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Brussels, Belgium

René Magritte Museum

A lovely biographical museum in the artist's home of 24 years.
Brussels, Belgium

Everard t'Serclaes Monument

A shining memorial to a Belgian hero is said to bring luck to anyone who touches it.
Munich, Germany

Jeweled Skeleton of Saint Munditia

The patron saint of spinsters grasps a container of dried blood.
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
Cherhill, England

Cherhill White Horse

The geoglyph once sported a glass bottle eye.
Bath, England

Head of Sulis Minerva

The accidental discovery of this gilt bronze head led archaeologists to find the Roman Baths in the city of Bath
Barcelona, Spain

Palau Güell

One of Antoni Gaudí’s earliest buildings, built between 1886 and 1890 for the industrialist Eusebi Güell.
Barcelona, Spain

Tibidabo

Mountain where Jesus was first tempted by the Devil.
Barcelona, Spain

FC Barcelona Coat of Arms

Barça football fans might see the insignia hidden in a church window as a divine sign.
Madrid, Spain

El Oso y el Madroño (The Bear and the Strawberry Tree)

This sweet-toothed bear searching for snacks has been a symbol of Madrid for decades.
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

Air Crash

A whimsical brother of the nearby Fallen Angel statue takes the falling part quite literally.
Madrid, Spain

'Día y Noche' (Day and Night)

A pair of gigantic baby heads greet passengers at Atocha Station.
Madrid, Spain

Javier Puerta Museum of Anatomy

One of the world's oldest universities houses an incredible collection of anatomical models, mummified body parts, and human bones.
Madrid, Spain

Casa de los Lagartos (Lizards House)

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

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

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

Museo Lazaro Galdiano

This small and often-overlooked museum holds some of Spain's finest artistic treasures.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Canongate Kirkyard

This Scottish graveyard is the final resting place of the man who inspired the character Ebenezer Scrooge.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Shrine to Saint Andrew

Inside this cathedral is a shoulder bone belonging to the Patron Saint of Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Blair Street Underground Vaults

A labyrinthine network of chambers with a storied past hides below Edinburgh's South Bridge.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Burke Museum

Possibly the world's smallest museum is home to one exhibit that sheds light on the capital city's dark criminal history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Luckenbooths

Brass bricks outline the locations of Edinburgh's lost, lively market stalls.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Heart of Midlothian

A sweet symbol marks the place where torturous executions were once carried out.