Colesseum to the Vezere Valley Caves, from Cappadocia to the Alhambra.
10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Should See in Europe
Creation: 20 February 2020 08:53
We learned about 10 world heritage sites that must be seen in Europe from Atila Ege, which is the holder of the world’s most UNESCO World Heritage tour record.
If you are turning your route into Europe, be sure to visit the places that have managed to enter the UNESCO World Heritage list! Discover 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that must be seen in Europe, from the Colesseum to the Vezere Valley Caves, from Cappadocia to the Alhambra.
Skellig Michael, Ireland
The island, which has a steep rocky view from the sea, can be considered as one of the favorite centers of bird watchers today, since there is no important construction except for the monastery built in the 6th century. Although interest in the island has increased after being used in two Star Wars films, it is possible to visit the surrounding area by boat and see the ancient residences in addition to nature walks.
The name, “Red” in Arabic, rises above the Roman thicknesses of the palace. The last and most important example of Moorish art in Europe, the building was used as the residence of the Spanish royal family for many years. The palace, which consists of different sections, has been hosting visitors as a museum for many years and forms an integrity with the palace gardens next to it.
Information about the regions including Ürgüp, Göreme, Ihlara Valley, Selime, Güzelyurt, Üç Hisar, Avanos and Zelve can be found in the records of all communities in the history of Anatolia. Underground cities, where volcanic hills are carved out, can fascinate visitors with their incredible settlement, defense and communication corridors. In the region, which is famous for Fairy Chimneys and underground cities, trips can be made with hot air balloons, it is possible to visit the houses carved into the rocks and places of worship and make tasting visits with the famous wines of the region.
Aachen Cathedral, Germany
The building, the oldest cathedral in Northern Europe, was built by Emperor Charlemagne and hosted coronation ceremonies of kings and queens for six hundred years. Among the treasures of the cathedral are Charlemage’s throne, Manrienschrein, where sacred items are preserved, Barbarossa Chandelier hanging from the dome, the golden pulpit built by Henry II, and the bells in his tower have been added to its use since 1659, its height, interior decor and beauty of its stained glass. It can also fascinate visitors with.
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The building, which was built in the first century by the Flavyan dynasty, continues to rise with all its majesty in the city center of Rome. The building, which can accommodate 50 thousand spectators during the Roman empire, was used especially in gladiatorial fights, and it is known that there were once elevators and a system where it could be covered when needed. When touring with a guide, it is also possible to record that some stones were taken from the building, where all the details were explained, for use in the Vatican Church building. The movie “The Gladiator”, starring Russel Crowe, can be a good source to understand how the Colosseum worked like a city in the city.
Venice, which became urbanized with the settlement of those who took refuge in the marshes from the Germanic and Hun attacks and gained great importance in sea trade over time, is now known as one of the most famous and beautiful places in Italy. It is also known for its peaceful calm since all kinds of motor vehicles are prohibited in the city where millions of tourists come to see every year with its seafood-weighted cuisine, palaces on the shores of the canals and its imposing churches. The whole city, especially the church in San Marco square, resembles an open-air museum where classical and contemporary works should be seen. Those who want to visit in February, can join the carnival, and those who prefer the summer months can examine the works of art in the pavilions set up for the world-famous Venice Biennial.
Vezere Valley Caves, France
In 147 prehistoric and 25 palletic caves in the valley, murals are defined as the first in human history. Although they resemble Picasso paintings, hunting scenes and animal figures in Lascaux Cave are important not only for preserving their bright colors but also for providing information about the lives of the first humans in history. In the valley right in the middle of the triangle formed by the cities of Limoges, Bordeaux and Toulouse, it is possible to see the houses carved into the rocks and make river tours, as well as taste the tastes of traditional French cuisine.
It is known that the thermal springs fed by the hot waters fed by the underground volcanic movements since the second century BC are known in the magical environment created by the white terraces formed by the accumulation of high lime waters. The ruins of ancient Greek and roman buildings can be visited in the surrounding area. In order to prevent the blackening caused by the surrounding buildings, it is aimed to protect the white travertines by clearing them. There are many resort and hotel alternatives that can be used to benefit from thermal waters.
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
The city and castle, which was founded in 1240 in the peninsula between the curves of the Vltava River, has reached its present position after changing hands between Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia throughout history. Among the places preferred by the visitors in the city consisting of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, the “rotating theater”, which is the only one of its kind and used three times a year, is among the places to be seen. Historical costumes can be worn during the “Five Leaf Rose Festival”, which has turned into the medieval atmosphere of the city in June, and it is possible to taste the dishes by watching the period tournaments.
Wies Pilgrimage Church, Germany
Wieskirche, located in the middle of a large countryside, can be considered quite plain and even prosaic from the outside. The interior is considered to be one of the most important and ornate examples of Rococo architecture and decorations towards the altar are concentrated. Built in the 18th century, the church was built for those who believe it heals diseases, and there is almost no construction in the vicinity. However, it is possible to taste traditional Bavarian cuisine and relax in the restaurant next to it.