As part of UNESCO’s #ShareOurHeritage campaign, UNESCO is working to promote access to culture – from World Heritage properties to living heritage practices – during this time of mass confinement. With the support of Google Arts & Culture, UNESCO is launching an interactive online exhibition featuring dozens of World Heritage properties from across the globe. We will also be sharing first-hand accounts from World Heritage site managers, the caretakers of these outstanding places, who will offer you a unique glimpse into the impact of COVID-19 on World Heritage sites, as well as the intangible cultural heritage of surrounding communities.
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UNESCO World Heritage Site Virtual Tours
Mudejar Architecture of Aragon, Spain
The development in the 12th century of Mudéjar art in Aragon resulted from political, social, and cultural conditions that prevailed in Spain after the Reconquista. Geographically, Aragonese Mudéjar art can be found mainly along the Ebro river valley and its southern tributaries in the northeast Iberian Peninsula.
Discover the online exhibition of Mudehar Architecture of Aragon with the technical support of Google Arts & Culture here
Pampulha Modern Ensemble, Brazil
The Pampulha Modern Ensemble was the centre of a visionary garden city project created in 1940 at Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais State. Designed around an artificial lake, this cultural and leisure centre included a casino, a ballroom, the Golf Yacht Club and the São Francisco de Assis church.
Discover the online exhibition of Pampulha Modern Ensemble with the technical support of Google Arts & Culture here
Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape, Spain
Located in a vast mountainous area in the center of Gran Canaria, Risco Caído comprises cliffs, ravines and volcanic formations in a landscape of rich biodiversity.
Kilimanjaro National Park, United Republic of Tanzania
With its snow-capped peak, Kilimanjaro is a superlative natural phenomenon. At 5,895 m, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa.
Messel Pit Fossil Site, Germany
Messel Pit is the richest site in the world for understanding the living environment of the Eocene period, between 57 million and 36 million years ago.
Blue and John Crow Mountains, Jamaica
The Blue and John Crow Mountains site encompasses a rugged and extensively forested region in the south-east of Jamaica, which provided refuge first for the indigenous Tainos fleeing slavery and then for Maroons (former enslaved peoples).
Roman Walls of Lugo, Spain
This circuit of ancient walls is still intact, and is the finest example of late Roman fortifications in western Europe.
Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás, Brazil
With its layout and architecture, Goiás is an outstanding example of a European town adapted to the geography and culture of South America.
Le Canal du Midi, France
This 360-km network of navigable waterways is one of the most remarkable feats of civil engineering in modern times.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, United Republic of Tanzania
The stunning landscape of Ngorongoro Crater, combined with its spectacular concentration of wildlife, is one of the greatest natural wonders of the planet.
Grimeton Radio Station,Sweden
Built from 1922-1924, this still-functioning radio station pioneered transatlantic communication after World War I.
Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes, Republic of Korea
This unique World Heritage site is also home to an extraordinary group of female divers – many in their 80s – who dive up to 10 meters underwater to gather shellfish without the aid of oxygen.
see videos of managers reporting on Covid-19 reporting from World Heritage sites
For the UNESCO World Heritage Google Arts and Culture platform go here