Dubbed as another WHS

Sites which are nicknamed after another WHS.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Ahwar of Southern Iraq Uruk is dubbed Venice of the Desert (wiki)
Al Zubarah Pompeii of the Gulf
Altamira Cave Altamira "The Sistine Chapel of Quaternary Art"
Archipiélago de Revillagigedo "Mexico's little Galapagos"
Asmara In the late 1930s the Italians changed the face of the town, with a new structure and new buildings: Asmara was called Piccola Roma (Little Rome)
Ayutthaya Venice of the East
Bahá’i Holy Places Ridwan Garden is dubbed New Jerusalem
Bamberg The once fisherman's settlement dating from the Middle Age and lining the shore of the Regnitz River is known as the "Little Venice"
Blenheim Palace “a naturalistic Versailles” (OUV)
Brugge Venice of the North
Budapest Paris of the East
Canterbury Rome of Britain
Chiribiquete National Park "Sistine Chapel of the Amazon"
Churches and Convents of Goa “Rome of the Orient” (OUV crit ii)
Churches of Moldavia Voronet - "Sistine Chapel of the East"
Classical Gardens of Suzhou Venice of the East
Cordouan Lighthouse The "Versailles of the sea" (Le "Versailles de la mer")
Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc Prehistoric Sistine Chapel
Drottningholm The Versailles of the North
Echmiatsin and Zvartnots Echmiatsin: the Armenian Vatican
Edinburgh Athens of the North
Ferrara Comacchio is dubbed Little Venice
Fertö/Neusiedlersee Esterhazy Palace in Fertod is dubbed Hungarian Versailles
Florence Athens of the Middle Ages (thanks to its leading role in the promotion of knowledge and art thus connecting it with the Akropolis, which used to be the centre of knowledge, religion and art in Classical Greece)
Gelati Monastery Gelati Monastery: From its very foundation it was called the "Second Athos" as the cradle of literacy and the "Second Jerusalem" as the religious center. (state party in nomination TList Gelati Monastery)
Great Spa Towns of Europe Small Versailles Inn in Karlovy Vary (1780)
Greater Blue Mountains Edinburgh Castle Rock
Göbekli Tepe Turkish Stonehenge
Heard and McDonald Islands The active volcano that makes up most of Heard Island is called Big Ben (as in the Westminster WHS Bell Tower)
Hiraizumi Kyoto of the North
Island of Patmos "Jerusalem of the Aegean" to reflect its New Testament Biblical significance.
Istanbul Constantinople was dubbed the Second Rome
Joggins Fossil Cliffs "Coal age Galapagos" because of the assistance they gave to Darwin, Lyall et al in developing their understanding of earth and life science.
Jongmyo Shrine "Chongmyo's outstanding architectural value has led many scholars to call it the "Parthenon of Asia." - AB Document
Joya de Ceren Pompeii of the Americas
Kernavė Troy of Lithuania
Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou le Mont-saint-Michel des chleuhs
Kuldiga "Venice of Latvia"
Kyiv Cathedral and Lavra New Constantinople
L'viv Eastern Vienna, Florence of the East
Lake Baikal Galapagos of Russia
Lalibela African Jerusalem
Mantua and Sabbioneta Sabbioneta is dubbed The Little Athens of the Po.
Matera Second Bethlehem
Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt "From 1908 on, the Mathildenhöhe was called the "new Acropolis"." – "As early as 1908, the Wedding Tower and the Exhibition Hall ensemble was likened to the Acropolis: "Olbrich's construction will not only draw attention to its content, which, with its various elements [...], crowns the exhibition hill like an acropolis."" (Nomination file, p. 29, 118)
Medina Azahara Versailles of the Middle Ages
Medina of Tétouan Jerusalem of Morocco (for its rich Rabbinical heritage)
Meknes The Versailles of Morocco
Melaka and George Town Venice of the East (Melaka)
Mistaken Point "Ediacaran Pompeii"
Mount Sanqingshan Little Huangshan
Mystras Florence of the East
Nan Madol It is often called the "Venice of the Pacific" (wiki)
Neolithic Orkney Skara Brae has been called the "Scottish Pompeii" because of its excellent preservation (wiki)
Nessebar Bulgaria's Dubrovnik
Odesa "Southern Palmyra" (an apposition to St. Petersburg nicknamed "Northern Palmyra").
