My UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage sites are destinations specially designated by the United Nations for their cultural and/or natural heritage. There are 1154 in total.

I have the goal of visiting 100 (I’m over half way there!)

Here are the ones I have visited so far, with their accompanying posts:

  1. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See  – March 2003 & June 2013. See Rediscovering Rome: 10 Years Later
  2. Vatican City, Holy See – March 2003 & June 2013. See Rediscovering Rome: 10 Years Later
  3. Historic Centre of Florence, Italy – March 2003 & January 2006.
  4. Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata – March 2003
  5. Acropolis, Athens – March 2003 & June 2015. See Second Time is the Charm in Ancient Athens
  6. Archaeological Site of Delphi – March 2003
  7. Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin – March 2005
  8. Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg – March 2005
  9. Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape – October 2005
  10. Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg – October 2005
  11. Historic Centre of Vienna, Austria — November 2005.
  12. Old City of Berne – December 2005
  13. Venice and its Lagoon, Italy — January 2006.
  14. La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia – February 2006
  15. Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, Granada, Spain — March 2006.
  16. Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville, Spain — March 2006
  17. Paris, Banks of the Seine, France — April 2006.
  18. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims – April 2006
  19. Historic Centre of Brugge, Belgium — April 2006.
  20. Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring of Amsterdam, Netherlands — April 2006 & January 2015
  21. Nice, Winter Resort Town of the Riviera – April 2006
  22. Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne – April 2006
  23. Cologne Cathedral – April 2006
  24. City of Bath, United Kingdom — May 2006
  25. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites, United Kingdom – May 2006
  26. Durham Castle and Cathedral – May 2006
  27. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal – May 2006
  28. The English Lake District – May 2006
  29. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, Scotland — May 2006
  30. Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church, United Kingdom – May 2006
  31. Tower of London, United Kingdom – May 2006
  32. Statue of Liberty, USA — September 2007 & October 2016. See The Best Free Things to do in New York.
  33. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks – February 2008 & March 2016
  34. Saint Catherine Area – July 2008. See Trip Journal: Sharm El Sheikh.
  35. Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae – July 2008. See Trip Journal: The Best of Egypt Tour
  36. Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis – July 2008. See Trip Journal: The Best of Egypt Tour
  37. Historic Cairo – July 2008. See Trip Journal: The Best of Egypt Tour
  38. Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur – July 2008. See Trip Journal: The Best of Egypt Tour
  39. Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena – May 2010. See Melting in Cartagena
  40. City of Quito – May 2010. See The Three Amigas.
  41. Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca – May 2010. See Odds & Ends… the last bit of Ecuador.
  42. City of Cusco – May 2010. See The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.
  43. Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu – May 2010. See The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.
  44. Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia – June 2013. See Dubrovnik: The Pearl of the Adriatic.
  45. Stari Grad Plain, Croatia – June 2013. See Hvar: The Sunniest spot in Europe.
  46. Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian, Croatia — June 2013. See A Modern Twist in Ancient Split.
  47. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia – June 2013. See Plitvice Lakes National Park.
  48. Complex of Hué Monuments, Vietnam — June 2014. See Motorcycle Adventure in Imperial Hue.
  49. Hoi An Ancient Town, Vietnam — June 2014. See Charming and Picturesque Hoi An.
  50. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam — June 2014. See Halong Bay: Where the dragon descends into the sea.
  51. Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belem in Lisbon – Dec 2014. See Highlights from Lisbon, Portugal
  52. Cultural Landscape of Sintra – Dec 2014. See Once Upon a Time in Sintra.
  53. Works of Antoni Gaudi – Jan 2015. See Park Guell: Exploring the World of Gaudi.
  54. Ephesus – June 2015. See Ruined by the Ruins of Ancient Ephesus.
  55. Hierapolis-Pamukkale – June 2015. See Pamukkale: A Cotton Castle in the Sky.
  56. Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia – June 2015. See Captivated by Cappadocia: History and Adventure in Central Turkey
  57. Historic Areas of Istanbul – July 2015. See Introducing Istanbul: Touring the Top Sights in 48 Hours
  58. Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek – September 2015.
  59. The Great Barrier Reef – December 2015. See Sailing Adventure in the Whitsundays.
  60. Sydney Opera House – December 2015. See There’s Something about Sydney.
  61. Greater Blue Mountains Area – December 2015.
  62. Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand – March 2017. See 20 photos from 12 days touring New Zealand.
  63. Grand Canyon National Park – October 2017. See Bucket List: An Arizona Road Trip.
  64. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – December 2017. See Big Adventure on the Big Island.
  65. Cape Floral Region Protected Areas – March 2018
  66. Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn – September 2018. See Photo Essay: Exploring Tallinn’s Old Town
  67. Pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan – November 2018
  68. Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco – November 2018
  69. Iguazu National Park – December 2019. See A week in Argentina: The Perfect spontaneous trip
  70. Rideau Canal – February 2020. See Winterlude: A Canadian Rite of Passage
  71. Old Town Lunenburg – September 2022
  72. Landscape of Grand Pre – September 2022
  73. Mesa Verde National Park – October 2022
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