World Heritage Sites

NEW WORLD HERITAGE SITES

From porticoes to spas – from Italy to China! The best new UNESCO World Heritage Sites for the cultural traveller.

FAVOURITE WORLD HERITAGE SITES

VISBY, SWEDEN

A World Heritage Site, a real huge medieval city wall, its own mild climate, a Hanseatic town and a Medieval week. What not to like about the Swedish city of Visby on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.

GREAT ZIMBABWE, ZIMBABWE

Trying to get off the grid? The largest ancient structure in sub-Saharan Africa – Great Zimbabwe – is all about hidden treasures, gold, an ancient civilization and racist archaeologists. Zimbabwe is even named after it.

PETRA, JORDAN

The ancient city of Petra is not only a UNESCO site, but also one of the New 7 Wonders of the World! It is well deserved (unlike some of the other wonders). This ancient city is way larger than the iconic treasury, and it can be fun for kids.

CIENFUEGOS, CUBA

In Cienfuegos, we only met a few other travellers and not one with kids! But it’s a shame. This World Heritage city with extraordinary neoclassical buildings, a Malecón rivaling Havana and an unusual cemetery, is charming and relaxing. It’s not for nothing it’s called Pearl of the South.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

For now, there are 897 cultural monuments & 218 natural sites

To be on the list sites must be of outstanding universal value

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