UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage Sites That I’ve Been To!

“A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational and economic legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.”

A list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites to I have been to thus far –  With 1000+ now and more being added every year I’m going to have my work cut out for me …But hey! Whats life without a goal right! I don’t have a specific rule or time allowed – I just have to feel I’ve been to, and understood the sight adequately to count it. With sites in multiple localities I try to visit as many as possible but can count even after just one if thats all I can manage. Wish me luck!!

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Visited – 222/1031

UNESCO World Heritage List


  1. Tongariro National Park – Ruapehu, New Zealand
  2. Sydney Opera House – New South Wales, Australia
  3. Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens – Victoria, Australia
  4. Greater Blue Mountains Area – New South Wales, Australia
  5. Te Wahipounamu – South Island, New Zealand
  6. Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona, United States
  7. Yosemite National Park – California, United States
  8. Statue of Liberty – New York, United States
  9. Þingvellir National Park – Bláskógabyggð, Iceland
  10. Tower of London – London, United Kingdom
  11. Westminster Palace,Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church – London, United Kingdom
  12. Paris, Banks of the Seine – Paris, France
  13. Palace and Park of Versailles – Versailles, France
  14. Palace and Park of Fontainebleau – Fontainebleau, France
  15. Old City of Berne – Bern, Switzerland
  16. Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes – Graubünden and Tirano, Italy and Switzerland
  17. Venice and its Lagoon – Province of Venezia, Italy
  18. Historic Centre of Florence – City and Province of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
  19. Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany – Tuscany, Italy
  20. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) – Province of La Spezia, Liguria Region, Italy
  21. Vatican City – Vatican City State, Holy See
  22. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura – Province of Roma, Lazio region, Italy & Vatican City State, Holy See
  23. Historic Centre of Vienna – Vienna, Austria
  24. Historic Centre of Kraków – City and County of Cracow, Poland
  25. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines – Wieliczka-Bochnia, Poland
  26. Auschwitz Birkenau: German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945) – Oswiecim County, Poland
  27. Historic Centre of Warsaw – City and County of Warsaw, Poland
  28. Vilnius Historic Centre – City of Vlilnius, Lithuania
  29. Historic Centre of Riga – City of Riga, Latvia
  30. Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn – County of Harju, Estonia
  31. Fortress of Suomenlinna – Helsinki Harbour, Region of Uusimaa, Finland
  32. Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn – Vienna, Austria
  33. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape – Breclav District, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic
  34. City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg – Graz, Austria
  35. Wachau Cultural Landscape – Towns of Krems and Melk, Austria
  36. Fertöd / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape – State of Burgenland, Austria / County of Györ-Moson-Sopron, Hungary
  37. City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications- Luxembourg City,Luxembourg
  38. Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier – State of Rhineland-Palatinate, German
  39. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl – State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  40. Cologne Cathedral – State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  41. Aachen Cathedral – State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  42. La Grand-Place, Brussels – City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
  43. Stoclet House – Brussels, Belgium
  44. Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta – Brussels, Belgium
  45. Flemish Béguinages – Flanders Region, Provinces of Antwerp, Limburg, Eastern Flanders, Western Flanders, and Flemish Brabant, Belgium
  46. Historic Centre of Brugge – Brugge, Belgium
  47. Belfries of Belgium and France – Brugge / Antwerp, Belgium
  48. Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex – Antwerp, Flanders Region, Belgium
  49. Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House) – Utrecht, Netherlands
  50. Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout – Municipalities of Alblasserdam and Nieuw-Lekkerland, Province of Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  51. Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder) – Province of Noord-Holland, Netherlands
  52. Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  53. Defence Line of Amsterdam – Provinces of Noord-Holland and Utrecht, Netherlands
  54. Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment – County of Györ-Moson-Sopron, Hungary
  55. Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue – Budapest, Hungary
  56. Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen – Bremen (City-State), Germany
  57. Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen – State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen), Germany
  58. Chartres Cathedral – Department of Eure-et-Loire, Centre Region, France
  59. Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs – Department of Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France
  60. Historic Centre of Prague – Prague, Czech Republic
