Caracas, Venezuela

The Helix

This former shopping center now acts as the eccentric lair of the Venezuelan secret police and their shadow prison.
Caracas, Venezuela

El Monumento a la Paz

Dr. Farid Mattar's Monument of Peace.
Caracas, Venezuela

Esfera Caracas

One of the most iconic sculptures in Caracas looks like a large orange ball suspended in the air.