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It's always interesting to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites wherever they are, wherever we are. Someone have spent energy to preserve interesting places for generations to come. We like this!

This page shows the World Heritage Sites we have visted during our trips.

Sites we cover are located in:

Argentina | Austria | Brazil | Chile | Ecuador | Finland | France | Israel | Jerusalem

New Zealand | Norway | Peru | Singapore | South Africa | Spain | Sweden

UK | USA | Zimbabwe

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Last updated: December 8, 2020

World Heritage Sites visited ...

Argentina

Los Glaciaros National Park

Date of inscription: 19xx

Visit: 2018
We visited Los Glaciaros National Park as part of a South American tour 2018 (Argentina, Brazil and Chile).
Below you find four of our photographs.

LOS GLACIAROS:
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LOS GLACIAROS:
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LOS GLACIAROS:
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LOS GLACIAROS:
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Iguazú National Park
(* see also Brasil: Iguaçu National Park)

Date of inscription: 1984

Visit: 2018
We visited Iguazu National Park as part of a South American tour 2018 (Argentina, Brazil and Chile).
Below you find four of our photographs.

IGUAZU:
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IGUAZU:
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IGUAZU:
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Austria

Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg

Date of inscription: 1996

Visit: 2004
We visited Saltzburg during an Austrian tour with our friends Göran and Susan.
Below you find four of our photographs.

SALTZBURG:
Cathedral of Saltzburg

SALTZBURG:
St Peter's Abbey - interior

SALTZBURG:
Streetscene in Old Town

SALTZBURG:
Mozart's birth house

Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn

Date of inscription: 1996

Visit: 2004
We visited Schönbrunna during an Austrian tour with our friends Göran and Susan.
Below you find four of our photographs.

SCHÖNBRUNN:
The Palace

SCHÖNBRUNN:
The Garden at one side of the palace

SCHÖNBRUNN:
The Gloriette

SCHÖNBRUNN:
The back of the Palace

Brazil

Iguaçu National Park
(* see also Argentina: Iguazú National Park)

Date of inscription: 1984

Visit: 2018
We visited Iguaçu National Park as part of a South American tour 2018 (Argentina, Brazil and Chile).
Below you find four of our photographs.
The photo-diary from our trip can be found here on Famgus Travels (in Swedish only).

Foz do Iguaçu:
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Foz do Iguaçu:
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Foz do Iguaçu:
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Foz do Iguaçu:
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Chile

Rapa Nui National Park

Date of inscription: 1984

Visit: 2018
We visited Rapa Nui National Park as part of a South American tour 2018 (Argentina, Brazil and Chile).
Below you find four of our photographs.

Rapa nui:
Hotel pool

Rapa nui:
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Rapa nui:
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Rapa nui:
Green Sea Turtle

Ecuador

City of Quito

Date of inscription: 1978

Visit: 2013
We visited Quito as part of a South American tour 2013 (Ecuador and Peru).
Below you find four of our photographs.
The photo-diary from our trip can be found here on Famgus Travels (in Swedish only).

QUITO:
City view from El Panecillo

QUITO:
La Virgen de Quito

QUITO:
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QUITO:
City view from El Panecillo

Galápagos Islands

Date of inscription: 1978

Visit: 2013
We visited Galápagos Islands as part of a South American tour 2013 (Ecuador and Peru)..
Below you find four of our photographs.
The photo-diary from our trip can be found here on Famgus Travels (in Swedish only).

GALAPAGOS:
Darwin Centre on Isla de Santa Cruz

GALAPAGOS:
Blue-footed Booby

GALAPAGOS:
Beach inhabitants on Isla Española

GALAPAGOS:
Zodiac & Kicker Rock

Finland

Old Rauma

Date of inscription: 1991

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Old Rauma

Visit: 2019
We visited Old Rauma on our way back from Mänttä (a visit to Leif's aunt Sinikka) to Turko's harbour.
Below you find four of our photographs.

Old Rauma:
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Old Rauma:
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Old Rauma:
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Petäjävesi old church

Date of inscription: 1994

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Petäjävesi

Visit: 2019
We visited Old Rauma om our way back from Mänttä (a visit to Leif's aunt Sinikka) to to Turko's harbour.
Below you find four of our photographs.

Petäjävesi:
The old church

Petäjävesi:
Inside view

Petäjävesi:
Outside view

Petäjävesi:
The church tower

France

Pont du Gard

Date of inscription: 1985

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Pont du Gard

Visit: 2001
We visited Pont du Gard in 2001 during a trip to southern France with our friends, the Björk family.

