Unesco World Heritage Sites

Explore the wonderful treasures of Turkey

World Heritage Wonders

Turkey has a total of 19 cultural and natural places inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as of 2021. From masterpieces of creative genius to beautiful natural landscapes, these wonderful sites reveal the most compelling chapters of Turkey's history.


Humanity has added new value to the places it has lived, and left behind masterpieces that carry its culture to the following generations.

To affirm the values accepted as the common heritage of all humanity, and to promote and transfer them to future generations, UNESCO adopted "The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage" at its 17th General Conference held in Paris in 1972.

Turkey ratified the Convention on 14 February 1983.

Turkey in World Heritage

Turkey is the country with the sixteenth largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites. In our country, there are 19 amazing cultural and natural sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as of 2021. You probably didn't know these sites were in our country.

Turkey is a land of incredible travel opportunities. Come and explore these natural, archaeological and historic wonders.

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Cultural and Natural Sites

UNESCO, which is the common heritage of humanity and aims to protect universal values, selects and lists the most precious examples of the different cultures, civilizations, religions and historical periods.

Here are the treasures of Turkey on the UNESCO World Heritage List:

  • Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi, Sivas (1985)
  • Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, Nevsehir (1985)
  • Historic Areas of Istanbul (1985)
  • Hattusha: The Hittite Capital, Corum (1986)
  • Mount Nemrut, Adiyaman (1987)
  • Hierapolis and Pamukkale, Denizli (1988)
  • Xanthos, Antalya - Letoon, Mugla (1988)
  • City of Safranbolu, Karabuk (1994)
  • Archaeological Site of Troy, Canakkale (1998)
  • Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex, Edirne (2011)
  • Neolithic Site of Catalhoyuk, Konya (2012)
  • Bursa and Cumalikizik: The Birth of The Ottoman Empire (2014)
  • Pergamon and its Multilayered Cultural Landscape, Izmir (2014)
  • Ephesus, Izmir (2015)
  • Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape, Diyarbakir (2015)
  • Archaeological Site of Ani, Kars (2016)
  • Aphrodisias, Aydin (2017)
  • Gobeklitepe, Sanliurfa (2018)
  • Arslantepe Mound, Malatya (2021)
World Heritage Wonders

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