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Canterbury, England

Tomb of the Black Prince

An impressive armored bronze effigy marks the tomb of one of the medieval era's greatest warriors.
Canterbury, England

Alphege Windows

A set of medieval stained-glass windows tell the gruesome story of a Viking siege.
Canterbury, England

The Great Cloister and Chapter House of Canterbury Cathedral

One of England's most famous churches hides a pair of little known architectural treasures.
Uruapan, Mexico

Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio (Cupatitzio Canyon National Park)

One of Mexico's rare urban natural parks features waterfalls and a working fish farm.
Pátzcuaro, Mexico

Gertrudis Bocanegra Public Library

This 16th-century church now has a heavenly second life as a cultural hub of Pátzcuaro.
Morelia, Mexico

'Uandákua Tsïuaxati/Brota la Lengua' ('The Language Springs')

One of Mexico's few murals dedicated to an indigenous language.
Morelia, Mexico

Biblioteca Pública de la Universidad Michoacana

This former 17th-century church now houses a university's public library along with several mural masterworks.
Morelia, Mexico

LU Cocina Michoacana

This upscale restaurant specializing in Michoacán cuisine serves sauces tied to important life events.
Morelia, Mexico

'People and Landscape of Michoacán' Mural

This masterpiece of muralism depicts the rich culture of the people of Michoacán and their timeless connection to the land.
Morelia, Mexico

The Former Chapel Hospital of Los Juaninos

This colonial-era hospital chapel is now a foyer and side entrance to a popular department store.
Morelia, Mexico

Morelia Aqueduct Water Box

This feature of the city's aqueduct has achieved numismatic fame thanks to its appearance on Mexican banknotes.
Angahuan, Mexico

Paricutin Volcano

Climb and walk into the crater of one of the youngest volcanoes on Earth.
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
Zacatecas, Mexico

Hotel Quinta Real

Hotel designed around a 16th century Mexican bullring.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Mexico's astounding mummy museum with "the world's smallest mummy."
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance.
Xilitla, Mexico

Las Pozas

Extraordinary sculpture garden created by an eccentric English poet.
El Rosario, Mexico

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

The winter home of millions of migrating monarch butterflies.
Barcelona, Spain

Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

A vista of the city and sea from atop the little-known viewing deck on an unassuming Columbus statue.
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudí's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Angahuan, Mexico

Viejo San Juan Parangaricutiro

This church, buried halfway in lava rock, is all that remains of a Mexican village destroyed by a volcano.
Janitzio, Mexico

Statue of José Maria Morelos

Climb through the life of a Mexican hero as you ascend a 130-foot statue.