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I’m on a mission to visit as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as possible so here’s a list of the ones in each country I’ve visited and the ones I’ve been fortunate enough to get to! If you, too, find Heritage Sites fascinating and have been to any of these (or others in other countries!) please leave a comment and let me know your favorites and recommendations! I’d love to hear about your travels.

  • United States (1996)
    • Mesa Verde National Park
    • Yellowstone National Park (July 2013)
    • Everglades National Park (June 2015)
    • Grand Canyon National Park
    • Independence Hall
    • Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
    • Redwood National and State Parks
    • Mammoth Cave National Park (May 2015)
    • Olympic National Park (May 2016)
    • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
    • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    • La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico
    • Statue of Liberty (September 2015)
    • Yosemite National Park
    • Chaco Culture
    • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    • Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
    • Taos Pueblo
    • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
    • Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
    • Papahānaumokuākea
    • Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point
    • San Antonio Missions
  • Costa Rica (2000)
    • Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
    • Cocos Island National Park
    • Area de Conservación Guanacaste (2002)
    • Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís
  • Canada (2006)
    • L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
    • Nahanni National Park
    • Dinosaur Provincial Park
    • Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
    • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
    • SGang Gwaay
    • Wood Buffalo National Park
    • Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
    • Historic District of Old Québec
    • Gros Morne National Park
    • Old Town Lunenburg
    • Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
    • Miguasha National Park
    • Rideau Canal
    • Joggins Fossil Cliffs
    • Landscape of Grand Pré
    • Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
  • Germany (2015)
    • Aachen Cathedral
    • Speyer Cathedral
    • Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
    • Pilgrimage Church of Wies
    • Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl
    • St Mary’s Cathedral and St Michael’s Church at Hildesheim
    • Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
    • Frontiers of the Roman Empire
    • Hanseatic City of Lübeck
    • Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
    • Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
    • Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System
    • Maulbronn Monastery Complex
    • Town of Bamberg
    • Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg (May 2015)
    • Völklingen Ironworks
    • Messel Pit Fossil Site
    • Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau
    • Cologne Cathedral
    • Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
    • Classical Weimar
    • Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin (May 2015)
    • Wartburg Castle
    • Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
    • Monastic Island of Reichenau
    • Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
    • Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
    • Upper Middle Rhine Valley (May 2015)
    • Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski
    • Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
    • Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof
    • Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany
    • Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
    • Wadden Sea
    • Fagus Factory in Alfeld
    • Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
    • Margravial Opera House Bayreuth
    • Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
    • Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey
    • Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus
  • France (2015)
    • Chartres Cathedral
    • Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
    • Palace and Park of Versailles (May 2015)
    • Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
    • Vézelay, Church and Hill
    • Amiens Cathedral
    • Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments
    • Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
    • Palace and Park of Fontainebleau
    • Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the “Triumphal Arch” of Orange
    • From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt
    • Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
    • Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve
    • Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d’Alliance in Nancy
    • Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
    • Strasbourg – Grande île
    • Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
    • Paris, Banks of the Seine (May 2015)
    • Bourges Cathedral
    • Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
    • Canal du Midi
    • Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
    • Pyrénées – Mont Perdu
    • Historic Site of Lyons
    • Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
    • Belfries of Belgium and France
    • Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
    • The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes
    • Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs
    • Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret
    • Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
    • Fortifications of Vauban
    • Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems
    • Episcopal City of Albi
    • Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island
    • Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
    • The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape
    • Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
    • Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
    • Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars
    • Climats, terroirs of Burgundy
  • Spain (2015)
    • Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
    • Burgos Cathedral
    • Historic Centre of Cordoba
    • Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid
    • Works of Antoni Gaudí (May 2015)
    • Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
    • Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
    • Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches
    • Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
    • Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
    • Garajonay National Park
    • Historic City of Toledo
    • Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
    • Old Town of Cáceres
    • Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
    • Old City of Salamanca
    • Poblet Monastery
    • Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
    • Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Camino Francés and Routes of Northern Spain
    • Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe
    • Doñana National Park
    • Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
    • La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia
    • Las Médulas
    • Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
    • Pyrénées – Mont Perdu
    • San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries
    • Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde
    • Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula
    • University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares
    • Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
    • San Cristóbal de La Laguna
    • Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco
    • Archaeological Site of Atapuerca
    • Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí
    • Palmeral of Elche
    • Roman Walls of Lugo
    • Aranjuez Cultural Landscape
    • Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza
    • Vizcaya Bridge
    • Teide National Park
    • Tower of Hercules
    • Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana
    • Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija
  • Guatemala (2016)
    • Antigua Guatemala (March 2016)
    • Tikal National Park (March 2016)
    • Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua
  • United Kingdom (2016)
    • Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
    • Blenheim Palace
    • Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church
    • Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
    • City of Bath
    • Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
    • Derwent Valley Mills
    • Durham Castle and Cathedral
    • Frontiers of the Roman Empire
    • Heart of Neolithic Orkney
    • Historic Town of St. George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda (July 2016)
    • Ironbridge Gorge
    • Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
    • Maritime Greenwich
    • New Lanark
    • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
    • Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church (June 2016)
    • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
    • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    • Saltaire
    • Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
    • Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey
    • The Forth Bridge
    • Tower of London (June 2016)
    • Dorset and East Devon Coast
    • Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast
    • Gough and Inaccessible Islands
    • Henderson Island
    • St Kilda
  • Portugal (2016)
    • Laurisilva of Madeira (June 2016)
    • Alto Douro Wine Region
    • Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores
    • Convent of Christ in Tomar
    • Cultural Landscape of Sintra
    • Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications
    • Historic Centre of Évora
    • Historic Centre of Guimarães
    • Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar
    • Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
    • Monastery of Alcobaça
    • Monastery of Batalha
    • Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon
    • Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde
    • University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia
  • Ireland (2016)
    • Brú na Bóinne – Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne (July 2016)
    • Sceilg Mhichíl

Hopefully I’ll hit some of these along the way while I’m in Mexico and Central America:

  • México
    • Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
    • Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System
    • Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco
    • Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes
    • Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
    • Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
    • Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl
    • El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City
    • Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro
    • Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco (January 2017)
    • Historic Centre of Morelia
    • Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán (February 2017)
    • Historic Centre of Puebla
    • Historic Centre of Zacatecas
    • Historic Fortified Town of Campeche
    • Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro
    • Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan
    • Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines (January 2017)
    • Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara
    • Luis Barragán House and Studio
    • Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque (February 2017)
    • Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza (March 2017)
    • Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan (January 2017)
    • Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal
    • Prehistoric Caves of Yagul and Mitla in the Central Valley of Oaxaca
    • Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco
    • Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco
    • Archipiélago de Revillagigedo
    • El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve
    • Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California (January 2017)
    • Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
    • Sian Ka’an
    • Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
    • Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
  • Belize
    • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (March 2017)
  • El Salvador
    • Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site
  • Honduras
    • Maya Site of Copán
    • Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
  • Nicaragua
    • León Cathedral
    • Ruins of León Viejo
  • Panamá
    • Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
    • Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
    • Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection
    • Darien National Park
    • Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park

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