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Madrid, Spain

Bicha of Balazote

This enigmatic Iberian sculpture of uncertain origin may have once guarded a burial site.
Melbourne, Australia

Eight-Hour-Day Monument

Commemorating the 19th-century labor movement in Australia.
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Equipped with thousands of LED lights, this geodesic dome-shaped stadium is an engineering delight.
Glenrowan, Australia

Ned Kelly Animatronic Museum

A totally unique, animatronic depiction of the Australian gunslinger's last stand.
Southbank, Australia

'Vault'

This abstract sculpture was initially so disliked that it got moved to the outskirts of town a few months after installation.
Valencia, Spain

La Estrecha House

With a facade that measures just 107 centimeters, this five-story building is one of the skinniest in Europe.
Madrid, Spain

Juan de la Cosa Map

The earliest known map to show America, discovered by accident at a Paris bookshop.
Birmingham, England

'A Life in the Year of the Chinchillas'

The ceiling of this shopping arcade is adorned with six trompe-l’œil artworks, including a grim funeral scene.
Madrid, Spain

Monument to Federico Rubio

Shrapnel scars and bullet holes from the Spanish Civil War can still be seen in this monument to Spanish doctor Federico Rubio.
Madrid, Spain

Moncloa Lighthouse

Inaugurated three times, this tower offers some of the best views of Madrid.
Madrid, Spain

Parque del Oeste Pillboxes

These three pillboxes still remain as a witness of the Spanish Civil War in a park of Madrid.
Madrid, Spain

The Royal Quartet

A rare set of strings by famed instrument maker Antonio Stradivarius is on display in the Royal Palace.
Madrid, Spain

Puerta de la Sagra

The oldest vestiges of Madrid found here, have been incorporated into this new museum.
Toledo, Spain

Museo de la Tortura

A display of torture devices used in the Spanish Inquisition and other scourges of medieval Europe.
Toledo, Spain

The Roman Baths of Toledo

The fragmented remains of a massive public bath connected to the city's water supply.
Toledo, Spain

Monument to the Eagle of Toledo

An homage to the first Spanish cyclist to win the Tour de France.
Toledo, Spain

Pozo Amargo (Bitter Well)

The water of this well in Toledo lost its sweetness after the death of a young love.
Toledo, Spain

The Smallest Window in the World

At least according to the Guinness World Records.
Toledo, Spain

Sinagoga El Transito

Once the grandest synagogue in medieval Spain, it now stands as a memorial of the 15th-century Jewish exile.
Toledo, Spain

Roman Circus of Toledo

The ruins of an ancient stadium that hosted gripping chariot and horse races.
Madrid, Spain

La Tabacalera de Lavapiés

This funky former tobacco factory is one of the most striking examples of Madrid's cultural diversity.
Madrid, Spain

Puerta de los Cuarteles de Daoiz y Velarde

This grand gate once marked the entrance to a military barracks.
Madrid, Spain

Inscriptions on the Pavement of Huertas Street

Along the pavement of this neighborhood in Madrid are quotes from famous authors.
Madrid, Spain

Perro Paco

A statue commemorating a beloved stray dog who was adopted by the entire neighborhood where he lived.