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Levadas of Madeira Island (T) Walter

The levadas of Madeira island are a system of channels and aqueducs collecting waters from the mountains and bringing them down to the coastal areas, for irrigation of lands or hydroelectric plants.

Levadas are widespread around the island. They pass through forests (notably the Laurisilva Forest on the WHL), going hillside, hanging on almost vertical cliffs or going through tunnels. Building them was an engineering achievment, Madeirans are very proud of.

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Talayotic Culture of Minorca (T) Walter

The Talaiotic Culture is an ancient society established on the Balearic Island between the Iron Age and its replacement by the Punic and the Roman cultures. Menorca Island has many stone remains of that culture, of which 25 are to be considered to be nominated as WHS.

I used to have family vacation on Menorca, the least developed and most natural island on the Balearic Islands. Vacation on Menorca is rather laid-back.

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Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoøí (T) Walter

Erzgebirge / Krušnohoří Mining Cultural Landscape was originally planned for nomination in 2016. I decided to visit this TL site ahead of its official inscription, in april 2016. This nomination was withdrawn a few weeks later, due to the ICOMOS evaluation, pointing, as I understood, a lack of coherence between the individual components.

It is true that this project is difficult to apprehend.

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Namib Sand Sea Walter

I was suprised no one has reviewed this site yet, as it is considered the number one destination in Namibia. I visited the area back in 1996.

The « Namib Sand Sea » is a huge desert of sand dunes blocked between the semi-arid plains in the east and the cold atlantic ocean in the west. On an independant basis, the Sossusvlei area is the easiest to visit. Nowaday, I’ve read that there can be long lines to enter the park.

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Pico Island Walter

I visited Pico in July 2014. Pico is an island part of the Acores archipelago, lying in the midway in the Atlantic, some 1500 km from mainland Portugal. Getting there however is rather easy, from Lisbon, with a long stopover on Terceira Island. Plane tickets are relatively afordable considering the distance. The stopover on Terceira island is long enough to get to Angro de Herismo site and to Algar do Carvao cave, which is on the TL.

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Name: Walter

Country: Switzerland

Visited WHS: 322

Most Impressive:

Proposal New WHS: The cultural landscape (turf houses) of the Feroe Island.
The culutral landscape of Aran island (Ireland)

