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UNESCO World Heritage List of Turkey



There are many cultural and natural beings throughout the world, which are accepted as the common heritage of all humanity. The internationally important historical ruins are known as "United Nations Education, Science and Culture". The Pyramids of Giza (Egypt), Great Wall of China (China), Taj Mahal (India), Mostar Bridge (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Date found that the Unesco World Heritage values ​​such as List to have been included in 17 places from Turkey. Anatolia, which is a history of every period, has hosted many civilizations throughout its history. In Anatolia, where dozens of Empires rule, you have the chance to see the history of thousands of years of almost every religion, every race and every civilization. Turkey welcomes visitors busy especially in the summer, not only with world-famous beaches, with thousands of years of historical sites and structures welcomes hundreds of thousands from almost every region of the world. We have compiled our values ​​within the borders of our country, which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritages, which is known as the common value of all humanity.



Turkey's Unesco World Cultural Heritage



Montain of Nemrut

Mount Nemrut, which contains the monuments built by King Antiochos I of Kommagene, takes place in Kahta district of Adiyaman. Nemrut Montain, which has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987, is one of the best spots to watch the sunrise and sunset on Earth. Mount Nemrut the intersection of Eastern and Western civilization, is one of the places which must be seen before dying in Turkey.

Historic Areas of Istanbul 

Istanbul, which has been the Center of the World for centuries, has been home to many cultures for centuries. Istanbul(Turkey), which did not lose its strategic position, was included in Unesco's World Heritage List in 1985 as 4 regions.


* Sultanahmet Urban Archaeological Site: Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Hagia Irene, Small Hagia Sophia Mosque and Topkapi Palace.

* Süleymaniye Conservation Area: Suleymaniye Mosque and the surrounding area.

* Zeyrek Protected Area: Zeyrek Mosque and its surrounding area.

* Historical Walls Conservation Area: The area where the walls from the Sea of ​​Marmara to the Golden Horn are located.


Divrigi Grand Mosque and Hospital

Divriği Grand Mosque and Darüşşifası, the most important Islamic work of Anatolia, are located in Divrigi district of Sivas. Ahmad Shah and his wife, which was built by Turan Melek Divrigi Great Mosque and Hospital of the 1228-1229 year, is also entering the historic building Turkey's first Unesco World Heritage list. This masterpiece of Islamic architecture, the Divrigi Grand Mosque and Darussifasi, consists of a mosque with two domes and a hospital adjacent to it.

Hattusha Ancient City

Hattusha, the important center for centuries in Anatolia, was the capital of the Hittite Empire. Located in UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, Hattusas is located within the boundaries of Bogazköy, Corum Turkey. The history of mankind, which is important Hattuşa ancient city has a center of Turkey, is another of the main places that must be seen.

Xanthos - Letoon Ancient City

Since 1988, Xanthos - Letoon, located in UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List, is located between Antalya Turkey and Mugla. Xanthos, 45 km away from Fethiye(Turkey), was the most important administrative center of the Lycian Civilization in ancient times. Letoon, which is 5 km from Xanthos, is located between Kalkan and Fethiye and was an important religious center of the Lycian Civilization in ancient times. The temple of Leto, located in the west, was built in the Peripteros style and dedicated to Leto, the mother of Artemis and Apollo.

Ancient City of Ephesus 

The city of Ephesus, which is one of the most important Port City and Trade centers of Antiquity, is located in Selcuk district of Izmir with 9000 years of settled history. Cukurici Hoyuk was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015 with four areas: Ayasuluk Hill (Selçuk Castle, St. John's Basilica, Isa Bey Bath, Isa Bey Mosque, Artemision), Ephesus Antique City and House of Virgin Mary. This important center of faith tourism is also very close to Kusadasi and Sirince Village. Which is one of Turkey's most important travel route from almost every region of our country to Ephesus Tours are organized.

Cumalikizik Village 

Cumalikizik Village, which has been included in UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List since 2014, is located in the boundaries of Bursa Province. Cumalikizik Village which is one of Turkey's most beautiful villages, in the list of places to visit in Bursa is the most preferred region after Uludag. Cumalikizik Village, which is in the history of Bursa from the birth of the Ottoman Empire to the present day, is one of the places to see.

