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World Heritage Sites

 
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Trevi Fountain. creative commons Nick Bramhall.

The World Heritage List is a list of sites and destinations of extra importance, chosen by the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. To be included on the World Heritage List, sites must be of outstanding universal value.

 

Below is a descriptive index of World Heritage Sites, provided so far by Worldsiteguides.com. Please note this list is far from comprehensive; more great sites are getting added each month! You can also view these sites on our interactive map by checking out our World Heritage map!

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Borobudur

Central Java, Indonesia

Prambanan

Central Java, Indonesia

Les Invalides

Paris, France

Les Invalides - Church

Paris, France

Borobudur is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Many rate it as one of the most fascinating temples ever built.

Prambanan is the largest Hindu Temple in whole Indonesia. It has become one of Indonesia’s key tourist attractions and a major landmark in the area.

Les Invalides is an old building complex, dedicated to injured soliders. The northern entrance displays the great gate dedicated to “the Sun King”.

The church of Les Invalides has a strong military background and lays hidden deep within the Les Invalides complex. The church is unlike any other church in France.

 

 

 

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Les Invalides - Dome

Paris, France

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne, Germany

Mont Saint Michel

Basse Normandie, France

Strasbourg Cathedral

Strasbourg, France

The Dome of Les Invalides serves as the final resting place for several noted French military leaders, including the greatest of them all.

Cologne Cathedral is one of the world’s largest churches. The Cathedral has been classified as an “exceptional work of human creative genius” by UNESCO.

Mont Saint Michel is one of the most remarkable examples of medieval architecture in the whole world. Together with its surroundings, Mont Saint Michel is simply breathtaking.

Strasbourg Cathedral is a large cathedral, widely known as one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in whole Europe.

 

 

 

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Casa Milà

Barcelona, Spain

Parc Güell

Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia

Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

Barcelona, Spain

Casa Milà is one of the most fascinating buildings in the world. Visitors will see an impressive, varied and harmonious mass of undulating stone without any real straight lines.

Nowhere else is there a park where beautiful rough stone creations, ceramic tiles, and landscaping details creates such an amazing fantasy world, while at the same time not overpowering the natural setting of the park environment.

Many say that if you only have time to visit one site in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia should be it. It is easy to understand why when looking at it, even though it is still under construction.

Casa Batlló is generally considered to have one of the most creative and brilliant urban façades in the world. The building is a considered a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture.

 

 

 

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Castel Sant'Angelo

Rome, Italy

Roman Forum

Rome, Italy

Vittoriano

Rome, Italy

Machu Picchu

Cuzco, Peru

Castel Sant'Angelo is an old mausoleum for a Roman Emperor. The building has sinece then played several roles and has a rich history.

The Roman Forum is truly one of the most unique places in the world, where one can find the excavations of several ancient Roman buildings in the middle of modern Rome.

Vittoriano is a massive monument dedicated to Victor Emmanuel II, the man who united Italy. The monument has much to offer; more than just beautiful statues and sculptures.

The ancient city of Machu Picchu is one of Peru’s most famous destinations and the main symbol of the Incan Empire.

 

 

 

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Piazza dei Miracoli

Pisa, Italy

Camposanto

Pisa, Italy

Pisa Cathedral

Pisa, Italy

Pisa Baptistery

Pisa, Italy

Piazza dei Miracoli is known as “The Square of Miracles.” Rightfully so, as it is highly regarded as one of the most beautiful squares in the whole world.

Many claim that this walled cemetery is one of the most beautiful in the world. After having visited it, it’s hard to argue against such a claim.

Pisa Cathedral is one of Italy's most stunning cathedrals. The cathedral is famous for its interior decoration, including several medieval works of art.

At a mighty 107 meters in circumference, Pisa Baptistery is the largest baptistery in whole Italy. It is known for its perfect acoustics.

 

 

 

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa, Italy

Chateau de Versailles

Versailles, France

St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican City, Italy

Gardens of Versailles

Versailles, France

This tower is not only known for its beautiful looks, but mainly for its heavy tilt. It is one of the heaviest leaning towers in the world – and for sure the most famous one.

Château de Versailles is truly an architectural masterpiece. It is arguably one of the very finest royal palaces ever to be built.

Many rate St. Peter’s Basilica and as the most beautiful building ever made. For centuries, this basilica has been the center for the Catholic faith and it is regarded as one of the holiest Christian sites of all.

The royal Gardens of Versailles is considered one of the most famous gardens in the world. The classic French Garden is dominated by finely landscaped woodland areas.

 

 

 

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Eiffel Tower

Paris, France

Colosseum

Rome, Italy

Theatre of Marcellus

Rome, Italy

Column of
Marcus Aurelius

Rome, Italy

The Eiffel tower is without a doubt Paris number one landmark and one of the most famous structures in the whole world.

The Colosseum was the Roman Empire’s most impressive building. The ruins of the Colosseum have fascinated people over the centuries with its striking beauty.

The Theatre of Marcellus is one of the oldest preserved examples of an entertainment venue from ancient Rome.

This Doric column, covered in brilliant relief, commemorates the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his military campaigns, in an excellent way.

 

 

 

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Notre Dame
de Paris

Paris, France

Saint Jacques Tower

Paris, France

Petit Palais

Paris, France

Pantheon

Rome, Italy

Notre Dame de Paris is the most famous French cathedral and one of the very finest examples in world of French Gothic architecture.

The 52m high Saint Jacques Tower is one of the many examples in Paris of excellent late Gothic architecture. It is a popular place for a stroll.

Petit Palais is a beautiful building constructed for the World Expo of 1900. Today, Petit Palais serves as a permanent art gallery.

Pantheon is one of the best preserved buildings from ancient Rome. The buidling is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual buildings in the world.

 

 

 

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Grand Palais

Paris, France

Louvre

Paris, France

Pont Alexandre III

Paris, France

Taj Mahal

India

The beautiful Grand Palais is a highly unique building. Unlike many other older structures in Paris, the Grand Palais combines stone, steel and glass to perfection.

Musée du Louvre is the largest national museum in France and an absolute must for anyone interested in art or history.

Pont Alexandre III is the most ornate and extravagant bridge in Paris and definitely one of the most famous bridges in France.

The Taj Mahal is without a doubt the most iconic site in India. With its white shining marble, the Taj is actually one of the most iconic sites in the world.

 

 

 

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Piazza Navona

Rome, Italy

Trevi Fountain

Rome, Italy

Place de la Concorde

Paris, France

 

Piazza Navona is one of Rome's most stunning squares. The square is domainted by three stunning fountains and a beautiful church.

The Trevi fountain is not only Rome’s largest Baroque fountain; it is also highly regarded as the most beautiful one and one of the most stunning fountains in the world.

Place de la Concorde is a central square in Paris. The square serves as the link between several major sites in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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