Recently Visited WHS

Update December 13, 2016



  1. Major Town Houses
  2. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  3. Cape Floral Region
  4. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  5. Ephesus
  6. Villa d'Este
  7. Val d'Orcia
  8. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  9. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  10. Guimarães
  11. Vienna
  12. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  13. Masada
  14. Old City of Acre
  15. Aranjuez
  16. Alto Douro
  17. Tugendhat Villa
  18. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  19. Churches of Peace
  20. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  21. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  22. Trebic
  23. Kew Gardens
  24. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  25. Monte San Giorgio
  26. Um er-Rasas
  27. White City of Tel-Aviv
  28. Incense Route of the Negev
  29. Biblical Tells
  30. Pico Island
  31. Muskauer Park
  32. Grimeton Radio Station
  33. Kernavë Archeological Site
  34. Liverpool
  35. Thingvellir
  36. Causses and Cévennes
  37. Etruscan Necropolises
  38. Pitons Management Area
  39. Centennial Hall
  40. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  41. Struve Geodetic Arc
  42. West Norwegian Fjords
  43. Aflaj irrigation system
  44. Genoa
  45. Vizcaya Bridge
  46. Bahá’i Holy Places
  47. Rideau Canal
  48. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  49. Stari Grad Plain
  50. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  51. San Marino and Mount Titano
  52. Kotor
  53. Bordeaux
  54. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  55. Rhaetian Railway
  56. Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
  57. Fortifications of Vauban
  58. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  59. Stoclet House
  60. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  61. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  62. Valletta
  63. Tower of Hercules
  64. Heritage of Mercury
  65. Longobards in Italy
  66. Royal Joseon Tombs
  67. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  68. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  69. Hahoe and Yangdong
  70. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  71. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  72. Elvas
  73. Fagus Factory
  74. Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin
  75. Serra de Tramuntana
  76. Wadi Rum
  77. Margravial Opera House
  78. Mount Carmel Caves
  79. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  80. Stevns Klint
  81. Bethlehem
  82. Van Nellefabriek
  83. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  84. Corvey
  85. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  86. Par force hunting landscape
  87. Necropolis of Bet She'arim
  88. Old City of Jerusalem
  89. Forth Bridge
  90. Battir
  91. Fontainebleau
  92. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  93. Speyer Cathedral
  94. Würzburg Residence
  95. Florence
  96. Medici Villas and Gardens
  97. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  98. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  99. Old Havana
  100. Angra do Heroismo
  101. Avignon
  102. Nancy
  103. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  104. Vallée de Mai
  105. Belem
  106. Monastery of Batalha
  107. Old City of Berne
  108. Abbey of St Gall
  109. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  110. Mesa Verde
  111. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  112. Lübeck
  113. Yellowstone
  114. Vatican City
  115. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  116. Cracow
  117. Cologne Cathedral
  118. Aachen Cathedral
  119. Québec
  120. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  121. Statue of Liberty
  122. Yosemite National Park
  123. Auschwitz Birkenau
  124. Segovia
  125. Asturian Monuments
  126. Cordoba
  127. Granada
  128. Burgos Cathedral
  129. El Escurial
  130. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  131. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  132. Petra
  133. Quseir Amra
  134. Medina of Marrakesh
  135. Pont du Gard
  136. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  137. Santiago de Compostela
  138. Avila
  139. Rock Art of Alta
  140. Chaco Culture
  141. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  142. Istanbul
  143. Medina of Tunis
  144. Evora
  145. Trier
  146. Giant's Causeway
  147. Site of Carthage
  148. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  149. Toledo
  150. Salamanca
  151. Seville
  152. Caceres
  153. Skocjan Caves
  154. Venice and its Lagoon
  155. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  156. Budapest
  157. Ibiza
  158. Westminster
  159. City of Bath
  160. Bahla Fort
  161. Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
  162. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  163. Tower of London
  164. Taos Pueblo
  165. Strasbourg
  166. Canterbury
  167. Medina of Sousse
  168. Monastery of Alcobaça
  169. Neolithic Orkney
  170. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  171. Potsdam
  172. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  173. Quedlinburg
  174. Vilnius
  175. Maulbronn Monastery
  176. Royal Palace at Caserta
  177. Røros
  178. San Gimignano
  179. Birka and Hovgarden
