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Antwerp, Belgium

Lange Wapper Statue

This legendary giant, born from vegetables, terrorized townspeople and cheated local children in games.
Antwerp, Belgium

Nello and Patrasche

This statue dedicated to the story of a Flemish boy and his dog was relatively obscure in Belgium, but a cult sensation in Japan.
Antwerp, Belgium

Brabo Fountain

A man throwing a giant severed hand towers over Antwerp’s main square.
Trogir, Croatia

Crkva Sv. Sebastijana (Church of St. Sebastian)

The interior of this church has been turned into a memorial to locals who died in Croatia's Homeland War.
Trogir, Croatia

Igralište Batarija

The local club's soccer field is practically surrounded by UNESCO-protected monuments.
Klis, Croatia

Crkva Sv. Vida (Church of St. Vitus)

One of the very few mosques built by the Ottomans still standing in Croatia is now a Catholic church.
Split, Croatia

UNESCO-Protected SPAR Supermarket

When a supermarket opened up shop within a medieval building it became protected by UNESCO on a technicality.
Split, Croatia

Froggyland

A wonderfully strange collection of 500+ stuffed frogs doing people things.
Split, Croatia

Gregory of Nin’s Big Toe

The big toe of this towering monument to a Croatian national hero is worn from years of superstitious rubbing.
Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Blagaj's Dervish Monastery

This picturesque monastery at the base of a cliff is a peaceful oasis open to all visitors.
Studenci, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kravice Waterfalls

There's a mini version of Iguazu Falls hidden in the Balkans, and it's got a rope swing.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Museum of the Old Bridge

Carefully reconstructed after the Bosnian War, this 16th-century bridge stands as a symbol of the country's enduring multicultural heritage.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most

Bridge that died in war and was resurected.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar Sniper Tower

A former bank seized as a sniper vantage point during the Bosnian War is now a secret graffiti art gallery.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bruce Lee Sculpture of Mostar

The sad remains of a monument to martial arts legend and movie star Bruce Lee—in the middle of Balkans.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Partisan Memorial Cemetery

This surreal memorial/cemetery is a necropolis of crumbling stonework and puzzle-shaped headstones.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

ICAR Canned Beef Monument

This ironic war memorial thumbs its nose at a campaign of inedible humanitarian aid food products.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stećci

Some of the best-preserved specimens of the monumental medieval tombstones found throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Child's Tomb at Old St. Michael the Archangel Church

Place with alleged mystical powers in Old Orthodox Church in Sarajevo.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Museum of the Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

The place where World War I began.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ratni muzej (War Museum 1992 Sarajevo)

A small museum built by a family that survived the Siege of Sarajevo.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Bobsleigh Track

A war-torn Olympic relic is being overtaken by graffiti and nature.
Hadžići, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Igman Olympic Jumps

This abandoned Olympic skiing facility still bears the scars of the Siege of Sarajevo.
Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker

This top-secret nuclear bunker hidden in a Bosnian mountain has been converted to a modern art exhibition space.