Watch Sites Since 1996

World Monuments Watch 1996-2014

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Afghanistan

BUDDHIST REMAINS OF BAMIYAN

Bamiyan, Afghanistan
2008

GHAZNI MINARETS

Ghazni, Afghanistan
2004

HAJI PIYADA MOSQUE (NOH GUMBAD)

Balkh, Afghanistan
2006

The Haji Piyada Mosque was built in the second half of the ninth century, only two centuries after the establishment of Islam and immediately following its arrival in Central Asia. (Learn More)

MURAD KHANE

Kabul, Afghanistan
2008

OLD CITY OF HERAT

Herat, Afghanistan
2010, 1998

The Old City of Herat in Western Afghanistan has a long history of rebuilding and restoration. The city was destroyed twice by the Mongols, in 1221 A.D. (Learn More)

TEPE NARENJ

Kabul, Afghanistan
2008

Albania

BUTRINT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Sarandë, Albania
2000, 1998, 1996

Archaeological evidence indicates that Corfiot traders founded Butrint in the eighth century B.C. (Learn More)

VOSKOPOJË CHURCHES

Voskopojë, Albania
2004, 2002

Twenty-six churches were built between 1630 and 1780 at Voskopojë, situated along the trade route from Venice to Constantinople in southeastern Albania. (Learn More)

Algeria

TIPASA ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

Tipasa, Algeria
2000

Antarctica

SCOTT'S HUT AND THE EXPLORERS' HERITAGE OF ANTARCTICA

Ross Island, Antarctica
2008, 2006, 2004

At the turn of the twentieth century, Antarctica remained the only continent untouched by humans. (Learn More)

Argentina

BRENER SYNAGOGUE

Moises Ville, Argentina
2008

BUENOS AIRES HISTORIC CENTER

Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010

The first permanent European settlement on the site of modern-day Buenos Aires was founded in 1580 by Spanish conquistador Juan de Garay. (Learn More)

CASA SOBRE EL ARROYO

Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
2012

CITY OF LA PLATA

La Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
2012

JESUIT GUARANÍ MISSIONS

Several towns, Argentina
2004

Beginning in the seventeenth century, the Jesuit Order founded a series of thirty missions in the lush rainforest of what is now Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. (Learn More)

PUCARÁ DE TILCARA

Quebrada de Humahuaca, Jujuy Province, Argentina
2012

SAN IGNACIO MINÍ

San Ignacio, Argentina
1996

In the midst of the Argentine rainforest stand the ruins of San Ignacio Miní, a seventeenth-century Jesuit mission complex. (Learn More)

TEATRO COLÓN

Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010

USHUAIA PRISON

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
1998

Armenia

AGHJOTS MONASTERY

Garni Village, Armenia
2010

BARDZRAKASH ST. GREGORY MONASTERY

Dsegh, Lori Province, Armenia
2014

Australia

DAMPIER ROCK ART COMPLEX

Dampier Archipelago, Australia
2008, 2006, 2004

The Dampier archipelago stretches from northwestern Australia into the Indian Ocean, its landscape marked by crags and ridges that were formed by the erosion of Precambrian lava activity. (Learn More)

Austria

BELVEDERE PALACE & GARDENS

Vienna, Austria
1996

At the turn of the eighteenth century, famed military commander Prince Eugene of Savoy purchased a tract of land in Vienna and commissioned Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt to design the Belvedere, a c (Learn More)

FRANCISCAN CHURCH

Vienna, Austria
1996

WIENER WERKBUNDSIEDLUNG

Vienna, Austria
2010

Azerbaijan

KHINALYG VILLAGE

Guba Region, Azerbaijan
2008

Bahamas

WHYLLY PLANTATION AT CLIFTON POINT

Clifton Point, New Providence, Bahamas
2002

Bahrain

SUQ AL-QAYSARIYA

Muharraq, Bahrain
2010

Bangladesh

SONARGAON-PANAM CITY

Sonargaon, Bangladesh
2008, 2006

Barbados

MORGAN LEWIS SUGAR MILL

St. Andrew, Barbados
1996

The Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill is the last of the many Barbadian windmills once used to produce sugar, and one of only two functioning sugar windmills in the world. (Learn More)

Belarus

PERVOMAISK CHURCH

near Uzda, Minsk voblast, Belarus
2002

Belgium

PREVIOUS RADIO AND TELEVISION BUILDING

Brussels, Belgium
1998

Designed by the Belgian architect Joseph Diongre and completed in 1938, the Radio and Television building was one of the first broadcasting centers in Europe. (Learn More)

SANATORIUM JOSEPH LEMAIRE

Tombeek, Belgium
2010

TOUR AND TAXIS (TRANSPORT HUB)

Brussels, Belgium
2000, 1998, 1996

Beginning in the early 20th century, Belgian railroad, customs, and maritime interests converged at Tour and Taxis, a model transportation hub designed by architect Van Humbeek. (Learn More)

WORTEL COLONY ESTATE

Hoogstraten, Antwerp, Belgium
1998

Belize

EL PILAR ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESERVE

near San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize
1996

Benin

AKABA IDÉNA

Kétou, Plateau Department, Benin
2012

ROYAL PALACES OF ABOMEY

Abomey, Benin
1998, 1996

Bhutan

PHAJODING

Thimphu, Bhutan
2010

WANGDUECHHOELING PALACE

Jakar, Bumthang District, Bhutan
2012

Bolivia

ARANI AND CALLAPA CHURCHES

Arani and Callapa, Bolivia
1998

CONVENTO-MUSEO SANTA TERESA

Cochabamba, Bolivia
2010

EL FUERTE DE SAMAIPATA

Samaipata, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
2012

RIO LAUCA BURIAL TOWERS

Sajama, Bolivia
1998

Nestled in the Sajama National Park in the Bolivian altiplano, a complex of prehistoric burial towers (chullpas) comprises the most important surviving monumental complex of the Aymara peo (Learn More)

VALLEGRANDE AREA ROCK ART SITES

Vallegrande and Saipina, Bolivia
2004, 2002

Bosnia and Herzegovina

MEHMED-PASHA SOKOLOVIC BRIDGE

Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2006

MOSTAR HISTORIC CENTER

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2002, 2000

The Ottomans conquered Mostar in 1463 and brought Islamic influences and urban growth to the small town straddling the banks of the Nerevta River. (Learn More)

SARAJEVO CITY HALL

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2008

VILLAGE OF POČITELJ

Čapljina municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina
1998, 1996

Počitelj, once a feudal seat on the Neretva River, is dominated by a fortress that fell to the Ottoman advance in 1471. (Learn More)

Brazil

HISTORIC CENTER OF SALVADOR DE BAHIA

Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
2012

Founded in 1549 as Brazil’s first capital, and the seat of the Portuguese government for more than two centuries, today Salvador de Bahia is a metropolis with over three million inhabitants. (Learn More)

HISTORIC OLINDA AND THE CONVENT OF SAN FRANCISCO

Olinda, Brazil
2006

PARANAPIACABA

Santo André, Brazil
2002, 2000

In the mid-nineteenth century, the Saõ Paulo Railway Company laid a snaking network of tracks over Brazil’s green mountains. (Learn More)

PORANGATU HISTORIC DISTRICT

Porangatu, Brazil
2008

SAN FRANCISCO CONVENT

Olinda, Brazil
2006, 2004

San Francisco Convent lies along the sandy coastline of northeastern Brazil in the historic town of Olinda, which was founded in 1535. Its economy was fueled by the sugar trade. (Learn More)

SANTO ANTONIO DO PARAGUAÇU

São Francisco do Paraguaça , Bahia, Brazil
2000

SÃO NICOLAU

São Nicolau, Brazil
2004

With the aim of converting the native Guaraní population, the Jesuits established 30 missions in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in an area of South America that now includes parts (Learn More)

SERRA DA CAPIVARA NATIONAL PARK

São Raimundo Nonato, Piauí, Brazil
1996

SERRA DA MOEDA

Minas Gerais, Brazil
2014

Bulgaria

IVANOVO ROCK CHAPELS

Ivanovo, Bulgaria
2000, 1996

Founded in the first half of the thirteenth century, the rock chapels near the village of Ivanovo constitute a remarkable Eastern Orthodox Hesychastic monastic complex. (Learn More)

MADARA HORSEMAN

Madara, Shumen, Bulgaria
1998, 1996

NOVAE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Svishtov, Bulgaria
2008

VIDIN SYNAGOGUE

Vidin, Bulgaria
2004

Burkina Faso

COUR ROYALE DE TIÉBÉLÉ

Tiébélé, Centre-Sud Region, Burkina Faso
2012

LOROPENI RUINS

Loropeni, Burkina Faso
2008

Spanning lands that cross the modern borders of Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana, the Loropeni ruins are part of the larger Lobi Ruins, a 120-mile-by-60-mile cultural landscape, c (Learn More)

Cambodia

ANGKOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

Siem Reap, Cambodia
1996

Angkor was once the seat of the Khmer Empire, which ruled a large portion of Southeast Asia between the ninth and fifteenth centuries A.D. (Learn More)

BANTEAY CHHMAR TEMPLE OF JAYAVARMAN VII

Thmar Puok, Cambodia
2002, 2000, 1998

A complex of eight temples deep in the Cambodian jungle, Banteay Chhmar was commissioned by the twelfth-century Khmer ruler Jayavarman VII in honor of five heroes, including his son, who died defen (Learn More)

Cameroon

BAFUT PALACE

Bafut, Cameroon
2006

Bafut Palace is located in the heart of the Bafut kingdom in northwest Cameroon. (Learn More)

Canada

GULF OF GEORGIA CANNERY

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
1998

HERSCHEL ISLAND

Yukon Territory, Canada
2008

ST. JOHN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
2004

The second oldest Protestant church in Canada, St. John’s was built in 1753 to serve as a meeting house for its local community in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. (Learn More)

Cape Verde

TARRAFAL CONCENTRATION CAMP

Tarrafal, Cape Verde
2006

Cayman Islands

MIND'S EYE

George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
2012

Chile

ALAMEDA RAILROAD STATION

Santiago, Chile
1998

CERROS PINTADOS

Iquique, Chile
2006

CHILOÉ CHURCHES

Chiloé Island, Chile
1996

At least 150 wooden churches once stood on the Chiloé archipelago, a group of islands off the coast of central Chile. (Learn More)

EASTER ISLAND (RAPA NUI)—MOAI CONSERVATION PROJECT

Easter Island, Chile
2000, 1996

A Polynesian volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, at the southeastern most point of the Polynesian triangle, Easter Island—known locally as Rapa Nui—is a special territory of Chile that was annexe (Learn More)

EASTER ISLAND (RAPA NUI)—ORONGO

Easter Island, Chile
2000, 1996

Easter Island, a special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888, is most famous for the hundreds moai statues scattered throughout its coastline. (Learn More)

EASTER ISLAND (RAPA NUI)—RANO RARAKU

Chile
2000, 1996

Easter Island, one of the world’s most remote inhabited places, some 3,700 kilometers off the coast of South America, is home to an extraordinary archaeological heritage that spans over a thousand (Learn More)

ELEVATORS OF VALPARAÍSO

Valparaíso, Chile
2014, 1996

With its labyrinth of interconnecting stairways, cobblestone alleys, pedestrian plazas, and vistas, Bellavista Hill is one of the most distinctive of Valparaíso’s 45 hill neighborhoods (Learn More)

IGLESIAS DE ARICA PARINACOTA (CHURCHES OF ARICA PARINACOTA)

Municipios de Arica y Putre, Chile
2010

Between 1570 and the middle of the seventeenth century, the port of Arica was the main commercial shipping port for mercury and silver to and from Potosi, Bolivia. (Learn More)

MONTEMAR INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY

Viña del Mar, Chile
2008

PALACIO LA ALHAMBRA

Santiago, Chile
2014

RUEDAS DE AGUA

Larmahue, Pichidegua, Chile
2002

TULOR VILLAGE

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
2006, 1998

China

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF THE PALACE OF NANYUE KINGDOM

Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
2012

COCKCROW POST TOWN

Huailai, China
2006, 2004

DA QIN CHRISTIAN PAGODA AND MONASTERY

near Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China
2002

DULAN COUNTY TIBETAN ROYAL TOMB GROUP

Reshui, Dulan County, Qinghai Province, China
2000

GREAT WALL OF CHINA CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

China
2004, 2002

The “Great Wall” refers to a series of defensive barriers erected between the fifth century B.C. and the mid-seventeenth century to deter invaders from the north. (Learn More)

LIAO DYNASTY SITE

Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China
1996

LU MANSION

Dong Yang, China
2006

MODERN SHANGHAI

Shanghai, China
2008

NAMSELING MANOR

near Shannan, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
1998, 1996

OHEL RACHEL SYNAGOGUE

Shanghai, China
2004, 2002

Jewish communities have existed in China for over 13 centuries, but today architectural traces are hard to find. (Learn More)

