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|The palace of Ecuador´s president in the old town of Quito (which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list). The Square in front of it is Plaza de la Independencia.||10/08/2005||412|
|This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.|
It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993.
|Between the River Spree and Kupfergraben the world-famous museum island is appropriate, for their buildings the archaeological collections and the art 19. Century accommodate. King Friedrich William III. made accessible in this oldest citizen of Berlin museum buildings of art treasures for the first time for the public. In the year 1999 the building ensemble of the museum island was appointed o...||08/20/2005||464|
|Kronborg has for centuries been one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and was added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list on November 30, 2000.|
The castle is known as the setting for much of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. The play has been performed several times in the courtyard and at various locations on the fortifications.
|The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. It is a complex ecosystem comprising one of the three largest single tract of mangrove forests of the world. The name Sundarban can be literally translated as "beautiful jungle.” The name may have been derived from the Sundari trees that are found in Sundarbans in large numbers. The forest lies in ...||06/12/2011||583|
|Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is a marble mausoleum built 1632 - 1653 for the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan´s wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as "universally admired masterpiece of the world´s heritage". |
|Zollverein was once the largest coal mine in Europe , even for a time in the world. Today the central shaft XII of the Zollverein Pit is one of the best known industrial monuments. In December 2001 it was inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Some links: http://www.stiftung-zollverein.de/Englische%20Version/index2.html|
Good pictures at: http://www.industriedenkmal.de/zo...
|Schoenbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn)is a major tourist attraction in Vienna, Austria. Generations of Habsburg monarchs called the palace home until their downfall in 1918. The newly founded Austrian Republic took ownership of the palace and preserve it to this day as a museum. The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) placed Schönbrunn Palace on the World...||02/17/2007||1,029|
|Inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger: 2003|
The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous. The seven include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stup...
|The summer palace covers 2.9 square kilometers (3/4 water). the history of the complex starts in 1750 (under emperor Qianlong); and it suffered two major attacks: during the Anglo-French allied invasion of 1860 and during the Boxer Rebellion, in an attack by the eight allied powers in 1900. It was rebuilt two times. The name "summer palace" was given in 1888 because it served Empress Dowager Ci...||06/23/2006||482|
|Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans,it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourist attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eas...||05/27/2011||559|
|In Tomar, Portugal, was originally a Templar stronghold built in the 12th century.|
After the Order of the Knights Templar was dissolved in the 14th century, the Portuguese branch of the order was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, which supported Portugal's maritime discoveries of the 15th century.
The Convent of Christ of Tomar is one of Portugal's most impor...