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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
Tangier, Morocco

Leila Alaoui Mural

Local authorities nearly destroyed this mural before a viral video rallied international support to save it.
Madrid, Spain

Automatons of the Goyesque Carillon

This piece of early engineering is rather unknown despite its location in the heart of Madrid.
Bristol, England

Model of the Matthew

A miniature version of a replica ship that took John Cabot from Bristol to Newfoundland.
Salisbury, England

High Street Gate

This gate served as a small lock-up jail in the 14th century.
Madrid, Spain

Royal Palace of Madrid Statues

After the queen of Spain had a dream where these statues fell and crushed her, they were removed from the palace and given new homes around Madrid.
Asilah, Morocco

Abandoned Jewish Cemetery of Asilah

The legacy of a Moroccan Jewish community is remembered at this little mouldering cemetery.
Tangier, Morocco

Caves of Hercules

Along the most northwestern point in Africa is an ancient cave surrounded by legends.
Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware Art Museum

This local gem houses the largest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings outside of the U.K.
Salisbury, England

Old Sarum Castle

This modest relic, with rich history as a strategic fort through multiple eras.
Aranjuez, Spain

La Azuda

This 18th-century water provider for Aranjuez was refurbished in 2013 only to be neglected again.
Madrid, Spain

Peluquería Vallejo

At this century-old barbershop, clients used to be entertained with a glass of brandy and a cigar.
Madrid, Spain

Monument to Doctor Fleming

Dr. Fleming's work saved the lives of many bullfighters thanks to his discovery of penicillin.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cuyperspassage

Some 80,000 Delft Blue tiles line the inside of this Amsterdam walkway.
Quintanar de la Orden, Spain

World's Largest Dulcinea

The biggest depiction of Don Quixote's love interest in the whole world.
Madrid, Spain

Cárcel de la Corona (Crown Prison)

Hidden under a center for the elderly are the dungeons which were used during the Spanish Inquisition.
Bristol, England

John Cabot's Whalebone

A 15th-century whalebone is tucked away in an unassuming corner of this medieval church.
Albacete, Spain

Pasaje de Lodares

Built in 1925, this glass-roofed shopping arcade is known for its modernist Italian architecture.
Florence, Italy

Bronze Replica of Michelangelo’s David

A copy of the famous statue can be found in this Florence piazza, along with one of the most breathtaking views of the city below.
Madrid, Spain

'El Barrendero'

This sculpture pays homage to the street sweepers of Madrid since its inauguration in 2001 in Plaza Jacinto Benavente.
Madrid, Spain

Altamira Cave Replica

A reproduction of the famous prehistoric cave paintings is hidden underground at the National Archaeological Museum.
Madrid, Spain

Moncloa Lighthouse

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

Pero's Bridge

This pedestrian footbridge honors Pero Jones, an enslaved African who lived in Bristol.
Toledo, Spain

Monument to the Eagle of Toledo

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