PALPUNG MONASTERY

Babang Village, Sichuan Province, China
2000, 1998

POKFULAM VILLAGE

Hong Kong (SAR), China
2014

PUNING TEMPLE STATUES

Chengde, China
2004

The buildings at the imperial mountain resort at Chengde were built in stages between 1703 and 1792 and were where Qing emperors from Kangxi (r. (Learn More)

QIKOU TOWN

Shanxi Province, China
2006

SAN XING DUI ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Guang Han City, China
1996

In 1984, following the discovery of a few bits of jade in an irrigation ditch, excavations near Guang Han City in Sichuan Province uncovered the earthen outer walls of an ancient city dating from t (Learn More)

SHAXI MARKET AREA

Yunnan Province , China
2002

The Shaxi Market Area, located in China’s Yunnan Province on the historic Tea and Horse Caravan Trail that links Tibet with Southeast Asia, is the most complete surviving example of a trading (Learn More)

STONE TOWERS OF SOUTHWEST CHINA

Various Locations, China
2006

Spread throughout Sichuan Province and the Tibet Autonomous Region, 250 stone towers rise above the trees of southwest China. (Learn More)

TIANSHUI TRADITIONAL HOUSES

Qincheng, China
2006, 2004

TIANTAI AN

Wangqu, Shanxi Province, China
2012

TUANSHAN HISTORICAL VILLAGE

Yunnan Province, China
2006

XIANNONGTAN (TEMPLE OF AGRICULTURE)

Beijing, China
2000, 1998

The temple complex dedicated to Xiannong, the father of agriculture, was built in 1420 below the Forbidden City and adjacent to the famed Temple of Heaven in Beijing. (Learn More)

XUANJIAN TOWER

Yuci City, Shanxi, China
2000

Xuanjian Tower, part of a complex dating to the thirteenth century, is the main feature of the Town God’s Temple in Yuci. (Learn More)

XUMISHAN GROTTOES

Guyuan County, China
2008

Colombia

ANCIENT RIDGED FIELDS OF THE SAN JORGE RIVER FLOODPLAIN

Córdoba and Sucre Departments, Colombia
2014

HISTORIC CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ DE MOMPOX

Santa Cruz de Mompox, Bolívar Department, Colombia
2012

PAECES CHAPELS OF TIERRADENTRO

Páez Municipality, near Belalcazar, Cauca Department, Colombia
2012

SAN FERNANDO AND SAN JOSE FORTRESSES

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
2010

SANTA FE DE ANTIOQUIA HISTORIC CENTER

Province of Antioquia, Colombia
2010

Comoros

FUNI AZIRI BANGWE

Ikoni, Grande Comore, Comoros
2014

UJUMBE PALACE

Mutsamudu, Anjouan, Comoros
2010

Croatia

DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE

Split, Croatia
1996

Built for use by Emperor Diocletian who in AD 305 became the first Roman emperor to voluntarily abdicate, the palace at Split on the eastern coast of the Adriatic is the preeminent classical herita (Learn More)

DUBROVNIK OLD CITY HARBOR

Dubrovnik, Croatia
1996

DUCAL PALACE

Zadar, Croatia
1998

From the High Middle Ages through the 20th century, the Ducal Palace of Zadar stood witness to the evolution of the city and survived countless attacks and occupations. (Learn More)

FRANCISCAN MONASTERY LIBRARY

Dubrovnik, Croatia
1998

Founded in 1235, the Franciscan monastery in Dubrovnik was an essential visit for pilgrims traveling between Europe and the Holy Land. (Learn More)

LOPUD FRANCISCAN MONASTERY

Lopud Island, near Dubrovnik, Croatia
1996

MARITIME QUARANTINE-LAZARETI

Dubrovnik, Croatia
2002

Between the 14th and 16th centuries, Dubrovnik was a key hub in the trade between the Ottoman Empire and the West, and its lazaret, or quarantine station, was built in 1627 to isolate the ill and p (Learn More)

NOVI DVORI CASTLE

Zaprešic, Croatia
2006

SAINT BLAISE CHURCH

Dubrovnik, Croatia
2006

SPLIT HISTORIC CENTER

Split, Croatia
1996

TVRĐA IN OSIJEK

Osijek, Slavonia, Croatia
1996

VUKOVAR CITY CENTER

Vukovar, Croatia
2002, 2000

Cuba

CALZADA DEL CERRO

Havana, Cuba
2004

FINCA VIGIA (HEMINGWAY'S HOUSE)

San Francisco de Paula, Cuba
2006

NATIONAL ART SCHOOLS

Havana, Cuba
2002, 2000

PARISH CHURCH OF SAN JUAN BAUTISTA DE LOS REMEDIOS

San Juan de los Remedios, Villa Clara Province, Cuba
2012

REINA CEMETERY

Cienfuegos, Cuba
1998

SAN ISIDRO DE LOS DESTILADEROS

Trinidad, Valle de los Ingenios, Cuba
2000

Cyprus

HISTORIC WALLED CITY OF FAMAGUSTA

Famagusta, Cyprus
2010, 2008

Located along the busy shipping lanes of the eastern Mediterranean, Famagusta rose to prominence after a large number of Christians resettled in the city following the fall of the Levantine city of (Learn More)

Czech Republic

ČESKÝ KRUMLOV GARDEN

Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
1996

The Český Krumlov gardens lie between the imposing castle of the 18th-century Schwarzenburg princes and the surrounding Bohemian town, connecting the Gothic castle to the cobblestone streets (Learn More)

CHOTESOV MONASTERY

Chotesov, Czech Republic
2004

HEAVENLY FATHER CHAPEL

Kutna Hora, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
1998

KUKS FOREST SCULPTURES

Kuks, Czech Republic
2000

In the New Forest bordering the town of Kuks in the Czech Republic, Mary Magdalene reclines amidst the fallen leaves while the three Magi perform their act of adoration nearby. (Learn More)

LEDNICE AND VALTICE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Lednice and Valtice, Czech Republic
1998

Over the centuries, the rural countryside between the southern Moravian towns of Lednice and Valtice had been a landscape divided by shifting national borders, scarred by conflicts like the Thirty (Learn More)

MONASTERY OF KLADRUBY

Kladruby, Tachov, Plzeň Region, Czech Republic
1996

NEBÍLOVY MANSION

Nebílovy, Plzeň Region, Czech Republic
1998

PRAGUE HISTORIC CENTER

Prague, Czech Republic
1998

ST. ANN'S CHURCH

Prague, Czech Republic
2004

Built in 1316, St. Ann’s Church stands at the foot of the Charles Bridge in the Old Town of Prague. (Learn More)

TEREZIN FORTRESS

Terezin, Czech Republic
2002

Terezin Fortress, a vast military complex with a perimeter of over 12 miles (20 kilometers), guards the confluence of the Elbe and Eger rivers in the northwest Czech Republic. (Learn More)

Dominican Republic

PARISH CHURCH OF SAN DIONISIO

Higüey, La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic
2012

PUERTO PLATA LIGHTHOUSE

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
2000

Built in 1879 by R. Deeley & Co., a New York firm, the Puerto Plata Lighthouse once served as a beacon for ships traversing the Atlantic. (Learn More)

Ecuador

BOLIVAR THEATER

Quito, Ecuador
2004

Built in 1933 in the historic center of Quito, the 2,200-seat Bolivar Theater became the city’s most opulent movie palace and premier performance venue. (Learn More)

LA COMPAÑIA CHURCH

Quito, Ecuador
1996

LAS PEÑAS

Guayaquil, Ecuador
2004

The highest concentration of historic houses and structures in the coastal city of Guayaquil is in the neighborhood of Las Peñas. (Learn More)

REMIGIO CRESPO TORAL MUSEUM

Cuenca, Azuay Province , Ecuador
2014

TODOS SANTOS COMPLEX

Cuenca, Ecuador
2010

The Todos Santos complex, also known as Todosantos, is located in the heart of Cuenca, Ecuador, deep within the Tomebamba River Valley. (Learn More)

Egypt

BAYT AL-RAZZAZ

Cairo, Egypt
2014

CEREMONIAL ENCLOSURE OF KHASEKHEMWY AT HIERAKONPOLIS

Kom el-Ahmar, Egypt
2004, 2002, 2000

Hierakonpolis was the Predynastic capital of Upper Egypt, and grew to prominence in the mid-third millennium B.C. (Learn More)

JAMA’A Al -AQSUNQUR (BLUE MOSQUE)

Cairo, Egypt
2008

The Blue Mosque is the largest mosque in the Bab al-Wazir district of Cairo. (Learn More)

NEW GOURNA VILLAGE

Luxor, West Bank, Egypt
2010

New Gourna Village, an experimental earthen village on the West Bank of the Nile, is a testament to how the relationship between heritage and society is often fraught with multiple meanings and con (Learn More)

OLD MOSQUE OF SHALI FORTRESS

Siwa Oasis, Egypt
2010

QA'ITBAY SABIL

Cairo, Egypt
1996

SABIL RUQAYYA DUDU

Cairo, Egypt
2006, 2004

SHUNET EL-ZEBIB

Abydos, Egypt
2008

Shunet el-Zebib was built circa 2750 B.C. and served as a funerary cult enclosure of the Khasekhemwy, a second dynasty king. (Learn More)

SULTAN QA'ITBAY COMPLEX

Cairo, Egypt
2000

Mamluk sultan Qa’itbay’s fountain-school complex was constructed in 1477 in central Cairo. (Learn More)

TARABAY AL-SHARIFY

Cairo, Egypt
2006

The monumental complex of Tarabay al-Sharify stands at the southern end of Al-Azhar Park. (Learn More)

THE MORTUARY TEMPLE OF AMENHOTEP III

Luxor, Egypt
2004, 1998

The mortuary temple of Amenhotep III was erected between 1390 and 1353 B.C. for New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep III. (Learn More)

VALLEY OF THE KINGS

Luxor (Ancient Thebes), Egypt
2002, 2000

Thebes, now the modern city of Luxor in central Egypt, was the royal capital of the ancient Egyptian civilization during the New Kingdom (1539-1075 B.C.). (Learn More)

WEST BANK OF THE NILE

Luxor, Egypt
2008, 2006

El Salvador

SAN MIGUEL ARCÁNGEL AND SANTA CRUZ DE ROMA CHURCHES

Panchimalco and Huizucar, El Salvador
2006, 2004

SUCHITOTO CITY

Cuscatlán, El Salvador
2000, 1998

Eritrea

ASMARA HISTORIC CITY CENTER

Asmara, Eritrea
2006

DARBUSH TOMB

Massawa, Eritrea
2008

KIDANE-MEHRET CHURCH

Senafe, Debub, Eritrea
2006

The Church of Kindane-Mehret is a rare representation of Eritrean religious architecture dating to the Axumite Empire (A.D. 100-700). (Learn More)

MASSAWA HISTORIC TOWN

Massawa, Eritrea
2006

Ethiopia

MENTEWAB-QWESQWAM PALACE

Gondar, Ethiopia
2000, 1998

The buildings at this archaeological site date to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when the court of Gondar was the capital of Ethiopia. (Learn More)

MOHAMMAD ALI HOUSE

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2008

YEMREHANNA KRISTOS

Amhara Region, Ethiopia
2014

Fiji

LEVUKA

Ovalau, Fiji
1998

Finland

HELSINKI-MALMI AIRPORT

Helsinki, Finland
2006, 2004

France

CHÂTEAU AQUEDUCT

Castelnau-Pegayrolles, Aveyron, France
1996

CHÂTEAU DE CHANTILLY

Chantilly, France
2002, 1998

The Château de Chantilly sits at the confluence of the Oise and Seine Rivers in northern France and is a magnificent stone complex surrounded by manicured lawns, farms, ponds, and stables. (Learn More)

EGLISE PAROISSIALE DE SAINT-MARTIN-DES-PUITS

Saint Martin-des-Puits, France
2010

HÔTEL DE MONNAIES

Villemagne L’Argentière, France
2010

SAINT PIERRE CATHEDRAL

Beauvais, France
2002, 2000

SAINT-EMILION MONOLITHIC CHURCH

Saint-Emilion, France
1996

In the eighth century, a Breton monk named Emilion fled to southern France to escape persecution by the Benedictine order and adopted an eremitic existence, living in a cave. (Learn More)

Gambia

JAMES ISLAND

Lower Niumi District, Gambia
1998

First settled in 1651 by traders from Courland (in present-day Latvia) on an earlier native site, James Island on the River Gambia was a cultural crossroads from the late fifteenth to the late nine (Learn More)

Georgia

ART NOUVEAU BUILDINGS

Cities of Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Poti, and Dusheti, Georgia
2002

