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Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture.
Kortezubi, Spain

Cueva de Santimamiñe (Santimamiñe Cave)

An archeological treasure trove stumbled upon by a couple of children.
Hendaye, France

Château d'Abbadie

The eclectic observatory castle of a 19th-century astronomer and explorer.
Berrioplano, Spain

Fort of San Cristóbal

This huge abandoned fortress hidden inside a mountain holds a world of subterranean secrets.
Charleston, South Carolina

Fireproof Building and South Carolina Historical Society

Once the most flame resistant building in the country, the South Carolina Historical Society building was almost burnt down in a fire.
Verona, Italy

Juliet's Balcony

Pilgrimage site for star-crossed lovers.
Tremosine, Italy

Strada della Forra

This winding road through an Italian canyon may be the most scenic drive in the world.
Tucson, Arizona

Tucson's Retro Airport Control Tower

This iconic 1958 tower welcomes air travelers to Tucson with neon-lit letters and architectural style.
Tucson, Arizona

University of Arizona Mathematical Models Collection

A cabinet of curious mathematical models and old calculators.
Long Beach, California

The RMS Queen Mary

The awe-inspiring ship from the golden era of cruising has an incomparable history and a reputation as one of the world’s most haunted places.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Rye, England

The Mermaid Inn

This centuries-old hotel hides a network of secret cellars and passages once used by smugglers.
Pompeii, Italy

Stone Phalluses of Pompeii

The walls and streets of the ancient city are peppered with penises.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cafebrería El Péndulo

Part bookstore, part cafe, and part forest.
Mexico City, Mexico

Concrete Animal Cemetery

Discarded animal sculptures stand forgotten by an abandoned aquarium and water park in Bosque de Chapultepec.
Mexico City, Mexico

Fuente de Tláloc

Diego Rivera's massive tiled fountain and failed infrastructure project.
Mexico City, Mexico

Baths of Moctezuma

The ruins of the bathhouse used by the ill-fated last Aztec emperor still lie in Chapultepec Park.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cineteca Nacional de Mexico

Its incredible collections are dedicated to preserving Mexico's film history.
Michoacán, Mexico

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

The winter home of millions of migrating monarch butterflies.
Zacatecas, Mexico

Hotel Quinta Real

Hotel designed around a 16th century Mexican bullring.
San Agustín Etla, Mexico

Centro de las Artes de San Agustín (Arts Center of San Agustín)

The former textile factory is now an oasis for the arts.
San Agustín Etla, Mexico

Taller Arte Papel (Paper Art Workshop)

This art center located in a former hydroelectric plant uses native plants to create paper for kites, bags, jewelry, and more.
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.