Pont du Gard:
A general view

Pont du Gard:
A close-up of the stone work

Pont du Gard:
A general view

Pont du Gard:
One of the arches

France

Country World Heritage Site Date of Inscription Visit(s) Pictures
France Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay 1979 2005 P1, P2, P3, P4
France Palace and Park of Versailles 1979 2005 P1, P2, P3, P4
France Pont du Gard 1985 2001 P1, P2, P3, P4
France Paris, Banks of the Seine 1991 2005 P1, P2, P3, P4
France Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne 1997 2005 P1, P2, P3, P4

Israel

Country World Heritage Site Date of Inscription Visit(s) Pictures
Israel Masada 2001 1976  

Jerusalem (proposed by Jordan)

Country World Heritage Site Date of Inscription Visit(s) Pictures
Jerusalem Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls 1981 1976  

New Zealand

Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand

Date of inscription: 1990

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand

Visit: 2020
We visited Te Wahipounamu (South West New Zealand) as part of our Southern Hemisphere tour 2020 (Singapore, New Zealand, Fiji, Australia).
Below you find four of our photographs.

Te Wahipounamu:
Franz Josef

Te Wahipounamu:
Wilderness National Park

Te Wahipounamu:
Wilderness National Park

Te Wahipounamu:
Milford Sound

Norway

Røros Mining Town and the Circumference

Date of inscription: 1980

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Røros Mining Town and the Circumference

Visit: 2010
We visited Røros during a winter holiday to Fjällnäs in Härjedalen, Sweden. During a day off we simply drove back and forth to Røros.
Below you find four of our photographs.

Røros:
Old wooden houses

Røros:
Old wooden houses

Røros:
The church

Røros:
The pharmacy

Rock Art of Alta

Date of inscription: 1985

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Rock Art of Alta

Visit: 2019
We visited Alta during a trip to northern Norway in June 2019. We flew from Stockholm to Tromsø. Then we travelled by car to Alta, Hammerfest, Hønningsvåg (North Cape), Vardø and Kirkenes. By Hurtigrutten back to Tromsø, and finally we flew back to Stockholm.
Below you find four of our photographs.

Alta:
Rock carvings

Alta:
Outdoor lecture

Alta:
Interior of museum

Alta:
Monuments at the court yard

Struve Geodetic Arc (Hammerfest)

Quote from the UNESCO web page:
The Struve Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through 10 countries and over 2,820 km. These are points of a survey, carried out between 1816 and 1855 by the astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve, which represented the first accurate measuring of a long segment of a meridian. This helped to establish the exact size and shape of the planet and marked an important step in the development of earth sciences and topographic mapping.

The ten countries are: Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvis, Lithuania, Norway, Republic of Moldavia, Russian Federarion, Sweden and Ukraine.

Date of inscription: 2005

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Struve Geodetic Arc

Visit: 2019
We visited Hammerfest during a trip to northern Norway in June 2019. We flew from Stockholm to Tromsø. Then we travelled by car to Alta, Hammerfest, Hønningsvåg (North Cape), Vardø and Kirkenes. By Hurtigrutten back to Tromsø, and finally we flew back to Stockholm.
Below you find four of our photographs.

Struve - Hammerfest:
Information at the
monument site

Struve - Hammerfest:
The monument with the city in the background

Struve - Hammerfest:
The monument with the sea in the background

Struve - Hammerfest:
The inscription on the Monument

Peru

City of Cuzco

Date of inscription: 1983

Read more at UNESCO's web site: City of Cuzco

Visit: 2013
We visited Cuzco as part of a South American tour 2013 (Ecuador and Peru).
Below you find four of our photographs.
The photo-diary from our trip can be found here on Famgus Travels (in Swedish only).

Cuzco:
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Cuzco:
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Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

Date of inscription: 1983

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

Visit: 2013
We visited Machu Picchu as part of a South American tour 2013 (Ecuador and Peru).
Below you find four of our photographs.
The photo-diary from our trip can be found here on Famgus Travels (in Swedish only).

Machu Picchu:
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Machu Picchu:
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Machu Picchu:
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Singapore

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Date of inscription: 2015

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Singapore Botanic Gardens

Visit: 2020
We visited Singapore Botanic Gardens as part of our Southern Hemisphere tour 2020 (Singapore, New Zealand, Fiji, Australia).
Below you find four of our photographs.

