Thousands, if not millions of travellers are visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the world every single day. That’s because these are notable for being iconic sites of cultural, historical, religious, and natural interest. It’s the crème de la crème of where to go if you’re an avid traveller.

Press release – UNESCO stands for United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, and it was born out of the horrors of WWII, with the aim to spread peace, and as a precaution to protect areas form future conflict – especially given how many incredible sites were lost during those wars.

In 1978, the first 12 sites were announced: the Galapagos Islands, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Park, Nahanni National Park, City of Quito, Simien National Park, Rock-Hewn Churches of Ethiopia, Aachen Cathedral, Krakow’s historic centre,

Wieliczka and Bochnia Salt Mines, Island of Goree, Mesa Verde National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. Today, there are more than 1,100 UNESCO sites dotted all over the world, with new ones being added every year.

Given that a large portion of these amazing sites can be found in Latin America – such as the Galapagos Islands, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the city of Quito in Ecuador, and Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, we thought we would have a look and see which sites around the world are the most popular – according to Instagram. We turned to the widely used photo sharing platform to analyse the number of times every single UNESCO site has been geotagged by users, sharing a photo in that location.

1 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 23,463,071
2 Budapest Hungary 8,921,744
3 Historic Centre of Oporto Portugal 4,474,277
4 Brasilia Brazil 4,469,003
5 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto Japan 4,348,400
6 City of Quito Ecuador 3,857,762
7 City of Verona Italy 3,375,458
8 Historic Site of Lyon France 3,355,163
9 Cathedrald Notre-Dame de Paris France 2,758,980
10 Cartagena De Indias Colombia 2,514,005
11 Yosemite National Park USA 2,301,847
12 Grand Canyon National Park USA 2,127,400
13 Sydney Opera House Australia 1,698,423
14 Cultural Landscape of Sintra Portugal 1,367,607
15 Vatican City Vatican City 1,253,667
16 City of Cuzco Peru 1,172,510
17 City of Bath UK 1,141,373
18 Acropolis, Athens Greece 1,131,126
19 Statue of Liberty USA 1,002,963
20 Antigua Guatemala Guatemala 961,646
21 Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu Peru 893,711
22 Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church UK 883,120
23 Yellowstone National Park USA 872,901
24 City of Valletta Malta 848,486
25

Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage

Morocco 833,172

Check out the whole list here:

The 100 Most Instagrammed UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Incredibly sexy plus-size Hungarian girl taking over Instagram! — PHOTOS

 

Source: thelatinamericatravelcompany.com

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