BODBE CATHEDRAL

Sighnaghi, Kakheti Region, Georgia
2002

CHURCH OF THE VIRGIN

Timotesubani, Georgia
2004

Adorned with a series of mural paintings dating from the twelfth century, the medieval Church of the Virgin in Timotesubani was built during the reign of Queen Tamar (r. (Learn More)

GELATI MONASTERY AND ACADEMY

Kutaisi, Georgia
2008

IKORTA CHURCH OF THE ARCHANGEL

Zemo Artsevi Village, Georgia
2000

According to lapidary inscriptions on its exterior walls, King George III of Georgia commissioned the construction Ikorta Church in 1172. (Learn More)

JVARI MONASTERY

Mtshekta, Georgia
2006

According to local history, in the early fourth century a wooden cross was erected over a pagan sanctuary on a rocky mountaintop overlooking Mtskehta, the former capital of the Georgian Kingdom of (Learn More)

PITARETI MONASTERY

Tetristskaro District, Pitareti Village, Georgia
1996

Located some 25 some from Tbilisi, Pitareti Monastery sits in a secluded landscape surrounded by mountains. (Learn More)

TBILISI HISTORIC DISTRICT

Tbilisi, Georgia
2002, 2000, 1998

Located at a crossroads of Europe and Asia on the famous Silk Road, Tbilisi has faced repeated invasions since its founding in the fifth century as rival powers have sought to control its strategic (Learn More)

Germany

FESTSPIELHAUS HELLERAU

Hellerau, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
1996

GARTENREICH DESSAU-WÖRLTZ

Dessau, Germany
2000

In 1765, a visionary prince, Leopold III Friedrich Franz of Anhalt-Dessau, collaborated with architect and art theorist Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff to develop Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz alo (Learn More)

KARL-THEODOR BRIDGE

Heidelberg, Germany
2002

Over more than 700 years, nine bridges were built in succession at a single spot along Europe’s Neckar River, where the waterway weaves through the German city of Heidelberg. (Learn More)

THOMASKIRCHE

Leipzig, Germany
2000

Constructed in Leipzig, Germany, in the early thirteenth century by the Augustinian monastic order, Thomaskirche, or St. (Learn More)

Ghana

ASANTE TRADITIONAL BUILDINGS

near Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana
2012

LARABANGA MOSQUE

Larabanga, Ghana
2002

Dating from the seventeenth century, Larabanga Mosque is the oldest mosque in Ghana, and one of the country’s most revered religious sites. (Learn More)

WA NAA'S PALACE

Wa, Ghana
2008

Wa Naa’s Palace, home to the king of the Wala people, the major local population of Wa region, is located in the heart of Wa Town and is a major cultural attraction. (Learn More)

Greece

CHURCHES OF LESVOS

Lesvos, Greece
2010, 2008

The island of Lesvos contains a large number of historic churches, many with fine religious iconography. (Learn More)

ETZ HAYIM SYNAGOGUE

Hania, Greece
1996

In the seventeenth century, the Jewish community of Hania acquired a vacant Venetian church, the fifteenth-century Church of St. (Learn More)

FIRST CEMETERY OF ATHENS

Athens, Greece
2012

HELIKE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Achaia, Greece
2006, 2004

KAHAL SHALOM SYNAGOGUE

Rhodes, Greece
2000

Synagogue Kahal Kadosh Shalom (Holy Congregation of Peace), better known as the New Synagogue, is the only Sephardic temple remaining on the Greek island of Rhodes and the oldest surviving synagogu (Learn More)

PALAIKASTRO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Palaikastro, Crete, Greece
2004, 2002

PELLA MACEDONIAN TOMBS

Old City of Pella, near Thessaloniki, Greece
2008

Constructed between the fourth and second centuries B.C., the tombs at Pella are important examples of Macedonian tomb building and also provide key information about the design and decoration of t (Learn More)

Guatemala

ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK AND RUINS OF QUIRIGUÁ

Los Amates, Izabal Department, Guatemala
2012

Located near the Motagua River in Guatemala, Quiriguá is an archaeological site dating to the Classic Maya period. (Learn More)

CAPITANES GENERALES PALACE

Antigua, Guatemala
2008

The city of Antigua was founded in 1543 in the valley of Panchoy, surrounded by the Agua, Fuego, and Acatenago volcanoes. (Learn More)

CEIBAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Sayaxche, Guatemala
2008

EL ZOTZ

Petén Department, Guatemala
2012

KAMINALJUYU

Near Guatemala City, Guatemala
2010

The archaeological park of Kaminaljuyu is located in Guatemala’s highland central valley, in close proximity to the ever-expanding urban development of Guatemala City. (Learn More)

NARANJO

El Petén, Guatemala
2006

Naranjo, the second largest Maya city in Guatemala after Tikal, developed between 500 B.C. and A.D. 950, although the main period of construction took place during the Late Classic period (A.D. (Learn More)

PIEDRAS NEGRAS

Peten, Guatemala
2002

Piedras Negras (Black Stones) was the capital of a Maya kingdom that stretched along the banks of Central America’s Usumacinta River between the fourth century B.C. (Learn More)

UAXACTUN

Petén Department, Guatemala
2014

Located in the Petén Department in northern Guatemala, Uaxactun was among the first Maya archaeological sites excavated in the area known as the Maya Lowlands. (Learn More)

USUMACINTA RIVER CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Usumacinta River Valley, Guatemala
2004, 2002, 2000

Today, the Usumacinta River defines the border between Guatemala and the Mexican state of Chiapas, but in antiquity its waters lay between the rival Maya cities of Piedras Negras and Yaxchilán. The two settlements were founded in the first millennium B.C., separated by 25 miles (40 kilometers) of dense jungle and the white rapids of the Usumacinta. (Learn More)

Guyana

GEORGETOWN CITY HALL

Georgetown, Guyana
2014

MORUKA-WAINI CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Warao Settlements, Barima-Waini, Guyana
1996

Haiti

GINGERBREAD NEIGHBORHOOD

Port-au-Prince, Haiti
2012, 2010

In October 2009, the gingerbread houses of Port-au-Prince were included on the 2010 World Monuments Watch in order to raise international awareness about this unique architectural heritage. (Learn More)

JACMEL HISTORIC DISTRICT

Jacmel, Haiti
2012

PALACE OF SANS SOUCI

Milot, Haiti
2012

Hungary

ROYAL GARDEN PAVILIONS

Budapest, Hungary
1996

The Royal Garden Pavilion was designed by Miklós Ybi, an important nineteenth-century Hungarian architect, and built between 1875 and 1882 on the embankment of the Danube River at the foot of Castl (Learn More)

SPA CENTER HISTORIC ENSEMBLE

Balatonfüred, Hungary
1998

TURONY CHURCH

Turony, Baranya, Hungary
2004

India

AHMEDEBAD WALLED CITY

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
1998

AMBER TOWN

Amber Town, Jaipur Municipality, Rajasthan, India
2008

Once the capital city of the Kachwahas—one of the legendary Rajput clans that rose to power during the Middle Ages in what is now the northern Indian state of Rajasthan—Amber Town was first occupie (Learn More)

ANEGUNDI HISTORIC SETTLEMENT

Karnataka, India
2002

BAGH-I-HAFIZ RAKHNA

Sirhind-Fategarh, Punjab, India
2012

BALAJI GHAT

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2012

Dating from 1735, Balaji Ghat is located on the banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi, one of the world’s oldest continuously occupied cities and an important Hindu pilgrimage destination. (Learn More)

BASGO GOMPA (MAITREYA TEMPLES)

Leh, India
2000

The mud-brick fortress of Basgo Gompa is perched high in the hills of Ladakh, between the Himalaya and Karakoram mountain ranges in northern India. (Learn More)

BHUJ DARBARGADH

Bhuj, Gujarat, India
2004

CHAMPANER-PAVAGADH

Panchmahal, India
2000

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the city of Champaner was an important post along the trade route linking the states of Malwa and Gujarat in western India. (Learn More)

CHETTINAD

Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
2008

CHIKTAN CASTLE

Kargil, India
2010

DALHOUSIE SQUARE

Kolkata, India
2006, 2004

The former Dalhousie Square, now known as Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh, is an oasis at the heart of modern Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, in eastern India. (Learn More)

DECHEN NAMGYAL GONPA

Nyoma, India
2010

DHANGKAR GOMPA

Spiti Valley, India
2006

DWARKA DHEESH MANDIR TEMPLE

Ahmedabad, India
2002

Dwarka Dheesh Mandir Temple is one of the oldest surviving haveli, or house-temple, complexes in Ahmedabad. (Learn More)

HISTORIC CITY OF BIDAR

Karnataka, India
2014

HISTORIC HAVELIS OF BIKANER

Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
2012

HOUSE OF SHAIKH SALIM CHISHTI

Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
2014

JAISALMER FORT

Jaisalmer, India
2000, 1998, 1996

Built in 1156 by King Rawal Jaisal, Jaisalmer Fort dominates the countryside in the far northwestern corner of Rajasthan, near the border of India and Pakistan. (Learn More)

JANTAR MANTAR

Jaipur, India
2008

JUNA MAHAL

Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India
2014

KOTHI, QILA MAHMUDABAD

Mahmudabad, India
2010

LEH OLD TOWN/LEH PALACE

Leh, India
2008

In the early fifteenth century, Dragpa Bumdey, King of Ladakh, built the first fortifications in Leh as well as a small royal residence along a mountain ridge high above the town. (Learn More)

LUTYENS BUNGALOW ZONE

Delhi, India
2002

METROPOLITAN BUILDING

Calcutta, West Bengal, India
2000

NAKO TEMPLES

Kinnaur Region, Himachal Pradesh, India
2002

Situated 3,600 meters above the Spiti River, Nako is one of the most isolated villages on earth. (Learn More)

OSMANIA WOMEN'S COLLEGE

Hyderabad, India
2004, 2002

Osmania Women’s College was built in the early nineteenth century as the British residency in the state of Hyderabad. (Learn More)

QUILA MUBARAK

Patiala, Punjab, India
2004

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2012

SAINT ANNE CHURCH

Talaulim, Goa, India
2000

The Church of Saint Anne, also known as Sant’Ana or Santana Church, is the parish church of the small village of Talaulim, located about 10 miles from Panjim, the capital of Goa, and about se (Learn More)

SRINAGAR HERITAGE ZONE

Srinagar, India
2008

SUMDA CHUN MONASTERY

Leh, India
2006

Located at 12,700 feet above sea level in a remote part of the Himalayas, the village of Sumda Chun is accessible only by a 3- to 4-hour hike up a steep and winding river valley trail. (Learn More)

TAJ MAHAL

Agra, India
1996

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth in 1631. (Learn More)

WATSON'S HOTEL

Mumbai, India
2006

Indonesia

BOROBUDUR

Central Java, Indonesia
1996

DESA LINGGA

Karo Regency, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia
2012

Located in the Karo district west of Lake Toba in North Sumatra, the village of Desa Lingga is emblematic of the challenges of maintaining local culture and vernacular practices in a rapidly changi (Learn More)

KOTAGEDE HERITAGE DISTRICT

Kotagede, Indonesia
2008

NGADA VILLAGES OF FLORES

Flores, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
2014

OMO HADA

Nias, Indonesia
2006, 2004, 2002, 2000

Omo Hada is a rare surviving eighteenth-century traditional Indonesian village. (Learn More)

PECEREN AND DOKAN VILLAGES

Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia
2014

TAMANSARI WATER CASTLE

Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2004

Tamansari, meaning perfumed garden, is the name for the gardens and associated structures built in 1765 for Hamengku Buwono I, the sultan of the kingdom of Yogyakarta. (Learn More)

TANAH LOT TEMPLE

Beraban, Bali, Indonesia
2000

Tanah Lot Temple is a complex of wooden structures with origins in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, built on a large coral rock separated from the nearby island of Bali. (Learn More)

TROWULAN

Mojokerto, East Java, Indonesia
2014

Iran

BAM

Bam, Iran
2006

Iraq

AL-HADBA’ MINARET

Mosul, Iraq
2010

ERBIL CITADEL

Erbil, Iraq
2004, 2002, 2000

KHINNIS RELIEFS

Kurdistan Region, Iraq
2014

NINEVEH AND NIMRUD PALACES

near Mosul, Iraq
2004, 2002

More than 2,700 years ago, two Assyrian kings, Sennacherib (704-681 B.C.) and Assurnasirpal II (883-859 B.C.), recorded their successful military campaigns on the walls of their palaces at the anci (Learn More)

Ireland

ATHASSEL ABBEY

near Golden, Tipperary, Ireland
2004

CLONMACNOISE

County Offaly, Ireland
1996

HEADFORT HOUSE

Kells, Ireland
2004

In the early 1770s Thomas Taylor, the first Earl of Headfort, commissioned Irish architect George Semple to build Headfort House. (Learn More)

