World Heritage Sites Preferred by Travelers

They stand out for their cultural and natural value. They are those places declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and which, according to the organism itself, are a symbol of the awareness of peoples and States about the meaning acquired by these monuments, cities and spaces that are, as its own name indicates, heritage of all.

Tripadvisor has made a list of those places that are part of this classification and that become preferred destinations for travelers . The division is made on a global, national and European level. Let’s see what spaces we find in each of these lists.

World Top 10

According to travelers who leave their opinions and recommendations on Tripadvisor, Angkor (Cambodia) is the highest rated site on the world list. It is followed by the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu.

Angkor is a region of Cambodia whose monuments and temples were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992.

The full list :

1. Angkor – Cambodia
2. Taj Mahal – India
3. Great Wall at Mutianyu – China
4. Machu Picchu – Peru
5. Iguaz煤 National Park – Brazil / Argentina
6. Sassi from Matera – Italy
7. Auschwitz Birkenau – Poland
8. Old City of Jerusalem – Israel
9. Historical areas of Istanbul – Turkey
10. Historic Center of Krakow – Poland

The national list

If we look at the list of favorite places in Spain, we discover a first place occupied by the Aqueduct of Segovia (the fourth in Europe) and followed by the old city of this same town. The Serra de Tramuntana, in the Balearic Islands, occupies the third position.

The Aqueduct of Segovia was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. It is located in the center of the city, it is more than 15 kilometers long and originally it was raised so that the water would come here from the Sierra of Guadarrama. Its construction dates back to the beginning of the 2nd century AD

Here I leave you with the complete classification:

1. Aqueduct of Segovia – Castilla y Le贸n
2. Old City of Segovia – Castilla y Le贸n
3. Serra de Tramuntana – Balearic Islands
4. Old City of C谩ceres – Extremadura
5. Old City of Salamanca – Castilla y Le贸n
6. Historic city of Toledo – Castilla La Mancha
7. Routes of Santiago de Compostela: French Way and Roads of Northern Spain – Galicia
8. Alhambra of Granada – Andalusia
9. Alc谩zar of Seville – Andalusia
10. Seville Cathedral – Andalusia

The European list

If you want to know which are the World Heritage sites preferred by travelers who enter Europe, this is the classification:

1. Sassi from Matera – Italy
2. Auschwitz Birkenau – Poland
3. Historic Center of Krakow – Poland
4. Aqueduct of Segovia – Spain
5. Old City of Segovia – Spain
6. Monreale – Italy
7. Studley Royal Park and Fountain Abbey Ruins – UK
8. Serra de Tramuntana – Spain
9. West Norway Fjords – Norway
10. Old City of C谩ceres – Spain

The Sassi di Matera or Stones of Matera are located in the historic center of the homonymous Italian city and came to this UNESCO list in 1993 as a representation of a prehistoric legacy and a symbol of the care of natural resources over time.


Places declared Historic Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO

UNESCO coordinates the actions of the partners and participates actively in the protection of these spaces since it is vital to conserve and be able to transmit this part of our natural and cultural heritage, something that is also essential that is carried out by the visitors themselves that we go to them.

As we can read on its website, the World Heritage list has 1,052 sites, of which 814 correspond to cultural properties, 203 are natural properties and 35 mixed properties, located in 165 states.