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  • Canals of Venice thumbnail
    A view of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.
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    Thanks to its canals, Venice is known to be one of the most magical places on earth. The city is a testament to the ingenuity of the human spirit and man-made invention. Stone buildings of great beauty sit on the water; boats of varying sizes traverse the canals the way cars, trucks, and buses crowd the streets of more conventional cities; crowds throng the bridges and narrow pedestrian streets ...

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  • 3 Alhambra

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    An overall view of the Alhambra complex in Granada, Spain.
    The Alhambra is the jewel of ancient Moorish Spain and is one of the country's major attractions and national treasure. It is an oasis of splendor set against the backdrop of mountains and the city of Granada. Alhambra is one of 851 sites worldwide on UNESCO's World Heritage preservation list and is the main tourist attraction in  Granada ...

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    An overall view of the Westminster Palace and Clock Tower.
    Also known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster is one of London’s most iconic architectural landmarks and tourist attraction. It serves as the meeting place of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and lies on the northern bank of the River Thames, with three towers rising above ...

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    An angled view of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia, Spain.
    Santiago de Compostela is located in northwest Spain. It has its own airport, approximately 11km southeast of the town. It is also accessible by walking the Camino de Santiago, the old pilgrimage route to the tomb of St ...

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  • 6 Amalfi Coast

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    Part of the Amalfi Coast in Italy.
    The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline of about 25km in the Gulf of Salerno in Campania, Italy. It is famous worldwide for its natural beauty and colorful villages. The famous coast takes its name from its most important city-village, Amalfi, the historic Amalfi Republic's historic capital, which is now a small and beautiful tourist destination ...

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    A Sistine Chapel wall and ceiling overview.
    In Rome, the Sistine Chapel is named for Sixtus IV della Rovere, who was Pope from 1471 to 1484. The chapel's interior walls are covered in exquisite frescoes painted by some of the greatest Italian artists in history, including Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, and of course Michelangelo, who painted the stunning frescoes which adorn the ceiling ...

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  • 8 Stonehenge

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    A panoramic view of the Stonehenge wonder.
    Many places in this world receive many visitors and are considered important tourist attractions. Some places are popular due to their natural beauty, while others are popular as they have some unique man-made features in them. There are still other places that are a combination of both these qualities ...

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    Saint Peter's square at the Vatican within Rome.
    You are standing in a courtyard, surrounded by hundreds of other people equally awed by the majesty of the sights you are all-seeing. Before you, over 400 feet tall and almost 400 years old, rises the magnificent Saint Peter's Cathedral. As you turn to glance about the elliptical colonnade in wonder, you are greeted with the sight of hundreds of pillars holding up the ancient Baroque architecture ...

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  • 10 Cinque Terre

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    The village of Manarola in Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy.
    Located in Italy's Liguria region, the predominant portion of the Cinque Terre is located on the coast of the Italian Riviera. It also comprises five villages: Riomaggiore, Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Manarola. The low-leveled hills note cinque Terre by the name La Spezia ...

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    A building by the Puerta Del Sol Square in Madrid, Spain.
    The Puerta Del Sol surrounds the city since the 15th century and is one of the most popular and busiest locations, not just amongst tourists but also with the local Madrilènos. Translating in Spanish as the Gate of the Sun, it is the center from where Madrid Roads are measured and is facing the East direction. Hence this is point zero or kilometer zero for road measurements in the city ...

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  • Barri Gòtic Medieval Quarter thumbnail
    A narrow street in the Barri Gòtic medieval neighbourhood of Bacelona.
    The Gothic Medieval Quarter of Barcelona is part of the larger Old Barcelona or Casc Antic district. Locally, the Gothic Medieval Quarter is called Barri Gòtic. You can easily reach the area by taking the L3 metro line to the Liceu stop. After that, it is best to rely on your feet to get you from place to place ...