  180. Engelsberg Ironworks
  181. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  182. Skogskyrkogarden
  183. Drottningholm
  184. Sammallahdenmäki
  185. Old Rauma
  186. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  187. Petäjävesi Old Church
  188. Bryggen
  189. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  190. Reims
  191. Prague
  192. Cesky Krumlov
  193. Spissky Hrad & Levoca
  194. Telc
  195. Vlkolinec
  196. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  197. Bamberg
  198. Bourges Cathedral
  199. Himeji-jo
  200. Yakushima
  201. Mérida
  202. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  203. Völklingen Ironworks
  204. Ancient Kyoto
  205. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  206. Roskilde Cathedral
  207. Kronborg Castle
  208. Jelling
  209. City of Luxembourg
  210. Mtskheta
  211. Upper Svaneti
  212. Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery
  213. Vicenza
  214. Siena
  215. Messel Pit
  216. Carlsbad Caverns
  217. Sintra
  218. Naples
  219. Edinburgh
  220. Bauhaus Sites
  221. Crespi d'Adda
  222. Visby
  223. Kutna Hora
  224. Ferrara
  225. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  226. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  227. Haeinsa Temple
  228. Jongmyo Shrine
  229. Schokland
  230. Grand Canyon
  231. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
  232. Oporto
  233. Sceilg Mhichíl
  234. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  235. Gammelstad
  236. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  237. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  238. Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  239. Laponian Area
  240. Genbaku Dome
  241. Itsukushima Shrine
  242. Haghpat and Sanahin
  243. Cuenca
  244. La Lonja de la Seda
  245. Luther Memorials
  246. Salzburg
  247. Semmering Railway
  248. Schönbrunn
  249. Ravenna
  250. Pienza
  251. Maritime Greenwich
  252. Verona
  253. Las Medulas
  254. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  255. Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  256. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  257. Chartres Cathedral
  258. Trogir
  259. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  260. Kinderdijk
  261. Tallinn
  262. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  263. Botanical Garden, Padua
  264. Aquileia
  265. Modena
  266. Urbino
  267. Pompei
  268. Versailles
  269. Costiera Amalfitana
  270. Su Nuraxi di Barumini
  271. Vézelay
  272. Viñales Valley
  273. Classical Weimar
  274. Riga
  275. Flemish Béguinages
  276. The Four Lifts
  277. Grand Place, Brussels
  278. Holy Trinity Column
  279. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  280. Holasovice
  281. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  282. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  283. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  284. Ancient Nara
  285. Karlskrona
  286. Lyon
  287. Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin
  288. Tarraco
  289. Alcala de Henares
  290. Bellinzone
  291. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  292. Wartburg Castle
  293. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  294. Beemster Polder
  295. Litomysl Castle
  296. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  297. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  298. Rome
  299. Nikko
  300. Robben Island
  301. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  302. Palmeral of Elche
  303. Graz
  304. Saint-Emilion
  305. Loire Valley
  306. Laurisilva of Madeira
  307. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  308. Belfries
  309. Mostar
  310. Dubrovnik
  311. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  312. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  313. Southern Öland
  314. Split
  315. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  316. Reichenau
  317. Zollverein
  318. Gyeongju
  319. Plitvice Lakes
  320. Roman Walls of Lugo
  321. Assisi
  322. Brugge
  1. Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie
  2. Voormalige Nazorgkolonie en Sanatorium Zonnestraal
  3. The Lofoten islands
  4. The natural and architectural ensemble of Blidinje
  5. Massif du Mont-Blanc
  6. The natural and architectural ensemble of Stolac
  7. Darwin's Landscape Laboratory
  8. Flow Country
  9. The Memorial of Chatam Sófer
  10. El Ferrol of the Illustration Historical Heritage
  11. Bulwarked Frontier Fortifications
  12. Ancares - Somiedo
  13. The Karlstejn Castle
  14. The Forstress of Terez
  15. Mining Historical Heritage
  16. Reef System in the Cuban Caribbean
  17. The Silver Route
  18. Mosquée de Tinmel
  19. The forts of Rostaq and al-Hazm
  20. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel
  21. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles
  22. L'oeuvre architecturale d'Henry van de Velde
  23. The natural and architectural ensemble of Blagaj
  24. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
  25. Abbey of Kremsmünster
  26. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250
  27. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand
  28. Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Po
  29. Amalienborg and its district
  30. Paimio Hospital (formerly Paimio Sanatorium)
