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Madrid, Spain

Atocha Station Tropical Garden

A lush indoor jungle fills this bustling Madrid transportation hub.
Cuevas, Spain

La Cuevona

A road that winds through this natural cave is the only way to access the small, appropriately-named village of Cuevas.
Asturias, Spain

Cares Gorge

A spectacular walk on the flank of a gorge.
Pedraza, Spain

'Los Prados Gnacien' ('Gnacien Paddock')

A site outside Pedraza, Spain where a plaque tells a tale of seven-legged creatures that were said to have once lived in the area—in the fictional world of Kcymaerxthaere.
Cáceres, Spain

Moorish Cistern of Cáceres

The largest medieval water tank on the Iberian Peninsula is preserved beneath the Cáceres Museum.
Castrillo Mota de Judíos, Spain

Castrillo Mota de Judíos

The tiny Spanish village that long refused to change its outrageously anti-Semitic name.
Avilés, Spain

Sculpture of Eugenia Martínez Vallejo

The young girl gained fame for her atypical size and was regarded as a curiosity by the Spanish aristocracy.
Peraleda de la Mata, Spain

Dolmen of Guadalperal

This 7,000-year-old megalithic wonder covered by a Franco-era reservoir emerges in times of drought.
Unhais da Serra, Portugal

Nossa Senhora da Boa Estrela (Our Lady of the Good Star)

A small sanctuary carved into the mountainside near the tallest point in continental Portugal.
Loriga, Portugal

Torre da Estrela

This tower once served as a radar station during the Cold War.
Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal

Penascosa Petroglyph

These rock drawings in the Côa Valley also create an ancient optical illusion.
Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal

Côa Museum

An architectural gem nestled into a promontory overlooking a prehistoric landscape.
Vale de Nogueiras, Portugal

Santuário Rupestre de Panóias (Panoias Sanctuary)

This Gallo-Roman sanctuary is dedicated to Serápis, god of the underworld.
Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Santuário de Santa Luzia

An icon of the city, this chapel features an amazing dome ceiling and offers panoramic views.
Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Gil Eannes

This ship offers visitors the chance to spend the night aboard a former floating hospital for fishermen.
Braga, Portugal

Polychrome Augustus of Prima Porta

A replica of the Roman emperor in glorious full color.
Porto, Portugal

Museu Nacional da Imprensa (National Press Museum)

This museum is home to one of the biggest collections of printing press technology—plus a river view.
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

The Bridge Collection

The history of drinking is told through 1,800 cups, chalices, and glasses at this exhibit.
Porto, Portugal

Sao Bento Station

Elaborate tile work in this railway station tells the story of Portugal.
Porto, Portugal

Porto's Heritage Streetcar System and Museum

This historic streetcar system has been running since the 19th-century.
Belmonte, Portugal

Centum Cellas

This enigmatic Roman tower lurks just outside Belmonte.
Guadalajara, Spain

Osborne Bull

Originally used to sell brandy, the bull-shaped billboard became an iconic symbol of Spain.
Ambite, Spain

Monumento a Los Ojos

An outsider folly near Madrid.
Bande, Spain

Aquis Querquennis

In Spain, the ruins of a Roman military camp sit along a flooded section of a river.