UNESCO World Heritage challenge: Sites visited

So, as a start to my UNESCO World heritage sites challenge. I needed to investigate the list a little further and tick off places I have already visited. I will still write a post for these sites and dig out some photographs for them in the near future

Out of the current 911 sites listed, I have visited 25:


  • La Grand-Place, Brussels

Czech Republic:

  • Historic Centre of Prague


  • Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis


  • Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
  • Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  • Berlin Modern Housing Estates


  • Medina of Marrakesh
  • Kasbah of Ait-Ben-Haddou

United Kingdom:

  • Castles and town walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
  • Durham Castle and Cathedral
  • Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast
  • Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated sites
  • Blenheim Palace
  • City of Bath
  • Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  • Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church
  • Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine’s Abbey, and St. Martin’s Church
  • Tower of London
  • Old and New towns of Edinburgh
  • Maritime Greenwich
  • Derwent Valley Mills
  • Doreset and East Devon Coast
  • Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
  • Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape

United States of America:

  • Statue of Liberty

That’s it. Well, there are a few more I’ve been to as a very small child in Italy and Denmark, but based on the fact that I have only vague recollections of them I am not going to include them on my ‘visited’ list. Clearly I have a long way to go, but it will be an adventure.

The picture below was taken recently, and is perhaps one of my favourite sites, the city of Prague viewed from the observation tower on Petrin Hill which overlooks the city.


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4 Responses to UNESCO World Heritage challenge: Sites visited

  1. andy says:

    i got a surprisingly large number.

    • Angkor
    • Temple of Preah Vihear
    • Old City of Dubrovnik
    Czech Republic
    • Historic Centre of Prague
    • Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec
    • Palace and Park of Versailles
    • Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims
    • Paris, Banks of the Seine
    • The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes 9
    • Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
    • Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski *
    • Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
    • Acropolis, Athens
    • Archaeological Site of Delphi
    • Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns
    • Old Town of Corfu
    • Þingvellir National Park
    • Venice and its Lagoon
    • Historic Centre of Naples
    • Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
    • Medina of Fez
    • Medina of Marrakesh
    • Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht
    • Cracow’s Historic Centre
    • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    • Historic Centre of Évora
    • Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada 21
    • Works of Antoni Gaudí 23
    • Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
    • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
    • Historic City of Ayutthaya
    • Historic Areas of Istanbul
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    • Durham Castle and Cathedral
    • Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
    • Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey
    • Frontiers of the Roman Empire * 30
    • Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church
    • Tower of London
    • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
    • Maritime Greenwich
    • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    • Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
    Viet Nam
    • Complex of Hué Monuments
    • Ha Long Bay
    • Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Hanoi

  2. Haha, you’re way ahead of me then!

  3. Xtina says:

    I’m doing my own UNESCO challenge as well. 🙂 My 33 sites are almost all completely different that yours! Good luck with the series and I’m looking forward to following along.

    • Thanks for the comment. That’s great you’re doing a UNESCO challenge too. I don’t imagine I’ll ever get through them all, but it’s worth a try. I’ll be following your blog with interest. Hope you have fun on your trip to Greece!

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