Our Unesco list

Our UNESCO list contains quite a few beautiful places of the world (116 so far), and many others still wait for us, I believe.

For travel destinations we never decide based on UNESCO list, but we agree that it is worth considering what the country of destination offers – and UNESCO World Heritage Sites list (cultural, natural and protected sites) is one source of information. And yet then we decide whether or not we shall visit those places while traveling that country. Mostly it is worth it, but I believe that sometimes it is not. We have already visited countries that aren´t mentioned in UNESCO list and those that are, but we didn’t go to those sites. And it was great anyway. It depends of your own wishes, visions, feelings, inner drive, intuition or some totally technical side of you journey.

Albania
• Butrint
• Historic centres of Berat and Gjirocastra

Australia
• Kakadu National Park
• Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
• Purnululu National Park
• Sydney Opera House

Austria
• Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
• Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
• Historic Centre of Vienna
• Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps *

Belgium
• La Grand-Place, Brussels
• Historic Centre of Brugge
• Belfries of Belgium and France

Belize
• Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Bosnia
• Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards

Botswana
• Okavango delta

Canada
• Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
• Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks # 6
• Waterton Glacier International Peace Park *

Croatia
• Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
• Old City of Dubrovnik
• Plitvice Lakes National Park #
• Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč
• Historic City of Trogir
• The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik
• Stari Grad Plain

Czech Republic
• Historic Centre of Prague

Cyprus
• Paphos
• Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

France
• Palace and Park of Versailles
• Paris, Banks of the Seine

Greece
• Acropolis, Athens
• Meteora
• Archaeological Site of Olympia
• Old Town of Corfu

Holy See
• Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura * 11
• Vatican City

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

Iceland
• Pingvellir national park

Italy
• Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura * 13
• Historic Centre of Florence
• Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
• Venice and its Lagoon
• Historic Centre of San Gimignano
• The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera
• Historic Centre of Siena
• Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
• The Trulli of Alberobello
• Archaeological Area of Agrigento
• Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
• Costiera Amalfitana
• Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
• Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites
• City of Verona
• Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)
• Val d’Orcia
• The Dolomites
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps *
• Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
• Mount Etna
• Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale
• Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
• Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta

Malta
• City of Valletta
• Megalithic Temples of Malta 15

Mexico
• Sian Ka’an
• Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza

Montenegro
• Natural and Culturo – Historical Region of Kotor
• Durmitor national park
• Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards

Morocco
• Medina of Marrakesh
• Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
• Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)

Namibia
• Namib Sand and Sea

Netherlands
• Defence Line of Amsterdam
• Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
• Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht

Oman
• Bahla fort
• Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman

Philippines
• Baroque Churches of the Philippines
• Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

San Marino
• San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano

Seychelles
• Valle de Mai Nature reserve

Singapore
• Singapore Botanic Gardens

Slovenia
• Škocjan Caves #
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps *
• Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija *

Spain
• Works of Antoni Gaudí 23

Sri Lanka
• Ancient City of Sigiriya
• Sacred City of Anuradhapura
• Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
• Sacred City of Kandy
• Golden Temple of Dambulla
• Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Switzerland
• Old City of Berne
• Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps *

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
• Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region 29

Thailand
• Historic City of Ayutthaya

Turkey
• Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
• Historic Areas of Istanbul
• Hierapolis-Pamukkale
• Archaeological Site of Troy
• Bursa and Cumalıkızık: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire
• Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape
• Ephesus

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
• The Forth Bridge
• Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
• Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church
• Tower of London
• Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites

United States of America
• Yellowstone National Park
• Waterton Glacier International Peace Park *

United Arab Emirates
• Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)

Zambia
• Victoria falls

Zimbabwe
• Victoria falls