What is UNESCO?
UNESCO stands for The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which is a subdivision of the United Nations. These include historic centers of cities, architectural gems, and natural resources. At current time, there are just over 1,000 of them worldwide. These vary greatly from ancient ruins and city centers to coral reefs and rain forests.
While it was not necessarily my intention to visit sites solely based on the fact that they are considered World Heritage Sites, I just happen to be very interested in architecture and nature.
- La Grand-Place, Brussels
- Belfries of Belgium and France * (Considered one site, despite being in multiple locations. I visited Ghent.)
- Historic Centre of Brugge
- Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments
- Paris, Banks of the Seine
- Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
- Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
- Historic Centre of Florence
- Venice and its Lagoon
- Historic Centre of Naples
- City of Verona
- Villa d’Este, Tivoli
Puerto Rico (United States)
- La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia
- Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
- Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid
- Historic City of Toledo
- Cultural Landscape of Salt Towns
- Puente de Occidente (Western Bridge)
- Tayrona and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Parks and their Archaeological Sites
*These are historic sites that are in consideration to be added to the UNESCO list.