Top 7 UNESCO Heritage Sites to Visit

Posted by: Unknown on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 12:00:00 am

There are so many must-see locations through UNESCO Heritage Sites you must visit at least once in your life. We chose the top 7 places spread out through the world for you to consider at least one for your next trip. Here are a few of our favorite UNESCO Heritage Sites we have helped travel enthusiasts visit.

The Taj Mahal 

The Taj Mahal is a fan favorite of most and very well known around the world. This is an immense mausoleum made of pure white marble that was built around the years of 1631 and 1648. This mausoleum was built for the emperor Shah Jahan in many of his wife. The Taj Mahal is one of India's most popular location and has become a center for art throughout the world. 

Historic Centre of Prague

Prague was built between the 11th and 18th centuries in Czechia. This old town was influenced by the times of the Middle Ages with many astonishing monuments, such as such as Hradcani Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and numerous churches and palaces. A lot of the castles and palaces are open to tourists to come in and visit and see how the families of royalty used to live in the Middle Ages. 

The Rupestrian Churches of Matera

Matera is a city located in Italy what handcrafted out of rock slabs in the 13th century. This city is made up of houses, churches, monasteries, and hermitages built into the natural caves of Murgia. This location can be a little spooky however Matera has many local marketplaces where the locals sell many one of a kind cultural items with an open friendly atmosphere.  

Ruined City of Machu Picchu

There is a ruined city called Machu Picchu in South America in the middle of the tropical forest. This city stands 2,430 meters above sea level which means there is an amazing view any which way you look. This location is a very popular tourist attraction with giant walls, terraces, ramps, and on occasion a spooky fog. 

Hallstatt-Dachstein Austria

Hallstatt-Dachstein Austria is a magnet for human activity due to its beautiful landscape. This city was built in the 2nd century BC due to the resource of salt all around. The city has ever since thrive and became a trading point for people of all kinds throughout Europe. 

The Dolomites

The Dolomites site is located in the northern Alps with a number of 18 mountains within a 3,00 meters area. The Dolomites has some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes that you could not compare to anywhere else. In this part of the Alps, you will see very tall vertical walls, sheer cliffs, deep long valleys, and incredible lakes and rivers in between each mountain. 

Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands

The Ligurian coast is home to a group of five cities that were built around the surrounding landscape of the coast. The layout and scenery of these small towns with the craftsmanship of building architecture still amazes people after thousands of years. 

Pergamon Turkey

This location was the capital of the Hellenistic dynasty in the 3rd century BC. Pergamon was the center of temples, theatres, gymnasiums, altars, libraries, and much more when during the inhabitance of the Romans. When you visit here you will see all the details in the architecture work of these skyscraper-like buildings of stone with the city surrounded by a stone wall as well.  


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