  31. The Rock paintings of Astuvansalmi at Ristiina
  32. La Camargue
  33. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
  34. Massif du Mont Blanc
  35. Parc national de la Vanoise
  36. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac
  37. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique
  38. Francke Foundation Buildings
  39. The Naumburg Cathedral and the landscape of the rivers Saale and Unstrut an important dominion in the High Middle Ages
  40. Western Stone Forts
  41. Bet She'an
  42. Caesarea
  43. Degania & Nahalal
  44. Early Synagogues in the Galilee
  45. Jerusalem
  46. Makhteshim Country
  47. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites
  48. Triple-arch Gate at Dan & Sources of the Jordan
  49. The Crusader Fortresses
  50. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles
  51. Timna
  52. The city of Bergamo
  53. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands
  54. Orvieto
  55. Villas of the Papal Nobility
  56. Ponds in the Bay of Oristano and the Sinis Peninsula island of Mal di Ventre
  57. Shaubak Castle (Montreal)
  58. Trakai Historical National Park
  59. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo)
  60. Coastal Cliffs
  61. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta
  62. Maltese Catacomb Complexes
  63. Mdina (Citta Vecchia)
  64. Qawra/Dwejra
  65. Victoria Lines Fortifications
  66. Algar do Carvao
  67. Furna do Enxofre
  68. Fishriver Canyon
  69. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj
  70. Hangar Y
  71. Le rivage méditerranéen des Pyrénées
  72. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia
  73. Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales, Meudon
  74. Parc national des Écrins
  75. Rade de Marseille
  76. St. George Fortified System
  77. St. George Historic District
  78. Grenadines Island Group
  79. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani
  80. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio
  81. Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works
  82. Velebit Mountain
  83. Saimaa-Pielinen Lake System
  84. Primošten Vineyards
  85. City of Motovun
  86. Azraq
  87. Alaverdi Cathedral
  88. David Gareji Monasteries and Hermitage
  89. Samtavisi Cathedral
  90. Tbilisi Historic District
  91. Uplistsikhe Cave Town
  92. Vardzia-Khertvisi
  93. The Mediterranean Facet of the Pyrenees (France-Spain)
  94. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings
  95. Petrified Forest National Park
  96. White Sands National Monument
  97. Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture
  98. Le champ de bataille de Waterloo, la fin de l’épopée napoléonienne
  99. Le Panorama de la Bataille de Waterloo, exemple particulièrement significatif de « Phénomène de Panoramas »
  100. Le tronçon Bavay-Tongres de la chaussée romaine Boulogne-Cologne situe sur le territoire de la Région wallonne
  101. The Trelleborg fortresses
  102. The Rise of Systematic Biology
  103. The Historic City of Dublin
  104. The Céide Fields and North West Mayo Boglands
  105. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Jelling mounds, runic stones, palisade area and church
  106. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / The Trelleborg fortresses, Denmark
  107. Breiðafjörður Nature Reserve
  108. Mývatn and Laxá
  109. The Turf House Tradition
  110. Vatnajökull National Park
  111. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park
  112. Thingvellir National Park
  113. Early Medieval Monastic Sites
  114. The Burren
  115. The Monastic City of Clonmacnoise and its Cultural Landscape
  116. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex
  117. Teylers
  118. Chaîne des Puys et faille de Limagne
  119. Slate Industry of North Wales
  120. Paysage culturel minier des Monts Métallifères (Erzgebirge)
  121. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent
  122. El-Bariyah: wilderness with monasteries
  123. Old town of Hebron al-Khalil & its environs
  124. Ancient Jericho: Tell es-Sultan
  125. QUMRAN: Caves and Monastery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  126. Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th century
  127. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoøí
  128. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoøí
  129. Talayotic Culture of Minorca
  130. Torfajökull Volcanic System / Fjallabak Nature Reserve
  131. Gelati Monastery
  132. The Venetian Works of defence between 15th and 17th centuries
  133. The Venetian Works of defence between 15th and 17th centuries
  134. The Venetian Works of defence between 15th and 17th centuries
  135. Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique
  136. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest)
  137. Great Spas of Europe
  138. De la Grande-Île à la Neustadt, une scène urbaine européenne
  139. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean
  140. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid
  141. Madinat al-Zahra
  142. The Bauhaus and associated sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau
  143. Classical Karst (in Slovene language: Klasicni kras)
  144. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles
  145. The cultural landscape of the Benedictine settlements in medieval Italy
  146. Historical Lisbon, Global City
  147. Pombaline Lisbon
  148. Levadas of Madeira Island