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Florence, Italy

Il Porcellino

This bronze boar's snout has been rubbed to a golden sheen by visitors seeking good fortune.
Split, Croatia

UNESCO-Protected SPAR Supermarket

When a supermarket opened up shop within a medieval building it became protected by UNESCO on a technicality.
Sparta, Greece

Mystras

The ruins of an abandoned medieval city where the last Byzantine emperor was crowned.
Flintshire, Wales

Duke of Lancaster

Abandoned ship reimagined as a street art canvas.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Orlando's Column in Dubrovnik

An ancient knight and a symbol of the city's freedom.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

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This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
Monaco-Ville, Monaco

Oceanographic Museum

Museum celebrating the ocean, with the largest wunderkammer dedicated to sea exploration.
Fleury-devant-Douaumont, France

Douaumont Ossuary

This modern French ossuary contains the jumbled bones of 130,000 WWI soldiers.
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
Peaugres, France

Labyrinthe des Dragons

One of the greatest maze designer’s greatest mazes.
Chester, England

Medieval Coffin of St John's

A rare wooden coffin set vertically into the Gothic arch of an ruined church.
Chester, England

Chester Shot Tower

A 168-foot tower, part of the abandoned Chester Leadworks facility.
Chester, England

Minerva's Shrine

Western Europe's only representation of a Roman goddess still in its original location sits in an unassuming park.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

Mysteriously stacked storefront paths give this medieval British town an iconic style like none other.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.
Zadar, Croatia

Pillar of Shame

Now harmless, this looming post struck fear into the heart of medieval troublemakers.
Ston, Croatia

Walls of Ston

Longest fortress system anywhere in Europe.
Zadar, Croatia

Sea Organ

A musical instrument played by the sea.
Geneva, Switzerland

Gravestone of Jorge Luis Borges

This famous writer's tombstone is a literary pilgrimage site that was publicly defiled by a rival.
Geneva, Switzerland

Treille Promenade

Arguably the longest wooden bench in the world snakes around Geneva's Treille Promenade.
Gruyères, Switzerland

H.R. Giger Museum

The bizarre visions of H.R. Giger, tucked away in a Swiss medieval city.
Rome, Italy

Lacus Curtius

A mysterious chasm in the heart of the ancient Roman Forum, the Lacus Curtius was once believed to be a gateway to hell.
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe.