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Velha Goa, India

Body of St. Francis Xavier

Scholar, adventurer, saint, and instigator of the Goa Inquisition.
Velha Goa, India

Casa de Polvora Millstones

The millstones of an ancient Portuguese gunpowder factory have been kept on display at Old Goa.
Velha Goa, India

Church of St. Augustine

Once considered one of the three great Augustinian churches in the Iberian world.
Velha Goa, India

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary

Considered one of the oldest surviving churches in Goa.
Velha Goa, India

Church of St. Cajetan

The last remaining colonial-era Italian church in Old Goa.
Velha Goa, India

Gate of the Palace of Adil Shah

The lone remnant of a 16th-century palace in Old Goa.
Velha Goa, India

Viceroy's Arch

When new viceroys were elected, they passed through this arch to cement the title.
Neve Ilan, Israel

Elvis American Diner

In a small town outside Jerusalem, a roadside diner is devoted to all things Elvis Presley.
East Jerusalem, Israel

Western Wall Tunnel

Descend 2,030 years into the past in an ancient tunnel built to support Jerusalem's most famous wall.
Ramla, Israel

Pool of Arches

You can row a boat through this ancient underground reservoir.
Monterrey, Mexico

Palacio del Obispado (Bishopric Palace)

One of Monterrey's oldest buildings is perched atop a hill boasting impressive views of the city.
Siuntio, Finland

Krejansberget Bronze Age Burial Site

These large stone piles are ancient burial sites.
Helsinki, Finland

Suomenlinna Church

This church also serves as a lighthouse complete with a beacon.
Helsinki, Finland

Lyhdynkantajat (The Lantern Bearers)

These enormous, stern-faced statues greet visitors with lanterns, and sometimes costumes.
Turku, Finland

Turku Cathedral

A cathedral resurrected from the ashes of one of Europe's greatest urban fires.
Rosala, Finland

Bengtskar Lighthouse

The tallest lighthouse in the Nordic countries was also the site of a bloody World War II battle.
Jääkäri, Finland

Astuvansalmi Rock Paintings

These 5,000-year-old cave paintings provide a glimpse into prehistoric Finnish life.
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Observatory

Finland's oldest astronomical observatory once played a crucial role in seafaring and timekeeping.
Helsinki, Finland

Bad Bad Boy

This endearingly discomfited urinating statue commemorates the sneaky pees had by us all.
Helsinki, Finland

Fortress of Suomenlinna

This irregularly shaped sea fortress has defended not one but three different sovereign states.
Helsinki, Finland

Sibelius Monument

An abstract monument to a symphonic composer.
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
Kemi, Finland

Kemi Snow Castle

This fantastical icy castle is built anew every winter.
Helsinki, Finland

The National Library of Finland

Architecturally stunning library serves as the hub of Finnish scholarly life and culture.