UNESCO World Heritage List

May 18, 2013 | World Heritage Sites | 0 comments

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that is listed as a place of special cultural or physical significance. The list was designed to conserve and protect these precious sites of value. There are currently 1092 sites in total. Chances are if you visit one of these sites, you won’t regret it.

We make it a point to travel to a World Heritage Site whenever we are nearby. Sometimes we even intentionally plan our trips around the sites, or make a significant detour to view one. So far we’ve visited 55.

Algeria (2 of 7 sites)

Temple at Djemila
  • Djemila
  • Tipasa

Bahrain (1 of 2 sites)

  • Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy

Belize (1 of 1 site)

  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Colombia (1 of 8 sites)

  • Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena

Cuba (1 of 9 sites)

Castillo de la Fuerza, Havana

Egypt (2 of 7 sites)

  • Historic Cairo
  • Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur

Greece (1 of 17 sites)

Parthenon, Athens, Greece
  • Acropolis, Athens

Italy (3 of 54 sites)

Jordan (5 of 5 sites)

Wadi Rum, Jordan
  • Bethany Beyond the Jordan
  • Petra
  • Quseir Amra
  • Um er-Rasas
  • Wadi Rum

Palestine (1 of 1 site)

  • Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem

Syria (1 of 6 sites)

  • Ancient City of Damascus

Turkey (2 of 11 sites)

Blue Mosque, Istanbul
  • Historic Areas of Istanbul
  • Ephesus

United States (10 of 21 sites)

New York City
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Everglades National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Great Smokey Mountains National Park
  • Independence Hall
  • Monticello
  • Olympic National Park
  • Redwood National Park
  • San Antonio Missions
  • Statue of Liberty

Austria (1 of 9 sites)

  • Historic Center of Vienna

Belgium (2 of 11 sites)

Bruges, Belgium
  • Historic Centre of Brugge
  • La Grand Place, Brussels

Canada (1 of 17 sites)

  • Historic District of Old Quebec

Czech Republic (1 of 12 sites)

  • Historic Centre of Prague

Germany (2 of 36 sites)

Katz Castle, Germany

Hungary (1 of 8 sites)

Iceland (1 of 2 sites)

Thingvellir, Iceland
  • Thingvellir National Park

Jerusalem (1 of 1 site)

  • Old City of Jerusalem

Lebanon (1 of 5 sites)

  • Tyre

Mexico (2 of 31 sites)

Chichen Itza

Tunisia (5 of 8 sites)

United Kingdom (5 of 28 sites)

Stonehenge
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine’s Abbey, and St. Martin’s Church
  • Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey (including Saint Margaret’s Church)
  • Stonehenge
  • Tower of London

Zambia (1 of 1 sites)

Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

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