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Câmara de Lobos, Portugal

Cabo Girão Skywalk

This glass skywalk offers vertiginous views down the volcanic cliffs to the beach below.
Funchal, Portugal

Principality of Pontinha

A micronation on an islet along the coast of a Portuguese island.
La Palma, Spain

The Naval Museum of Santa Cruz de La Palma

This replica of Columbus's famous ship houses the history of La Palma's maritime importance during the Age of Exploration.
Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain

Monumento a el Enano (Monument to the Dwarf)

A statue commemorating the island's tradition of dancing dwarves in Napoleon hats.
La Palma, Spain

The Colorful Balconies of Avenida Maritima

These wooden balconies that are both decorative and functional.
Vallehermoso, Spain

The Whistling Island

On La Gomera, "Silbadors" communicate in a 4,000-word language of whistles.
Sintra, Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros (Castle of the Moors)

An ancient and majestic fortress that played an integral role in Portugal's road to independence.
Sintra, Portugal

Pena National Palace

This unreal Portuguese palace looks as though it's made from a pile of different castles.
Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

Legacy of the earthquake that nearly wiped Lisbon off the face of the Earth.
Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

This eccentrically decorated palace is replete with grottoes, fountains, tunnels, and caves.
Lisbon, Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery

Elaborately carved to showcase the glorious wealth that the age of exploration brought to the Portuguese empire.
Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Lift

This Industrial Age architectural and engineering gem helps visitors and residents alike traverse Lisbon, “The City of Seven Hills.”
Lisbon, Portugal

Rhinoceros of Belem Tower

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck.
San Lawrenz, Malta

The Azure Window and the Blue Hole

Two geological phenomena in one precarious locale: a towering stone window, and a deep blue void.
Valletta, Malta

Valletta Tunnels

A centuries-old forgotten underworld lies beneath Malta.
San Lawrenz, Malta

The Inland Sea

The fishing boats that moor in this small lagoon enter and leave through a tunnel to the sea.
Victoria, Malta

The Old Prison

This prison on the Maltese island of Gozo is almost 500 years old, and they have the graffiti to prove it.
Qrendi, Malta

Mnajdra

Stone Age solar temple is aligned with the sun on each equinox and solstice.
Icod de los Vinos, Spain

Drago Milenario

This local emblem is the oldest and largest dragon tree in the Canary Islands.
La Orotava, Spain

Roque Cinchado

This unique rock formation is quite the local celebrity, although one day it may come crashing down.
Tenerife, Spain

Mount Teide

According to the Guanches, the aboriginal people of the Canary Islands, the king of evil lives inside this volcano.
Güímar, Spain

Pyramids of Guimar

Lava stone structures possibly dating back to the 19th century may have been a stopping point for voyagers between ancient Egypt and the Mayan Civilization.
Keoldale, Scotland

Cape Wrath

The farthest northwesterly point of the British mainland is one of the most remote places in the Scottish Highlands.
Nassau, Bahamas

Queen's Staircase

This staircase in a lush tropical grotto was built by enslaved laborers and renamed to honor Queen Victoria's role in ending slavery in the British Empire.