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UNESCO World Heritage Site Challenge: Historic Centre of Córdoba

Another stop on a recent Portugal/Spain road trip was the city of Córdoba. This has definitely been one of my favourite Unesco sites so far, partly because of the fantastic architecture but also because of the fascinating history behind the … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: The Statue of Liberty

I had the chance to visit the Statue of Liberty in Spring 2008 on my first ever trip to New York (and the USA). It’s an imposing sight, recognised by millions around the world. We took a boat to the  … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: Monastery of Batalha

Following on from my last post on the Monastery of Alcobaça, the Monastery of Batalha, in Central Portugal was about a 30 minute drive away. The date building works began on this cathedral is not confirmed, although it is known … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: Monastery of Alcobaça

I recently had the chance to visit another two UNESCO World Heritage site, this monastery and also the Monastery of Batalha, both in central Portugal. The Monastery of St. Maria de Alcobaça was founded in 1153. The construction lasted several … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites: A Challenge

“Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to the future generations.” UNESCO (2008) UNESCO which stands for United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has created a list of 911 … Continue reading

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