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Wawel Cathedral – Resting Place of Polish Kings and Queens

The Polish Cathedral Basilica of Saints Stanislaw and Vaclav, more commonly known as Wawel Cathedral, lies on Cracow's Wawel Hill, and was built in...

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

The remnants of what was once the hub of an important and thriving culture fill a remote, arid valley in northwestern New Mexico. It’s...

Kalaupapa Historical Park

The Kalaupapa Historical Park covers an area of roughly 10 square miles (26 sq km) and spreads across the Kalaupapa Peninsula (Makanalua Peninsula) on...

Roanoke – The Lost Colony

According to popular myth, the first English attempt to settle in North America – Sir Walter Raleigh’s colony at Roanoke – remains an unsolved...

Notre-Dame d’Amiens

The queen of Gothic religious architecture is not the Parisian cathedral that Hugo’s hunchback called home, but another grande dame in unassuming little Picardy.The...

Porta Nigra

The city of Trier contains more significant Roman buildings than any other other place north of the Alps. It was designated a World Heritage...

Catedral de León

Milan Cathedral was the biggest, Chartres had the most inspiring stained-glass pictures, Palma de Majorca had the largest rose window, and so on. But...

Church of the Holy Nativity

While guided tours still come daily from Jerusalem to see Jesus’ birthplace, the locality is so drained by military turmoil that routine maintenance has...

Alhambra – Moorish Pleasure Palace

As Europe's historic monuments face unsustainable crowds, the issue of how to control visitation levels becomes critical. Drawing over two million visitors a year,...

Nuremberg Trials Courtroom

Despite their many differences, the victorious Allied powers were agreed that the chief Nazi leaders should face trial for their crimes. The Palace of...

Trinity College, Dublin

Queen Elizabeth I founded Trinity College, Dublin's oldest and most famous educational institution, in 1592. Originally a Protestant college, it only began to take...

Hatfield House

Robert Cecil, 1 st Earl of Salisbury, was probably the most influential man in the kingdom when he started building Hatfield House in 1607....