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Drogheda, Ireland

Knowth

This Neolithic passage tomb forms part of a World Heritage Site.
Glenslane, Ireland

The Hole of the Sorrows

This singular Irish dolmen is more Frank Lloyd Wright than upright stonehenge.
Dublin, Ireland

Sweny's Pharmacy

The 19th-century pharmacy (now a used bookstore) was featured in James Joyce’s "Ulysses," and has changed very little to this day.
Dublin, Ireland

Kingship and Sacrifice

This permanent collection of preserved bodies taken from Irish bogs is one of the leading authorities on such morbid mummies.
Quito, Ecuador

La Virgen de Quito

This 12-inch-tall wooden sculpture of a winged Virgin Mary has inspired much devotion and countless replicas.
Washington, D.C.

Almas Temple

One of the last mosaic tile facades found in the city.
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Absecon Lighthouse

The third-tallest lighthouse in the United States stands as a reminder of Atlantic City's early days.
Washington, D.C.

Old Post Office Tower

The National Park Service’s best-kept secret with views that rival any in D.C.
Athens, Greece

Archaeological Site inside Monastiraki Metro Station

View the ancient remains of buildings and the ancient "River of Hades" before hopping on a train.
Juneau, Alaska

Tracy Arm Fjord

A 30-mile-long glacially-carved canyon leads to a massive pair of glaciers.
Stockport, England

Plaza Theatre

Opened in 1932, this theater in Stockport's Mersey Square is a bonafide Art-Deco gem.
Belgrade, Serbia

Icarus on the Air Force Command Building

An Art Deco Icarus statue adorns this abandoned gem of Yugoslav Modernist architecture.
Prague, Czechia

House of the Black Madonna

A significant example of Czech cubist architecture—a style you won't find anywhere else in the world.
Madrid, Spain

Fisherman's House

Once a resting spot for King Fernando VII.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Even though some of the buildings date back to the Victorian era, this research institute is still involved in cutting-edge astronomy research.
Sedgwick, Maine

Pushcart Press

This roadside stand claims to be the world's smallest bookstore.
Athens, Greece

Weiler Building

A former military hospital is now used to study and preserve artifacts of the Acropolis.
Coral Gables, Florida

Tenerife Reflecting Point

A plaque honors Miami's sister city in the Canary Islands, inviting one to reflect on their place in the world.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

The Moravian Cemetery

In use from 1742 to 1910, only flat headstones were allowed in this cemetery.
Kendal, England

Castle Howe

This original castle in Kendal is 1,000 years old.
Kendal, England

Kendal’s Smallest Windows

Two minuscule windows are tucked inside this medieval building.
Cuenca, Ecuador

Homero Ortega Workshop and Museum

An Ecuadorian haberdashery that sets the record straight about the so-called "Panama" hat.
Cuenca, Ecuador

Museo Pumapungo (Pumapungo Museum)

This museum’s collection includes rescued birds, fine art, and a collection of shrunken heads.
Guapán, Ecuador

Ingapirca

Ecuador's largest Incan ruins show evidence of sophisticated irrigation and diplomacy among the ancient builders.