I have always been fascinated by different places, sites, cultures and histories. UNESCO World Heritage sites are a list of places around the world that have been deemed important for the knowledge of mankind.
The UNESCO website states:
The World Heritage List includes 936 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.
These include 725 cultural, 183, natural, and 28 mixed properties in 153 States Parties.
My challenge is to try and visit as many of these sites as I can. I realise that this is not a quick or easy challenge, and may indeed be a challenge I never complete. Nevertheless, it will provide a more or less endless list of places to travel to.
All sites visited will be posted under the category ‘UNESCO’ but links to available blog posts will be available on this page, and will updated regularly.
Sites visited so far:
- La Grand-Place, Brussels (blog post coming soon)
- Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (blog post coming soon)
- Museumsinsel (Museum Island) (blog post coming soon)
- Berlin Modern Housing Estates (blog post coming soon)
- Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
- Historic Centre of Córdoba (blog post coming soon)
- Santiago de Compostela
- Garrison border town of Elvas and its fortifications
- Historic Cenre of Oporto
- Foz Côa Valley and Cave Art
- Monastery of Alcobaça
- Monastery of Batalha
- Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém
- Historic Centre of Guimarães
- Alto Douro Wine Region
- Historic Centre of Évora
- Convent of Christ in Tomar
- Castles and town walls of King Edward in Gwynedd (blog post coming soon)
- Durham Castle and Cathedral (blog post coming soon)
- Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast
- Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated sites (blog post coming soon)
- Blenheim Palace
- City of Bath (blog post coming soon)
- Frontiers of the Roman Empire
- Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church (blog post coming soon)
- Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine’s Abbey, and St. Martin’s Church (blog post coming soon)
- Tower of London
- Old and New towns of Edinburgh (blog post coming soon)
- Maritime Greenwich
- Dorset and East Devon Coast (blog post coming soon)
- Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
- Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (blog post coming soon)
- Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
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