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 79, 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. Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
  30. Historic Centre of Riga
  31. Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
  32. Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht
  33. Bryggen
  34. West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord
  35. Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
  36. Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
  37. Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
  38. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
  39. Škocjan Caves
  40. Works of Antoni Gaudí 
  41. Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
  42. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  43. Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
  44. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
  45. City of Bath
  46. Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church
  47. Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church
  48. Tower of London
  49. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
  50. Maritime Greenwich
  51. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  52. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 
  53. The English Lake District
  54. Everglades National Park
  55. Statue of Liberty
  56. The Forth Bridge
  57. Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast
  58. Historic Centre of Warsaw
  59. Vilnius Historic Centre
  60. Palace and Park of Versailles
  61. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
  62. La Grand-Place, Brussels
  63. Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
  64. City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications
  65. Medina of Fez
  66. Medina of Marrakesh
  67. Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  68. Kathmandu Valley
  69. Rila Monastery
  70. Historic Cairo
  71. Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
  72. Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
  73. Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
  74. Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
  75. Historic Areas of Istanbul
  76. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  77. Archaeological Site of Troy
  78. Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape
  79. Ephesus

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