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    Part of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra facade in Kiev.
    Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, or Kiev Monastery of the Caves,  is an important Ukrainian Orthodox monastery (Lavra) located in the city of Kiev. It is considered to be one of the holiest places in Ukraine. The monastery's architectural style is Baroque. It is well recognized for its golden rooftops and very elegant paintings and ornaments ...

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    A picture of the Puente Nuevo Bridge in Ronda, Andalusia, Spain.
    Puente Nuevo, also meaning the New Bridge in Spanish, runs across the Guadalevin River and the El Tajo gorge in the town of Ronda in Andalusia, Spain. Though the bridge's views are spectacular, and something is intimidating about this 120 meters deep gorge, it is not that unique from an engineering perspective ...

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    Part of Palace of Versailles near Paris, France.
    The "City of Light" is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful and fascinating cities - you could spend a lifetime here and not see everything that Paris has to offer. An easy day trip from Paris is to the Palace of Versailles, one of Europe's most spectacular and largest royal homes. Versailles is about a 30-minute train ride from the center of the city ...

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    The Villa Borghese mansion in Rome.
    The Villa Borghese is a large natural park in Rome. It contains a few buildings, attractions and hosts the Galleria Borghese museum. Its main entrance is through the upward leading path of the Spanish Steps ...

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    The leaning Tower of Pisa in Tuscany, Italy.
    The Pisa Tower, otherwise known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, really was a labor of love, taking well over a hundred and fifty years to build. This tower is the campanile of Italy's cathedral, which means that it is a freestanding bell tower. The tower is located in what is known as the Field of Miracles (Campo dei Miracles), which is behind the actual cathedral's main building ...

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  • 18 Roman Forum

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    Overall view of the Roman Forum
    The Roman Forum, the heart of Rome. The citizens of ancient Rome spent a good part of their days there. The great place was surrounded with temples and legal buildings and filled with statues, bridges, arcs, and columns ...

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  • 19 Playa Mayor

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    Part of Playa Mayor in Madrid, Spain.
    Plaza Mayor reflecting monumental Madrid, Spain, is the center of the city. Originally known as Plaza Del Arabal, was redesigned after a series of fires. Juan De Villanueva was the architect responsible for reconstructing the building in 1790 ...

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  • 20 Musee d'Orsay

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    Famous clock in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France.
    In Paris, France, Musee d'Orsay is a museum located in what used to be a railway station, the Gare d'Orsay. This museum boasts a huge collection of paintings by Renoir, Monet, Delacroix, Degas, Gaugin, Van Gogh, and other impressionist artists. It also focuses on the art scene between 1848 and 1915, which is the early modern era for art in France ...

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  • 21 Buda Castle

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    Part of the the Buda Castle in Budapest.
    The Buda castle was built in the late Gothic style during the 14th century at the southern end of the hill where it currently stands.  In the middle of the 13th century, after the Tatar invasion of 1241, King Bela IV of Hungary began rebuilding all the fortresses, reinforcing them with stone walls, and ordering the erection of about a hundred new castles ...

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    Part of the highly decorated interior of St. John's Co-Cathedral in Malta.
    St. John's Co-Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral located in Valletta, Malta. It was built between 1573 and 1577 by the Knights of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem according to the plans of the Maltese military architect Ġlormu Cassar (then already at the origin of several important buildings in Valletta) ...

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    A view of Florence's Duomo Cathedral in Italy.
    Florence's skyline (Firenze), Italy, wouldn't be the same without the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, or Duomo, that so personifies the grandeur and elegance of the city.

    The Duomo, which translates to 'the Cathedral' or 'Dome Cathedral', has a long and regal history dating back to the end of the 13th century ...

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    Facade of the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.
    The Museo del Prado, or Prado Museum, is located on the Calle Ruiz de Alarcón in Madrid. It is arguably Spain's most famous art museum. To reach Museo del Prado take the light blue line metro to the Atocha stop or the red line metro to the Banco de España stop ...

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    A landscape view of the old Genoa port in Liguria, Italy.
    The port is the historical and geographical backbone of Genoa. The first port in Italy is a huge complex 22 km long with 2 lanterns, 6 marinas, an aquarium, a sea museum, another of the Antarctic, bars and restaurants, terminals for ferries and cruise ships, shipyards and containers ...

