World Heritage Sites

TOP 10 WORLD HERITAGE SITES

Gold, war and forgotten empires. Travel to the most interesting UNESCO World Heritages Sites, that will take you through time and mankind’s masterpieces.

FAVOURITES

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.

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.

  • UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

  • 1121 sites

For now, there are 869 cultural monuments & 213 natural sites

  • CULTURAL

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