Angkor Wat (005)

World Heritage Site (UNESCO)7,413 photos

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Photo gallery of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area with legal protection by an international convention administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance.

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The sites are judged to contain “cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity”. To be selected, a World Heritage Site must be a somehow unique landmark which is geographically and historically identifiable and has special cultural or physical significance. For example, World Heritage Sites might be ancient ruins or historical structures, buildings, cities, deserts, forests, islands, lakes, monuments, mountains, or wilderness areas. A World Heritage Site may signify a remarkable accomplishment of humanity, and serve as evidence of our intellectual history on the planet, or it might be a place of great natural beauty. As of June 2020, a total of 1,121 World Heritage Sites (869 cultural, 213 natural, and 39 mixed properties) exist across 167 countries; the three countries with most sites are China, Italy (both 55) and Spain (48).

BELGIUM

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HOLY SEE

INDIA

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NETHERLANDS

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List of sights

Ajanta145 photos

Ajanta Caves (503) Cave 26
AjantaIndia

Coordinates: 20° 33′ 11″ N, 75° 42′ 1″ E

The Ajanta Caves, in Maharashtra, are 31 rock-cut cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BC. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of both Buddhist religious art (which depict the Jataka Tales) as well as… [Read more]

Alberobello89 photos

Alberobello (154)
AlberobelloApulia - Italy

Coordinates: 40° 46′ 55″ N, 17° 14′ 13″ E

Alberobello (literally “beautiful tree”) is a small town in the province of Bari, in Puglia. It is famous for its unique trulli constructions. The Trulli of Alberobello are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site list since 1996. A first… [Read more]

Amsterdam121 photos

Amsterdam (137)
AmsterdamNetherlands

Coordinates: 52° 21′ 49″ N, 4° 53′ 46″ E

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. Its name is derived from Amstellerdam, indicative of the city’s origin: a dam in the Amstel River. Settled as a small fishing village… [Read more]

Arequipa155 photos

Arequipa - Santa Catalina (126)
ArequipaPeru

Coordinates: 16° 23′ 54″ S, 71° 32′ 12″ W

Located in the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 2,380 m above sea level and close to the volcano El Misti, Arequipa is the capital of the Arequipa Region in southern Peru and is the second most populous city of the country. The colonial Spanish… [Read more]

Assisi31 photos

Assisi (129)
AssisiUmbria - Italy

Coordinates: 43° 4′ 28″ N, 12° 36′ 21″ E

Assisi is a town in the province of Perugia on the western flank of Monte Subasio. It was the birthplace of St Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St Clare (Chiara d’Offreducci), the founder of the Poor[Read more]

Bruges134 photos

Bruges (022) Rozenhoedkaai
BrugesBelgium

Coordinates: 51° 12′ 26″ N, 3° 13′ 39″ E

Bruges is the capital of the province of West Flanders. It has most of its medieval architecture intact. The historic centre of Bruges has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Many of its medieval buildings are notable, including the … [Read more]

Cerveteri83 photos

Cerveteri (173)
CerveteriLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 0′ 22″ N, 12° 6′ 2″ E

The Necropolis della Banditaccia in Cerveteri, which has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the necropolis in Tarquinia covers an area of 400 ha with a total of 1,000 tombs. It is the largest ancient necropolis in the… [Read more]

Chittaurgarh69 photos

Chittaurgarh (092)
ChittaurgarhIndia

Coordinates: 24° 53′ 28″ N, 74° 38′ 48″ E

Chittaurgarh (Chittorgarh), is a city and a municipality in Rajasthan state of western India. It lies on the Berach River, a tributary of the Banas, and is a former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs of Mewar. Fiercely independent, the fort of … [Read more]

Cusco172 photos

Cusco (069)
CuscoPeru

Coordinates: 13° 30′ 60″ S, 71° 58′ 42″ W

Cusco is the historic capital of the Inca Empire located in the south-eastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. According to an Inca legend, the city was founded by Manco Capac in the 12th century and… [Read more]

Delos39 photos

Delos (0100)
DelosGreece

Coordinates: 37° 23′ 55″ N, 25° 15′ 59″ E

The Island of Delos (Δήλος), near Mykonos, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean. Delos had a position as a holy… [Read more]

Delphi51 photos

Delphi (0395) Tholos at Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia
DelphiGreece

Coordinates: 38° 28′ 57″ N, 22° 30′ 2″ E

Delphi (Δελφοί) is an archaeological site on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece (510-323 BC), the site of Delphi was believed to be determined by Zeus when he… [Read more]

