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Madrid, Spain

Carabanchel Prison

Infamous and now demolished panopticon prison built by its former inhabitants.
Madrid, Spain

Ahuehuete del Buen Retiro ("El Abuelo")

One of Madrid's oldest trees, with a long and colorful history, resides in El Retiro Park.
Madrid, Spain

Gran Vía Museum and Palacios Pavilion

A small museum displays some of the artifacts discovered during a subway station renovation.
Madrid, Spain

Muelle's Graffiti

Sometimes called the Banksy of Madrid, Muelle was a pioneer of street art in the Spanish city.
Madrid, Spain

The Tower of the Bones

Part of the medieval watchtower is displayed in an otherwise ordinary parking garage.
Madrid, Spain

Caños del Peral Archaeological Museum

This small museum tucked within a subway station holds pieces from Madrid's past.
Madrid, Spain

The Well of the Miracle

An old, deep well, connected with a miraculous, divine rescue and the patron saint of Madrid.
Madrid, Spain

Convent of the Holy Spirit Crypts

Remains of the lost church hide beneath this Spanish Parliament building.
Madrid, Spain

Caja Madrid Obelisk

A towering monument in Spain has proven to be more labor-intensive than initially planned.
Manzanares el Real, Spain

Manzanares el Real Castle

A magnificent, long-abandoned castle built in the wake of the reconquest of Spain.
Madrid, Spain

San Antonio de los Alemanes

The little church's beautifully frescoed ceiling has earned it the nickname “the Sistine Chapel of Madrid.”
Madrid, Spain

The Rocker Grandma

This amazing abuela became a diehard metal fan late in life and an icon of Madrid's '80s rock scene.
Madrid, Spain

'Tras Julia'

Dedicated to a young woman who broke gender barriers at the University of Madrid.
Madrid, Spain

Arches of the San Gil Barracks

The remains of a convent turned military barrack in the heart of Madrid.
O Grove, Spain

Shell Church of A Toxa

A 12th century church completely covered in shells.
Porto do Son, Spain

Castro de Baroña Celtic Ruins

Remains of an ancient Celtic culture on the coast of Spain.
Porto do Son, Spain

Castros de Baroña

Seaside example of a settlement dating from the first century BC.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Botafumeiro

This enormous censer uses a pulley system installed over 400 years ago.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Shadow Pilgrim

An accidental trick of light casts the perfect shadow of a pilgrim of the Camino de Santiago against the cathedral wall.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Bench of Whispers

Thanks to an acoustic anomaly, this unassuming stone bench has heard one hundred years of secrets.
Lindoso, Portugal

Espigueros of Lindoso

These narrow stone granaries have been used to store and dry out grain for hundreds of years.
Portugal

Espigueiros do Soajo

A cluster of granite granaries perched on stilts.
Braga, Portugal

Polychrome Augustus of Prima Porta

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

Castelo de Guimarães (Guimarães Castle)

This castle has links to Portugal’s founding and struggles for independence.