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Prague, Czechia

Grotta

This artificial cave looks like something out of a fairytale.
Prague, Czechia

The Deer Moat Pedestrian Tunnel

The tunnel's elegant proportions keep you snug with no claustrophobia freak-out.
Vienna, Austria

Habsburg Imperial Crypt

The final resting place for the remains of 143 Habsburg royalty.
Vienna, Austria

Sigmund Freud Museum

The former private quarters and office of Dr. Sigmund Freud now hosts a museum housing the works of the founding father of psychoanalysis.
Vienna, Austria

Karlskirche (St. Charles's Church)

Built to give thanks for the passing of a plague epidemic, this cathedral is a one-of-a-kind architectural hybrid.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Medical Museion

A novel collection of medical curiosities housed in an 18th-century surgeon training academy.
Shanghai, China

Scale Model of Shanghai

A giant scale model giving a sneak peek at what urban planners see for Shanghai by 2020.
Athens, Greece

Dromeas (The Runner)

A sharp sculpture made of thousands of pieces of jagged glass.
Madrid, Spain

Kiosko de Horchata Miguel y José

Madrid's last horchata kiosk is a blue-and-white beacon of refreshment.
Madrid, Spain

Tiflológico Museum

A unique exhibit lets blind people experience famous works of art and architecture with their hands.
Madrid, Spain

Parque el Capricho Bunker

A subterranean relic of the Spanish Civil War hides below this picturesque park.
Madrid, Spain

Madrid's Walk of Fame

Just like in Hollywood, Madrid has also a forgotten walk of fame.
Madrid, Spain

Juan de la Cosa Map

The earliest known map to show America, discovered by accident at a Paris bookshop.
Madrid, Spain

Templo de Debod

An ancient Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid, Spain.
Birmingham, England

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

These centuries old gardens have been restored to their 17th century condition.
Krakow, Poland

Kraków-Płaszów Concentration Camp

At first glance, this area seems like just another city park, but the lush landscape hides a dark past.
Venice, Italy

Torcello Bell Tower

Stare out over the lagoon and beyond from this 10th-century campanile on the island where the city of Venice began.
Venice, Italy

Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs

This Roman statue is missing a limb from when the Venetians stole it from Constantinople during the Crusades.
Lido, Italy

San Lazzaro degli Armeni

Originally a leper colony, the island is now an Armenian monastery that's home to an incredible manuscript library and eclectic museum.
Venice, Italy

Lazzaretto Nuovo

The plague quarantine island home to the alleged "Vampire of Venice."
Venice, Italy

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

This palatial spiral staircase was so unusual the name "snail" was given to the noble family who built it.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Venice, Italy

The Flooded Crypt of San Zaccaria

As can be expected from a centuries old church built in a canal city, the undercroft of this house of worship is beautifully flooded.
Coventry, England

Ford's Hospital

For over 500 years this timbered alms house has provided a home for elderly residents of Coventry.