Ellora120 photos

Ellora Caves (525) Cave 16 (Kailasa Temple)
ElloraIndia

Coordinates: 20° 1′ 26″ N, 75° 10′ 44″ E

Ellora is an archaeological site, 30 km from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra built by the Rashtrakuta rulers. Well-known for its monumental caves, Ellora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ellora represents the epitome of… [Read more]

Ercolano103 photos

Ercolano (012)
ErcolanoCampania - Italy

Coordinates: 40° 48′ 22″ N, 14° 20′ 57″ E

Ercolano (Herculaneum) is an ancient Roman town, located in the province of Naples which has been destroyed, along with Pompeii, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius beginning on August 24, AD 79. [Read more]

Fatehpur Sikri107 photos

Fatehpur Sikri (002) Diwan-i-Khas
Fatehpur SikriIndia

Coordinates: 27° 5′ 51″ N, 77° 39′ 58″ E

Fatehpur Sikri, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, was constructed by Mughal Emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire’s capital from 1571 until 1585. It was abandoned after only 14 years because the water supply was unable to… [Read more]

Ferrara101 photos

Ferrara (066)
FerraraEmilia-Romagna - Italy

Coordinates: 44° 50′ 9″ N, 11° 37′ 9″ E

Ferrara is situated 50 km north-north-east of Bologna, on the Po di Volano, a branch channel of the main stream of the Po River, located 5 km north. The town has palaces dating from the 14th century and 15th century, when it hosted the court of the … [Read more]

Florence131 photos

Florence (235)
FlorenceTuscany - Italy

Coordinates: 43° 46′ 11″ N, 11° 15′ 19″ E

Florence (Firenze) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence is famous for its history. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the Birthplace of the[Read more]

Hạ Long Bay28 photos

Hạ Long Bay (012)
Hạ Long BayVietnam

Coordinates: 20° 56′ 37″ N, 107° 4′ 42″ E

Hạ Long Bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. Hạ Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bái Tử Long Bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà Island to the southwest. Hạ Long Bay has an area of… [Read more]

Hanoi31 photos

Hanoi (034) Market
HanoiVietnam

Coordinates: 21° 2′ 52″ N, 105° 50′ 12″ E

Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Nội) is the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city by population. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Huế, the imperial capital of Vietnam during… [Read more]

Hội An32 photos

Hội An (021)
Hội AnVietnam

Coordinates: 15° 52′ 38″ N, 108° 19′ 33″ E

Hội An, formerly known as Fai-Fo or Faifoo, is a city in Vietnam’s Quảng Nam Province and noted since 1999 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Old Town Hội An, the city’s historic district, is recognized as an exceptionally well-preserved example of a … [Read more]

Hosios Loukas58 photos

Hosios Loukas (246)
Hosios LoukasGreece

Coordinates: 38° 23′ 43″ N, 22° 44′ 47″ E

Hosios Loukas (Ὅσιος Λουκᾶς) is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the… [Read more]

Huế21 photos

Huế (021)
HuếVietnam

Coordinates: 16° 28′ 6″ N, 107° 34′ 43″ E

The Imperial City is a walled palace within the citadel of the city of Huế, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. The building was built in 1362, and took 203 years to complete. Many consider this building to be a symbol of wealth and power as… [Read more]

Humayun’s Tomb39 photos

Humayun’s Tomb (187)
Humayun’s TombDelhi - India

Coordinates: 28° 35′ 36″ N, 77° 14′ 58″ E

Humayun’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum (also known as Haji Begum), in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his… [Read more]

Jaipur192 photos

Jaipur (592) Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)
JaipurIndia

Coordinates: 26° 55′ 32″ N, 75° 49′ 26″ E

Jaipur, also popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. During the British rule in India, Jaipur was the capital of the princely state of Jaipur. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by … [Read more]

Jaisalmer215 photos

Jaisalmer (904) Jaisalmer Fort
JaisalmerIndia

Coordinates: 26° 54′ 45″ N, 70° 54′ 48″ E

Jaisalmer, nicknamed “The Golden City”, is a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located 575 km west from the state capital Jaipur. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several… [Read more]

Kathmandu Valley547 photos

Kathmandu Valley (012) Bhaktapur
BhaktapurKathmandu Valley - Nepal

The Kathmandu Valley, located in Nepal, lies at the crossroads of ancient civilisations of Asia, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Site[Read more]

Bhaktapur31 photosBoudhanath9 photosBudhanilkantha8 photosKathmandu84 photosKirtipur11 photosMost beautiful photos of Asia (Middle format)362 photosPashupatinath12 photosPatan15 photosSwayambhunath15 photos

