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Madrid, Spain

Chamberí Ghost Station

Abandoned for decades, trains still pass through the now-restored remains of one of Madrid's first metro stations.
Segovia, Spain

Segovia Aqueduct

One of the few remaining ancient aqueducts described by Frontinus as 'the most solemn testimony of the Empire.'
Villaviciosa de Odón, Spain

Castle of Villaviciosa de Odón

A beautiful little castle with a rich history now home to the Archives of the Spanish Air Force.
Parras de la Fuente, Mexico

Casa Madero

This grape-growing paradise is one of the oldest vineyards in North America.
Madrid, Spain

Farmacia Juanse

A window into a long-lost world, these colorful tiles advertise a long-defunct range of purgative teas, harmless smokables, and diarrhea cures.
Madrid, Spain

Ahuehuete del Buen Retiro ("El Abuelo")

One of Madrid's oldest trees, with a long and colorful history, resides in El Retiro Park.
Madrid, Spain

Templo de Debod

An ancient Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid, Spain.
Madrid, Spain

La Posada del Peine (Comb Inn)

In this 400-year-old hotel in Madrid, you'll find a comb in every room, an old clock, and maybe a ghost.
Madrid, Spain

Ermita de San Pelayo y San Isidoro (Hermitage of Saint Pelagius and Saint Isidore)

The remains of this misplaced church were moved here stone by stone.
Madrid, Spain

Palacio de Cristal

Madrid's romantically ornate crystal palace has been offering shelter to plants and art for over a century.
Paris, France

59 Rivoli

Notorious artist squat renovated into legal studios.
Paris, France

Roger La Grenouille

This frog-themed restaurant was frequented by Picasso, Saint-Exupéry, and more.
Paris, France

Fountain of Innocents

A 16th-century fountain marks the site of a lost medieval cemetery once filled with mass graves.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
Paris, France

'Bouquet of Tulips'

One of Jeff Koons’s largest sculptures and his first commemorative work.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Paris, France

Medici Column

The spiral staircase hidden inside this giant Parisian column was likely built for Catherine de Medici's astrologer.
Monterrey, Mexico

Palacio del Obispado (Bishopric Palace)

One of Monterrey's oldest buildings is perched atop a hill boasting impressive views of the city.
Mexico

Boca de Potrerillos

A mysterious, ancient collection of pre-Hispanic petroglyphs hidden deep in the Mexican desert.
Monterrey, Mexico

'Espíritu de Luz'

This ”skyspace,” which bears a resemblance to a spacecraft, is designed to disappear in the presence of light.
Monterrey, Mexico

Santuario de Schoenstatt 'Maria, Camino al Cielo'

A mountaintop shrine named for the road to heaven.
Monterrey, Mexico

Monumento de La Virgen Santísima de Guadalupe

After it was missing for a decade, this 40-foot statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe was found and returned to a place of honor—with a little help from a tropical storm.
Cuatrociénegas, Mexico

Mina de Mármol

A former travertine mine traces the geological history of this unique desert filled with crystalline blue pools.