HILL OF TARA

Meath, Ireland
2008

RUSSBOROUGH

Blessington, County Wicklow, Ireland
2010

SAINT BRENDAN'S CATHEDRAL

Clonfert, County Galway , Ireland
2000

Clonfert Cathedral, also known as St. (Learn More)

VERNON MOUNT

Cork, Ireland
2008

WONDERFUL BARN

Kildare, Ireland
2006

Israel

APOLLONIA-ARSUF

Herzliya, Israel
2004

BET SHE'ARIM ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Kiryat Tiv'on, Haifa District, Israel
2002

GEMEINDEHAUS

Haifa, Israel
1998, 1996

OLD CITY OF LOD

Lod, Israel
2010

RAMLA WHITE MOSQUE

Ramle Municipality, Israel
2000, 1998

TEL-DAN CANAANITE GATE

Upper Galilee, Israel
2000

THE WHITE CITY

Tel Aviv, Israel
1996

Italy

ANCIENT POMPEII

Pompeii, Italy
1998, 1996

The ancient Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum and villas near the Bay of Naples were buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in August A.D. (Learn More)

ARCH OF TRAJAN

Ancona, Marche, Italy
1998

BARTOLOMEO COLLEONI MONUMENT

Venice, Italy
1996

The Bartolomeo Colleoni equestrian statue, located beside the Scuola Grande di San Marco in the Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo, was erected in fulfillment of a request made by the condotierro b (Learn More)

BOTANICAL GARDEN OF PADUA UNIVERSITY

Padua, Veneto, Italy
1998

CHAINS BRIDGE

Bagni di Lucca, Italy
2002, 2000

Il Ponte della Catene, or the Chains Bridge, spans the Lima River in Tuscany, connecting the towns of Fomoli and Chifenti. (Learn More)

CIMITERO ACATTOLICO

Rome, Italy
2006

CINQUE TERRE

Liguria, Italy
2002, 2000

Cinque Terre describes the Mediterranean coastline between Genoa and Tuscany, where the hills are carved into green terraces that descend toward the water. (Learn More)

CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO

Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
2006

DOMUS AUREA

Rome, Italy
1996

ETRUSCAN PAINTED TOMBS OF TARQUINIA

Tarquinia, Lazio, Italy
1998

FARNESE AVIARIES

Rome, Italy
2014

The Farnese Aviaries are located on the Palatine Hill, once the heart of ancient (Learn More)

FARNESE NYMPHAEUM

Rome, Italy
2008

FENESTRELLE FORTRESS

Fenestrelle, Turin, Italy
2008

GARDENS OF VILLA MEDICI AT CASTELLO

Florence, Italy
1996

GROTTOES OF SAN MICHELE

Salerno, Italy
1996

Along a narrow valley in the Picentini Mountains, the flowing water of the Tusiano River gradually excavated a deep natural cavern on the western slopes of Monte Raione. (Learn More)

HISTORIC CENTER OF L’AQUILA

L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
2014

LIMONAIA AT BOBOLI GARDENS AND GARDEN OF VILLA MEDICI AT CASTELLO

Florence, Italy
1998

Design and construction of the Boboli Gardens behind the Palazzo Pitti began in 1549 under Cosimo I de Medici. (Learn More)

MURGIA DEI TRULLI

Murgia dei Trulli, Italy
2006

MURO DEI FRANCESI

Ciampino, Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy
2014

NEOPITAGORICA BASILICA

Rome, Lazio, Italy
1998, 1996

PALAZZO DORIA PAMPHILI

Valmontone, Lazio, Italy
1998

PONTE LUCANO

Tivoli, Italy
2010

PORT OF TRAJAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

Fiumicino, Italy
2004, 2002

PORTICI ROYAL PALACE

Naples, Italy
2006

RUINS ON THE RIVER CENTA

Albenga, Liguria, Italy
1996

RUPESTRIAN CHURCHES OF PUGLIA AND THE CITY OF MATERA

Puglia and Matera, Italy
1998

In 1464, Pope Paul II gave the Ciminelli family his blessing to enhance the church of San Pietro Barisano in the I Sassi district of Matera, the northernmost province in the Puglia region of Italy. (Learn More)

SAN GIACOMO MAGGIORE PORTICO

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
1996

SANTA MARIA ANTIQUA CHURCH

Rome, Italy
2004

Located at the base of the Palatine Hill in the Roman Forum, the sixth-century church of Santa Maria Antiqua is one of the earliest surviving Christian monuments in Rome. (Learn More)

SANTA MARIA IN STELLE HYPOGEUM

Verona, Italy
2006, 1996

Publio Pomponio Corneliano and his family constructed the hypogeum of Santa Maria in Stelle in the early third century A.D. (Learn More)

SANTI AMBROGIO E CARLO AL CORSO

Rome, Italy
1996

SANTI QUATTRO CORONATI CLOISTER

Rome, Italy
2000

Within the fortress-like Basilica of Santi Quattro Coronati complex is an early-13th-century cloister that is possibly the earliest structure in Rome in the Cosmatesque style, which is characterize (Learn More)

TEMPLE OF HERCULES

Rome, Italy
1996

The Temple of Hercules, situated in the Forum Boarium on the eastern bank of the Tiber, is one of the oldest extant buildings in Rome. (Learn More)

TEMPLE OF PORTUNUS

Rome, Italy
2006

The Temple of Portunus, dating to the first century B.C., is a rare survivor of Roman Republican architecture and a reminder of the magnificence of the Forum Boarium in Antiquity, once a major comm (Learn More)

TERRA DEL SOLE PRISON CELLS

Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
1998

TRANSHUMANCE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Molise Region, Italy
2008

TUFF TOWNS AND VIE CAVE

Lazio, Tuscany, and Umbria, Italy
2006, 2004

The towns of Pitigliano, Sorano, Manciano, and Civita di Bagnoregio lie balanced on the crests of steep Italian hills, built into the tufa (or tuff) bedrock, a soft stone formed from volcanic ash. (Learn More)

VENICE

Venice, Veneto, Italy
2014

VILLA OF SAN GILIO

Oppido Lucano, Italy
2010

VISCONTIAN BRIDGE-DAM

Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy
2008

Jamaica

FALMOUTH HISTORIC TOWN

Falmouth, Trelawny, Jamaica
2008, 2004, 2002, 2000

Located on Jamaica’s northern coast, near Montego Bay, Falmouth is the capital of the Parish of Trelawny in the county of Cornwall. (Learn More)

OLD IRON BRIDGE

Spanish Town, Jamaica
1998

In the late 18th century, Jamaica’s House of Assembly passed an act commissioning the construction of a much-needed bridge between Kingston and Spanish Town in St. Catherine. (Learn More)

Japan

DENCHU HIRAKUSHI HOUSE AND ATELIER

Taitō, Tokyo, Japan
2012

EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE HERITAGE SITES

Tōhoku and Kantō Regions, Japan
2014, 2012

On March 11, 2011, a powerful earthquake struck the northeast coast of Japan. (Learn More)

MACHIYA TOWNHOUSES

Kyoto, Japan
2012, 2010

The machiya of Kyoto are traditional townhouses dating from the Edo period (1603–1867). Born out of the city’s growing merchant class, they functioned as both residences and workspaces. (Learn More)

SANRO-DEN OF SUKUNAHIKONA SHRINE

Ōzu, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku, Japan
2014

TOMO PORT TOWN

Fukuyama, Japan
2004, 2002

For over 1,000 years Tomo, in the city of Fukuyama, has existed as a fishing village and an active port along the Seto Nakai, or Inland Sea. (Learn More)

Jordan

ABILA

Quweilbeh, Irbid Governorate, Jordan
2012

AIN GHAZAL

Amman, Jordan
2004

DAMIYA DOLMEN FIELD

Damiya, Jordan Valley, Jordan
2014, 2010

JORDAN RIVER CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Jordan River, Jordan
2008

KHIRBET ET-TANNUR

Tafilah, Jordan
2008

PETRA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Wadi Mousa, Jordan
2002, 2000, 1998, 1996

The magnificent ruins of ancient Petra occupy a high plateau that rises out of Wadi Mousa, the Valley of Moses, in southwest Jordan. (Learn More)

PETRA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE—SOUTHERN TEMPLE

Wadi Mousa, Jordan
1996

QUSAYR 'AMRA

Azraq, Jordan
2008

Qusayr ‘Amra, located 85 kilometers to the east of Amman, is a small residence discovered by the Czech traveler Alois Musil in 1898. (Learn More)

Kazakhstan

NECROPOLISES OF NOMADS IN MANGYSTAU

Mangystau Province, Kazakhstan
2012

Kenya

LAMU OLD TOWN

Lamu, Kenya
2014

MTWAPA HERITAGE SITE

Mtwapa, Kenya
2006, 2004

With its vast architectural remains, abundant wildlife, and idyllic location, the ancient port of Mtwapa is one of the most important sites on Kenya’s Swahili Coast. Occupied between a.d. (Learn More)

THIMLICH OHINGA CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Migori District, Kenya
2002, 2000

Built in the 14th century on a hill, Thimlich Ohinga is a complex surrounded by stone walls now partially covered under Savannah bush land. (Learn More)

Laos

CHOM PHET CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Luang Prabang, Laos
2006

HINTANG ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE

Houameuang District, Laos
2010

TAM TING

Nam Kong River at Ban Pak Ou, Laos
2010

VAT SISAKET

Vientiane, Laos
1998, 1996

Latvia

ABAVA VALLEY CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Kurzeme Region, Latvia
1998, 1996

RIGA CATHEDRAL

Riga, Latvia
2006

Riga Cathedral, the centerpiece of Latvia’s capital city, was built in the early 13th century in the Romanesque style. (Learn More)

Lebanon

ANCIENT TYRE

Tyre, Lebanon
1996

Tyre, situated approximately 50 miles south of Beirut, was founded by Phoenician settlers in the third millennium B.C. (Learn More)

CHEHABI CITADEL

Hasbaya, Lebanon
2006

ENFEH ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Enfeh, Lebanon
2002, 2000, 1998

INTERNATIONAL FAIRGROUND

Tripoli, Lebanon
2006

ISKANDAROUNA-NAQOURA CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Oumm el' Amed, Lebanon
2004

Libya

WADI MATHENDOUS ROCK ART

Fezzan, Libya
2008

Located in the Messak Plateau in southwest Libya near the borders of Algieria and Niger, Wadi Mathendous contains some of the world’s oldest rock art. (Learn More)

Lithuania

VILNIUS TOWN WALL

Vilnius, Lithuania
1998

Macedonia

MONASTERY OF POLOSHKO

Kavadarci Municipality, Macedonia
2014

STOBI

Gradsko, Macedonia
2012

TRESKAVEC MONASTERY AND CHURCH

Prilep/ Dabnica, Macedonia
2006

Treskavec Monastery, a medieval pilgrimage site founded in the twelfth century, sits atop a remote mountain in southern Macedonia, a steep eight-kilometer hike from the town of Prilep. (Learn More)

Madagascar

FIANARANTSOA OLD CITY

Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
2008

ROYAL HILL OF AMBOHIMANGA

Ambohimanga Rova, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
2012

First occupied in the fifteenth century, the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga has long been one of the most important spiritual and historic sites for the Malagasy people. (Learn More)

Malaysia

GEORGE TOWN HISTORIC ENCLAVE

Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
2002, 2000

George Town, established as a British trading port in 1786, displays its vivid and varied cultural heritage through the array of buildings and architectural styles found along its streets. (Learn More)

KAMPUNG CINA RIVER FRONTAGE

Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
2002, 2000, 1998

A line of modest wooden buildings follows the gently curving waterfront at Kampung Cina, the oldest street in what is now one of Malaysia’s largest cities, Kuala Terengganu. (Learn More)

Mali

BANDIAGARA ESCARPMENT CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Dogon Country, Mali
2004

The dramatic 95-mile long Bandiagara Escarpment in Mali, West Africa, has been inhabited since at least the 3rd century B.C. (Learn More)

DJENNÉ-DJENO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Djenné, Mali
1996

Although the archaeological site of Djenné-Djeno is located just three kilometers southeast of the modern village of Djenné, the site was unknown until the 1970s. (Learn More)

MÉDINE FORT

near Kayes, Mali
2002

Malta

FORT ST. ELMO

Valletta, Malta
2008

MNAJDRA PREHISTORIC TEMPLES

Qrendi, Malta
2002, 2000, 1998

The Mnajdra Prehistoric Temples lie along the southern coast of Malta amidst the blue waters of the central Mediterranean. (Learn More)

