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Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Padang Heritage Sites

Since the sixteenth century, West Sumatra and particularly its capital, Padang, has been a major trade center, serving as hub for the pepper, gold, coffee, salt, and textile industries.
Évora, Portugal

Church of the Holy Spirit in Évora

The organ of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Évora, a masterpiece of design by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, benefits from the wonderful acoustics of the building.
Lisbon, Portugal

Church of Menino de Deus

On July 4, 1711, King John V of Portugal presided over the ceremony to lay the first stone of the Church of Menino de Deus, which was consecrated in March 1737 and withstood the 1755 earthquake.
Kulima, Patan, Nepal

Kulima Narayan Temple

The sacred Kulima Narayan pagoda temple in Kathmandu was built in the 18th century.
Lisbon, Portugal

Church of Nossa Senhora da Encarnação

The Church of Nossa Senhora da Encarnação was commissioned through the support of D. Elvira Maria de Vilhena, Countess of Pontével (1627–1718), and was consecrated on September 6, 1708.
Northeast England, United Kingdom

Drawn Together

Historic Northumbria contains an impressive industrial heritage, fine market towns, and the principal group of early Christian churches in Britain.
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near Shannan, Tibet Autonomous Region, China

Namseling Manor

Namseling Manor is among the rarest and most revealing examples of Tibetan vernacular architecture.
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Tarquinia, Lazio, Italy

Etruscan Painted Tombs of Tarquinia

Birds wheeling above a fishing boat, mounted horsemen, and competing athletes are among the painted scenes covering the walls and ceilings in some 200 Etruscan tombs.
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Albenga, Liguria, Italy

Ruins on the River Centa

Albingaunum, the wealthy Roman city along the River Centa, was important because of its position as a gateway to the fertile plains of northern Italy, Gaul, and the Mediterranean.
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Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Terra del Sole Prison Cells

Prisoners confined to Terra del Sole's nine cells passed time carving messages into the walls or rendering scenes of the city visible through their window bars.