Exploring Portugal: 14 Stunning Sights

The westernmost country of mainland Europe, Portugal is the continent’s oldest nation-state, having maintained the same borders since 1139. A country as old as it is, Portugal is rich in history and culture, in addition to stunning natural attractions. From buildings decorated in 17th-century tilework to vibrant blue oceans to a 100-year-old urban elevator, this coastal country offers both urban gems and a taste of paradise.

We’ve collected 14 images from across Trover that capture Portugal’s wonderful essence.

1. The Bica Funicular in Lisbon

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Modern Architecture: Awe-Inspiring #Details

From the framing of towering urban skyscrapers to the tiles that line subway stations, some of the most interesting images are hidden in the details. We received so many awe-inspiring #Details contributions from the Trover community, we’re revisiting some of the outstanding discoveries shared by your fellow Trovers. Without further ado, here are 1o #Details discoveries focused on modern, geometric, and futuristic architecture.

1. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City

Photo by Tony Wallbank

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11 Unusual Museums Around the World

The Lourve, the Met, the Uffizi Gallery – all iconic destinations that are must-sees in each of their respective cities. But what about the Instant Ramen museum in Ikeda, Japan? Or the pinball museum in Seattle, Washington? Despite maybe not having as much historical significance, these museums are sure to provide a fun way to spend an hour or two in any travel venture. Take a look at the ones we found for you here:

1. Cow Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Cow Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Photo by Emma King

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10 Shining Examples of Japanese Architecture

After you’ve walked the cherry blossom gardens and had the best sushi of your life, you’re bound to encounter beautiful architecture throughout Japan. From castles and pagodas to Shinto shrines, temples and historic buildings provide a glimpse of Japan’s past and cultural roots, while modern structures highlight forward-thinking technology and global influences. Enjoy a few examples of the eye-catching architecture that Japan has to offer.

1. Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan

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9 Unique Views of the Eiffel Tower

Whether you’re brave enough to trek to the top or would prefer to stay firmly grounded, a trip to Paris requires at least one photograph of the Eiffel Tower. From the top, from underneath, or from a distance, this famous piece of French architecture is a staple of the Parisian skyline.

Built for the 1889 Paris Exposition (Exposition Universelle),  the Eiffel Tower was not meant to be permanent. Before its planned demolition in 1909, the tower proved useful for radio communications and meteorological observations.

In honor of the nearly 130-year-old monument, we’ve collected nine Trover discoveries that show unique views of the Eiffel Tower.

1. On a foggy Paris day

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