Feast your unbelieving eyes on some of the finest examples of surrealist architecture.

This housing dogpile in Zaandam, Netherlands

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The 12-storey Inntel Hotel was designed by WAM Architects.

This see-through church in Limburg, Belgium

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A praise-worthy design by architect Gijs Van Vaerenbergh.

This 400-year-old castle in a tranquil garden setting

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Japan’s Hirosaki Castle was built in 1611.

Or this stirring memorial in Norway

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Artist Jonas Dahlberg’s Memory Wound pays tribute to victims of the 2011 Utøya massacre.

This otherworldly museum in the Gobi Desert

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The Ordos Museum is located in the heart of Ordos City in northern China. Built to house one million people, the largely deserted town is said to be home to only a few thousand today.

This stairway to Hell

stockholm subway Photo: Tobias Lindman/Flickr

Actually the escalator leads to Stockholm’s metro system, which is basically a miles-long art museum.

This house on a river in Vernon, France

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This public washroom in San Sebastian, Spain

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A good bathroom can never have enough mirrors.

This spaceship-inspired single-family home

house Photo: A-cero

Somosaguas House was designed by Spanish architecture studio A-Cero.

This windowless skyscraper in New York City

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Why doesn’t this 550-foot building in Lower Manhattan have any windows, and what goes on behind its grim walls? Find out.

The Longaberger basket company’s basket-shaped headquarters

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More buildings in disguise here.

These stairs that are right out of an MS Escher painting

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Chand Baori is a stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

This mesmerizing and colorful stained glass temple

Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque aka "Pink Mosque" | Shiraz Photo: imgur

The Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque, also known as Pink Mosque, can be found in Shiraz, Iran.

This Dr. Seuss-inspired hotel in Slovakia

hotel Photo: Miroslav Petrasko (hdrshooter.com)/Flickr

Book a stay in the Hotel Galéria Spirit here.

This mirror house that reflects the outside world back on itself

mirror house Photos: Johan Selbing Architecture

More info here.

Or this “invisible” tree house that’s a danger to the local bird population

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Book a stay in Sweden’s “Mirrorcube” tree hotel here.

And finally, this confusing learning center at MIT

Stata Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Photo: See-ming Lee/Flickr

Want more surreal buildings? This way, friends.

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