UNESCO World Heritage Site articles Tag

The Medieval Festival of Provins: a great medieval festival

d prosperity of Provins from the 11th to the 13th century. These festivities take place in the unique setting of the medieval city of Provins, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A journey through time The Médiévales de Provins offers each year in June a life-size reconstruction of daily life i ...

04
June
2009

Petra in Jordan: a natural and architectural wonder

al oasis. Today, the remains of these installations are still visible. To be noted: this unique monumental complex in the world has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since December 6, 1985. An archaeological national park also protects the area around the site since 1993. Petra is moreo ...

06
Dec
2011

The Garden Festival of the Royal Saltworks in Arc-et-Senans

e, held every summer in Arc-et-Senans in the Doubs, enjoys a prestigious setting as it takes place in the gardens of an old saltworks now listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. But this is not the only particularity of this event. For more than ten years, this festival has established a partners ...

23
May
2014

The Great Wall of China: the longest construction in the world

th century BC and the 16th century. This military work, which is the largest man-made architectural structure in length, area and mass, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. History of the Great Wall It was around 220 BC that Qin Shin Huang set about linking the existing sections of ...

18
Aug
2008

The Taj Mahal: one of the new seven wonders of the world

nown as Mumtaz Mahal, 'the light of the palace'. This colossal mausoleum of white marble changing colour according to the hours of the day has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. On July 7, 2007, this monument was designated as one of the new seven wonders of the world. History of th ...

15
Dec
2008

Machu Picchu: the famous Inca citadel

The Machu Picchu, whose name means 'Old Mountain' in Quechua, is a sacred city considered the most representative work of Inca architecture. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site. This ancient Inca city is located in Peru, in the province of Urubamba, one hundred and thirty kilometers from Cuzco. I ...

30
Nov
2011

Christmas markets: 4 European cities famous for their markets

gins, in fact, date back to the late 15th century. This market takes place every year near the cathedral, in the heart of the old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It traditionally begins on the Thursday before the first Sunday of Advent and ends on 1 January. You will find about ...

08
Dec
2021

Tourism: 5 trendy destinations in 2022 according to TripAdvisor

un. The old town of Dubrovnik, which is accessible only to pedestrians, has an undeniable charm. Copyright: Diego Delso In fact, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was used as a setting for the filming of the Game of Thrones series for the scenes taking place in King's Landing. Y ...

01
Feb
2022

Turin: 3 good reasons to choose this destination

This unique palace incorporates the codes of different architectural styles. The historic residence of the Duke of Savoy, this grandiose palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its lavish apartments, royal library and gardens, which are free to visit. 2- To admire contemporary art in all i ...

15
Feb
2022

The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona: a masterpiece in the making

ther smaller towers, a sacristy, a chapel and the façade of the Glory. Today, the Nativity façade and the crypt created by Gaudi are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, the entire building was recognized as a basilica by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. A well-deserved double con ...

27
June
2022