The world is a beautiful place filled of wonder. It is a mix of nature doing it’s work and the power of the human mind to create beautiful things. Here are nine places around the globe that will make you believe in magic or at least make you feel like you are experiencing something extraordinary.
Steps to Heaven – Spain.
Eight large steps in a spiral that lead to “heaven” are found in the Monserrat Monastery, 45 minutes from the city of Barcelona. Once you reach the top of the mountain you get a beautiful view of Catalonia.
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Giant’s Causeway – Northern Ireland.
The Giant’s Causeway, is known as the fourth wonder of the United Kingdom. It is an area of approximately 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, which were initially a result of an ancient volcanic eruption. Legend has it that these balsams are the result of a causeway built by a giant.
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The Fly Geyser – Nevada.
The Fly Geyser is a man-made geyser in Fly Ranch. The geyser is the result of well was not capped correctly during drilling. As minerals dissolved and began rising, they made this colourful mound that shoots water up to five feet high into the air.
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves – New Zealand.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are famous for its population of Arachnocampa luminosa, a glowworm species found only in New Zealand. Organized tours take the visitors on boat rides under the glowworms. These worms were well known to the native Mãori people.
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Jökulsárlón – Southeast Iceland.
Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lake on the edge of the Vatnajökull glacier. The lagoon is pretty young as it is the result of global warming. Currently, it’s the deepest lake in Iceland at more than 248 meters. The lake has been featured in four Hollywood films namely, Batman Begins, A View to Kill, Die Another Day, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
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The Great Blue Hole – Belize.
The Great Blue Hole is a huge submarine sinkhole near the Lighthouse Reef. The dark hole is circular and 354 feet deep. It was formed when the sea levels were much lower; as the ocean rose, the cave was flooded.
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Little Venice – France.
Little Venice is the perfect fairytale-like location in Colmar, France. The city is well known for its preserved old town, landmarks and museums. Established in the 9th century, the town considers itself the capital of Alsatian wine.
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Prachov Rocks – Czech Republic.
The Prachov Rocks are a protected natural reserve since 1933. They are approximately five kilometres from the town of Jičín.
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Rådhuset Metro Station – Stockholm.
Rådhuset is a rapid transit station in Sweden. It puts to use organic architecture leaving bedrock exposed, appearing as a natural cave system. It opened on August 31, 1975.
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