Chasing UNESCOs

There are 981 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) sites around the world, and my goal is to visit them all! So far, I’ve managed to tick off 72, with plans to conquer many more. I love a good challenge, and in my experience, UNESCO sites are always worth visiting. Find below the full list of what I’ve managed to tick off and keep checking back as more places get added.

How many sites have you been to? Do you pick travel destinations based off of attractions? Post your answer in the comments below!

  1. Historic Centre of Vienna
  2. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  3. Historic District of Old Québec
  4. Old Town Lunenburg
  5. Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  6. Rideau Canal
  7. Landscape of Grand Pré
  8. Historic Centre of Český Krumlov
  9. Historic Centre of Prague
  10. Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec
  11. Kronborg Castle
  12. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  13. Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
  14. Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
  15. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
  16. Vatican City
  17. Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
  18. Þingvellir National Park
  19. Masada
  20. White City of Tel-Aviv — the Modern Movement
  21. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
  22. Historic Centre of Florence
  23. Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
  24. Venice and its Lagoon
  25. City of Verona
  26. Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
  27. Petra
  28. Wadi Rum Protected Area
  29. Historic Centre of Riga
  30. Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
  31. Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht
  32. Bryggen
  33. West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord
  34. Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
  35. Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
  36. Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
  37. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
  38. Škocjan Caves
  39. Works of Antoni Gaudí 
  40. Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
  41. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  42. Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
  43. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
  44. City of Bath
  45. Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church
  46. Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church
  47. Tower of London
  48. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
  49. Maritime Greenwich
  50. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  51. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  52. Everglades National Park
  53. Statue of Liberty
  54. The Forth Bridge
  55. Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast
  56. Historic Centre of Warsaw
  57. Vilnius Historic Centre
  58. Palace and Park of Versailles
  59. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
  60. La Grand-Place, Brussels
  61. Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
  62. City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications
  63. Medina of Fez
  64. Medina of Marrakesh
  65. Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  66. Kathmandu Valley
  67. Rila Monastery
  68. Historic Cairo
  69. Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
  70. Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
  71. Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
  72. Rila Monastery