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  • 26 Trevi Fountain

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    The famous Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy.
    The Trevi Fountain is one of the most popular and photographed fountain in the world. This grand fountain, most likely the most beautiful one in Rome, is located in the Quirinale district and is clearly the masterpiece of the small Trevi square ...

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    An angled view of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.
    Schönbrunn Palace, also known as the Viennese Versailles, is one of Austria's main historical and cultural buildings. Since the 19th century, it has been one of the main tourist attractions in the city of Vienna and has been featured in postcards, documentaries, and various cinematographic films ...

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    A view of the lake in Parque del Buen Retiro in Madrid, Spain.
    Parque del Buen Retiro is located in the heart of Madrid, Spain. It is best accessed through the Alcala Gate. You can reach it by taking the metro to the Retiro or Ibiza stops. This scenic park is open all year round, but the weather is best in the spring and fall ...

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  • 29 Montjuïc

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    A view of Barcelona from Montjuïc.
    Montjuïc is a large hill and wooded area located southeast of the center of Barcelona in Spain. Parts of Montjuïc overlook the Mediterranean Sea. Montjuïc is a big place, but the best metro access comes on lines 1 and 3 at the Espanya stop. No matter from where you leave the park, you should be able to find a bus service ...

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    A view of the Sainte Chapelle's ceiling in Paris, France.
    A jewelry box. A light show. A diamond reflecting the light with its many facets.This is La Sainte Chapelle in Paris and more. It is best to visit this chapel's gem during the day when there is plenty of sunlight ...

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    Part of the interior of St.Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.
    The Saint Patrick's Cathedral is the seat of the Anglican Church of Ireland. It is located on an ancient site of worship in the southern quarters of Dublin's old town. The building is located on a spring, where Patrick of Ireland baptized his faithful ...

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  • Meteora Rocks and Monasteries thumbnail
    A Monastery on top of a Meteora rock formation in Greece.
    Meteora is a geological formation in the Thessaly region of Greece. They are home to several Orthodox Christian monasteries perched on top of gray cliffs and rocky peaks, sculpted by erosion. The spectacular mix of nature and human-made buildings on top has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 ...

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    Exterior view of Centre Pompidou in Paris.
    The Centre Georges Pompidou is to be found in the Beaubourg area of Paris, France. It is near Marais and Les Halles at the IVe arrondissement. This controversial building was constructed in the 1970s and now houses a variety of institutions ...

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    One side of the Champs-Élisées in Paris.
    Undoubtedly the most famous avenue in the world, Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, is blessed with a unique elegance and charm. That is also why it is considered the world's most beautiful avenue. Even with traffic surging along it, there really is something special in the experience of ambling along Champs-Elysees ...

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    An interior view of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.
    La Sagrada Família, or Church of the Holy Family, is located in central Barcelona. Take the metro line 2 or 5 to the Sagrada Família stop. Admission is 11€ ($16) for adults and 9€ ($13) for students and seniors. This price does not include the lift up to the spire ...

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    The Promenade de la Croisette street in Cannes.
    The first thing that comes to mind when you say Cannes is the Cannes Film Festival, with all its glitz and glamour. And yes, La Croisette is very much part of this, as this promenade is very much a part of the activities for the film festival. Promenade de la Croisette (which, in English, means the 'Avenue of the Little Cross' is a famous boulevard that spans its share of the Mediterranean Sea ...

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    A nice panorama of the Plants Garden in Montpellier, France.
    Visit the oldest garden in all of France – the Jardins des Plantes in Montpellier in the Languedoc-Rousillon region. It may come as a surprise to most tourists, but this haven is just 20 minutes walk from the Place de la Comedie. But these lovely gardens are a welcome respite and a haven of peace and tranquility ...

