May 5, 2015

Milan Duomo, Italy

Photograph by Olivier Morin, AFP/Getty Images

Author Mark Twain called Milan's cathedral, the Duomo, "a poem in marble" in 1869. The Gothic masterpiece has 2,245 statues, 135 spires, 96 gargoyles, and about half a mile of tracery—just on the exterior.

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