Mauritania

CHINGUETTI MOSQUE

Chinguetti, Mauritania
2008, 2006

Mexico

ACUEDUCTO DE TEMBLEQUE

Zempoala to Otumba, Mexico
2010

CAROLINA HACIENDA

Chihuahua, Mexico
1998

CHALCATZINGO

Morelos, Mexico
2006

Established around 1500 B.C., Chalcatzingo, which means venerated place of sacred water in the Náhuatl language, is an important prehistoric site in central Mexico that initially developed (Learn More)

CHIHUAHUA MISSIONS

Chihuahua, Mexico
2008

COLONIAL BRIDGE OF TEQUIXTEPEC

San Miguel Tequixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
2012

FUNDIDORA PARK

Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
2014

HUACA HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD

Veracruz, Mexico
2008

INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN CHAPEL

Nurio, Mexico
2002

JESÚS NAZARENO CHURCH IN ATOTONILCO

Atotonilco, Mexico
1996

Constructed by Father Felipe Neri Alfaro, the Sanctuary of Jesus Nazareno of Atotonilco is famous for its murals that reflect a syncretism of Catholic religious iconography mixed with native religi (Learn More)

LA TERCENA

Metztitlan, Hidalgo, Mexico
2004

LAS POZAS

Xilitla, Mexico
2010

In 1944, Edward James, a wealthy British poet and artist and early patron of surrealist art, purchased a plot of land in Mexico’s Huasteca region. (Learn More)

MADERA CAVE DWELLINGS

Madera Municipality, Mexico
2000, 1998

The Madera Cave dwellings are pre-Colombian sculpted clay structures nestled in the natural caves and cliffs in Chihuahua’s western Sierra Madre. (Learn More)

MEXICO CITY HISTORIC CENTER

Mexico City, Mexico
2006

Seven centuries of Mexican history are recorded in the architectural landscape of the Centro Histórico, or Historic Center, of Mexico City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Learn More)

MODERN MURAL PAINTINGS

Mexico City, Mexico
1996

Jose Vasconcelas, Mexico’s first Minister of Education following the country’s revolution, saw the value of public art as a vehicle to foster civic pride and national spirit. (Learn More)

MONASTERIES OF SAN JUAN BAUTISTA IN TETELA DEL VOLCÁN AND TLAYACAPAN

Tetela del Volcán and Tlayacapan, Morelos, Mexico
1998

MONTE ALBÁN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Oaxaca, Mexico
2008

The ancient Zapotec metropolis of Monte Albán was founded in the 6th century B.C. on a flattened mountain overlooking the city of Oaxaca. (Learn More)

OXTOTITLAN

Acatlán, Guerrero, Mexico
2004

PALACE OF FINE ARTS (PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES)

Mexico City, Mexico
1998

A stunning Art Nouveau masterpiece, originally designed by Adamo Boari and envisioned for the centenary celebrations of Mexico’s independence in 1910, the Palace of Fine Arts was completed by (Learn More)

PIMERÍA ALTA MISSIONS

Mexico
2006, 2004

RETABLOS DE LOS ALTOS DE CHIAPAS

San Cristóbal de las Casas and Teopisca, Chiapas, Mexico
2014

RUTA DE LA AMISTAD

Mexico City, Mexico
2012

Ruta de la Amistad, or the Route of Friendship, consists of twenty-two large-scale sculptures that were commissioned ahead of the 1968 Summer Olympics to serve as permanent markers of the event in (Learn More)

SAN FRANCISCO DE TZINTZUNZAN CONVENT

Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán, Mexico
2004

San Francisco de Tzintzuntzan Convent was the first foundation of the Franciscan Order in New Spain created for the conversion of the indigenous population to Christianity. (Learn More)

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA IN CUAUHTINCHAN

Cuauhtinchan/Puebla, Mexico
2006

Located in the Mexican state of Puebla, the San Juan Bautista convent in Cuauhtinchan was built between 1528 and 1554 on the site of a 12th-century Tolteca-Chichimeca foundation to support the reli (Learn More)

SAN JUAN DE ULÚA FORT

Veracruz, Mexico
2002, 2000, 1996

For nearly 350 years, the San Juan de Ulúa Fort in Veracruz served as the primary military stronghold of the Spanish Empire in the Americas. (Learn More)

SAN NICOLÁS OBISPO

Morelia, Mexico
2006

SANTA PRISCA PARISH CHURCH

Taxco de Alarcón, Mexico
2000

Santa Prisca Church was built following the discovery of a silver mine on the property of José de la Borda. (Learn More)

TEOTIHUACAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE—QUETZALCOATL TEMPLE

San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
2004, 2000, 1998

For the first half of the first millennium, A.D, Teotihuacán was the dominant civilization in Mesoamerica and one of the great cities of the ancient world. (Learn More)

VEGA DE LA PEÑA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Filobobos, near Tlapacoyan, Veracruz, Mexico
1998

YAXCHILÁN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Chiapas, Mexico
2002, 2000

Yaxchilán is located on the border between Guatemala and Mexico, sandwiched between the Usumacinta River and the Lacandon Forest, and across the river from another ancient Maya city, Piedras Negras (Learn More)

YUCATÁN INDIAN CHAPELS

Yucatán State, Mexico
1996

The “visiting” chapels created by the Spanish to evangelize the indigenous Maya populations in the Yucatán region of Mexico are known, collectively, as the Capillas de Indios, or Indian Ch (Learn More)

Moldova

ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY CHURCH

Causeni, Moldova
2010

BARBARY-BOSIA MONASTERY COMPLEX

Butuceni, Orhei, Moldova
2002

Mongolia

BOGD KHAN PALACE MUSEUM

Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator), Mongolia
2000, 1998, 1996

In 1911, at the time of the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China, the independence of Outer Mongolia was proclaimed. (Learn More)

GESER SUM MONASTERY

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2004

Morocco

AL-AZHAR MOSQUE

Fez, Morocco
2008

LIXUS

Larache, Morocco
2010

RABBI SHLOMO IBN DANAN SYNAGOGUE

Fez, Morocco
1996

Fez, home to a flourishing Jewish community during the 17th century, was also the location of two well known temples, Rabbi Shlomo Ibn Danan Synagogue, built and founded by the Ibn Danan family, an (Learn More)

SAHRIJ AND SBAIYIN MADRASSA COMPLEX

Fez, Morocco
2004

A sacred city of Islam, Fez is the oldest of Morocco’s four imperial cities and the country’s third-largest. (Learn More)

SIJILMASSA

Rissani, Morocco
1996

Mozambique

ISLAND OF MOZAMBIQUE

Nampula Province, Mozambique
2014, 1996

Myanmar

SRI-KSETRA TEMPLES

near Pyay, Myanmar
2002

YANGON HISTORIC CITY CENTER

Yangon, Myanmar
2014

Nepal

GOMPAS OF UPPER MUSTANG

Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, Nepal
1998, 1996

ITUM BAHA MONASTERY

Kathmandu, Nepal
2002, 2000

Kathmandu Valley, a fertile bowl nestled among peaks of the Himalayan mountain range, has been a base of religious activity for centuries. (Learn More)

PATAN ROYAL PALACE COMPLEX

Patan, Nepal
2006

The Patan Royal Palace Complex was constructed in the 17th century as part of the extensive building program of King Siddhinarasimha Malla, which was continued by his son Srinivasa. (Learn More)

TEKU THAPATHALI MONUMENT ZONE

Kathmandu, Nepal
2002, 2000, 1996

Netherlands

BETH HAIM PORTUGUESE JEWISH CEMETERY

Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, North Holland, Netherlands
2012

New Zealand

CANTERBURY PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2012

With a vision to build a "Better Britain," 19th century colonial settlers to New Zealand constructed government buildings reminiscent of those in London, combining the English Gothic Revival style (Learn More)

Niger

GIRAFFE ROCK ART SITE

Agadez, Niger
2000

The engravings of Agadez, on the edge of the Aïr Natural World Heritage Site, is one of the most extraordinary rock art sites in the region, consisting of over 800 prehistoric images drawn on (Learn More)

Nigeria

BENIN CITY EARTHWORKS

Edo, Nigeria
2006, 2004, 2002

OSUN-OSOGBO SACRED GROVE

Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
2014

Norway

SANDVIKEN BAY

Bergen, Norway
2006

VÅGÅ OLD CHURCH

Vågåmo, Norway
1996

Set in the landlocked mountains north of Jotunheimen, Vågå Old Church represents a singular case among the renowned stave- or timber-framed churches of Norway. (Learn More)

Old City of Jerusalem

CATHEDRAL OF ST. JAMES

Old City of Jerusalem
2010

Pakistan

MIAN NASIR MOHAMMED GRAVEYARD

Dadu District, Pakistan
2006

PETROGLYPHS IN THE DIAMER-BASHA DAM AREA

Northern Areas, Pakistan
2010

Meandering through gorges of the Indus River valley and across high mountain passes, ancient arteries of the fabled Silk Road cut through the Diamer District of Northern Pakistan. (Learn More)

SHIKARPOOR HISTORIC CITY CENTER

Shikarpoor Municipality, Pakistan
2014, 2010, 2008

TAMBA WARI

Indus River Delta, Sindh, Pakistan
1996

THATTA MONUMENTS

Thatta, Pakistan
2006

UCH MONUMENT COMPLEX

Uch, Pakistan
2002, 2000, 1998

The ancient city of Uch, located west of Lahore on the edge of the Cholistan Desert, was one of several metropolises founded by Alexander the Great on his crusade through Central Asia in the late 4 (Learn More)

Palestinian Territory

AL-QASEM PALACE

Beit Wazan, Palestinian Territory
2004

ANCIENT IRRIGATED TERRACES OF BATTIR

Bethlehem Governorate, West Bank, Palestinian Territory
2014

CHURCH OF THE HOLY NATIVITY

Bethlehem, Palestinian Territory
2008

TELL BALATAH

Shechem (or Ancient Nablus), Palestinian Territory
2006, 2004

TELL UMM EL-'AMR (SAINT HILARION MONASTERY)

Nuseirat, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territory
2012

Panama

COROZAL CEMETERY

Panama City, Panama
2010

HISTORIC CENTER OF COLÓN

Colón, Panama
2010

Colón, originally a low-lying coral island, lies at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal. (Learn More)

MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY

Colón, Panama
2010

PANAMA CANAL AREA

Panama City, Chagres River, Panama
2006, 2004

In the late nineteenth century, a French company began building what would come to be considered one of the greatest engineering achievements in human history. (Learn More)

SAN GERÓNIMO FORT

Portobelo, Panama
2002, 2000, 1998

San Gerónimo Fort was built in several stages between 1596 and 1779 to protect the transportation of goods from South America to Spain. (Learn More)

SAN LORENZO CASTLE

Portobelo, Panama
2002, 2000, 1998

The first fortifications of San Lorenzo castle were built by prominent military engineer Juan Bautista Antonelli in 1595. (Learn More)

WAY ON CEMETERY

Panama City, Panama
2012

Paraguay

LA SANTÍSIMA TRINIDAD DE PARANÁ

Trinidad, Paraguay
2010, 2004

La Santísima Trinidad, established in 1706 and completed in 1712, was one of the 30 missions established by the Jesuits in the region in the 17th and 18th centuries in what is now Paraguay, (Learn More)

PARAGUAY RAILWAY SYSTEM

Asuncion to Sapucay, Paraguay
2004

Peru

ANGASMARCA TEMPLE

Angasmarca, La Libertad, Peru
2004

APURLEC ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

near Motupe, Lambayeque, Peru
1998

CARAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Supe Valley, Barranca Province, Peru
2002

CERRO SECHÍN

Casma, Ancash, Peru
2014

CHAN CHAN

Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru
2014

CHANKILLO

San Rafael District, Peru
2010

Chankillo was built as a fortified temple complex over 2,300 years ago in the coastal desert of Peru, near the Casma-Sechín river basin. (Learn More)

CUSCO HISTORIC CENTER

Cusco, Peru
2002, 2000, 1996

GRAN PAJATÉN

Mariscal Cáceres, San Martín, Peru
2014

JESUIT CHURCHES OF SAN JOSÉ AND SAN JAVIER

Changuillo and El Ingenio, Nazca, Peru
2010

KUELAP FORTRESS

Amazonas, Peru
2004

Kuelap, one of the largest ancient monuments of the Americas, was a fortified citadel in northern Peru on the slopes of the Andes. (Learn More)

LARAOS TERRACES

Yauyos, Peru
2008

The andenería, or terraced landscape of Laraos, is believed to date to the pre-Inca period and is a defining feature of the steep slopes of the Peruvian Andes. (Learn More)

LIMA HISTORIC CENTER

Lima, Peru
2008

Founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535 as "the City of Kings," Lima was laid out according to the standard Spanish colony grid plan that was superimposed on a crossing point of pre-existing (Learn More)