Khumbu 1991111 photos

Khumbu (066) Everest (8848m) - Nuptse (7861m)
Khumbu 1991Nepal

Coordinates: 27° 38′ 11″ N, 86° 13′ 49″ E

Khumbu, the Everest Region, is one of three subregions of the main Sherpa settlement of the Himalaya with elevation ranging from 3,300 m to the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest at 8,848 m. [Read more]

Khumbu 1997168 photos

Khumbu (315) Changtse (7543m)
Khumbu 1997Nepal

Coordinates: 27° 58′ 46″ N, 86° 55′ 17″ E

Khumbu (also known as the Everest Region) is a region of northeastern Nepal on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. It is part of the Solukhumbu District, which in turn is part of the Sagarmatha Zone. Khumbu is one of three subregions of the main … [Read more]

Kinderdijk70 photos

Kinderdijk (060) Windmills
KinderdijkNetherlands

Coordinates: 51° 53′ 17″ N, 4° 38′ 16″ E

Kinderdijk, in the province South Holland, is located about 15 km east of Rotterdam and situated in a polder at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is… [Read more]

Lhasa36 photos

Tibet (087) Lhasa - Potala
LhasaTibet - China

Coordinates: 29° 39′ 29″ N, 91° 7′ 5″ E

Lhasa is a city and administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Lhasa is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau after Xining and, at an altitude of 3,490 m, Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. The city has been… [Read more]

Luang Prabang382 photos

Wat Xieng Thong (319)
Luang PrabangLaos

Coordinates: 19° 53′ 51″ N, 102° 8′ 35″ E

Luang Prabang, formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Laos, is a city located in north central Laos, on the Mekong River. The capital was moved in 1560 by King Setthathirath I to Vientiane. The city belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. [Read more]

Machu Picchu94 photos

Machu Picchu (128)
Machu PicchuPeru

Coordinates: 13° 9′ 48″ S, 72° 32′ 47″ W

Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 m above sea level and situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, 80 km north-west of Cusco. Built around the year 1460 in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone… [Read more]

Matera357 photos

Matera (0052)
MateraBasilicata - Italy

Coordinates: 40° 39′ 48″ N, 16° 36′ 37″ E

Matera, a town in the region of Basilicata, is perched on the edge of a small canyon eroded by the Gravina. The lower Sassi (caves) district is divided into the Sasso Barisano and the Sasso Caveoso. [Read more]

Meteora110 photos

Meteora (1451)
MeteoraGreece

Coordinates: 39° 43′ 16″ N, 21° 38′ 3″ E

The Metéora (Μετέωρα), lit. “middle of the sky”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above”, is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The monasteries are built on… [Read more]

Modena66 photos

Modena (038) Duomo
ModenaEmilia-Romagna - Italy

Coordinates: 44° 38′ 46″ N, 10° 55′ 32″ E

Modena, a city on the south side of the Po valley in the Emilia-Romagna, is the seat of an archbishop, but is now best known as the “capital of engines”, since the factories of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini, … [Read more]

Moscow10 photos

Moscow (002) Saint Basil’s Cathedral
MoscowRussia

Coordinates: 55° 45′ 8″ N, 37° 37′ 24″ E

Moscow is the capital and the most populous city of Russia. It is located by the Moskva River in the Central Federal District, in the European part of Russia. Moscow sits on the junction of three geological platforms. Historically, it was the… [Read more]

Naples56 photos

Duomo di San Gennaro (015)
NaplesCampania - Italy

Coordinates: 40° 51′ 9″ N, 14° 15′ 33″ E

Naples is the capital of the region of Campania. The city is known for its rich history which began more than 2,800 years ago. Naples is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, sitting on… [Read more]

Nazca82 photos

Nazca - Necropolis of Chauchilla (052)
NazcaPeru

Coordinates: 14° 41′ 39″ S, 75° 6′ 51″ W

The Nazca lines are a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert that stretches over more than 80 km and have been created by the Nazca culture between 200 BC and AD 700. There are hundreds of stylised figures (hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys,… [Read more]

Norchia32 photos

Norchia (062)
NorchiaLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 20′ 22″ N, 11° 56′ 43″ E

Norchia is an ancient Etruscan city with an adjacent necropolis which reached its high point between the 4th and 2nd centuries B.C. The tombs are generally constructed from large blocks of tuff carved directly into the cliff, and are entered from… [Read more]

