World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 878 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Firefly Books, 2009 - Architecture - 832 pages
Updated for 2010, this guide fully describes every official UNESCO World Heritage site.
In 1959, UNESCO launched an international campaign to safeguard the world's most important sites, which led to the first World Heritage List. In clear text that highlights all the fascinating facts, this revised edition of World Heritage Sites details all 890 properties, including the 13 new sites added in 2009.
Covering 148 countries, the World Heritage List has proved to be a valuable tool in the battle to preserve much of the world's cultural and natural heritage. Its strict criteria result in only the world's most spectacular and extraordinary sites making it onto the list, including:
The new sites added to this edition are:
Featuring gorgeous photographs and updated maps, World Heritage Sites is uniquely comprehensive.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded in 1945 with the ambitious goal to build peace in the minds of men and women through education, social and natural science, culture and communication.
Results 1-3 of 81
Its unique quality stems from the whitewashed houses decorated with azulejos (
ceramic tiles) and wrought- iron balconies dating from the sixteenth to the
eighteenth century. The cityscape of rlvora demonstrates the influence exerted by
The spring yielded over 1,200,000 litres of water daily at more than 46°C, and
between the first and fourth centuries the ... In the sixteenth century a rebuilt and
remodelled church in the Perpendicular Gothic style was finally completed.
There are several detached monasteries at Solovetsky: four on Solovetsky Island;
the early-seventeenth- century Trinity monastery on Anzer Island; a sixteenth-
century complex on Big Zayatsky Island; and St Sergius Monastery, founded in
What people are saying - Write a review
World Heritage sites mapped by continent
World Heritage sites descriptions locations and photographs
4 other sections not shown