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These 7 city Have The Most UNESCO World Heritage Sites In The World

Things to Know

UNESCO World Heritage sites are an unequivocal stamp of prestige and honor on any landmark or tourist attraction. The criteria for being awarded this honor is very stringent – rightly so as these UNESCO World Heritage sites are of cultural and/or physical significance and the instant this designation is placed on a site, it arguably puts the landmark in question “on the map” (figuratively of course – the landmark has after all already been there long before it gets added to the list). Travelers all over the world seem to agree with the experts too and flock from everywhere to see as many UNESCO World Heritage sites as possible. 

One thing that has to be kept in mind while tallying World Heritage Sites located within a particular city though, is that many cities have entire neighborhoods or districts which are declared World Heritage. These sections could include numerous important buildings or sites but usually, because of proximity have been put into one grouping. That ensures that the entire fabric of that important area (not just the individual buildings or monuments) can be given the protection it requires. An example of this is the World Heritage Site "Historic Areas of Istanbul", which includes the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Archaeological Park. 

The cities with the most World Heritage Sites are:

London, United Kingdom  4. sites

  1. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  2. Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church
  3. Tower of London
  4. Maritime Greenwich

Beijing, China 3. sites

  1. Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
  2. Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
  3. Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing

New Delhi, India 3. sites

  1. Red Fort Complex
  2. Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
  3. Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi

Berlin, Germany 3. sites

  1. Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
  2. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  3. Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin

Moscow, Russia 3. sites

  1. Kremlin and Red Square
  2. Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent
  3. Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye

Mexico City, Mexico 3. sites

  1. Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
  2. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  3. Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Rome, Italy 3. sites

  1. Villa Adriana, Tivoli
  2. Villa d'Este, Tivoli
  3. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

Team ExploreBees


Nov 2023

Beijing has 7. Temple of heaven, Ming tombs, Summer palace, Imperial palace, Great Wall and Great Canal.The ignorance of media is unbelievable.

Him K
Feb 2023

While KATHMANDU has 7 UNESCO world heritage sites within city limits

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