UNESCO World Heritage sites I've seen in Europe

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Me in Montenegro a verrrrry long time ago (2002?) A scanned picture because I didn't have a digital camera yet! How time flies...
-First of all this is a blatant rip-off of Adrian's blogpost which was the same but featured a much more impressive list
-Also, I cleverly added "in Europe" to the title to hide the fact that I haven't seen any outside of Europe


Austria
1. Schönbrunn Palace, Austria
2. Historic center of Vienna, Austria

Belgium
3. Flemish Beguinages, (world heritage at a 5 minute walk from my house, gotta love it :-)
4. The Grand Place/ Grote Markt of Brussels
5. Belfries of Belgium and France, (Belgium & France)
6. Historic center of Bruges
7. Notre-Dame Cathedral, Tournai, (which I blogged about this week)
8. Plantin-Moretus House-Workshop-Museum Complex, Antwerp

Bosnia and Herzegovina
9. Old Bridge and Surrounding area, Mostar

Croatia
10. Old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Czech Republic
11. Historic Centre of Prague

France
12. Church and hill, Vézelay (My aunt and uncle have a house near there, they often go on bike trips to Vézelay, it's a tough, but beautiful, climb by bike)
13. Palace and Park of Versailles
14. Prehistoric sites and decorated caves of the Vézère valley
15. Chartres Cathedral
16. Mont Saint Michel and its Bay
17. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
18. Amiens Cathedral
19. Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments
20. Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the Triumphal Arch of Orange
21. Pont du Gard, Roman Aqueduct
22. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Reims
23. Paris, Banks of the Seine
24. Canal du Midi
25. Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
26. Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
27. Historic Site of Lyon
28. Routes of Santiago de Compostella in France (allthough I didn't walk the whole route ;-) not quite that religious, but I saw many places along the way. I remember Le Puy-en-Vellay and Rocamadour as particularly beautiful)
29. The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire
30. City of Bordeaux
31. Fortifications of Vauban

Germany
32. Aachen Cathedral
33. Speyer Cathedral
34. City of Trier
35. Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (including Schloß Sanssouci)
36. Cologne Cathedral
37. Museum Island (Museumsinsel), Berlin
38. Upper Middle Rhine Valley, the Rhine Gorge

Luxembourg
39. City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

Montenegro
40. Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor

Norway
41. Bryggen, Bergen
42. West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord

Spain
43. Works of Antoni Gaudí
44. Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco in Tarragona

Switzerland
45. Mountain area of Jungfrau�"Aletsch�"Bietschhorn

UK
46. Tower of London
47. Westminster Abbey, Palace of Westminster, Westminster School and St. Margaret's Church

Italy
48. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City enjoying extraterritorial rights, and Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls; transboundary property, shared with the Holy See
49. Historic Centre of Florence
50. Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
51. Venice and its lagoon
52. Historic Centre of Naples
53. Historic Centre of Siena
54. Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
55. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy (Turin and its province)

Holy See
56. Vatican City
lamadude says:
I updated the list to add some of the sites I saw on my Italy trip. Of course, since this is the country with the highest number of World Heritage sites there are tons that I haven't seen yet, so there is definitely room for a second (and third) trip. :-)

(not that I focus on visiting world heritage sites when travelling, some of the most beautiful places I went, such as the bay of Napels with Capri, are not even on UNESCO's list)
Posted on: Sep 22, 2009
Adrian_Liston says:
A very impressive selection of sites in France!
Posted on: May 14, 2009
bernard69 says:
Impressive European list!
Posted on: May 11, 2009
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