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  • 38 Spanish Steps

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    The famous Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy.
    The Spanish Steps is another top-rated attraction located in Rome's heart ('Centro Historico'). It is also one of Rome's favorite romantic spots and one of the most popular city landmarks.The Spanish Steps has 138 steps that connect the Piazza di Spagna (or Spanish Square), one of the most elegant square, at the bottom to the Franciscan Trinità dei Monti church at a higher level ...

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    The Hungarian Parliament exterior.
    The Hungarian Parliament (Országház) is a large building, inaugurated at the beginning of the 20th century, located on the eastern bank of the Danube in Budapest. Since 1902, it has been the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary and, as such, hosts the parliamentary services as well as the Library of the National Assembly of Hungary ...

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  • 40 The Reichstag

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    Part of the Reichstag building in Berlin.
    Constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire, the Reichstag was created as a massive Neo-Renaissance palace, with the Emperor himself's foundation stone in 1884. It opened ten years later but was severely damaged after being set on fire in 1933. In the aftermath of World War II, the building largely fell into disuse, with the German Democratic Republic parliament meeting in East Berlin’s Palast der Republik and the Bundestag parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany meeting in Bonn’s Bundeshaus ...

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    The facade of La Conciergerie by the Seine River.
    The Conciergerie is a fortress in Paris, France that used to house kings and subsequently prisoners. It served as the Royal Apartments before completing the Louvre, which became the new Royal Residence. La Conciergerie was constructed during the early part of the 14th century ...

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  • 43 Eiffel Tower

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    Looking up at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
    The Eiffel Tower is a tall tower made of steel as its visible skeleton and is one of the most iconic building in Paris and France. The base structure itself is 300 m (984 feet) high, but its total height reaches 324 m (1063 feet) with its antenna-type tip.

    How big is the Eiffel Tower

    Gustave Eiffel's design allows for wind to pass through the countless openings so that although the 7000-ton tower is twice as tall as the Washington Monument, it weighs 70,000 tons less ...

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  • 44 Rialto Bridge

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    A picture of the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy.
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    The Rialto Bridge is the oldest of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal in Venice. It is approximately located in the center of the main island of Venice. When walking from the train station towards Piazza San Marco,  it is most likely one of the first tourist attractions to be recognized ...

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    Water view of the Ca' d'Oro in Venice, Italy.
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    Officially titled Palazzo Santa Sofia, the Ca’ d’Oro (or “Golden House”) is one of Venice’s oldest palaces on the Grand Canal. It was nicknamed due to the gilt and polychrome decorations that once adorned the walls, with delicate marble filigree by Bartolomeo Bon on the façade that would have made an undeniably impressive vision ...

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    Interior view of the La Fenice Theatre in Venice, Italy.
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    Teatro La Fenice is an opera-theatre house located in the heart of Venice. It was here that some of the most celebrated operas were premiered during the 19th century, including those by composers such as Verdi, Bellini and Rossini ...

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    One of the famous gondolas in Venice, Italy.
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    Venice's iconic symbol, gondolas, are a traditional, flat-bottomed rowing boat that was once the preferred means for Venetians to get around the city’s canals. These wooden boats are made by hand in special workshops known as squeri, with some still in operation today. A ride in one of these remains one of the top things to do in Venice by tourists ...

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    Facade view of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, Veneto, Italy.
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    Dating to the 16th century, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco is one of the most beautiful buildings in Venice. It was constructed from white marble to house a charitable society dedicated to San Rocco, regarded by many as a protector against the plague. It was designed like most other scuole in Venice, with two halls (one on the ground floor and the other above), with a staircase and landing topped by a dome connecting the two ...

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  • 49 Ca' Rezzonico

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    A close view of the Ca' Rezzonico Palace in Venice.
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    Located on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere, Palazzo Rezzonico (also known as Ca' Rezzonico) is an opulent palace that provides a fascinating glimpse into 18th-century Venetian life. It is sumptuously furnished with Baroque and Rococo period pieces, silk wall coverings and Flemish tapestries, together with housing a museum that highlights the importance of luxury goods to the 18th-century Venetian economy ...

