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Ivoini, Comoros

Dos du Dragon

This moss-covered, rocky outcropping looks like a mythical beast resting in the water.
Sofia, Bulgaria

National Palace of Culture

A vast Communist-era exhibition space in the Bulgarian capital.
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

Al 'Ula

Within the Saudi Arabian desert lies a 2,000-year-old ghost town made of stone and mud.
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

Jabal Ikmah

The rocks around this mountain are filled with so many carvings that the area became known as the "open library."
Hegra, Saudi Arabia

Hegra Archaeological Site

More than 100 monumental tombs carved into rock are preserved at this ancient Nabataean site in the Arabian Desert.
Hegra, Saudi Arabia

Qasr al-Farid

An unfinished tomb carved into a giant boulder in the Arabian Desert.
Prizren, Kosovo

Arasta Mosque Minaret

This lonely minaret with an unusual decorative symbol is all that remains of a historic Ottoman mosque.
Pristina, Kosovo

National Library of Kosovo

A futuristic, brutalist masterpiece that is also strangely prison-like.
Pristina, Kosovo

Church of Christ the Saviour

An unfinished Serbian Orthodox church with 1,389 golden crosses planned to represent the Battle of Kosovo.
Pristina, Kosovo

Kosovo Bill Clinton Statue

A 11-foot former president stands on a Kosovo street that also bears his name.
Skopje, North Macedonia

Memorial House of Mother Teresa

In the hometown of the Catholic saint and Nobel Peace Prize winner, a memorial dedicated to her legacy.
Skopje, North Macedonia

The Statues of Skopje

These abundant, over-the-top monuments are so widely scattered that they define the entire compact capital cityscape, often leading to jokes about whether there are more statues than residents.
Skopje, North Macedonia

Skopje Fortress

This fortress dates back to the 6th century and is also the site of a controversial abandoned restoration project.
Skopje, North Macedonia

Skopje Aqueduct

A historical puzzle lies at the origins of this structure.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Statue of Sveta Sofia

"Holy Wisdom" overlooks the city that became its namesake.
Sofia, Bulgaria

DZI Sofia Center

This building has two facades of clashing architectural designs.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Largo

Sofia's legislative center is continuously reinventing itself.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Barcelona, Spain

Street Performers of Las Ramblas

The iconic boulevard is the perfect place to catch sight of a bicycling skeleton, a levitating Satan, or a chef with his head stuck in a pizza.
Managua, Nicaragua

The Old Cathedral of Managua - Catedral de Santiago

A crumbling cathedral condemned by an earthquake.
León, Nicaragua

El Fortín de Acosasco

This hilltop fort is a dark holdover from one of Latin America's bloodiest dictatorships.
León, Nicaragua

Museum of Traditions and Legends

Housed in a 20th-century prison, this small museum recounts local Nicaraguan myths.
El Jalacate, Nicaragua

Carvings of El Jalacate

Located in the mountains of Nicaragua, one man has spent most of life beautifying a massive cliff by hand.
Takht Bhai, Pakistan

Takht-i-Bahi

One of the last surviving ancient Buddhist sites in the region, it escaped the brunt of several Hun invasions thanks to its remote location.