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    UNESCO World Heritage Sites You've Visited (AIB Nat'l Parks thread)

    AIB by BUN's National Park Thread, what UNESCO World Heritage Sites have you been to? Any in particular that you like more than others?



    My list:

    Austria: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg, Historic Centre of Vienna

    Canada: Rocky Mounain Parks, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Old Town Lunenburg

    Czech Republic: Historic Centre of Prague, Historic Centre of Ceský Krumlov

    Egypt: Islamic Cairo

    Greece: Acropolis, Athens, Meteora, Archaeological Site of Epidaurus

    Holy See/Italy: Historic Centre of Rome, Vatican City, Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci, Historic Centre of Florence, Venice and its Lagoon

    Hungary: Budapest

    Spain: Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, Granada, Parque Güell, Palacio Güell and Casa Mila in Barcelona, Historic City of Toledo

    UK: Tower of London, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church

    USA: Mesa Verde, Yellowstone, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon National Park,
    Everglades National Park, Independence Hall, Redwood National Park, Mammoth Cave National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Statue of Liberty, Yosemite National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pueblo de Taos, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park


    My favourites are Yosemite (my second home practically, been there over 100 times easily) and two sites in Spain, the Alhambra and the City of Toledo.

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    Belgium
    * Historic Centre of Brugge (2000 )
    France
    * Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay (1979 )
    * Chartres Cathedral (1979 )
    * Palace and Park of Versailles (1979 )
    * Decorated Grottoes of the Vézère Valley (1979 )
    * Amiens Cathedral (1981 )
    * Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange (1981 )
    * Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles (1981 )
    * Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) (1985 )
    * Paris, Banks of the Seine (1991 )
    * Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims (1991 )
    * Historic Centre of Avignon (1995 )
    * Canal du Midi (1996 )
    * Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne (1997 )
    * Historic Site of Lyons (1998 )
    * Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion (1999 )
    * The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes (2000 )
    Germany
    * Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier (1986 )
    * Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau (1996 )
    * Classical Weimar (1998 )
    Greece
    * Archaeological Site of Delphi (1987 )
    * Acropolis, Athens (1987 )
    * Archaeological Site of Epidaurus (1988 )
    * Archaeological Site of Olympia (1989 )
    * Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns (1999 )
    Holy See
    * Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura (1980 , 1990 ) *
    * Vatican City (1984 )
    Italy
    * Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura (1980 , 1990 ) *
    * Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci (1980 )
    * Historic Centre of Siena (1995 )
    * Historic Centre of Naples (1995 )
    * 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta, with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex (1997 )
    * Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata (1997 )
    * Historic Centre of Urbino (1998 )
    * Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula (1998 )
    * Villa Adriana (Tivoli) (1999 )
    * Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites (2000 )
    * Villa d'Este, Tivoli (2001 )
    * Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia (2004 )
    Luxembourg
    * City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications (1994 )
    Netherlands
    * Defence Line of Amsterdam (1996 )
    Spain
    * Parque Güell, Palacio Güell and Casa Mila in Barcelona (1984 )
    * Poblet Monastery (1991 )
    * The Palau de la Música Catalana and the Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona (1997 )
    * Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco (2000 )
    * Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí (2000 )
    Switzerland
    * Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-town of Bellinzone (2000 )
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    * Durham Castle and Cathedral (1986 )
    * Ironbridge Gorge (1986 )
    * Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd (1986 )
    * Blenheim Palace (1987 )
    * Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church (1987 )
    * Hadrian's Wall (1987 )
    * Tower of London (1988 )
    * Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church (1988 )
    * Old and New Towns of Edinburgh (1995 )
    * Maritime Greenwich (1997 )
    * Blaenavon Industrial Landscape (2000 )
    * Derwent Valley Mills (2001 )
    * Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2003 )

    My favourites are (rather eclectically) Versailles, the Athenian Acropolis, and Kew.

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    I'm fortunate enough to live in one; the Derwent Valley Mills site.

    My favourite of the ones I've visited is probably Rhodes Old Town, Greece. Absolutely stunning, particularly out of season.

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    USA
    Mesa Verde National Park
    Yellowstone National Park
    Grand Canyon National Park
    Everglades National Park
    Independence Hall National Historical Park
    Mammoth Cave National Park
    Yosemite National Park
    Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
    Pueblo de Taos
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    Great Visit

    A couple of years ago I visited the small island of Isla Contoy off the northeast tip of the Yucatan. Huge number of birds, great lizards and other wildlife......had to take a sinking sloop from Isla Mujeres, 2 hours each way.....very fun....I think it's a world heritage site....not sure though....
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    I've only been to a few. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay, the Old Town of Tallinn, and Bryggen in Norway.

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    I think i've been to this one about 100'000 times.

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    Chile:
    Churches of Chiloé (Not all, but the most important)
    Historic Quarter of Valparaiso

    In Chile I'm only missing the Rapa Nui National Park... but I have no money to go there... 2 out of 3 is quite good though. And I haven't been on any in Argentina.

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    Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
    Independence Mall, Philadelphia
    Statue of Liberty, NY, NY
    Chichen-Itza, Mexico
    Prague, Czech Republic
    New and Old Towns of Edinburgh, Scotland

    I've got to do some more traveling!
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    Stonehenge
    Westminster Cathedral and Abbey (from the outside)
    Tower of London (from the outside)
    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
    Palace and Park of Versailles
    Paris, banks of the Seine
    Mammoth Cave NP
    Great Smokey Mountains NP

    I guess I've still got a lot of travelling to do

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    I'm a fairly continental traveller (North American). Here is my list.

    I haven't been there, but am intrigued by Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (1981).

    Canada:

    Historic District of Québec (1985)
    L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site (1978)*
    Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks (1984)
    Gros Morne National Park (1987)
    Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias(1979)
    Nahanni National Park (1978)
    Wood Buffalo National Park (1983)

    U.S.

    Mesa Verde (1978)
    Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (1987)
    Pueblo de Taos (1992)
    Statue of Liberty (1984)
    Carlsbad Caverns National Park (1995)
    Everglades National Park (1979)
    Grand Canyon National Park (1979)
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park (1983)
    Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias(1979)
    Olympic National Park (1981)
    Redwood National Park (1980)
    Yellowstone (1978)
    Yosemite National Park (1984)*

    Mexico

    Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco (1987)
    Historic Centre of Morelia (1991)
    Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán (1987)
    Historic Centre of Puebla (1987)
    Historic Fortified Town of Campeche (1999)
    Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro (1996)
    Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines (1988)
    Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque (1987)
    Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza (1988)
    Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan (1987)*
    Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal (1996)

    I've starred my favorites. After visiting L’Anse aux Meadows I wanted to try to make bog metal out of the tundra. How did the Norse ever figure it out?

    Yosemite and the Sierra are truely the Mountains of Light with all that granite reflecting back at you. Awesome.

    Teotihuacan is overpowering. Maybe its comes from all the sacrificial blood.

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    Places way cooler than here!

    Austria
    Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg (1996 )
    Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn (1996 )
    Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape (1997 )
    City of Graz - Historic Centre (1999 )
    Historic Centre of Vienna (2001 )

    Czech Republic
    Historic Centre of Prague (1992 )

    France
    Paris, Banks of the Seine (1991 )

    Greece
    Acropolis, Athens (1987 )

    Hungary
    Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue (1987 , 2002 )

    UK
    Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites (1986 )
    City of Bath (1987 )
    Tower of London (1988 )
    Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church (1988 )
    Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church (1987 )

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