Do you want to visit the World Heritage in Northern Portugal? From Porto to the Côa Valley, get ready to discover unique, beautiful, and jaw-dropping sites! The Northern Region or Northern Portugal is a region located in northern Portugal and its capital is the city of Porto. In addition, it’s the most populous region in the country and the third largest, encompassing the Braga, Bragança, Porto, Viana do Castelo, and Vila Real districts, and part of the Aveiro, Guarda, and Viseu districts!
Barcelona is one of the best cities to visit, both in Spain and in Europe. To begin with, the architecture of the city is unique and you can admire it in buildings designed by masters like Gaudí and Domènech i Montaner. And then, the very streets and squares have a contagious energy and dynamic! Besides, it’s almost impossible to visit the capital of Catalonia without being influenced by its culture, art, history, and gastronomy. And of course, not wanting to go back once, twice, or more times!
Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most indescribable places in France and was even inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, as proof of its historical and architectural importance. And although many people have already heard about this magical place in Normandy, I’m sure I found 10 things you probably didn’t know about Mont Saint-Michel! So, read this article and discover fun & interesting facts, hidden gems, and secret places about Mont Saint-Michel!
The Palace of Monserrate is one of the many existing palaces in Sintra, Portugal. And although it’s not as visited as the famous National Palace of Pena, the Palace of Monserrate is well worth a visit! This estate is the perfect example of Romanticism in Portugal and what eclectic life would have been like in the 19th century. In addition, its “exotic” architecture mixes Gothic, Indian, and Moorish influences, blending perfectly with a botanical park where species from all over the world grow!
Do you want to visit the World Heritage in Portugal? From Angra do Heroísmo to Tomar, get ready to discover unique, beautiful, and jaw-dropping sites! Nowadays, Portugal is the ninth country in Europe and the eighteenth country in the world with the most sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It accounts for a total of seventeen: sixteen sites of cultural interest and one site of natural interest!
The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus is a reference to Neoclassical art in Portugal and the best-known sanctuary in the country, after the Sanctuary of Fátima. Therefore, exploring this “sacred hill” is a highly recommended experience for all travelers and tourists visiting the city of Braga and the northern region of Portugal. The Bom Jesus is just a few kilometers from the historic center but has excellent access to transportation. Besides, it’s the perfect spot to admire the sunset over Braga!
The impressive Cologne Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 and one of the best examples of European Gothic architecture. With more than 6 million visitors per year, this religious temple is also one of the most famous churches in Germany and Europe. So, if you decide to visit the city of Cologne, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to explore this temple. From the imposing towers to the valuable relics displayed at the Treasury, there is much to discover about this cathedral!
Casa Batlló in Barcelona is one of Antoni Gaudí‘s masterpieces, the Catalan architect responsible for iconic attractions, like Casa Milà, the Park Güell, and the Sagrada Família. Built on the luxurious Passeig de Gràcia, Casa Batlló is part of the “Illa de la Discòrdia” block. In this row of modernist houses are also Casa Lleó Morera (Lluís Domènech i Montaner), Casa Mulleras (Enric Sagnier), Casa Bonet (Marceliano Coquillat), and Casa Amatller (Josep Puig i Cadafalch)!
The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is Antoni Gaudí‘s ultimate incomplete masterpiece. The Catalan architect dedicated more than forty years of his life to this project, which eventually became known as the “Cathedral of the Poor”. This is because the initial funding came exclusively from scarce private donations. The Sagrada Familia is still under construction and it’s estimated that the works will be finished in 2026, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the master’s death!
The Vatican Museums are the third most visited museum in the world and the second most visited in Europe, after the Louvre. Besides, they’re the fifth largest museum in the world and the third-largest in Europe, with 43,000 m2 of exhibition space! A visit to the Vatican Museums is highly recommended if you’re in Rome, so take this guide with you. You’ll get the essential information (such as opening hours, prices, and accesses), a list of the must-see works of art, and lots of other tips!