New World Heritage Sites revealed

Bom Jesus do Monte

Bom Jesus do Monte

UNESCO has added 29 new cultural and natural heritage sites to its list for 2019.

The illustrious selection includes heritage sites that have cultural, historical or scientific significance.

Portugal has had two sites listed in this year’s selection of new UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Palácio de Mafra, an 18th century palace-monastery 25 kilometres from Lisbon, and Bom Jesus do Monte, one of the most iconic Portuguese sanctuaries, near Braga were both chosen as part of an illustrious list of heritage sites considered important to the whole of humanity.

Meanwhile, the Czech Republic is home to another couple of the 29 cultural and natural sites added to the list. These are the Krušnohorí Mining Region, which features many preserved historical towns and The National Stud Farm Kladruby nad Labem, located on the plains of the Elbe and home to one of the world’s oldest horse breeds, which offers guided tours, a museum and an observation tower.

The other new additions are:

  • Australia: Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
  • Azerbaijan: Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace
  • Bahrain: Dilmun Burial Mounds
  • Brazil: Paraty and Ilha Grande – Culture and Biodiversity
  • Burkina Faso: Ancient ferrous metallurgy sites of Burkina Faso
  • Canada: Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi
  • China: Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City
  • China: Migratory Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China, Phase I
  • Czech Republic: Landscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses at Kladruby nad Labem
  • Czech Republic/Germany: Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region
  • France: French Austral Lands and Seas
  • Germany: Water Management System of Augsburg
  • Iceland: Vatnajökull National Park
  • India: Jaipur City, Rajasthan
  • Indonesia: Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto
  • Iran: Hyrcanian Forests
  • Iraq: Babylon
  • Italy: Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano a Valdobbiadene
  • Japan: Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan
  • Republic of Korea: Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang — Plain of Jars
  • Myanmar: Bagan
  • Poland: Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region
  • Portugal: Royal Building of Mafra — Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park, Tapada
  • Portugal: Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga
  • Russian Federation: Churches of the Pskov School of Architecture
  • Spain: Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape
  • United Kingdom: Jodrell Bank Observatory
  • United States: The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright