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Georgia

Uplistsikhe Cave Town

Ancient rock-hewn town that witnessed key events of Georgian history.
Palermo, Italy

Porta Nuova

This triumphal 16th-century arched gateway leads to the oldest street in Palermo.
Attard, Malta

Malta Cart Tracks

Ancient mysterious ruts carved in the bedrock.
Ulcinj, Montenegro

War Memorial in Ulcinj

On top of a resort town as old as the Bronze Age sits an incredible war memorial statue overlooking the beaches below.
Montenegro

Mamula Island

Former military fort and site of untold horrors during WWII, this island may become the Adriatic's next luxury resort.
Montenegro

Our Lady of the Rocks

A tiny church on a man-made island in the Adriatic.
Koracica, Serbia

Kosmaj Monument

This spaceship-like Serbian monument reaches for the stars in celebration of the fallen fighters of fascism.
Niš, Serbia

Bubanj Memorial Park

This memorial park stands on the site of one of the largest mass executions of the Second World War.
Golubac, Serbia

Golubac Fortress

This 14th century castle withstood years of battle but is now sliding off the hills into the Danube.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Museum Of Modern Art Dubrovnik (MoMAD)

Inside this mansion turned museum, the works of prominent Croatian artists are on full display.
Ludbreg, Croatia

Ludbreg's 'Center of the World'

Colorful concentric circles honor a small Croatian town's supposed spot at the nucleus of it all.
Zrenj, Croatia

Pietrapelosa

Croatia's "hairy stone" fortress is one of the most well preserved Istrian castles.
Brištane, Croatia

Visovac Monastery

This picturesque medieval monastery guards a small trove of historic treasures.
Kupari, Croatia

The Abandoned Hotels of Kupari

The now-overgrown beach resort was once frequented by Yugoslav military elite.
Zagreb, Croatia

Villa Rebar

This former estate of a fascist leader is now a burnt out ruin leading to a system of secret tunnels.
Malinska, Croatia

Abandoned Haludovo Palace Hotel

This truly palatial work of Communist-era architecture now sits crumbling on a Croatian beach.
Šibenik, Croatia

St. Nicholas Fortress

Large, airy hallways hide within an impenetrable fortress that beckons urban explorers.
London, England

Philpot Lane Mice Sculpture

A mysterious pair of mice eating a piece of cheese is London's smallest public sculpture.
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Balloch Park Fairy Trail

A local tree surgeon has created a whimsical walk full of carved tree stumps near Scotland's Loch Lomond.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witchery

Near the former site of numerous witch burnings, this lavish Edinburgh mainstay pays homage to Scotland's brutal history.
London, England

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

An small and easily overlooked archaeology museum chock full of Egyptian artifacts.
Weston, England

Hawkstone Park

Created hundreds of years ago, the magical follies and landscapes at this park were almost lost to time before being restored.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

360° views of the city plus five floors of optical illusions and hands-on science.