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    Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari Church in Venice, Veneto, Italy.
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    Situated on the Campo dei Frari at the center of the neighborhood-district of San Polo, the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is an important church in Venice. Affectionately known as the “Frari”, construction began on the church around 1340 by the Franciscans and its immense campanile (the second tallest in the city) was completed in 1396 ...

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    Aerial view of the Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral on the island of Torcello in Venice, Italy.
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    Considered the “parent island” of Venice, Torcello lies at the Venetian Lagoon's northern end. It was first settled in the 5th century, developing into a bustling commercial town with its own cathedral by the 12th century and believed to be where Venice’s population originated ...

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    A view of the upper facade of the Santa Maria dei Miracoli church in Venice, Italy.
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    Nicknamed the “marble church”, Santa Maria dei Miracoli is one of the best-preserved examples of early Venetian Renaissance architecture. It was designed by Pietro Lombardo and built between 1481 and 1489 to enshrine a picture of the Virgin Mary, with the plans expanded in 1484 to include a new convent ...

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    Part of the Lido di Venezia sandbar in Venice, Italy.
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    Separating the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea, the Lido di Venezia is a 12-kilometer-long strip of sand that is considered Europe’s first beach resort. It was once the place to be seen for celebrities and royalty, with grand hotels and Art Nouveau villas lining its golden sands. It’s just a short vaporetto ride from St ...

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    A raising view of the San Marco Campanile at St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy.
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    One of Venice's most iconic landmarks, the Campanile di San Marco is the soaring bell tower of Saint Mark’s Basilica. It stands alone in a corner of Piazza San Marco near the front of the basilica and towers to a height of almost 100 meters. It features a fluted brick shaft and a loggia that surrounds a belfry housing five bells ...

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    An angled view of Venice's Clock Tower at St.Mark's Square.
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    Towering on the northern side of Piazza San Marco near the entrance to the Merceria, the Torre dell’Orologio adjoins the eastern end of the Procuratie Vecchie. This Renaissance clock tower, and popular point of interest, dates to the late 15th century and was designed to exhibit Venice's wealth and strategically placed to be visible from the lagoon waters ...

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    Exterior view of the Santi Giovanni e Paolo church in Venice, Veneto.
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    One of the largest churches in Venice, Santi Giovanni e Paolo is located in the Castello sestiere and was built on the remains of an earlier church. Doge Jacopo Tiepolo donated the land after he experienced a vivid dream in which white doves flew over it. Most of Venice’s doges had their funerals within Santi Giovanni de Paolo in the post-15th century, with 25 buried at the basilica ...

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    An overall view of the Santa Margherita Square in Venice, Veneto, Italy.
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    Situated near the University of Venice, Campo Santa Margherita is a prominent city square in the Dorsoduro sestiere. It is named after a church that once stood on its northern side and has long been home to fisherman’s stalls and a small vegetable market. Its proximity to the university and the St ...

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    A view of the Campo San Barnaba from a canal in Venice.
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    Located in Venice's lively Dorsoduro sestiere, the Campo San Barnaba is a little square named after the San Barnaba Church that stands by it. This Neoclassical church was dedicated to the Apostle Saint Barnabas and dates to 1776. It was reconstructed based on designs by Lorenzo Boschetti. It features a 11th-century campanile with a pinecone-shaped spire that is slightly detached from the main church ...

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  • 60 Murano

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    A canal on a Murano island in Venice, Italy.
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    Renowned for its long tradition of glassmaking, Murano is a series of seven islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon. Jump aboard a vaporetto and make the short ride across the lagoon to visit Murano’s Museo del Vetro and shop for locally crafted glasswork. The Museo del Vetro is located within the 17th-century Palazzo Giustinian and features a magnificent collection of Venetian glass dating back to Roman times ...

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    Mont St-Michel in France
    Mont Saint-Michel, France, as seen from afar, is mystical, imposing, and magical. It stands majestic as it gazes down from its lofty heights. It stands in the bay that is daily assaulted by the highest tides in Europe. Seated from its lofty height, it provides you with magnificent panoramas of the Bretagne and Normandy coastline ...