Padua149 photos

Padua (040) Palazzo della Ragione
PaduaVeneto - Italy

Coordinates: 45° 23′ 54″ N, 11° 52′ 36″ E

Padova (Padua) is a city in the Veneto, northern Italy. Padua stands on the Bacchiglione River, 40 km west of Venice and 29 km south-east of Vicenza. It hosts the renowned University of Padua, almost 800 years old and famous, among other things,… [Read more]

Patmos211 photos

Patmos (0309) Monastery of Saint John the Theologian
PatmosGreece

Coordinates: 37° 18′ 33″ N, 26° 32′ 45″ E

Patmos (Πάτμος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, one of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex. The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 m above sea level. Patmos’ main communities are Chora (the capital city), and Skala (the… [Read more]

Petra113 photos

Petra (019) Al Deir
PetraJordan

Coordinates: 30° 19′ 21″ N, 35° 27′ 6″ E

Petra, originally known to the Nabataeans as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. The city is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of… [Read more]

Porto Venere32 photos

Porto Venere (145)
Porto VenereLiguria - Italy

Coordinates: 44° 3′ 5″ N, 9° 50′ 8″ E

Porto Venere is a town located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. It comprises the three villages of Fezzano, Le Grazie and Porto Venere, and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. In 1997 Porto Venere and the… [Read more]

Qutb-Minar68 photos

Qutb Minar (233)
Qutb-MinarDelhi - India

Coordinates: 28° 31′ 29″ N, 77° 11′ 6″ E

The Qutb Minar, also spelled as Qutub Minar and Qutab Minar, is a minaret and “victory tower” that forms part of the Qutb complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of New Delhi, India. The height of Qutb Minar is 72.5 m, making it… [Read more]

Ravenna110 photos

Ravenna (036) San Vitale
RavennaEmilia-Romagna - Italy

Coordinates: 44° 24′ 57″ N, 12° 11′ 49″ E

Ravenna, a city in the Emilia-Romagna, is inland, but connected to the Adriatic Sea by a canal. Ravenna was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402 till 476. It was later the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths and the Exarchate[Read more]

Red Fort of Agra30 photos

Red Fort of Agra (019)
Red Fort of AgraAgra - India

Coordinates: 27° 10′ 46″ N, 78° 1′ 22″ E

Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Before capture by the British, the last Indian rulers to have… [Read more]

Regensburg12 photos

Regensburg (294)
RegensburgGermany

Coordinates: 49° 1′ 16″ N, 12° 5′ 49″ E

Regensburg historically also Ratisbon, from Celtic Ratisbona, is a city in Bavaria, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at one of the northernmost points of the Danube. To the east lies the Bavarian Forest. Regensburg is the… [Read more]

Rhodes264 photos

Rhodes (001) Mandraki harbour
RhodesGreece

Coordinates: 36° 27′ 4″ N, 28° 13′ 32″ E

Rhodes (Ρόδος) is an island located in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population. It is located north-east of Crete, south-east of Athens and just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey[Read more]

Roman Forum84 photos

Roman Forum (162)
Roman ForumRome - Lazio - Italy

Coordinates: 41° 53′ 33″ N, 12° 29′ 7″ E

The Roman Forum (Latin: Forum Romanum, Italian: Foro Romano) is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the centre of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this… [Read more]

San Gimignano73 photos

San Gimignano (100)
San GimignanoTuscany - Italy

Coordinates: 43° 28′ 4″ N, 11° 2′ 36″ E

San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometres outside the town. The town also is known for… [Read more]

San Guiliano11 photos

Necropolis di San Guiliano (003)
San GuilianoLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 15′ 40″ N, 12° 4′ 55″ E

San Guiliano is an Etruscan centre 2 km north-east of Barbarano Romano. The most important tombs found in the necropolis of Cuccumella del Caiolo are the Tumulus of Caiolo (Tumulo del Caiolo), the Tomb of the Beds (Tomba dei Letti), the Porched[Read more]

Sana’a26 photos

Yemen (014) Sana’a
Sana’aYemen

Coordinates: 15° 21′ 18″ N, 44° 12′ 52″ E

Sana’a is the largest city in Yemen and the centre of Sana’a Governorate. The city is not part of the Governorate, but forms the separate administrative district of “Amanat Al-Asemah”. Under the Yemeni constitution, Sana’a is the capital of the… [Read more]

Shibam10 photos

Yemen (071) Shibam
ShibamYemen

Coordinates: 15° 55′ 37″ N, 48° 37′ 34″ E

Shibam (often referred to as Shibam Hadhramaut) is a town in Yemen. It is the seat of the Shibam District in the Hadhramaut Governorate. It is famous for its mudbrick-made high-rise buildings. The first known inscription about the city dates from… [Read more]

