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Lisbon, Portugal

Pastéis de Belém

Eat the ultimate iteration of Portugal's most beloved pastry.
Nazaré, Portugal

'Veado'

A deer-headed statue that brings together a 12th-century legend and big wave surfing.
Fátima, Portugal

Pegadas de Dinossáurios da Serra de Aire Natural Monument

The ancient sauropod tracks found in this former quarry are some of the largest in the world.
Colares, Portugal

Cabo da Roca

One Portuguese poet described this cape, the westernmost point in mainland Europe, as "where the land ends and the sea begins."
Enklinge, Finland

Hermas Homestead Museum

This archipelago homestead-turned-museum has remained the same since its last resident, born in 1897, died in 1973.
Zurich, Switzerland

Schrödinger's Cat

Hidden in the garden of physicist Erwin Schrödinger's house is a life-size figure of a cat from his famous thought experiment.
Stamullen, Ireland

Fourknocks Passage Tomb

An ancient chamber filled with wonderful rock art and a Neolithic carving of a human face.
Hökåsen-Badelunda, Sweden

Anundshög

This patch of land is home to Sweden's largest burial mound, allegedly belonging to a mythical king.
Eskilstuna, Sweden

Sigurdsristningen (Sigurd Carving)

Stone carvings record the Norse myth of Sigurd, providing a glimpse into Scandinavia's transition from paganism to Christianity.
Siuntio, Finland

Krejansberget Bronze Age Burial Site

These large stone piles are ancient burial sites.
Linnaka, Estonia

Karja Church

Inside this medieval church resides a unique set of murals.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Linford Barrows

These unknown Bronze Age earthworks are believed to be ancient burial mounds.
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

Kinbane Castle

Built in 1547, these ruins lie on a rocky promontory in Ballintoy jutting into the wild ocean waters below.
Larne, Northern Ireland

James Chaine Burial Mound

Buried upright and facing the sea, James Chaine transformed the town of Larne.
Cushendun, Northern Ireland

Cushendun Caves

400 million years of erosion shaped these fascinating seaside caves, which made an appearance on 'Game of Thrones.'
Doagh, Northern Ireland

The Holestone

This mysterious Bronze Age standing stone has become a place where couples profess their love.
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

'Journey of Doors'

A trail of "Game of Thrones"-themed doors carved from fallen trees from the iconic Dark Hedges.
Larne, Northern Ireland

The Armada Tree

This gnarled old tree supposedly sprouted from seeds kept in the pocket of a 16th-century Spanish sailor.
Larne, Northern Ireland

Madman's Window

It is said a heartbroken man visited the gap every day to stare blankly out at the sea.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Dark Hedges

The atmospheric road was never meant to be so creepy.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

C.S. Lewis Square

Step into Narnia at this small park featuring statues from "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Botanic Gardens Palm House

For part of the year, this innovative greenhouse is painted white to keep the plants from getting scorched.
Stavanger, Norway

Iddis: The Norwegian Printing and The Norwegian Canning Museum

A former factory now pays tribute to a local industry fueled by sardines.