10 Most Beautiful UNESCO Sights in Europe

08. 08. 2018 · 3 min read

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How many of the UNESCO sites have you visited so far? There are over 1,100 of them all around the world, but most of them are located in Europe. In Italy, Spain or France, you bump into one or two anyway you go. Sygic Travel has selected the 10 most beautiful ones for you.


✈ Greece

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Dating back to around 400 BC, the Acropolis of Athens has maintained its authenticity and survived numerous wars, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.
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Cinque Terre

✈ Italy

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Get to know Italy's idyllic coast by visiting these five villages. They form the Cinque Terre National Park and together with their surroundings they offer amazing views of the Ligurian sea.
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✈ Spain

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One of the largest and certainly most beautiful castles in the world. The mighty Alhambra was rebuilt by the Moors in the 14th century and it is a real gem with its red walls, arabesques and mosaics.
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Mont Saint-Michel

✈ France

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This islet of 0.37 sq mi is inhabited by only 50 people. It is dominated by the magical Mont Saint Michel Abbey – a landmark upon the hill and a true marvel of the French Gothic architecture.
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✈ Norway

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Bryggen is the oldest neighbourhood in Bergen, Norway. Its colourful wooden houses were once the commercial capital of northern Europe. Today there are 58 of them here.
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Parliament Building
✈ Hungary

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Head here if you want to see the largest building in Hungary. Do not miss the Upper House Lobby, where you can take a stroll across the largest hand-knotted carpet in Europe.
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Historic Centre of Český Krumlov

✈ Czech Republic

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A part of UNESCO's World Heritage, this beautiful town built around the meandering Moldau river is the second most visited place in the country – and it is definitely worth it!
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✈ England

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Stonehenge is a true mystery. It consists of more than 160 megaliths arranged in circular shape. Historians are still not sure when exactly it was built and more importantly, how.
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City of Valletta

✈ Malta

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In an area of just 136 acres, Valletta offers 320 sights and monuments. That makes it one of the world’s most intensive places when it comes to sightseeing experience and a city definitely worth visiting.
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Giant's Causeway

✈ United Kingdom

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The Giant's Causeway is a geological formation in Northern Ireland. It consists of about 40,000 basalt columns, starting at the cliff foot and disappearing under the sea.
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Has something caught your eye? Don’t forget to add the places to your Favorites list in the Sygic Travel mobile app, either on iOS & Android, or on the trip-planning website Sygic Maps. You can easily access them later this way.

Written by SV