LINES AND GEOGLYPHS OF NASCA

Nasca, Ica Region, Peru
2012

LOS PINCHUDOS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Rio Abiseo National Park, Peru
2002, 2000

Among rock shelters, ceremonial structures, houses, terraces, and funerary chambers is the cemetery of Los Pinchudos, a key feature of the National Park of Río Abiseo. (Learn More)

MACUSANI-CORANI ROCK ART

Macusani and Corani, Peru
2008

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE MONASTERY

Guadalupe, La Libertad, Peru
2004

OYÓN VALLEY MISSIONARY CHAPELS

Taucur, Andajes, La Chimba, Nava, Quichas, Mallay, and Rapaz, Peru
2002

The 40 surviving chapels in the Oyón Valley were built in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries as part of a Spanish program to convert Peru’s indigenous population to Christianity. (Learn More)

PACHACAMAC SANCTUARY

Lurín, Peru
2010

QUINTA DE PRESA

Rímac, Lima, Peru
2012

QUINTA HEEREN

Lima, Peru
2006, 1998

RANSOM ROOM

Cajamarca, Peru
1998

REVASH FUNERARY COMPLEX

Santo Tomas de Quillay, Peru
2006

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE RAPAZ CHURCH

Rapaz, Peru
2002, 1996

In the 16th and 17th centuries colonial Catholic missions were established in the Oyón Valley in Peru and built in a style described as Rural Andean Baroque. (Learn More)

SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS DE MARCAPATA

Municipality of Marcapata, Peru
2010

Located in the Marcapata Valley, the church of San Francisco de Asís was built between the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries and exemplifies the “Andean baroque,” a form of architectur (Learn More)

SAN PEDRO APÓSTOL DE ANDAHUAYLILLAS CHURCH

Andahuaylillas, Peru
2008

San Pedro Apóstol was built by Jesuits in the sixteenth century over a pre-Columbian huaca, or ceremonial space. (Learn More)

SAN PEDRO DE MÓRROPE CHAPEL

Mórrope, Peru
2002

The chapel of San Pedro de Mórrope was constructed in the 16th century during the Colonial period in Peru in an effort to convert the indigenous Mochica people to Christianity. (Learn More)

SANTA CATALINA MONASTERY

Arequipa, Peru
2008

The Convent of Santa Catalina de Siena was built in 1579 and is located in the historical center of Arequipa, Peru. (Learn More)

SANTUARIO DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE COCHARCAS

Chincheros, Peru
2002

SANTUARIO HISTÓRICO MACHU PICCHU

Distrito de Machu Picchu, Peru
2010, 2008, 2000

TAMBO COLORADO

Humay, Peru
2010

TÚCUME ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Located in the Lambayeque Region in the District of Túcume, Peru
2006, 2004

Túcume Archaeological Site is located on Peru’s arid north coast and stretches across 220 hectares. (Learn More)

Philippines

ANGONO PETROGLYPHS

Angono, Rizal, Philippines
1996

Discovered in 1965, the Angono Petroglyphs are believed to be the oldest known artworks in the Philippines. (Learn More)

KABAYAN MUMMY CAVES

Kabayan, Philippines
1998

When industrial activity began in the forests north of Manila, loggers discovered ancient burial caves hewn out of the rock containing mummified remains and hundreds of coffins and skulls. (Learn More)

NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA ASUNCIÓN

Municipality of Santa Maria, Philippines
2010

RICE TERRACES OF THE PHILIPPINE CORDILLERAS

Ifugao, Philippines
2010, 2000

SAN SEBASTIAN BASILICA

Manila, Philippines
2010, 1998

San Sebastian Basilica dates to 1891and is part of a complex that includes a college (1947) and a seminary and courtyard (1950s). (Learn More)

Poland

DEBNO PARISH CHURCH

Nowy Targ, Podhale , Poland
1998, 1996

Nestled among the foothills of the Pieniny and Gorce mountains, Debno Parish Church is an exceptional example of the wooden Gothic churches of southern Poland. (Learn More)

OLD LUBLIN THEATER

Lublin, Poland
2004

OUR LADY'S ASSUMPTION BASILICA

Hebdów (near Krakow), Poland
1996

The Church of Our Lady’s Assumption was founded in the mid-twelfth century within a Norbertine monastery. (Learn More)

PRÓZNA STREET

Warsaw, Poland
1996

ST. PARASKEWA CHURCH

Radruż, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
2012

VISTULAMOUTH FORTRESS

Gdansk, Poland
2000, 1998

The origins of Vistulamouth Fortress probably date to the early medieval period, when a lighthouse and watchtower guarding the mouth of the Vistula River occupied the site of the current structures (Learn More)

WIŚLICA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Wiślica , Poland
2002

Now a neglected outpost near Krakow, the village of Wiślica was once a thriving religious and political center of medieval Poland. (Learn More)

Portugal

CÔA VALLEY PETROGLYPHS

Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Guarda District, Portugal
1996

FORT OF GRAÇA

Elvas, Alentejo, Portugal
2014

JARDIM BOTÂNICO DE LISBOA

Lisbon, Portugal
2012

ROMAN VILLA OF RABAÇAL

Rabaçal, Portugal
2004

The 4th-century Roman villa of Rabaçal is perhaps the most important ruin at the site of ancient Conimbriga, one of the largest Roman sites, and the best preserved, in Portugal. (Learn More)

TEATRO CAPITÓLIO

Lisbon, Portugal
2006

Romania

BÁNFFY CASTLE

Bontida, Romania
2000

From the 14th century through 1944, Bánffy Castle was occupied by members of the aristocratic Bánffy family, whose ranks included the first governor of Transylvania under the Hapsburg (Learn More)

BRANCUSI’S ENDLESS COLUMN ENSEMBLE

Târgu-Jiu, Romania
1996

Erected in 1934, the Endless Column by famed Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) has been hailed as one of the great works of twentieth-century outdoor sculpture. (Learn More)

GREAT SYNAGOGUE OF IAŞI

Iaşi, Romania
2014

ORADEA FORTRESS

Oradea, Romania
2006

ROMANO CATHOLIC CHURCH

Ghelinta, Romania
1998, 1996

The Romano Catholic Church of Saint Emeric was built in the thirteenth century by the first Christian settlers in present day Ghelinta. (Learn More)

WOODEN CHURCHES OF NORTHERN OLTENIA AND SOUTHERN TRANSYLVANIA

Northern Oltenia and Southern Transylvania, Romania
2014

A large number of traditional wooden churches survive in Romania's northern Oltenia and southern Transylvania region. (Learn More)

Russia

AGATE PAVILION

St. Petersburg, Tsarskoje Selo, Russia
1998

ALEXANDER PALACE

St. Petersburg, Tsarskoje Selo, Russia
1998, 1996

Designed by the Italian architect Giacomo Quarenghi and completed in 1796, Alexander Palace housed three generations of Russian monarchs before it was abandoned by the royal family in the months pr (Learn More)

ARKHANGELSKOYE STATE MUSEUM

Moscow, Russia
2002, 2000

In the 18th century, Prince Nikolai Golitsyn commissioned French architects to craft an elaborate palace and grounds on the outskirts of Moscow. (Learn More)

ASSUMPTION CHURCH

Kondopoga, Republic of Karelia, Russia
2002

Constructed in 1774 on a rocky cape overlooking Lake Onega, Assumption Church is an elegant wooden structure with a distinctive nebo, or sky, a highly decorated painted ceiling made up of (Learn More)

CHINESE PALACE AT ORANIENBAUM STATE MUSEUM

Oranienbaum, Russia
2004, 2002, 2000

The Chinese Palace at Oranienbaum, an addition to Prince Alexander Menshikov’s estate at Oranienbaum, was the first palace commissioned by Russian empress Catherine the Great following her se (Learn More)

CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOR ON THE MARKETPLACE AND ROSTOV VELIKY HISTORIC CENTER

Rostov Veliky, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia
2002, 2000

Located on the shores of Lake Nero, 210 kilometers northeast of Moscow, Rostov Veliky can trace its origins to the year 862, making it one of Russia's oldest cities. (Learn More)

IRKUTSK HISTORIC CENTER

Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia
2000, 1998

KARELIAN PETROGLYPHS

Belomorsky and Pudozhsky Districts, Republic of Karelia, Russia
2002

KIZHI POGOST

Kizhi Island in Lake Onega, Republic Of Karelia, Russia
1996

Kizhi Pogost is located on one of the many hundreds of islands on tranquil Lake Onega in the northern region of Karelia. (Learn More)

MELNIKOV'S HOUSE AND STUDIO

Moscow, Russia
2006

MENDELEEV TOWER

St. Petersburg, Russia
2008

NARKOMFIN BUILDING

Moscow, Russia
2006, 2004, 2002

NEW JERUSALEM MONASTERY

Istra, Russia
2002

Founded under Patriarch Nikon in the 17th century in Istra on the outskirts of Moscow, the New Jerusalem Monastery was meant to evoke the Holy Land and serve as a pilgrimage site. (Learn More)

PAANAJÄRVI VILLAGE

Kemi Province, Republic of Karelia, Russia
2000, 1998, 1996

Located on the Russian-Finnish border, Paanajärvi is the last intact village in the district of Viena Karelia along the Kemi River. (Learn More)

PERM-36

Kuchino, Russia
2004

ROSTOV VELIKY HISTORIC CENTER

Rostov Veliky, Russia
2000

RUSAKOV CLUB

Moscow, Russia
2000, 1998

The avant-garde architect Konstatin Melnikov designed the Rusakov Club as a theater for workers who labored in nearby printing factories. (Learn More)

SEMENOVSKOE-OTRADA

Moscow Oblast, Russia
2006

ST. PETERSBURG HISTORIC SKYLINE

St. Petersburg, Russia
2008

VIIPURI LIBRARY

Vyborg, Russia
2002, 2000

The Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia, was designed and built by modernist Finnish architect Alvar Aalto between 1927 and 1935. At the time of construction the land was held by Finland. (Learn More)

YELAGIN ISLAND PALACE AND PARK ENSEMBLE

St. Petersburg, Russia
1998

Yelagin Island, located in the Neva River just north of St. Petersburg, was one of the Romanov dynasty’s retreats in the 18th and 19th centuries. (Learn More)

Saint Helena

SAINT HELENA

Saint Helena
2012

Samoa

PULEMELEI MOUND

Palauli, Letolo Plantation, Samoa
2006

Senegal

SAINT-LOUIS ISLAND

Saint-Louis, Senegal
2008

Serbia

DEČANI AND PEĆ MONASTERIES

Metohija and Pec, Serbia
2002

PRIZREN HISTORIC CENTER

Prizren, Serbia
2006, 2004, 2002

SUBOTICA SYNAGOGUE

Subotica, Serbia
2006, 2002, 2000, 1996

Designed in the late 1890s and built in 1902, Subotica Synagogue is among the most impressive examples of art nouveau ecclesiastical architecture in the region. (Learn More)

Sierra Leone

FREETOWN HISTORIC MONUMENTS

Freetown, Sierra Leone
2008

OLD FOURAH BAY COLLEGE

Freetown, Sierra Leone
2006

Singapore

BUKIT BROWN

Singapore
2014

Slovakia

BANSKÁ ŠTIAVNICA CALVARY COMPLEX

Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia
2008

The town of Banská Stiavnica was once an important silver-mining town, enjoying particularly strong economic growth in the 18th century, when it became the third-largest town in the Kingdom (Learn More)

BASIL THE GREAT CHURCH

Krajné Cierno, Slovakia
2000

Basil the Great Church belongs to a small and precious collection of wooden churches in the rural Carpathian mountain region of Slovakia, a significant border between Eastern and Western Christian (Learn More)

HELL HOUSE

Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia
1998

LEDNICKÉ-ROVNE HISTORICAL PARK

Lednické-Rovne, Slovakia
2006

LIETAVA CASTLE

Lietava, Slovakia
2010

SAINTS COSMOS AND DAMIAN

Lukov-Venecia, Slovakia
2004

The distinctive wooden architecture of the Church of Saints Cosmos and Damian reflects the unique cultural and religious traditions the Greek Orthodox Church maintained in Slovakia in the seventeen (Learn More)

THREE GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCHES

Brodruzal, Lukov-Venecia and Topola, Slovakia
2004

Slovenia

LANTHIERI MANOR

Vipava, Slovenia
2004

Somalia

LAS GEEL ROCK ART

Las Geel District, Somaliland, Somalia
2008

South Africa

RICHTERSVELD CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Richtersveld, South Africa
2006, 2004

WONDERWERK CAVE

Ga-Segonyana / Kuruman, South Africa
2010

Spain

AQUEDUCT OF SEGOVIA

Segovia, Spain
2006

The Aqueduct of Segovia was built during the second half of the 1st century A.D. under the rule of the Roman Empire and supplied water from the Frío River to the city into the 20th century. (Learn More)

