“Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations”
A World Heritage Site is a landmark which has been officially recognized by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Sites with cultural, historical or scientific significance, are being protected and reserved in order to keep them in the best condition as possible for them to stay here for the generations to come.
Every country is entitled to submit a request to UNESCO in order to ensure the protection of its natural and cultural heritage. Each year a convention is held, in which they announce the new sites that has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
As of 2016, Spain is ranked number 3 in the world with 45 World Heritage Sites, out of which – 8 in Barcelona (6 of them are Antoni Gaudí‘s works).