UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES
TOP 10 UNESCO SITES IN EUROPE
IS RECONSTRUCTED WORLD HERITAGE WORTH IT?
“Should I ever crumble to dust, rebuild my walls you must.” The scene was devastating, when 850 year old oak planks burned to a black pile of ashes, the day Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris burned. If you can reconstruct – should you?
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.
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.
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 845 cultural monuments & 209 natural sites
To be on the list sites must be of outstanding universal value