BERROCAL DE TRUJILLO

Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain
2012

GÜELL PAVILIONS AND GARDEN

Barcelona, Spain
2014

IGLESIA PARROQUIAL SAN PEDRO APÓSTOL

Buenache de Alarcón, Cuenca, Spain
2014

JOAN MIRÓ FOUNDATION

Barcelona, Spain
2008

MOORISH HOUSES OF GRANADA

Granada, Spain
1996

The neighborhood of Albayzin in Granada, Spain, contains several Moorish houses, some dating to the period of the Alhambra, many of which were built in the 16th century. (Learn More)

NUMANCIA

Soria and Garray, Spain
2010

PAZO DE SAN MIGUEL DAS PENAS

Monterroso/Lugo, Spain
2004

Twelve centuries of art and architecture are chronicled in the buildings found in the hills of northwestern Spain. (Learn More)

ROUTE OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Aragon, Navarre, La Rioja, Castile-Leon and Galicia, Spain
2010

WINDMILLS OF MALLORCA

Mallorca, Spain
1998

Flour windmills, dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, are still a significant feature of the landscape of the Balearic Islands, and are a strong symbol of prosperity and engineering acumen, (Learn More)

Sri Lanka

DUTCH FORT OF BATTICALOA

Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
2010

KANDY SACRED CITY

Kandy, Sri Lanka
2008

Sudan

GEBEL BARKAL

Karima, Sudan
2000

SUAKIN

Suakin Island, Sudan
2006

Suriname

JODENSAVANNE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Redi Doti, Suriname
2000, 1996

Jodensavanne (Jewish Savannah) was settled by a population of Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition on mainland Europe in the mid-seventeenth century. (Learn More)

Sweden

LJUNGBERG HALL

Borlange City, Sweden
2008

Syria

AMRIT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Near Tartous, Syria
2006, 2004

Amrit is an ancient Phoenician site located on the Mediterranean coast of Syria. (Learn More)

AYYUBID PALACE COMPLEX IN THE CITADEL OF ALEPPO

Aleppo, Syria
2002

Aleppo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited centers of human settlement and has flourished for millennia. (Learn More)

BOSRA ANCIENT CITY

Bosra, Syria
2004

CITADEL OF ALEPPO

Aleppo, Syria
2002

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Aleppo preserves remnants of more than four millennia of Near Eastern history. (Learn More)

CYRRHUS (NEBI HOURI)

Azaz, Syria
2008

The ancient site of Cyrrhus is located 70 kilometers northeast of Aleppo. The city was founded in the early third-century B.C. (Learn More)

DAMASCUS OLD CITY & SADDLE SOUK

Damascus, Syria
2008, 2002

SHAYZAR CASTLE

Shayzar, Syria
2006

Built along the banks of the Orontes River just northwest of Hama, the Syrian town of Shayzar was, for much of its history, a strategic prize for the Muslim and Christian forces who battled for con (Learn More)

TELL MOZAN

Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria
2006

Tell Mozan, located in northeast Syria in the Khabur River plain, is the site of ancient Urkesh, a place associated with the Hurrians, a Bronze Age people of Upper Mesopotamia. (Learn More)

TEMPLE OF THE STORM GOD IN THE CITADEL OF ALEPPO

Aleppo, Syria
2002

The storm god is an ancient divinity that manifested itself in awe-inspiring thunderstorms and was important for agriculture. (Learn More)

THRONE HALL FORECOURT IN THE CITADEL OF ALEPPO

Aleppo, Syria
2002

The Citadel of Aleppo, one of the oldest continuously occupied settlements in the world, richly preserves layers of its occupation from the Hittite, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Zangid, Ayyubid, (Learn More)

Taiwan

JUNGSHE VILLAGE

Wangan, Taiwan
2004

Tanzania

BAGAMOYO HISTORIC TOWN

Bagamoyo, Tanzania
2002

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL AND FORMER SLAVE MARKET SITE

Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
2014

For centuries, Zanzibar was the fulcrum of political and economic power in East Africa. (Learn More)

DAR ES SALAAM HISTORIC CENTER

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2014

HISTORIC SITES OF KILWA

Lindi Region, Tanzania
2008, 1996

The island of Kilwa Kisiwani is located in the south of Tanzania, a short boat ride from the mainland. (Learn More)

HOUSE OF WONDERS AND PALACE MUSEUM

Stone Town of Zanzibar, Tanzania
2014

PANGANI HISTORIC TOWN

Pangani, Tanzania
2010

Thailand

AYUTTHAYA AND OTHER FLOODED SITES

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand
1996

Ayutthaya , located in the rich agricultural flat lands in central Thailand, was the capital of Siam from 1350 to 1761. (Learn More)

WAT CHAIWATTHANARAM

Ayutthaya, Thailand
1996

Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a Buddhist temple located within the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. (Learn More)

Trinidad and Tobago

BANWARIE TRACE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Oropuche Lagoon, Trinidad and Tobago
2004

Tunisia

OLD TOWN OF TESTOUR

Testour, Béja Governorate, Tunisia
2012

Turkey

ANI CATHEDRAL

Ani, Turkey
2002, 2000, 1998, 1996

Located in modern-day eastern Turkey, Ani Cathedral is one of the most significant architectural structures remaining from the prosperous Armenian Bagratid period in the 10th and 11th centuries A.D (Learn More)

APHRODISIAS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Geyre Beledesi, Turkey
2006

Aphrodisias, named after its patron goddess Aphrodite, was founded in the 2nd century B.C. on the site of a rural sanctuary of Aphrodite. (Learn More)

ÇATALHÖYÜK ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Çumra, Konya , Turkey
2000, 1996

Çatalhöyϋk, one of the earliest Neolithic, matriarchal societies in Anatolia, existed from approximately 7500 to 5700 B.C. (Learn More)

CATHEDRAL OF MREN

Digor, Kars, Turkey
2014

CENTRAL IZMIR SYNAGOGUES

Izmir, Turkey
2004

At the end of the fifteenth century, Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition began to settle in the Kemeralti district of Izmir. (Learn More)

CHURCH OF THE HOLY SAVIOR

Ani, Turkey
2002, 2000, 1998, 1996

Located in modern-day eastern Turkey, Surp Amenap’rkitch, or the Church of the Holy Savior, is one of the few structures still standing at Ani from the prosperous Armenian Bagratid period in (Learn More)

CHURCH OF THE MONASTERY OF CHRIST PANTOKRATOR (ZEYREK CAMII)

Istanbul, Turkey
2000

Shortly after Constantinople fell to the invading Ottoman armies in 1453, the twelfth-century Church of the Monastery of Christ Pantokrator was converted into the Zeyrek Camii mosque. (Learn More)

ÇUKUR HAN

Ankara, Turkey
2008

EPHESOS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Selçuk, Turkey
2004

The ancient city of Ephesos (also known as Ephesus) has a rich history dating back to 6000 B.C. In the eighth century B.C., Ephesos became one of 12 major Ionian cities. (Learn More)

HAGIA SOPHIA

Istanbul, Turkey
1998, 1996

Justinian I, one of the earliest Byzantine rulers, ordered the architects Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus to design Hagia Sophia in the heart of what was then Constantinople. (Learn More)

HASANKEYF

Hasankeyf, Turkey
2008

HAYDARPAŞA RAILWAY STATION

Istanbul, Turkey
2012

HISTORIC WALLS OF ISTANBUL

Istanbul, Turkey
2008

KARIYE MUSEUM

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2004

KÜÇÜK AYASOFYA LITTLE HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE

Istanbul, Turkey
2006, 2004, 2002

MERYEM ANA - MOTHER OF GOD CHURCH

Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
2008

MOUNT NEMRUT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Adiyaman Province, Turkey
2000

Antiochus I, an Armenian king whose lineage connected him to the Seleucids, Ptolemies, and Macedonians, ruled the small territory of Commagene in Asia Minor in the 1st century B.C. (Learn More)

OSHKI

Çamlıyamaç, Erzurum Province, Turkey
2012

PATARA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Kas, Turkey
1998

Wide, protective sandy beaches and a deep Mediterranean bay helped make Patara the wealthy capital of the Lycian-Pamphylian province during the Roman Empire. (Learn More)

RED CHURCH

Güzelyurt, Sivrihisar, Cappadocia, Turkey
2008

Kizil Kilise, also known as the Red Church, is one of the oldest churches on the vast plains of the Cappadocia region of Turkey. (Learn More)

RUM ORPHANAGE

Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Istanbul, Turkey
2012

TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS AND ROME

Ankara, Turkey
2004, 2002

The Temple of Augustus and Rome was built between 25 and 20 B.C. following the Roman conquest of central Anatolia and the designation of Ancyra (modern-day Ankara) as the new capital of Galatia. (Learn More)

TEPEBASI DISTRICT

Gaziantep, Turkey
2002

Turkmenistan

ANCIENT MERV ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Bairam Ali, Turkmenistan
2002, 2000

The oasis of Merv is strategically sited in the Karakum desert and formed an essential military headquarters and staging post on major east-west trade routes. (Learn More)

OLD NISA

near Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
2004

ULUG DEPE

near Dushak, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan
2012

Uganda

KAMPALA HISTORIC BUILDINGS

Kampala, Uganda
2004

MASAKA CATHEDRAL

Kitovu Village, Uganda
1998

In 1909, a small church was built in the Ugandan village of Kituvo. (Learn More)

WAMALA KING’S TOMBS

Nansana, Wakiso District, Uganda
2010

Ukraine

ANCIENT CHERSONESOS

Sevastopol, Krym, Ukraine
2002, 1998, 1996

Chersonesos, on the Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea, was founded by Greek settlers in the fifth century B.C. and was occupied during the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine eras. (Learn More)

KAMYANETS PODILSKY CASTLE BRIDGE

Kamyanets-Podilsky, Ukraine
2000

PANTICAPAEUM ANCIENT CITY

Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine
2004

PIDHIRTSI CASTLE

Pidhirtsi, Ukraine
2008

TYRAS-BELGOROD FORTRESS

Belgorod-Dnestrovsky, Ukraine
2004

ZHOVKVA SYNAGOGUE

Zhovkva, Ukraine
2000

Zhovkva Synagogue was built in the 1690s for a rapidly growing Jewish community. During the eighteenth century, it became an important center of Jewish study and worship. (Learn More)

United Kingdom

ABBEY FARMSTEAD

Faversham, Kent, United Kingdom
2000

BATTERSEA POWER STATION

London, United Kingdom
2014, 2004

BRADING ROMAN VILLA

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2002

Discovered in 1879, Brading Roman Villa is an important Roman country house on the Isle of Wight notable for its mosaics. (Learn More)

BRITISH BRUTALISM

Birmingham, Preston, and London, England, United Kingdom
2012

CARLISLE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2010

CASTLE SINCLAIR GIRNIGOE

Wick, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom
2002

Castle Sinclair Girnigoe is a complex of ruined stone structures built and modified over a 200-year period by the Sinclair earls of Caithness, historically one of northern Scotland’s most pow (Learn More)

EDINBURGH HISTORIC GRAVEYARDS

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
2010

Five historical burial grounds are scattered around Edinburgh’s city center, oases amid the dense urban surroundings often full of students and tourists. (Learn More)

GREENOCK SUGAR WAREHOUSES

Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
2002

GRIMSBY ICE FACTORY AND KASBAH

Grimsby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
2014

HADLOW TOWER

Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1998

MAVISBANK HOUSE

Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
2008

MUSSENDEN TEMPLE

Castlerock, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1998

The Downhill estate was constructed in the late eighteenth century for Frederick Hervey, the Bishop of Derry and Earl of Bristol. (Learn More)

NEWSTEAD ABBEY

Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2012

Newstead Abbey is best known today as the ancestral home of Lord Byron (1788–1824). The original Newstead Abbey was founded by Henry II as an Augustinian priory in the twelfth century. (Learn More)

QUARR ABBEY

Ryde, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2012

RICHHILL HOUSE

Armagh City, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2008

RUINS OF THE FORMER CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL, COVENTRY

Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
2012

After Coventry Cathedral was gutted by incendiary bombs during World War II, a conscious and collective decision was taken to build a new cathedral and to preserve the ruins as a constant reminder (Learn More)

SAINT FRANCIS CHURCH AND MONASTERY

East Manchester, United Kingdom
2000, 1998

Edward Pugin’s Saint Francis Church and Monastery in Gorton, Manchester is recognized as a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture. (Learn More)

SAINT MARY'S STOW CHURCH

Stow, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
2006

St. Mary’s Church in Stow is one of the oldest parish churches in England. Founded in the seventh century in what had been the Roman town of Sidnacester, St. (Learn More)

SAINT VINCENT STREET CHURCH

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2006, 2004, 1998

Saint Vincent Street Church is the sole survivor of three churches designed for the city of Glasgow by the influential and renowned Scottish architect Alexander Thomson. (Learn More)

