What is heritage tourism?
Heritage tourism is determined by the interest of tourists to history and universal human cultural values. Such interest is quite strongly connected with the educational and cultural level of a tourist.
A number of regions are rich in such unique historical artifacts as ancient cities, manor houses, palace and park ensembles, buildings of sacred architecture, historic buildings and historical and cultural monuments. The creation of natural historical parks contributes to the salvation of the most valuable monuments of culture and history.
TOP 10 historical monuments of the world
Wachau Valley, Austria. Here are a number of historical and cultural attractions. The most remarkable places of Wachau are Burgruine Dürnstein Castle, monasteries of Melk and Göttweig and other castles and ruins.
Rideau Canal in Ontario, Canada. This is the oldest operating canal in the world. It was opened in the first quarter of the 19th century and was built for the passage of steamships. This unique mission made Rideau Canal the most famous in the world.
Ghent, Belgium. Ghent is famous for its cheerful student life, the abundance of pubs, excellent museums and a cozy atmosphere of a medieval town. The main attractions of Ghent are University library and its tower, St. Peter’s Abbey, Gerard the Devil’s Castle, Opera House, etc.
Nikko, Japan. Nikko is a very popular region, as there are many places of world heritage. It is famous also for its rich nature. Nikko’s popular landmark is the Tosho-gu Shrine, which is called the World Heritage Site.
Graz, Austria. The historic center of Graz combines buildings of different eras and architectural styles, from Gothic to modern. This place is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The most outstanding monuments of Graz are the Schlossberg Castle on the mountain and Uhrturm clock tower, which has become the symbol of the city.
Gamla Stan, Sweden. Gamla Stan is the medieval center of the capital. It is considered to be the largest and most well-preserved city in Europe. Gamla Stan impresses with its sights: Storkyrkan cathedral (13th century), the Royal Palace (18th century), the medieval square Stortorget.
Aix en Provence, France. Ancient streets, palaces of the Provencal aristocracy of the 17th and 18th centuries in the Italian baroque style, elegant facades of old mansions, the town hall with the gothic clock tower, and, of course, a lot of fountains; all this creates a unique charm of the city.
Potsdam, Germany. Potsdam is known primarily as a city of palaces and gardens. UNESCO gave the whole city the status of a World Heritage Site.
Dijon, France. This city is the owner of a long and eventful history that can boast a beautiful architecture, the second largest Museum of Fine Arts, first-class gastronomy and unique natural landscapes.
Mendoza, Argentina. The small town Mendoza is full of interesting sights and amazing places; that is why travelers from all over the world come here every year.