UNESCO Sites

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as being of special cultural or physical significance. Many of these world heritage sights are in danger of being lost forever, and this wonderful organization does a great job of protecting, preserving, and educating the public about these wonderful places.

Ever since I learned about these sights, it has been my goal to visit as many of these as possible. Here is my list so far:

  • Austria – Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
  • Belgium – Historic Centre of Brugge
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina – Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
  • Cambodia – Angkor Temple
  • China – Imperial Palaces of the Ming & Qing Dynasties
  • China – The Great Wall
  • China – The Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden
  • China – The Temple of Heaven
  • Colombia – Port, Fortresses, & Monuments of Cartagena
  • Colombia – Coffee Cultural Landscape of Antioquia
  • Croatia – Old City of Dubrovnik
  • Croatia – Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
  • Croatia – Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Czechia – Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov
  • Czechia – Historic Centre of Prague
  • Czechia – Kurna Hora: Church of St. Barbara and Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec
  • Egypt – Historic Cairo
  • Egypt – Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
  • Egypt – Memphis and its Acropolis- The Pyramid Fields from Giza
  • France – Mont St. Michel & its Bay
  • France – Palace & Park of Versailles
  • France – Cathedral of Notre Dame
  • France – Banks of the Seine River in Paris
  • Greece – The Acropolis of Athens
  • Greece- Archaeological Site of Delphi
  • The Holy See – Vatican City
  • The Holy See – Properties of such in the Holy City of Rome
  • Hungary – Budapest, including the banks of the Danube, & the Buda Castle Quarter
  • Indonesia – The cultural landscape of the Bali Province
  • Iceland – Thingvellir National Park
  • Italy – The Historic Centre of San Gimignano
  • Italy – Venice and its Lagoon
  • Italy – Piazza del Duomo in Pisa
  • Italy – The Historic Centre of Firenze
  • Italy – The Historic Centre of Rome
  • Italy – The Historic Centre of Siena
  • Italy – The archaeological area of Pompeii
  • Italy – The Basilica of San Francesco of Assisi
  • Jordan – Petra
  • Jordan – Wadi Rum Protected Area
  • Morocco – The Medina of Marrakech
  • Morocco – The Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Montenegro- Natural and Cultural-Historical Region of Kotor
  • Netherlands – 17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam
  • Peru – The City of Cuzco
  • Peru – The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
  • Peru – The Historic Centre of Lima
  • Portugal – The Historic Centre of Oporto
  • Spain – The Alhambra, Generalife & Albayzin of Granada
  • Spain – The Historic Centre of Cordoba
  • Spain – Monastery & Site of El Escorial, Madrid
  • Spain – Old Town of Avila with its Extra-Muros Churches
  • Spain – Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueducts
  • Spain – The works of Antoni Gaudi
  • Spain – The Historic City Centre of Toledo
  • Spain – The Cathedral, Alcazar, & Archivo de Indias of Sevilla
  • Spain – La Lonja de La Seda in Valencia
  • Spain – Monumental Renaissance Ensembles of Úbeda & Baeza
  • Spain – Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana in Mallorca
  • Turkey – Historic areas of Istanbul
  • Tanzania- Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Tanzania – Serengeti National Park
  • Tanzania – Stone Town of Zanzibar
  • England – The Tower of London
  • England – The Palace of Westminster & Westminster Abbey
  • England – The City of Bath
  • England – The Site of Stonehenge
  • USA – Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming
  • USA – Mammoth Cave National Park – Kentucky
  • USA – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Tennessee
  • USA – The Statue of Liberty – New York
  • USA – Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona
  • USA – Monticello & The University of Virginia – Virginia
  • USA – Olympic National Park – Washington

Check out the UNESCO website: UNESCO.ORG

Tell me- did any surprise you ? How many have YOU visited?

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