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  • 62 Pantheon

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    The Pantheon in Rome.
    The Roman Pantheon is now the best-preserved building in Rome and the oldest 'important' building in the world to still have an entirely intact roof. The building's design is attributed to Apollodorus of Damascus, a second-century Greek engineer and architect. While the method of construction of the Pantheon has never been determined, there is no doubt that it is a truly remarkable achievement ...

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    The Basilique du Sacré Coeur exterior.
    Basilique Sacre Coeur is a revered landmark in Paris, France. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart marks the city's highest point, on top of the hill of Montmartre. And from that lofty mount, it serves as a very visible reminder of Christian traditions ...

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    The Arc de Triomphe in the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
    The monument stands for triumph – the triumph of the human spirit against the odds. In Paris, the Arc de Triomphe stands proudly, a fitting memorial to homage the brave ones who fought during the Napoleonic Wars for the honor and freedom of their beloved country, France ...

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    The War Gallery of 1812 in the State Hermitage Museum.
    In Saint Petersburg, Russia, the Hermitage Museum is one of the largest art galleries and museums of antiquities in the world. Six buildings by the Neva river ost the museum's large collection. The Winter Palace, which was the ancient stars' residence, is the most important one ...

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  • 66 Gottorf Castle

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    The exterior of the Gottorf Castle.
    Located on an island in the Schlei, a narrow inlet of the Baltic Sea, Schloss Gottorf is a historic castle estate that served as the House of Oldenburg's ancestral home. It lies just a couple of kilometers from the Old Town of Schleswig and boasts two of the state’s most significant museums. The island was first settled as an estate in the 12th century as Bishop Occo of Schleswig's residence before being transferred to the Count of Holstein of the House of Schauenburg in 1340 ...

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    The front gate at the Buckingham Palace
    The British monarchy's official residence and headquarters in London, Buckingham Palace, lies in the City of Westminster. It was built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 and was acquired by King George III in 1761 to serve as a private residence for Queen Charlotte. Known at the time as Buckingham House, it was enlarged in the 19th century by architects John Nash and Edward Blore and became the British monarch's residence when Queen Victoria took to the throne in 1837 ...

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  • 68 Tower Bridge

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    The Tower Bridge in London.
    The Tower Bridge is a British bascule and suspension bridge. Its decorative facades are made of granite while the rest of the structure and foundation are made of typical steel and concrete. It is located close to the Tower of London for why they partly share its name ...

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  • 69 Grand Place

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    Historic buildings around the Grand Place in Brussels.
    World-famous for its ornamental richness, it is bordered by the guilds' houses, the Town Hall, and the King's House (Broodhuis in Dutch). Victor Hugo considered it to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage location in 1998. In August 1695, during the War of the League of Augsburg, most of the houses, some of which were still made of wood, were destroyed during the city's bombardment by French troops commanded by Marshal de Villeroy ...

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  • 72 Pena Palace

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    The colorful Pena Palace in Portugal.
    The Palácio Nacional da Pena is a Portuguese historic building located on one of the peaks of the Sintra Mountains, in the heart of a 200-hectare park in the city of Sintra. It is characterized by its bright colors, yellow and red. We owe it to Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He was of German origin and became an adopted Portuguese as a result of his alliance with Queen Marie II ...

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  • 73 Prague Castle

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    Part of the Prague Castle complex.
    Prague Castle is an architectural complex located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Despite the successive fires and invasions, it is one of the most remarkable, sumptuous, and emblematic vestiges of the city's great historical, cultural and social past ...

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    The top of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
    Built by Prussian king Frederick William II during the early Batavian Revolution, the Brandenburg Gate is one of Germany's most iconic landmarks. This 18th-century Neoclassical sandstone monument was modeled on the Acropolis in Athens and is located at the start of the road that extends from Berlin to Brandenburg an der Havel ...