  61. Tugendhat Villa in Brno – South Moravian Region, Czech Republic
  62. Plitvice Lakes National Park – County of Lika-Senj, Croatia
  63. City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto – Veneto, Italy
  64. City of Verona – Veneto, Italy
  65. Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci – Milan, Italy
  66. Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona – Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
  67. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch – Valais/ Bern Canton, Switzerland
  68. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning – La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
  69. Abbey of St Gall – St. Gall, Switzerland
  70. Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg – Salzburg, Austria
  71. Historic City of Ayutthaya – Province of Ayutthaya, Thailand
  72. Angkor – Province Siem Reap, Cambodia
  73. Temple of Preah Vihear – N 23 18 E 104 41 2, Cambodia
  74. Yellowstone National Park – Northwest corner of the State of Wyoming and relatively small adjacent areas of the States of Montana and Idaho, United States of America
  75. Taos Pueblo – New Mexico, United States of America
  76. Chaco Culture – New Mexico, United States of America
  77. Mesa Verde National Park – Colorado, United States of America
  78. Pitons Management Area – Soufriere, Saint Lucia
  79. Gondwana Rainforests of Australia – Gold Coast, Australia
  80. Historic Centre of Lima – Lima, Peru
  81. Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa – Arequipa, Peru
  82. City of Cuzco – Cuzco, Peru
  83. Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System – Peru
  84. Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu – Machu Picchu, Peru
  85. City of Quito – Quito, Ecuador
  86. Galápagos Islands – Cantons: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela, Province of Galapagos, Ecuador
  87. Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso – Valparaíso, Chile
  88. Rapa Nui National Park – Easter Island, Chile
  89. Historic Centre of Macao – Macao Special Administrative Region, China
  90. Van Nellefabriek – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  91. Museumsinsel (Museum Island) – Berlin, Germany
  92. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates – Berlin, Germany
  93. Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin – Potsdam, Germany
  94. Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg – Wittenberg, Germany
  95. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz – Wörlitz, Germany
  96. Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg- Quedlinburg, Germany
  97. Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System – Goslar, Germany
  98. St Mary’s Cathedral and St Michael’s Church at Hildesheim – Hildesheim, Germany
  99. Fagus Factory in Alfeld – Alfeld, Germany
  100. Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey- Höxter, Germany
  101. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe – Kassel, Germany
  102. Wartburg Castle – Eisenach, Germany
  103. Classical Weimar – Weimar, Germany
  104. Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau – Weimar, Germany
  105. Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square – Würzburg, Germany
  106. Town of Bamberg – Bamberg, Germany
  107. Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof – Regensburg, Germany
  108. City of Valletta – Valetta, Malta
  109. Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum – Paola, Malta
  110. Megalithic Temples of Malta – Hagar Qin, Malta
  111. Royal Botanic Gardens – Kew, United Kingdom
  112. Liverpool: Maritime Mercantile City – Liverpool, United Kingdom
  113. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  114. The Forth Bridge – Queensferry, United Kingdom
  115. Works of Antoni Gaudí – Barcelona, Spain
  116. Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau – Barcelona, Spain
  117. Historic City of Toledo – Toledo, Spain
  118. Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct – Segovia, Spain
  119. Monastery and Site of the Escurial – San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
  120. University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares – Madrid, Spain
  121. Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing – Beijing, China
  122. Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing – Beijing, China
  123. The Great Wall – Hushan Great Wall, Dandong, China
  124. Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang – Beijing, China
  125. Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties – Beijing, China
  126. Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian – Beijing, China
  127. Mount Taishan – Tai’an, China
  128. Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu – Qufu, China
  129. Classical Gardens of Suzhou – Suzhou, China
  130. The Grand Canal – Hangzhou, China
  131. West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou – Hangzhou, China
  132. Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes – Jeju, South Korea
  133. Jongmyo Shrine – Seoul, South Korea
  134. Changdeokgung Palace Complex – Seoul, South Korea
  135. Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty – Seoul, South Korea
  136. Hwaseong Fortress – Seoul, South Korea
  137. Namhansanseong – Seoul, South Korea
  138. Baekje Historic Areas – Buyeo, South Korea
  139. Gyeongju Historic Areas – Gyeongju, South Korea
  140. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple – Gyeongju, South Korea
  141. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) – Hiroshima, Japan
  142. Itsukushima Shinto Shrine – Hiroshima, Japan
  143. Himeji-jo – Himeji, Japan
