1. Montreal, Canada
Montreal built many venues for the 1976 Olympics, the most famous being the Olympic Stadium, or “Big O.” The spaceship design and giant inclined tower divided opinion when it first landed in Montreal, and the cash-sucking stadium still garners criticism today. If you’re out taking photos of the weird structure, check out the Botanical Gardens across the street too (where some athletics events were held). Of course, Montreal’s appeal stands apart from the Big O-institutions like The Old Port and Mount Royal have made it one of the must-visit Olympic cities.