As of 2021, there are a total of 1,154 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. UNESCO stand for United Nations Education Scientific, and Cultural Organization. These UNESCO sites include some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, monuments, and natural wonders.
UNESCO sites reflect our humanity and rich history. They are either significant cultural complexes or natural assets. Once inscribed on the UNESCO list, these sites are protected and conserved by international convention. My blog focuses on cultural UNESCO sites. To date, I have visited hundreds of UNESCO sites. I’m always on the UNESCO trail.
Here are my guides to the best UNESCO sites in Europe and the United States. In Europe, the most UNESCO sites are in Italy (59), Spain (49), and France (41). The Unites States has 24 UNESCO sites.
St. Peter’s Basilica is the most famous church in Christendom. It took 8 different architects and 120 years to build. The basilica is a stunning example of Renaissance and Baroque
St. Peter’s Basilica is the most famous church in Christendom. Designed by Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo, it’s a true Renaissance masterpiece. It may be the most ornate space you’ve ever
Nestled in the heart of the Austrian Danube, the Wachau Valley is a picturesque 24 mile stretch extending from Krems to Melk. You can explore it by car, bicycle, or
The Belvedere Palace is one of Vienna’s top attractions. It’s an important UNESCO site for its showy architectural ensemble and impeccably sculpted grounds. The palace often draw comparisons to Versailles.
Casa Batlló is a renowned architectural masterpiece in Barcelona. It’s a true testament to the creative genius of Antoni Gaudí. This Modernist gem has a whimsical organic design, featuring undulating
Need some destination inspiration for a trip to Europe? Here’s my guide to the most beautiful palaces in Europe. No one does palaces quite like Europe. They are unrivaled in
Exploring Venice? Don’t miss the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in the San Polo neighborhood. This guide gives you an overview of the complex and its must-see masterpieces. The scuola