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    The exterior of the Mainz Cathedral in Germany.
    Nestled in the historic heart of Mainz is St. Martin’s Cathedral, a 1000-year-old cathedral that serves as the episcopal see of the Bishop of Mainz. Its soaring towers dominate the pedestrianized Old Town's half-timbered houses, and it represents the high point of Romanesque cathedral architecture in Germany ...

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    Deers in the Eekholt Wildlife Park.
    Located on the northern edge of the Segeberger Forest between the towns of Bad Bramstedt and Bad Segeberg, the Eekholt Wildlife Park is home to around 100 different species of native wildlife. It showcases the animals in their natural habitats while raising awareness about sustainability in nature. The Eekholt Wildlife Park was founded in 1970 and is still privately run to this day ...

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  • 77 Lake Garda

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    A town by the Lake of Garda in northern Italy.
    Lake Garda is the largest and probably the most popular Italian lake, situated halfway between Milan and Venice. With its 50km length and 20km width, it covers three regions. Home to a collection of traditional towns that have retained its character and culture and at a stone's throw from Italy’s most iconic cities is Lake Garda, a perfect destination for everyone ...

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    The Arena di Verona is an ancient Roman amphitheater located in Verona (province of Veneto, in northern Italy) that could accommodate about 30,000 spectators. The amphitheater has a height of 32 meters. Often considered the third Roman amphitheater by its dimensions, after the Flavian amphitheater (Colosseum) in Rome and the amphitheater in Capua ...

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    Part of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.
    The Cliffs of Moher are a range of cliffs near the town of Liscannor on the western coast of  Ireland. They rise to 214 m above the Atlantic Ocean over a length of eight kilometers. An unmissable place for tourism in Ireland is the most visited natural site in the country; the Cliffs of Moher fascinate with their beauty and dizzying slopes ...

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    Part of the Chillon Castle in Lake Geneva.
    The Chillon Castle is a Swiss castle of medieval origin located on Lake Geneva's shores. It is oblong in shape, with dimensions of 110 m long by 50 m wide and a maximum height of 25 m. It was an important defensive building since the Bronze Age, which the Romans later fortified ...

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    The Matterhorn mountain in the European Alps.
    The Matterhorn, or Mont Cervin in French, is possibly the most famous mountain in the Alps for its spectacular pyramidal shape. Its summit, at 4,478 meters, is the fifth highest peak in the Alps. The mountain is located on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It is above the city of Zermatt, in the canton of Valais, to the northeast, and Breuil-Cervinia, in the Aosta Valley, to the south ...

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  • 83 Lake Bled

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    The Lake Bled Island in Slovenia.
    Located 55 km from Slovenia's capital Ljubljana. It is one of the most beautiful and touristic lakes in the country. The lake is situated in a picturesque setting, surrounded by forests and mountains ...

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    A canal in Amsterdam.
    Amsterdam's canals stretch for a total of more than one hundred kilometers, with some 1,500 bridges crossing them, linking about 90 islands. Sightseeing is one of the many exciting things to do in Amsterdam. Canal cruises will take tourists to some of the fascinating attractions within the city ...

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    Inside the Le Meurice Hotel in Paris
    Le Meurice is a neo-classical 5-star hotel founded by Charles-Augustin Meurice in 1835. It is located at 228, rue de Rivoli in the 1st district of Paris. It has been awarded the 'Palace' distinction in 2011 and the 'Living Heritage Company' distinction in 2012 ...

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    The exterior of the InterContinental Carlton Cannes hotel.
    The Hôtel InterContinental Carlton Cannes is a luxury hotel built in 1911 on the Mediterranean Sea's shores on the Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes, France. It has been declared a historical monument. This hotel was built for Henry Ruhl by the architects Charles Dalmas of Nice and Marcellin Mayère of Cannes between 1909 and 1913 ...

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    The exterior of the Hotel Negresco in Nice.
    The Hotel Negresco is a five-star luxury hotel located on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. It is one of the few surviving hotels of the early 20th century and one of the last independent establishments of this class. Its facades are based on a neoclassical framework, with opulent, quasi-baroque ornamentation ...

