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London, England

Wellington Monument

This once-controversial and slightly confusing statue of Achilles was built out of captured cannons.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
Verona, Italy

'Juliet's Tomb'

It’s said this crypt was the setting for the tragic finale of the Shakespeare play.
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Musée Hergé (Hergé Museum)

Tintin's creator is celebrated in an immersive museum that's an astounding work of modern art.
Manchester, England

'22 Bees'

This massive memorial commemorates those who died in the Manchester Arena bombing.
Manchester, England

Peterloo Memorial

The city of Manchester quietly unveiled this tribute to a 19th-century massacre.
London, England

Pink Floyd Plaque

This London marker celebrates the spot where the world-famous English band was founded.
Oxford, England

The Norrington Room

Once one of the largest rooms full of books in the world, this bookstore basement is still a treat for bibliophiles.
Dublin, Ireland

Francis Bacon's Preserved Art Studio

The chaotic studio of one of the 20th century's most important artists has been preserved down to the dust.
Rome, Italy

Basilica of San Crisogono

Remnants of a 4th-century church with vivid medieval frescoes and ancient sarcophagi hide beneath this old basilica.
Madrid, Spain

Muslim Walls of Madrid

Among the oldest structures in Madrid, these Moorish walls once guarded the medieval city of Mayrit.
Madrid, Spain

Real Jardin Botanico

Over two centuries old and counting, Madrid's massive botanical garden contains one of Europe's only desert environments.
Madrid, Spain

Fountain of the Fallen Angel

Commonly acknowledged as the only public monument to the Devil himself.
Madrid, Spain

Palacio de Cristal

Madrid's romantically ornate crystal palace has been offering shelter to plants and art for over a century.
Madrid, Spain

House of Beasts of Retiro Park

The remains of the second-oldest zoo in Europe can be seen within these library gardens.
Madrid, Spain

'Witches' Sabbath (The Great He-Goat)'

This macabre masterpiece of a mural is one of Francisco Goya's "Black Paintings."
Madrid, Spain

Spain's Good Luck Frog

This lucky bronze frog was gifted to Madrid by a casino.
Madrid, Spain

Dolmen de Dalí

The only urban monument in the world designed by the great surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.
Madrid, Spain

Kiosko de Horchata Miguel y José

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

Kilometre Zero

A stone slab in Madrid marks the point from which the distances of Spain's national roads are measured.
Madrid, Spain

Madrid's Walk of Fame

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

Museo de América

This fascinating and poignant museum chronicles every imaginable aspect of Spanish colonialism in the Americas.
Madrid, Spain

Templo de Debod

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

The Giant of Extremadura

The lengthy skeleton of one of the tallest Spaniards of all time is on display in Madrid.