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World Heritage Journeys Photo Contest

UNESCO and National Geographic are pleased to announce their first World Heritage Photo Contest is coming soon.

Share a photo to win free tickets to 30+ UNESCO World Heritage attractions and experiences.

  • Visit one of the 34 European UNESCO World Heritage sites participating in the four Journeys
  • Post a photo that you took at one of these sites on Instagram, with the hashtag #VisitEUWorldHeritage
  • Upload the photo and a short caption describing where you took the image to Visitworldheritage.com/photocontest

Grand Prize (1): Free entrance to more than 30 World Heritage sites across Europe

Honourable Mentions (3): Free copy of the Explore European Culture and History bookazine from National Geographic


Ancient Europe

  • Ancient City of Nessebar, Bulgaria
  • Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia, Italy
  • Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco, Spain
  • Archaeological Site of Olympia, Greece
  • Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct), France
  • Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier, Germany
  • Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, Greece
  • Stari Grad Plain, Croatia

Romantic Europe

  • Historic Centre of Bruges, Belgium
  • Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Italy
  • Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, Czech Republic
  • Mont Saint Michel and its Bay, France
  • Pafos, Cyprus
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Germany
  • Vilnius Historic Centre, Lithuania
  • Wachau Cultural Landscape, Austria

Royal Europe

  • Aranjuez Cultural Landscape, Spain
  • Caserta Royal Palace and Park, Italy
  • Gardens and Castle at Kromeríž, Czech Republic
  • Palace and Park of Versailles, France
  • Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin, Germany
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom
  • The Par Force Hunting Landscape in North Zealand, Denmark
  • The Royal Domain of Drottningholm, Sweden

Underground Europe

  • Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars, France
  • Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity, Slovakia
  • Major Mining Sites of Wallonia, Belgium
  • Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System, Germany
  • Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun, Sweden
  • Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin, France
  • Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape, Hungary
  • Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines, Poland
  • Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, Germany