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    The exterior of the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat.
    The building has stood since 1908, and its location has made it a legend. This large coastal hotel is installed facing the sea. And the show is obvious as soon as you walk through the door. Below, one of the most beautiful hotel gardens on the Riviera (Aleppo pines, purple bougainvillea, etc ...

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  • 89 Doge's Palace

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    A view of Doge's Palace in Venice, Italy.
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    One of Venice's biggest attractions is the spectacular Doge's Palace, also known as the Palazzo Ducale. Much of the present building dates from the 15th century – although an earlier building on the spot may date back to the 9th century - has been rebuilt and added several times ...

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    View of the two famous columns of San Marco and San Teodoro in Venice, Italy.
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    Located overlooking the water in Piazza San Marco, the Colonna di San Marco e San Teodoro are two columns topped with bronze and marble statues that honor Venice’s patron saints. San Marco Evangelista is depicted as a winged lion on the Column of the Lion, while San Teodoro is seen atop the other. Together with Palazzo Ducale and the Marciana Library docks, they greet visitors accessing Piazza San Marco from the sea ...

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  • The Massif des Calanques offer a unique experience. This geological formation shaped like fingers mark the rocky coastline between Marseille and Cassis in Provence. Hiking, going on trails, diving, swimming and rock-climbing are just some of the sports that are yours to enjoy as you get a load of the Calanques ...

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    Neuschwanstein Castle exterior in Bavaria, Germany.
    The Neuschwanstein Castle, located in Germany's Bavarian region, is the ultimate when you are thinking of fantasy castles. It is the quintessential 19th-century romantic palace. 
    Commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and homage to Richard Wagner, Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the world’s most photographed royal residences ...

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  • 94 Las Ramblas

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    Las Ramblas is the main artery of Old Barcelona. It is approximately half a mile of boulevard that intersects the city center. On one side of Las Ramblas is the Gothic Medieval Quarter; on the other side is the Raval area ...

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  • 95 Moscow Kremlin

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    The Kremlin in Moscow.
    What is a visit to Russia without a trip to the Kremlin in Moscow? This imposing site has stood witness to many tumultuous and victorious moments in Russian History. It is in itself an awe-inspiring sight. The Kremlin (or literally, 'fortified town') is the seat of power in Russia. It is from this fortress city that the czars issued their commands and ruled all of Russia ...

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  • Named after Pavel Tretyakov, the Tretyakov Gallery, in Moscow, is one of the most important art museums in the world. It houses a large collection of art, including about 2,000 Russian art works donated by its namesake. Tretyakov donated the works from his private collection during the late 19th century ...

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  • The monument stands at the Decembrists Square, opposite the Neva River in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is framed by St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Admiralty and the buildings of the former Synod and Senate. It is said that as long as the monument stands in the midst of the city, St ...

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    The Castello Sforzesco fortress.
    Castello Sforzesco in Milan, Italy is a splendid palace that holds a significant place in Italian history. This fortified palace is a much-beloved landmark, as it stood witness to the ebbs and flows of the city of Milan. It was built by the Viscontis and the Sforzas, powerful men who ruled Northern Italy during the late Middle Ages until the Renaissance period ...

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  • The Barcelona Aquarium is located on Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell off the Ronda del Litoral in Barcelona, Catalonia, and directly on the waterfront. The aquarium opens at 9:30am all year round, but its closing times vary according to the seasons; check the website before planning your trip. Admission to the Barcelona Aquarium is 17€ ($24) for adults and 12 ($17) for children ...

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  • 100 Palacio Real

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    The Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.
    Madrid's Royal Palace is the largest of its kind in Western Europe, spanning over 135000 m sq with approximately 2800 rooms. Palacio Real is the largest building and architectural splendor in Madrid, Spain. Originating from the 18th and 19th centuries, it is the Royal Family's official residence, though not currently used as a residence but only on occasions ...

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