Ogasawara Islands Galapagos in the Orient
Ohrid Region Ohrid is apparently known as the Macedonian (or "Slavic") Jerusalem - because of its one time 365 churches. Also, the lake itself is often referred to as the European Galapagos due to the high number of species found nowhere else but here.
Okinoshima Island Okinoshima has the nickname Shosoin of the Sea, Shosoin is part of Nara WHS ( the treasure house that belongs to Tōdai-ji in Nara)
Old Town of Lijiang Venice of the East
Palmyra Venice of the Desert
Plečnik's Ljubljana "Slovene architect Jože Plečnik had already worked with notable designers of the era in Vienna and Prague before returning home to rebuild the capital in the 1930s. His plan was inspired by ancient Athens – he even called it "The Slovenian Acropolis"."
Potsdam Sans Souci is dubbed Prussian Versailles
Prague Kampa Island is dubbed Little Venice
Provins Carcassonne du Nord + A part of lower Provins is dubbed Little Venice.
Rammelsberg and Goslar Goslar: Nordic Rome
Rani-ki-Vav Taj of Stepwells (Book India: UNESCO World Heritage Sites, August 2021) -> after the Taj Mahal
Residence of Bukovinian & Dalmatian Metropolitans Bukovinian Alhambra
Riga Riga between the wars was called 'The Little Paris of the North', when it was where Western spies and diplomats went to have fun.
Royal Palace at Caserta the Versailles of Naples
SGang Gwaay Haida Gwaii, the “Galapagos Island of Canada”
Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy Sacro Monte di Varallo is dubbed New Jerusalem
Saint-Savin sur Gartempe Dubbed the "Romanesque Sistine Chapel"
Salzburg Rome of the North
San Cristobal de La Laguna "Florence of the Canary Islands" (wiki)
San Miguel de Allende The Sanctuary of Jesus de Nazareno de Atotonilco has been called "The Sistine Chapel of the Americas"
Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca Named after Cuenca in Spain. Plus its Inca predecessor Tumebamba was dubbed second Cuzco.
Sarazm Pompeii of Central Asia
Schönbrunn The Versailles of Vienna
ShUM Sites Jerusalem on the Rhine
Socotra Archipelago Galapagos of the Indian Ocean
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District "Little Venice", "Venice of warehouses", "Hamburg's Venice", "Northern Venice"
Spissky Hrad and Levoca Spisska Kapitula dubbed 'Slovak Vatican'
St. Petersburg Peterhof dubbed Russian Versailles; St Petersburg is also "Venice of the north" because of its canals & Northern Palmyra
Stone Town of Zanzibar "the Venice of East Africa"
Strasbourg The Aubette Palace was decorated in the 1920s by Hans Arp, Theo van Doesburg, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp and therefore dubbed the Sistine Chapel of Modern Art.
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch The Sphinx Peak
São Luis "Brazilian Athens" (apparently due to its due to its many poets and writers, which would link it to the Acropolis)
Tasmanian Wilderness Includes Walls of Jerusalem National Park
Tassili n'Ajjer The Oued Djerat has been dubbed the "Vézère of the Sahara" because of its big naturalistic engravings.
Tauric Chersonese It has been nicknamed the "Ukrainian Pompeii" and "Russian Troy" (wiki)
Teide National Park some authors had considered Teide as a "second Etna" in the Atlantic or in the horizons (nom file)
Timgad Numidian (or Algerian) Pompeii
Tiwanaku "The Baalbek of the New World" by American Archaeologist Ephram George Squier in 1877. Chapter XV of "Incidents of Travel and Exploration in the Land of the Incas". Also: the "American Stonehenge" (see link).
Trang An "Dry Ha long Bay" or "Inland Ha Long Bay"
Tsodilo "The Louvre of the Desert"
Vilnius Rome of the North, or the Jerusalem of Lithuania
Willandra Lakes Shores of the Willandra Lake system are known as "The Walls of China"
Willemstad Little Amsterdam
Zamość Padua of the North
Zollverein The 55mtr winding tower has been called "The Eiffel Tower of the Ruhr"


Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Dubbed as another WHS?

Send it to me!

A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source