Category Archives: World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites – United Kingdom

    England, like France, Spain, and other Western European countries has witnessed much of the history of civilization in the last 2000 years. It is not only rich in political history, but there is also considerable religious history to document. … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites – Greece

     Since Greece is the cradle of Western Civilization, its early history is one of the most important legacies and must be high on the list of the most important locations in the world. UNESCO has recognized this and has … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites – China

     China has been, until fairly recently, a mysterious and unknown country to Westerners, since it has, for much of its history, avoided or minimized contact with other than its immediate neighbors. However, it has emerged onto the world stage and … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites – Czech Republic

     The Czech Republic, formerly part of Czechoslovakia, is a country at the crossroads between Eastern and Western Europe. As a result there are quite a few locations which fit the criteria of UNESCO to qualify as World Heritage Site. … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites – USA

    The United States of America is blessed with incredible natural wonders which have been set aside and preserved as National Parks, and many of these areas have been included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. There are also … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites – France

     France is another European nation with a long and storied history. As a result, there are many UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites for the traveler to ponder and admire. Below are some of my favorites, along with photos of these … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites – Italy

      UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization) has designated numerous places around the world as important to preserve because of their cultural or ecological significance. Right now, there are a total of 851 places on the list, with new places nominated … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites – Spain

     Spain has almost as many World Heritage Sites as Italy (which has the most) because of the country’s long history and its position as an interface between Northern Africa and Europe. Some of my favorite UNESCO sites in Spain are … Continue reading

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