World Heritage Sites

My friend Liz pointed out that I’ve seen a lot of World Heritage sites already, and I thought I’d keep track of which ones I’ve visited. The nerd’s bucket list! As with a lot of lists made by self-appointed guardians of culture and nature, it seems to miss out on some crucial places and include some odd ones, and it heavily favors Europe, but overall it’s a good guide to the places that matter to humanity.

Here’s where I’ve been (click on the links to read my posts about those places–if the links are separated out, it means there are several posts about that place):

Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini (June 2014)
Iguazu National Park (June 2014)

Fraser Island (October 2012)
Great Barrier Reef (October 2012)
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens (November 2012)
Sydney Opera House (September 2012)
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (September 2012)
Wet Tropics of Queensland (September-October 2012)

Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg (April 2008)
Historic Centre of Vienna (August 2001)

Historic Centre of Brugge (August 2014)
La Grand-Place, Brussels (August 2014)

Historic City of Sucre (May 2014)

Angkor (March 2013)

Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (June 2013)
Old City of Dubrovnik (June 2013)
Plitvice Lakes National Park (June 2013)
The Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik (June 2013)

Czech Republic
Historic Centre of Prague (January 2004)

City of Quito (February 2014)
Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca (March 2014)

Fortress of Suomenlinna (May 2017)

Chartres Cathedral (August 2001)
Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge (April 2008)
Palace and Park of Versailles (but I didn’t go inside! must rectify that) (August 2001)
Paris, Banks of the Seine (August 2001 and June 2016)

Acropolis, Athens (July 2001)

Holy See
Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura (July 2001, September-December 2003)
Vatican City (July 2001, September-December 2003)

Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue (July 2013)

Þingvellir National Park (February 2015)

Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata (November 2003)
Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites (December 2003)
Historic Centre of Florence (October 2003)
Historic Centre of Naples (November 2003)
Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura (July 2001, September-December 2003)
Venice and its Lagoon (July 2001)

Masada (May 2018)
Old City of Acre (April 2018)
White City of Tel-Aviv – the Modern Movement (April 2018)

Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (May 2013)

Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)
Town of Luang Prabang (March 2013)

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (February 2017)
Medina of Fes (February 2017)
Medina of Marrakesh (February 2017)

The Netherlands
Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht (March 2010)

New Zealand
Te WahipounamuSouth West New Zealand (January 2013)
Tongariro National Park (December 2012)

City of Cuzco (April 2014)
Historic Centre of Lima (April 2014)
Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa (April 2014)
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (April 2014)

Historic Centre of Krakow (June 2013)
Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines (June 2013)

Cultural Landscape of Sintra (September 2017)
Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge (September 2017)
Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belem in Lisbon (September 2017)

Škocjan Caves (June 2013)

La Chaux-de-Fonds/Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning (October 2016)

Historic City of Ayutthaya (February 2013)

United Kingdom
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape (May 2013)
Blenheim Palace (August 2002)
Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church (July 2000)
City of Bath (May 2013)
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (July 2016)
Dorset and East Devon Coast (August 2002)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire (June 1996)
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh (June 1996 and August 2014)
Maritime Greenwich (July 2000 and June 2016)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (July 2013)
Tower of London (July 2000, March 2016, January 2017)
Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church (July 2000 and August 2001)

United States
Grand Canyon National Park (July 2002)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (August 1995)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (September 2012)
Mammoth Cave National Park (August 1995)
Mesa Verde National Park (August 1999)
Redwood National and State Parks (August 2002)
Statue of Liberty (October 2011)
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park (July 1997)
Yellowstone National Park (August 2002)
Yosemite National Park (August 2002)

Complex of Hue Monuments (April 2013)
Hoi An Ancient Town (April 2013)

13 thoughts on “World Heritage Sites

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  2. You rock, Lisa!
    I’ve been to all the U.S. ones except Hawaii and Statue of Liberty, the latter perhaps in April 🙂
    Canterbury and Westminster in the U.K.
    The Canal Ring in Amsterdam
    Some of the rest are on my “bucket” list 🙂

  3. Okay – Here are the ones I think I’ve visited that you have not. We overlap on several, of course. Which means we’ve had some really wonderful family vacations, haven’t we? I’m happy to say that I still have a couple over you in the UK because it would embarassing if I didn’t…Bath and Liverpool. And I think we may all have been to Ironbridge at some point – isn’t that where Cubca took you lot to the Black Country Museum? And Grandpa worked in Telford, which is the town. In France, I think I can claim Orange (and possibly Pont du Gard) thanks to Em – right Em? Also on that trip, Brugge. In Greece, we added Delphi because I was determined to visit the Oracle! In Canada, I’ve got Old Quebec and the Canadian Rockies, both of which I’d recommend to anyone. But I can’t even count the others that you’ve already visited that I have not. Let alone the ones you’re planning on this trip alone. I’m ready to pack my bags right now! And yes, Liz, this was a great idea!

    • With the number of times I’ve read/watched Persuasion, it’s really inexcusable I haven’t got myself to Bath yet. Maybe this summer?

      Oh is that where that museum is? Then, yep! Been there.

      • Yes, I remember Dubrovnik as lovely – and I was relatively young when I was there and presumably not particularly appreciative of how fortunate I was, and so the fact that it left quite an impression must mean something! Bath…I know you’ll get there…

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