SELBY ABBEY

Selby, United Kingdom
2002

Although Selby Abbey is now a parish church, it was one of England’s great monastic churches, built on a grand scale and to a high level of architectural and artistic mastery. (Learn More)

SHEERNESS DOCKYARD

Sheerness, United Kingdom
2010

Since Roman times, the strategic location of Sheerness—on the western tip of the Isle of Sheppey, where the Thames and Medway Rivers converge and spill into the North Sea—has enabled it to serve as (Learn More)

ST. GEORGE’S BLOOMSBURY

London, United Kingdom
2002

Nicholas Hawksmoor, protégé of Sir Christopher Wren, built six churches resulting from the 1711 Act of Parliament, which demanded 50 new churches in London. St. (Learn More)

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH CHURCH, SHOBDON

Leominster, United Kingdom
2010

Standing within an idyllic, pastoral landscape in Shobdon, the stone exterior of St. (Learn More)

ST. PETER'S COLLEGE, CARDROSS

Cardross, Scotland, United Kingdom
2008

STOWE HOUSE

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
2004, 2002

Stowe House was originally the country seat of the Temple-Grenville family. The first house on its footprint was built between 1677 and 1683 for the third baronet, Sir Richard Temple. (Learn More)

STRAWBERRY HILL

Twickenham, United Kingdom
2004

As the first true Gothic Revival structure in Europe, Strawberry Hill seamlessly blended landscape design, architecture, and decorative arts to forge a new direction in eightheenth-century design a (Learn More)

SULGRAVE MANOR

Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2014

WILTON'S MUSIC HALL

London, United Kingdom
2008

United States

2 COLUMBUS CIRCLE

New York, New York, United States
2006

The former Huntington Hartford Gallery of Modern Art, known for decades as 2 Columbus Circle, was designed by Edward Durell Stone, one of America’s most prolific architects, and built in 1964 (Learn More)

510 FIFTH AVENUE

New York, New York, United States
2012

A. CONGER GOODYEAR HOUSE

Old Westbury, New York, United States
2002

When the A. Conger Goodyear House was completed in 1938, Edward Durell Stone was already well-known as one of the country’s leading architects working in the International Style. (Learn More)

ADOBE MISSIONS OF NEW MEXICO

Various, New Mexico, United States
1996

The adobe churches of New Mexico were built as part of the Franciscan missionary campaign in the New World. (Learn More)

ATLANTA-FULTON CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2010

BLUEGRASS CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF KENTUCKY

Kentucky, United States
2006

BODIE STATE HISTORIC PARK

Bodie, California, United States
1998

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

McKinley County, New Mexico, United States
1996

CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT

Charleston, South Carolina, United States
2012

Charleston was founded in 1670 by English colonists and relocated in 1680 to its present location, where the Ashley and Cooper rivers meet the Atlantic Ocean. (Learn More)

CHINATI FOUNDATION

Marfa, Texas, United States
2014

CHURCH OF ST. ANN AND THE HOLY TRINITY

Brooklyn, New York, United States
2004, 2002

The Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity is one of the most important monuments of the Gothic Revival in America. (Learn More)

CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS

Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
2010

CYCLORAMA CENTER

Gettysburg, United States
2006

DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH

Newburgh, New York, United States
2006

Built between 1835 and 1837, the Dutch Reformed Church in Newburgh, New York, sits on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River and is a reminder of the wealth that came early to settlements in New York (Learn More)

EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
2000, 1996

ENNIS BROWN HOUSE

Los Angeles, California, United States
2006, 2004

In the 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright built a series of textile-block houses based on the idea that buildings should draw materials from their natural environments. (Learn More)

FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE

Lakeland, Florida, United States
2008

Located on a hillside overlooking Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern College contains the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world. (Learn More)

FORT APACHE

Apache Tribal Lands, United States
1998

Established by President Grant in 1871, the 7,500-acre Fort Apache Reservation served as operations base from which the U.S. (Learn More)

GEORGE NAKASHIMA HOUSE, STUDIO, AND WORKSHOP

Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
2014

GOLDEN GATE PARK CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS

San Francisco, California, United States
1996

The Conservatory of Flowers is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, and one of only a few large Victorian greenhouses in the United States. (Learn More)

GULF COAST AND NEW ORLEANS

Mississippi and Louisiana, United States
2006

Beyond cuisine and music, New Orleans is known for its unique built environment of Franco-Creole. (Learn More)

HANGING FLUME

Montrose County, Colorado, United States
2006

HENRY KLUMB HOUSE

San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
2014

HISTORIC LOWER MANHATTAN

New York, New York, United States
2004, 2002

In 1625, Dutch settlers founded New Amsterdam on a stretch of land that would eventually grow into one of the world’s most famous and populous cities. (Learn More)

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS OF NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
2008

New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward came to international attention when it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005; it is located closer to the mouth of the Mississippi River, and downriver from the (Learn More)

HISTORIC ROUTE 66

Chicago, IL, to Los Angeles, CA, United States
2008

Route 66, once the primary highway from America’s interior to the West Coast, has played a now-legendary role in U.S. history since its designation in 1926. (Learn More)

HOLY ASCENSION RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Unalaska, Alaska, United States
1996

Built in 1896 on the site of an earlier church, Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Church in Unalaska is a reminder of the sizeable Russian community that once thrived in Alaska. (Learn More)

JEFFERSON NATIONAL EXPANSION MEMORIAL

St. Louis, Missouri, United States
2014

LAFAYETTE CEMETERY NO. 1

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
2006, 1996

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LANCASTER COUNTY

Pennsylvania, United States
2000, 1998

The green fields of Lancaster County in southeastern Pennsylvania constitute a historic cultural landscape representing the founding ideals of the United States of America. (Learn More)

MAIN STREET MODERN

Various locations, United States
2008

MAIN STREET MODERN: GROSSE POINTE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Grosse Point Farms, Michigan, United States
2008

Grosse Pointe Public Library was built by Bauhaus-trained architect Marcel Breuer in 1953. (Learn More)

MAIN STREET MODERN: RIVERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Sarasota, Florida, United States
2008

Designed by Paul Rudolph (1918-1997), Riverview High School first welcomed students in 1958. (Learn More)

MANITOGA

Garrison, New York, United States
2012

MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK

Montezuma County, Colorado, United States
1998

Mesa Verde, a large, gently sloping plateau etched with deep canyons, was occupied by the Ancestral Puebloan civilization between the 6th and 13th centuries AD. (Learn More)

MIAMI MARINE STADIUM

Miami, Florida, United States
2010

Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe Miami Marine Stadium was the first purpose-built venue for powerboat racing in the United States. (Learn More)

MOUNT LEBANON SHAKER VILLAGE

New Lebanon, New York, United States
2006, 2004

At its height in 1860, the Shaker village of Mount Lebanon, New York, spanned some 6,000 acres and contained more than 100 buildings. (Learn More)

NEW YORK STATE PAVILION

New York, New York, United States
2008

Located in New York City's Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the New York State Pavilion was designed by architect Philip Johnson in collaboration with (Learn More)

NEW YORK STUDIO SCHOOL OF DRAWING, PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

New York, New York, United States
2012

The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture is located in New York’s Greenwich Village, in a complex of structures assembled over an extended period of time by the American sculp (Learn More)

ORANGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER

Goshen, New York, United States
2012

PHILLIS WHEATLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
2010

PLUM ORCHARD HISTORIC DISTRICT

Cumberland Island, Georgia, United States
2004

SALK INSTITUTE

San Diego, California, United States
2008

SAN ESTEBAN DEL REY MISSION

Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
2002

Built in 1629, San Esteban del Rey Mission at Acoma Pueblo combines traditional materials and building technology with European Renaissance architectural ideals. (Learn More)

SAN JOSE CHURCH

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
2004

The San José Church, originally known as the Iglesia de Santo Tomás de Aquino, is considered by many scholars to be one of the finest and oldest examples of Gothic-influenced religiou (Learn More)

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO MISSION

San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
2002

The expansive San Juan Capistrano Mission was initially a small adobe chapel when it was established by Padre Junípero Serra on November 1, 1776. (Learn More)

SCHINDLER KINGS ROAD HOUSE AND STUDIO

West Hollywood, California, United States
2002

SEVENTH REGIMENT ARMORY

New York, New York, United States
2000

SOUTH PASS CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Wyoming, United States
1998

SOUTH SIDE OF ELLIS ISLAND

New York Harbor, New York & New Jersey, United States
2006, 1996

Ellis Island in New York Harbor was the principle point of entry for immigrants to America from 1892 until 1924, during which period an estimated 12 million people were processed. (Learn More)

ST. LOUIS CEMETERY NO. 2

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
2010

TALIESIN

Spring Green, Wisconsin, United States
2014, 2010

TALIESIN WEST

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
2010

TAOS PUEBLO

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
2010

Situated in the sun-baked valley of a Rio Grande tributary and continuously inhabited for 1,000 years, the community and architecture of Taos Pueblo exemplify the enduring spirit of the Pueblo peop (Learn More)

THE BRIDGES OF THE MERRITT PARKWAY

Connecticut, United States
2010

THE CLOISTERS AND PALISADES

New York and New Jersey, United States
2014

TREE STUDIOS AND MEDINAH TEMPLE

Chicago, Illinois, United States
2000

Commissioned by philanthropist Judge Lambert Tree, the Tree Studios were designed as an artists’ residence by the Parfitt Brothers architectural firm. (Learn More)

TUTUVENI PETROGLYPH SITE

Hopi Tribal Land, United States
2008

The Tutuveni Petroglyph site boasts more than 5,000 Hopi clan symbols that were inscribed during the ceremonial pilgrimage to Ongtupqa, or the Grand Canyon, which is for many Hopi the point of thei (Learn More)

VDL RESEARCH HOUSE II

Los Angeles, California, United States
2000

WALPI VILLAGE

First Mesa, Arizona, United States
2012

Perched on a narrow finger of First Mesa in the heart of the Hopi Nation in northwest Arizona, Walpi is the mother village of eleven surrounding Hopi settlements. (Learn More)

Uzbekistan

ABDULAZIZKHAN

Bukhara, Uzbekistan
2000

AYAZ KALA

Ellikala, Uzbekistan
2008

DESERT CASTLES OF ANCIENT KHOREZM

Republic of Karakalpakstan/Elli-Kala District & Beruni District, Uzbekistan
2010

MADRASA RACHID

Bukhara, Uzbekistan
2008

Venezuela

CIUDAD UNIVERSITARIA DE CARACAS

Caracas, Venezuela
2014

LA GUAIRA HISTORIC CENTER

La Guaira, Venezuela
2006, 2004

The historic city of La Guaira was founded in the sixteenth century on the Caribbean Sea and served as the chief port for Venezuela’s future inland capital Caracas. (Learn More)

PARQUE DEL ESTE

Caracas, Venezuela
2010

SAN FRANCISCO CHURCH IN CORO

Coro, Falcón, Venezuela
2000, 1998

Among the first churches that the Franciscan Order founded in Venezuela, the original church at Coro was part of the Convent of Nuestra Señora de la Salceda, founded in 1614. (Learn More)

Vietnam

FISHING VILLAGES OF HẠ LONG BAY

Hạ Long Bay, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam
2012

MINH MANG TOMB

Hué City, Huong Tho Village, Vietnam
2000, 1996

King Minh Mang, the second ruler of the Nguyen Dynasty, governed southern and central Vietnam from 1820 to 1840. (Learn More)

MY SON TEMPLE DISTRICT

My Son, Quảng Nam-Ḍà Nẵng, Tỉnh , Vietnam
2000, 1998, 1996

My Son, an architectural complex on the coast of Vietnam, was the spiritual and political capital of the Cham people (the Champa Kingdom). (Learn More)

TA TUNG TU, MINH MANG TOMB

Hué City, Huong Tho Village, Vietnam
2000, 1996

Emperor Minh Mạng (1820-1841), the second ruler of the Nguyễn Dynasty, ruled southern and central Vietnam from 1820 to 1841. (Learn More)

Yemen

MOSQUE AND HAMMAM AL-MUDHAFFAR

Ta'izz, Ta'izz Governorate, Yemen
2012

SHIBAM

Wadi Hadramaut, Yemen
1998

TARIM

Wadi Hadramaut, Yemen
2002, 2000

Zimbabwe

BUMBUSI NATIONAL MONUMENT

Matabeleland, Zimbabwe
2008

KHAMI NATIONAL MONUMENT

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
2000, 1996

Khami, a settlement founded in the mid-15th century, became the capital city of Great Zimbabwe in the mid-16th century and thus became the center of the kingdom’s political and economic power (Learn More)

NALATALE RUINS

near Gweru, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe
2012