UNique – 2/10 Sometimes, a UNESCO site collector has to make a difficult choice of seeing one site while missing others due to time pressure. Such was the case, as we were waking up in our hotel room in Madrid and brainstorming about which of the three sites to visit on our last day before … More UNESCO Heritage Site #178: World’s first designated university town
UNique – 5/10 The impressive 88-meter twin towers of the Burgos cathedral not only dominate the landscape of the town but also represent one of the most significant Gothic buildings on the Iberian peninsula. While from the outside, it appears similar to many other significant cathedrals, like Reims, it is the inside decoration that … More UNESCO Heritage Site #177: Burgos Cathedral, the Gothic collection worthy of a museum
UNique – 7/10 In 1893, Vizcaya Bridge was built at the mouth of the busy Nervion River, just 11 kilometers away from Bilbao. It was meant to connect the sides of the river without disrupting the shipping traffic coming in and out of Bilbao, which was at the time Spain’s biggest port. The man … More UNESCO Heritage Site #176: Vizcaya Bridge, 19th-century industrial marvel
From Roman ruins to modernist avant-garde architecture across four countries.