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Montreal, Québec

St. Patrick's Basilica

Its columns were all carved from the same white oak tree.
Mexico City, Mexico

Coatlicue Statue

Come face to face with the ferocious visage of the serpent-headed mother goddess of the Aztecs.
Mexico City, Mexico

Ocelotl Cuauhxicalli

This colossal ancient jaguar sculpture was used as a vessel for the hearts torn from sacrificial victims.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mosaic Votive Skull

The turquoise-studded skull of a long-dead Aztec man sits within Mexico City’s Museum of Anthropology.
Mexico City, Mexico

Moctezuma's Treasure

It's believed this golden brick is part of the legendary lost Aztec treasure.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cocodrilo de Leonora Carrington

A fabulously bizarre surrealist sculpture by the late artist Leonora Carrington.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican Calendars Exhibition at the Soumaya Museum

This collection of promotional calendars preserves a staple of mid-century Mexican pop art.
Mexico City, Mexico

'Asia in Ivory'

The collection of intricate sculptures includes one carved from a mammoth's tusk
Mexico City, Mexico

Xochipilli

The most complete statue of this Aztec god sits a top a throne carved with images of hallucinogenic plants.
Mexico City, Mexico

Plaza Santos Degollado

A grand entrance to one of the world's smallest Chinatowns.
Mexico City, Mexico

Death Mask of Pakal the Great

The striking jade death mask of an ancient Mayan king is displayed in a replica tomb in Mexico City.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mask of the Bat God

This ancient jade mask depicting the Zapotec bat god was found in the ruins of the pyramids of Monte Alban.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monumento a la Revolución

Many people don't realize there’s a lot going on inside—and below—the world’s tallest triumphal arch.
Mexico City, Mexico

Disk of Death

This strange sculpture of a menacing skull surrounded by sun rays was discovered at the foot of the Pyramid of the Sun.
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house European sovereigns.
Mexico City, Mexico

Soumaya Museum

66,000 pieces of art, donated by one of the world's richest men.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cafebrería El Péndulo

Part bookstore, part café, and part forest.
Tokyo, Japan

Chankonabe Shinzan

Sidle into a side alley for a taste of sumo wrestlers' traditional hot-pot soup, in a tiny restaurant founded by a former competitor.
Brooklyn, New York

Vale of Cashmere

This secluded ruin was once a home for exotic plants.
Lake George, New York

Bloody Pond

This lovely little pond is named after the hundreds of soldiers' corpses that were rolled into the waters during the French-Indian War.
New York, New York

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

An extensive collection of fine art devoted to man's best friend.
Dobbs Ferry, New York

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

This once-grand marvel of engineering is now 41 miles of scenic hiking trail.
Hyde Park, New York

The Hyde Park Vanderbilt Mansion

"A hideous albatross in the Hudson River Valley."
New York, New York

President Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb

Visit the monolithic tomb of America's most famous general.