UNESCO, an arm of the United Nations, has established a list of the World Heritage Sites, the Earth’s most significant places, based on historical, cultural, and aesthetic considerations. These places should be preserved so that all mankind can appreciate their legacy, their significance, and their beauty.
There are, obviously, many sights in Europe beyond the ones in the countries that I have highlighted over the past week or so. Here are some from Eastern Europe in which I have seen only a few World Heritage Sites.
Historic Center of Prague — The beautiful city of Prague, often called the “Paris of the East,” is a wonderful destination. Visitors spend the majority of their time in the Old City which is loaded with gorgeous architecture and lively squares (Walking Tour available for $1.49 on website).
Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov — One of my favorite villages in Europe is Cesky Krumlov, whose town center has been designated a World Heritage Site (Walking Tour available for $1.49 on website).
Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube and the Buda Castle Quarter — Budapest is another place which was for years locked behind the Iron Curtain, but has emerged, resplendent, and has become a popular destination for European visitors (Walking Tour available for $1.49 on website).
Krakow Historic Center — Once the capital of the Polish nation, Krakow has a charming city center, totally reconstructed after World War II (Walking Tour available for $1.49 on website).