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Madrid, Spain

Royal Palace of Madrid Statues

After the queen of Spain had a dream where these statues fell and crushed her, they were removed from the palace and given new homes around Madrid.
Olomouc, Czechia

The VKOL Red Church

Instead of sermons, this church became home to millions of books.
Paris, France

Witch Rock of Montmartre

This oddly shaped boulder in Paris is rumored to be cursed.
Mariehamn, Finland

'The Stone That Returned Home'

One man's journey to return a stone to its point of origin after 200,000 years.
Pustevny, Czechia

Libušín a Maměnka

A folk-art cottage and hotel straight from a Slavic fairy tale.
London, England

St. George’s Circus

At the center of London’s oldest roundabout stands an obelisk that was erected in 1771, but spent several decades elsewhere.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Het Wittehuis

The oldest skyscraper of Europe now stands dwarfed by the surrounding structures.
Gammelstad, Sweden

Gammelstads Kyrkstad (Gammelstad Church Town)

A medieval village, with red wooden cottages around a stone church, stands as a well-preserved example of a settlement type that was once common in northern Sweden.
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdański Lew Hewelion

Gdańsk's lion mascot features in a trail of bronze sculptures scattered all across the city.
Gdańsk, Poland

Lunar Rover at Mariacka Street

During the renovation of this bas-relief, the constructors added one unusual element.
Enklinge, Finland

Hermas Homestead Museum

This archipelago homestead-turned-museum has remained the same since its last resident, born in 1897, died in 1973.
Stockholm, Sweden

MiniKarlsson

A miniature statue of a beloved character from children's literature.
Wrocław, Poland

Wrocław’s Former City Prison

This ex-prison dates back to the Middle Ages.
Riga, Latvia

Remembrance Memorial to the Victims of the Soviet Occupation

With a design inspired by traditional Latvian textiles, this monument honors the Latvian people who suffered under Soviet occupation.
Riga, Latvia

Monument to the Latvian Riflemen

A statue built to honor the elite soldiers who fought for Latvia during World War I.
Riga, Latvia

Great Choral Synagogue Memorial

A monument to the grand synagogue that stood in this space before Nazis burned it down.
Gdańsk, Poland

St. Bridget's Church

One of the world's largest amber altarpieces is housed within this reconstructed medieval church.
Madrid, Spain

Casa de los Lagartos (Lizards House)

A masterpiece of Rationalist architecture in the center of Madrid with lizards on it.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Stone Lizards of Kapitulská

Often mistaken as a medieval Gothic monument, this unique cornerstone only dates back to the 1980s.
London, England

Nimrud Lens

Despite the name, this ancient piece of crystal may not have been a lens at all.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Gräinskapell

This small chapel built into rock is the oldest place of worship in Luxembourg.
Tallinn, Estonia

'Broken Line' Memorial

A monument commemorating the 852 lives lost in the sinking of the MS Estonia.
Vienna, Austria

Rathaus Paternoster

A non-stop elevator ride in Vienna's city hall.
Tallinn, Estonia

Banned Books Museum

This free museum is building a collection of books that are banned, censored or burnt around the world.