World Heritage Sites and Me

30 May

On our recent New Mexico trip, we drove to the Taos Pueblo, which is a Unesco World Heritage site. As we stood in the rain and looked at it, I wondered a couple of things.

First, why did this pueblo get picked over the Acoma Pueblo? In my opinion, there needs to be a recount.

Second, how many World Heritage sites have I visited?Unesco

I cannot answer the first question, but I can dang sure answer the second one. Here is the list by country.


Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison


Cologne Cathedral

Upper Middle Rhine Valley

Holy See

Vatican City


Historic Center of Rome, the Property of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and Sao Paulo Fuori le Mura

Venice and its Lagoon


City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications


Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza


Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam Inside the Singelgracht


Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church

Tower of London

United States of America

Mesa Verde National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Independence Hall

Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek

Redwood National and State Parks

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Statue od Liberty

Yosemite National Park

Chaco Culture

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville

Taos Pueblo

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Waterton Glacier International Peace Park



10 Responses to “World Heritage Sites and Me”

  1. Andrew Petcher May 30, 2015 at 06:24 #

    That is a good list. Italy has the most (49), Spain has 44 and I have set myself a target of visiting all of them. So far I have managed 22!

    • Rick May 30, 2015 at 13:18 #

      We hope to make it to Spain next year. I should have gone to more Italian ones, but I was with my parents. I had to do what they wanted.

  2. Marilyn Armstrong May 31, 2015 at 01:35 #

    You’ve gotten around, fella. A well-traveled man.

    • Rick May 31, 2015 at 01:51 #

      I’ve been lucky. My parents dragged me all over the place and made me like it.

      • Marilyn Armstrong May 31, 2015 at 03:17 #

        I would not have wanted to go with my family. Our family vacations were sort of awful, but I’ve loved every journey since I’ve been on my own.

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