UNESCO world heritage sites

Of course, travel is so much more than just checking off places on a list, but for anyone who likes visiting unique cultural and historical sites around the world, the list of UNESCO world heritage sites is a good place to start. So far I have visited 143 out of the current 1073 UNESCO world heritage sites.

For the full list of UNESCO world heritage sites, visit the official website http://whc.unesco.org


  • City of Graz
  • Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
  • Historic Centre of Vienna
  • Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
  • Wachau Cultural Landscape


  • Belfries of Belgium and France
  • Flemish Béguinages
  • Historic Centre of Brugge
  • Grand-Place, Brussels
  • Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)


  • Boyana Church
  • Rila Monastery


  • Angkor


  • Historic City of Trogir
  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
  • Old City of Dubrovnik
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Cathedral of St James in Sibenik
  • Venetian Works of Defence between 16th and 17th centuries

Czech Republic

  • Historic Centre of Prague


  • Kronborg Castle


  • Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn


  • Fortress of Suomenlinna


  • Belfries of Belgium and France
  • Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
  • Climats, terroirs of Burgundy
  • Historic Centre of Avignon
  • Historic Site of Lyon
  • Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
  • Palace and Park of Versailles
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine
  • Place Stanislas in Nancy
  • Pont du Gard
  • Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  • Strasbourg – Grande Île
  • Fortifications of Vauban


  • Aachen Cathedral
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Hanseatic City of Lübeck
  • Museumsinsel, Berlin
  • Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
  • Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
  • Speyer Cathedral
  • Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District, Hamburg
  • Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
  • Town of Bamberg
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Völklingen Ironworks


  • Acropolis, Athens
  • Archaeological Site of Delphi
  • Medieval City of Rhodes


  • Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue


  • Borobudur Temple Compounds
  • Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System
  • Prambanan Temple Compounds


  • Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci
  • City of Verona
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Historic Centre of Rome
  • Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
  • The Dolomites
  • Vatican City
  • Venice and its Lagoon


  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
  • Itsukushima Shinto Shrine


  • Town of Luang Prabang


  • Historic Centre of Riga



  • Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca


  • City of Valletta
  • Megalithic Temples of Malta
  • Hal Saflieni Hypogeum


  • Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
  • Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
  • Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco
  • Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
  • Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  • Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl
  • El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City
  • Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
  • Historic Centre of Morelia
  • Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán
  • Historic Centre of Puebla
  • Historic Centre of Zacatecas
  • Historic Fortified Town of Campeche
  • Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan
  • Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines
  • Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
  • Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
  • Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza
  • Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
  • Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal
  • Protective Town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco


  • Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor


  • Archaeological Site of Volubilis
  • Historic City of Meknes
  • Medina Essaouira
  • Medina of Fez
  • Medina of Marrakesh


  • Mill Network of Kinderkijk-Elshout
  • Seventeeth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht


  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork
  • Historic Centre of Krakow
  • Historic Centre of Warsaw
  • Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines


  • Cultural Landscape of Sintra
  • Historic Centre of Oporto
  • Monastery of Batalha
  • Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon
  • University of Coimbra

San Marino

  • San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano


  • Singapore Botanic Gardens


  • Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
  • Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
  • Historic Centre of Cordoba
  • Historic City of Toledo
  • Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
  • Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
  • Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid
  • Old City of Salamanca
  • Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
  • Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
  • Teide National Park
  • University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares
  • Works of Antoni Gaudí


  • Royal Domain of Drottningholm


  • Old City of Berne


  • Historic City of Ayutthaya


  • Archaeological Site of Troy
  • Ephesus
  • Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  • Historic Areas of Istanbul
  • Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape

United Kingdom

  • City of Bath
  • Maritime Greenwich
  • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
  • Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey
  • Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
  • Forth Bridge
  • Tower of London

United States of America

  • Statue of Liberty