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Cartagena, Colombia

Door Knockers of Cartagena

The colonial city's social history is reflected in its fanciful door knockers.
Cartagena, Colombia

San Pedro Claver Museum and Cloisters

An inspired museum dedicated to the patron saint of enslaved people, inside the cloisters where he lived and died.
Cartagena, Colombia

The Palace of the Inquisition

This elegant Colombian fortress was one of the torture headquarters for the Spanish Inquisition.
Cartagena, Colombia

Ábaco Libros y Café

A cozy bookstore and coffee shop in the heart of Cartagena's Old City.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo Botero

A celebration of Colombia’s premier contemporary artist.
Bogotá, Colombia

Santuario Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Towering high above the neighborhood of La Candelaria, the church is easily recognizable by its distinctive red-and-white striped facade.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo del Oro

This Bogotá museum houses the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian gold relics.
Medellín, Colombia

Museo Casa de la Memoria (House of Memory Museum)

A museum of memories in what was once one of the most violent cities in the world.
Medellín, Colombia

The Birds of Peace

Two identical statues by Fernando Botero, one blown to pieces in a terrorist bombing, the other donated as a gift for peace.
Medellín, Colombia

Comuna 13

Outdoor escalators and art have helped change what was once a notoriously dangerous part of Medellín.
Medellín, Colombia

The Gondolas of Medellín

An unusual and beautiful form of mass transit serves the city's steepest neighborhoods.
Medellín, Colombia

La Alpujarra Administrative Center

In the heart of Medellín, an artsy urban complex sets the stage for demonstrations and protests.
Medellín, Colombia

Plaza Botero

Home to 23 voluptuous and instantly lovable sculptures by one of Latin America's most celebrated artists.
Medellín, Colombia

Parque de las Luces

Three hundred illuminated pillars form an “artificial forest” in Medellín.
Hollywood, Florida

Old Ghosts of Hollywood

An oddity shop inspired by the history of the circus.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Mystic Falls Park

This vintage animatronics show is the Vegas version of a walk through the woods.
Toronto, Ontario

The Moose at the Toronto Police Museum

Along with his smaller donkey pal, he guards the museum’s exhibits and memorabilia.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers.
Toronto, Ontario

Bata Shoe Museum

A collection of more than 12,000 shoes, displayed in a building shaped like a shoebox.
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower Stairs

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
Toronto, Ontario

Casa Loma

A 98-room castle in the middle of Toronto that bankrupted a 19th century electricity multimillionaire.
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Interhotel Veliko Tarnovo

A decaying, yet still functioning, work of communist architecture.
Varna, Bulgaria

Retro Museum

The Grand Mall in Varna hosts one of the biggest collections of Soviet-era paraphernalia in Bulgaria.