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Province de Ouarzazate, Morocco

'The Hills Have Eyes' Gas Station

An abandoned horror film set sits eerily along a highway through Hollywood's "door to the desert."
Telouet, Morocco

Kasbah Telouet

A mud brick kasbah with a history of lavishness and traitorship.
Marrakesh, Morocco

ANIMA

This amazing oasis of art and plants is hidden on the outskirts of Marrakesh.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jarjeer Mule And Donkey Refuge

This sanctuary is home to donkeys who finally get to rest after a life of toil.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Cactus Thiemann

The largest cactus farm in Africa.
Marrakesh, Morocco

New Town Tree Sculptures

Numerous impressive carvings are embedded in the trees lining this street in Marrakech.
Assaka, Morocco

Imsouane

Hidden behind mountains in Morocco, a remote town hides a thriving surfing community.
Tamri, Morocco

The Tree Goats of Morocco

Morocco's Argania trees are infested with nut-hungry goats.
Mauritania

Ben Amera Monolith

The second largest monolith in the world was once betrayed by its lover, Ben Aicha.
Choum, Mauritania

Mauritania Railway

Climb atop one of the world's longest and heaviest trains for an unbelievable journey across the Sahara Desert.
Beila, Mauritania

Camel Market

The largest camel market in West Africa
Bou Craa, Morocco

The World's Longest Conveyor Belt System

This record setting conveyor belt system can even be seen from space.
Province de Zagora, Morocco

Erg Chigaga

Exploring the wilder, more passionate sibling of Erg Chebbi feels like discovering a secret sun-kissed planet from another galaxy.
Aoussift, Morocco

Les Roches Peintes

In this desolate valley resides a gorgeous set of rocks sporting a technicolor design.
Berkane, Morocco

Taforalt (Cave of Pigeons)

This Paleolithic cave may be the oldest cemetery in North Africa.
Tibi, Spain

Tibi Dam (Pantano de Tibi)

Possibly the oldest masonry dam in all of Europe.
Ibi, Spain

Old Payá Toy Factory

Ibi's pioneering toy factory now houses two small but mighty museums.
Gea de Albarracín, Spain

Albarracín-Cella Roman Aqueduct

This ancient tunnel is one of the most important examples of Roman hydraulic engineering in Spain.
Talayuelas, Spain

El Cañón de Talayuelas

A fiery-red region of scooped out land still largely untouched by civilization, tourists or otherwise.
Nuévalos, Spain

Monasterio de Piedra

12th-century holy complex shares land with a natural park full of heavenly waterfalls and raptors.
Montejo de Tiermes, Spain

Tiermes

The ruins of an ancient Celtiberian town with incredible rock-cut buildings and a Roman aqueduct.
Pasaia, Spain

Albaola Itsas Kultur Faktoria

Get a close-up look at a 16th-century Basque whaling ship at this factory and museum.
Capbreton, France

Capbreton Blockhouses

Abandoned blockhouses from Nazi Germany's Atlantic Wall erode into the sea on a French beach.
Angoulême, France

Murals of Angoulême

The vibrant buildings in the “capital of the comic strip” celebrate the art form that made it famous.