Singapore Botanic Gardens:
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Singapore Botanic Gardens:
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Singapore Botanic Gardens:
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Singapore Botanic Gardens:
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South Africa

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Date of inscription: 1999

Read more at UNESCO's web site: iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Visit: 2020
We visited iSimangaliso Wetland Park as part of our South African tour Christmas and New Year 2010/2011
(South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana).
Below you find four of our photographs.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park:
Warning sign (one of many ...)

iSimangaliso Wetland Park:
Hippos

iSimangaliso Wetland Park:
Boat driver

iSimangaliso Wetland Park:
Another warning sign

Robben Island

Date of inscription: 1999

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Robben Island

Visit: 2010
We visited Robben Island as part of our South African tour Christmas and New Year 2010/2011
(South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana).
Below you find four of our photographs.

Robben Island:
The guide

Robben Island
from Table Mountain

Robben Island:
Fenced prison

Robben Island:
Nelson Mandela's cell

Spain

Country World Heritage Site Date of Inscription Visit(s) Pictures
Spain Works of Antoni Gaudí 1984    
Spain Teide National Park 2007    

Sweden

Royal Domain of Drottningholm

Date of inscription: 1991

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Royal Domain of Drottningholm

Visit: 2020
We visited Drottningholm on a grey December day during the Covid pandemia.
Below you find four of our photographs.

Drottningholm:
Park view of the castle

Drottningholm:
The Chinese Pavilion

Drottningholm:
Sea view of the castle

Drottningholm:
The Theatre

Birka and Hovgården

Date of inscription: 1993

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Birka and Hovgården

Visit: 2019
We visited Birka and Hovgården ...
Below you find four of our photographs.

Hovgården:
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Birka:
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Birka:
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Birka:
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Rock carvings of Tanum

Date of inscription: 1994

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Rock carvings of Tanum

Visit: 2017
We visited Tanum together with our friends Björn and Ulla during a trip to the west coast of Sweden.
Below you find four of our photographs.

Tanum:
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Tanum:
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Tanum:
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Tanum:
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Skogskyrkogården

Date of inscription: 1994

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Skogskyrkogården

Visit: 2017
I (Leif) visited Skogskyrkogården together with my friend Björn.
Below you find four of the photographs.

Skogskyrkogården:
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Skogskyrkogården:
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Skogskyrkogården:
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Skogskyrkogården:
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Hanseatic Town of Visby

Date of inscription: 1995

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Hanseatic Town of Visby

Visit: 2013
We visited the Gotland in the summer of 2013. The week after mid-summer but before the Almedal week.
Below you find four of our photographs.

Visby:
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Laponian Area

Date of inscription: 1994

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Laponian Area

Visit: 1980
Me and my wife Barbro made a 10 day hike within the National Park of Sarek in 1980 (before the area was named World Heritage Site).
Below you find four of our photographs.

Laponia:
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Laponia:
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Laponia:
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Naval Port of Karlskrona

Date of inscription: 1998

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Naval Port of Karlskrona

Visit: 2015
We visited the High Coast together with our friends Björn and Ulla in the summer of 2015.
Below you find four of our photographs.

High Coast:
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High Coast:
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High Coast:
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High Coast:
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Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland

Date of inscription: 2000

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland

Visit: 2015
We visited the High Coast together with our friends Björn and Ulla in the summer of 2015.
Below you find four of our photographs.

High Coast:
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High Coast:
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High Coast:
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High Coast:
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High Coast

Date of inscription: 2006

Read more at UNESCO's web site: High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago

Visit: 2015
We visited the High Coast together with our friends Björn and Ulla in the summer of 2015.
Below you find four of our photographs.

High Coast:
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High Coast:
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High Coast:
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Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg

Date of inscription: 2004

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg

Visit: 2017
We visited Grimeton Radio Station together with our friends Björn and Ulla during a trip to the west coast of Sweden.
Below you find four of our photographs.

Grimeton:
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Grimeton:
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Grimeton:
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Grimeton:
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Switzerland

Country World Heritage Site Date of Inscription Visit(s) Pictures
Switzerland Old City of Berne 1983 ---  

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Country World Heritage Site Date of Inscription Visit(s) Pictures
U. K. Tower of London 1988 1970  

United States of America

Country World Heritage Site Date of Inscription Visit(s) Pictures
U. S. A. Grand Canyon National Park 1979 1997  
U. S. A. Statue of Liberty 1984 1998  
U. S. A. Yosemity National Park 1984 1979  

Zimbabwe

Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

Date of inscription: 1989

Read more at UNESCO's web site: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

Visit: 2011
We visited Vicoria Falls as part of our South African tour Christmas and New Year 2010/2011 (South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana).
Below you find four of our photographs.

Victoria Falls:
Area map

Victoria Falls:
Tourists obscuring the view!

Victoria Falls:
The falls!

Victoria Falls:
A "rainy" day in sunshine ...