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Oviedo, Spain

Portada de la Antigua Iglesia de San Isidoro (Arch of the Old Church of San Isidoro)

The surviving remnants of a destroyed medieval church now stand in a public park.
Ribadeo, Spain

Playa de las Catedrales

Natural stone arches form a walkable "cathedral" at low tide, then disappear entirely when the water returns.
Cuevas, Spain

La Cuevona

A road that winds through this natural cave is the only way to access the small, appropriately-named village of Cuevas.
Oviedo, Spain

Culis Monumentalibus

Two large posteriors in one giant statue.
Oviedo, Spain

The Mafalda Monument

The much-loved protagonist of famed Argentinian comics can be found sitting on a park bench.
Proaza, Spain

Cercado Osero

A mountain path passes by several sprawling enclosures home to a pair of rescued brown bears.
Bermiego, Spain

Bermiego Yew

One of Europe's oldest yew trees has lived more than 2,000 years.
Asturias, Spain

Holy Cave of Covadonga

A historic Christian shrine nestled within a spectacular natural cave.
Gijón, Spain

Jardín Botánico Atlántico (Atlantic Botanic Garden)

This enchanting green space houses a labyrinth lined with toxic plants.
Perlora Ciudad de Vacaciones, Spain

Perlora Ciudad de Vacaciones (Vacation City)

The closed and crumbling Francoist luxury resort for workers is still full of life—for now.
Avilés, Spain

Sculpture of Eugenia Martínez Vallejo

The young girl gained fame for her atypical size and was regarded as a curiosity by the Spanish aristocracy.
Oviedo, Spain

Iglesia Santa Maria del Naranco

The atmospheric ruins of a historic church can be found on a hill above the city of Oviedo.
Braga, Portugal

Polychrome Augustus of Prima Porta

A replica of the Roman emperor in glorious full color.
Unhais da Serra, Portugal

Nossa Senhora da Boa Estrela (Our Lady of the Good Star)

A small sanctuary carved into the mountainside near the tallest point in continental Portugal.
Loriga, Portugal

Torre da Estrela

This tower once served as a radar station during the Cold War.
Lindoso, Portugal

Espigueros of Lindoso

These narrow stone granaries have been used to store and dry out grain for hundreds of years.
Numão, Portugal

Castle of Numão

An 11th-century medieval castle cascades over the town of Numão.
Colares, Portugal

Cabo da Roca

One Portuguese poet described this cape, the westernmost point in mainland Europe, as "where the land ends and the sea begins."
Porto, Portugal

Museu Nacional da Imprensa (National Press Museum)

This museum is home to one of the biggest collections of printing press technology—plus a river view.
Portugal

Ponte da Ajuda (Ajuda Bridge)

The ruins of a 16th-century bridge loom over Olivença's sovereignty.
Reguengo do Fetal, Portugal

Pan Am Billboard

Some 4,000 individual tiles make up this striking blue billboard from the golden age of air travel.
Barrenta, Portugal

Aldeia Artística (Artistic Village)

The walls of this small village have been turned into a living street art gallery.
Almoinhos, Portugal

Fortaleza de Juromenha

This abandoned fortress still stands guard over the Guadiana River despite a history of warfare.
Alcaria, Portugal

Fórnea de Porto de Mós

A naturally occurring amphitheater carved by erosion into the mountainside.