Siem Reap109 photos

Angkor Wat (005)
Siem ReapCambodia

Coordinates: 13° 24′ 45″ N, 103° 51′ 55″ E

Siem Reap is the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia. Angkor was the capital city of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from approximately the 9th to 15th centuries. Angkor was a megacity supporting at least 0.1% of the… [Read more]

Siena90 photos

Siena (153)
SienaTuscany - Italy

Coordinates: 43° 19′ 7″ N, 11° 19′ 54″ E

Siena, in English also spelled Sienna, is a city in Tuscany. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (900-400 BC) when it was… [Read more]

South Laos243 photos

Pakse (011) Wat Luang
South LaosLaos

Coordinates: 15° 7′ 17″ N, 105° 47′ 53″ E

South Laos is divided into 4 provinces (Attapeu, Champasak, Salavan, Sekong). Champasak (Champassak or Champasack) is a province in southwestern Laos, near the borders with Thailand and Cambodia. It is one of the three principalities that succeeded… [Read more]

Sutri44 photos

Sutri (020)
SutriLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 14′ 23″ N, 12° 13′ 42″ E

Sutri (ancient Sutrium) occupied an important position on road into Etruria, the later Via Cassia. It came into the hands of Rome after the fall of Veii, and a Latin colony was founded there until it was lost again in 386 BC, recovered and… [Read more]

Taj Mahal84 photos

Taj Mahal (299)
Taj MahalAgra - India

Coordinates: 27° 10′ 24″ N, 78° 2′ 32″ E

The Taj MahalCrown of the Palace”, is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (reigned from 1628 to 1658) to house the tomb… [Read more]

Tarquinia36 photos

Tarquinia (083)
TarquiniaLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 14′ 53″ N, 11° 46′ 26″ E

Tarquinia was the chief of the twelve cities of Etruria, and appears in the earliest history of Rome as the home of two of its kings, Tarquinius Priscus and Tarquinius Superbus. It is known for the Etruscan necropolises, with some 6,000 tombs, 60… [Read more]

Tivoli152 photos

Villa Adriana (099)
TivoliLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 41° 57′ 45″ N, 12° 47′ 49″ E

Tivoli, the classical Tibur, is an ancient town in Lazio, about 30 km from Rome, at the falls of the Aniene River, where it issues from the Sabine hills. [Read more]

Val d’Orcia22 photos

Castiglione d'Orcia (025)
Val d’OrciaTuscany - Italy

Coordinates: 43° 0′ 22″ N, 11° 36′ 57″ E

The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. It is characterised by gentle, carefully cultivated hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such… [Read more]

Vatican City136 photos

San Pietro (001)
Vatican CityVatican City

Coordinates: 41° 54′ 8″ N, 12° 27′ 19″ E

Vatican City, or Vatican City State, in Italian officially Stato della Città del Vatican, is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares, and a… [Read more]

Venice121 photos

Venice 2007 (198)
VeniceVeneto - Italy

Coordinates: 45° 26′ 3″ N, 12° 20′ 21″ E

Venice historically was the capital of the Venetian Republic. The city stretches across 117 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in north-east Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of… [Read more]

Verona270 photos

Verona (095) Basilica di San Zeno
VeronaVeneto - Italy

Coordinates: 45° 26′ 20″ N, 10° 59′ 36″ E

Verona is a city in Veneto, northern Italy. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture. The play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare was based in Verona. [Read more]

Wieskirche47 photos

Wieskirche (019)
WieskircheGermany

Coordinates: 47° 40′ 50″ N, 10° 54′ 1″ E

The Wies Church (Wieskirche) is a magnificently decorated Sanctuary belonging to the district of Wies in the municipality Steingaden. The full name of the Wieskirche is Sanctuary on the Meadow of the Scourged Saviour (Wallfahrtskirche zum[Read more]

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Slaughterhouse (Munich) Street artMunich - Germany

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Alps …344 photosArcheological sites …2,160 photosArchitectures and buildings …1,033 photosBeaches …361 photosBlack-and-white photography …157 photosCastels and palaces …1,512 photosChurches …2,744 photosEtruscans …206 photosFestivals …2,483 photosHilltop villages …3,677 photosHimalayas …3,023 photosLakes …554 photosLost places …872 photosMuseums …1,231 photosOpen-air museums …369 photosRoman Empire …1,015 photosRomantic Road …302 photosSeaside villages …2,676 photosSeven billion neighbors469 photosSpace centers …435 photosStrange places …1,151 photosStreet Art …302 photosWorld Heritage Site (UNESCO) …7,413 photos