  144. Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) – Kyoto, Japan
  145. Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area – Nara, Japan
  146. Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara – Nara, Japan
  147. Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration – Shizuoka, Japan
  148. Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining – Izunokuni, Japan
  149. Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land – Hiraizumi, Japan
  150. Shrines and Temples of Nikko – Nikko, Japan
  151. Borobudur Temple Compounds – Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  152. Prambanan Temple Compounds – Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  153. Komodo National Park – East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia
  154. Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy – Bali, Indonesia
  155. Singapore Botanical Gardens – Singapore
  156. Kinabalu Park – Sabah, Malaysia
  157. Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Nepal
  158. Chitwan National Park – Narayan Zone, Nepal
  159. Red Fort Complex – New Delhi, India
  160. Hill Forts of Rajasthan – Jaipur, India
  161. The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur – Jaipur, India
  162. Keoladeo National Park – Bharatpur, India
  163. Fatehpur Sikri – Uttar Pradesh, India
  164. Taj Mahal – Agra, India
  165. Agra Fort – Agra, India
  166. Qutb Minar and its Monuments – Delhi, India
  167. Humayun’s Tomb – Delhi, India
  168. Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings – Hollókő, Hungary
  169. Mir Castle Complex – Mir, Belarus
  170. Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh – Nesvizh, Belarus
  171. Kremlin and Red Square – Moscow, Russia
  172. Church of the Ascension – Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Russia
  173. Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl – Yaroslavl, Russia
  174. Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra – Sergiev Posad, Russia
  175. Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent – Moscow, Russia
  176. Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin – Kazan, Russia
  177. Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex – Bolgar, Russia
  178. Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments – Saint Petersburg, Russia
  179. Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings – Novgorod, Russia
  180. Skogskyrkogården – Stockholm, Sweden
  181. Royal Domain of Drottningholm – Stockholm, Sweden
  182. Birka and Hovgården – Stockholm, Sweden
  183. Brú na Bóinne – Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne – Meath County, Ireland
  184. Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd – Gwynedd, United Kingdom
  185. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal – Wrexham County, United Kingdom
  186. Ironbridge Gorge – Shropshire, United Kingdom
  187. Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church – Kent, United Kingdom
  188. Maritime Greenwich – London, United Kingdom
  189. Dorset and East Devon Coast – Dorset and East Devon, United Kingdom
  190. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape – Cornwall and Devon Counties, United Kingdom
  191. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape – Blaenavon, United Kingdom
  192. Durham Castle and Cathedral – Durham, United Kingdom
  193. Frontiers of the Roman Empire – Hadrians Wall, United Kingdom
  194. New Lanark – New Lanark, United Kingdom
  195. Historic Centre of Sighişoara – Sighişoara, Romania
  196. Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania – Viscri, Romania
  197. Monastery of Horezu – Horezu, Romania
  198. Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains – Sarmizegetusa Regia, Romania
  199. Wooden Churches of Maramureş – Rogoz, Romania
  200. Churches of Moldavia – Moldavia, Romania
  201. Danube Delta – Tulcea, Romania
  202. Ancient City of Nessebar – Nessebar, Bulgaria
  203. Historic Areas of Istanbul – Istanbul, Turkey
  204. Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots – Zvarnots, Armenia
  205. Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley – Gerhard, Armenia
  206. Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin – Haghpat, Armenia
  207. Historical Monuments of Mtskheta – Mtskheta, Georgia
  208. Upper Svaneti – Mestia District, Georgia
  209. Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery – Kutaisi, Georgia
  210. White City of Tel-Aviv – the Modern Movement -Tel-Aviv, Israel
  211. Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls – Jerusalem District
  212. Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route – Bethlehem, Palestine
  213. Land of Olives and Vines: Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem – Battir, Palestine
  214. Masada – Masada, Israel
  215. Incense Route – Desert Cities in the Negev – Avdat, Israel
  216. Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves – Maresha, Israel
  217. Biblical Tels: Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba – Megiddo, Israel
  218. Necropolis of Bet She’arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal – Bet She’arim, Israel
  219. Old City of Acre – Acre, Israel
  220. Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee – Haifa, Israel
  221. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces – Lavaux, Switzerland
  222. Pampulha Modern Ensemble – Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Is anyone else out there ‘collecting’ UNESCO World Heritage sites ..? Would love to hear from you…A person that understands this obsession is very unique! Also if you are interested in reading more check out my Top Ten Non Touristy UNESCO Sites (that you have never heard of!)


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