Karabuk Safranbolu 

Safranbolu, which has been a place of residence on the Black Sea coast for years with its perfectly beautiful Houses, has been in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1994 with its unique natural beauty. Safranbolu, which is located in Karabuk Province, was an important trade center between Europe and Asia continents in the 18th century. Safranbolu, which fascinates its guests with its amazing atmosphere, is definitely one of the places you should see.

The Ancient City of Troy

One of the most famous ancient cities in the world, the ancient city of Troy has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List since 1998. The ancient city of Troy, which is the city where the Trojan War was made in Homer's famous Iliad Epic, is located in the province of Canakkale. A number of motion pictures and documentaries have been filmed worldwide.

Edirne Selimiye Mosque and Complex

It is one of the most important works of Ottoman - Turkish Architecture, which is the chief work of World Architecture Arts. Selimiye Mosque and Complex, which Mimar Sinan called 'My Master Work', has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list since 2011. Between the years 1569-1575, Sultan 2.Selim was built by the Edirne Selimiye Mosque and Complex, is one of Turkey's most important historical sites.

Catalhoyuk Neolithic City 

The Catalhoyuk Neolithic City, one of the most important settlements in Anatolian history, is located in the Cumra district of Konya Turkey. Catalhoyuk, the first place where agriculture was made, was included in the Unesco World Cultural Heritage list in 2012. Catalhoyuk, a Neolithic city which is an important value for the History of Anatolia and Konya, Turkey is definitely another one of the places to be seen.

Bergama Multilayered Cultural Landscape Area 

In 2014, the Pergamon Multilayered Cultural Landscape Area, where you can feel the spirit of time with its 8500-year history, was included in the UNESCO's World Heritage List. The Bergama Multilayered Cultural Landscape Area, which is located within the boundaries of the Bergama district of Izmir(Turkey), consists of nine parts, such as the Ancient City of Pergamon, the Sacred Area of ​​Cybele, Ilyas Tepe, Yigma Tepe, Binary, Tavşan Tepe, X Tepe, A Tepe and Maltepe Tumuli.

Diyarbakır Castle and Hevsel Gardens

Diyarbakir Castle, which is named as the Paris of the East and has a history of 7 thousand years, is an important universal heritage for the history of the world. Hevsel Gardens is a cultural center open to public use with its 8000 years history. Diyarbakir Castle and Hevsel Gardens, which are included in UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage list in 2015, are among the most important historical places of Diyarbakir.

Ancient Ghost City of Ani

Ancient Ghost City of Ani, which is included in Unesco World Cultural Heritage in 2016, is located within the borders of Kars Turkey. between Turkey and Armenia, Ani the ancient Silk Road route in the Archaeological Area of ​​Pagan, Christian and Muslim cultures belonging to religious, civic, there are works of the military structure types.

Cappadocia Nevsehir

Cappadocia, which is an important center of recreation from the Chalcolithic period to the present day, is located in the borders of Nevsehir. Nevsehir Cappadocia, one of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites since 1985, attracts millions of people every year. Fairy Chimneys Cappadocia, one of Turkey's most visited place, certainly a historic area to be seen without dying. Cappadocia Balloon Tours to join together with all the magnificence of Mount Erciyes, Goreme, Urgup, Avanos and Ihlara Valley even the words of the pleasure of watching can not be expressed.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis Ancient City

Pamukkale Hierapolis, a symbol of Turkey's visuals, available in Denizli(Turkey). Since 1988, he has been included in UNESCO's World Heritage List. Pamukkale Travertines, which are formed by collapse, result in admiration. The ancient city of Hierapolis is located in the same location as the Pamukkale Traventines. The apostle of Jesus Christ. Because of the murder of Philip here, it is also very important for faith tourism. It is one of the most important waypoints to be seen in Turkey.

Aphrodisias Archaeological Site 

The ancient city of Aphrodisias, located in Karacasu district of Aydin Turkey, which is surrounded by ancient cities, has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 2017. The ancient city of Aphrodisias, famous for the Temple of Aphrodite, which is the most important goddess of the city in history, is one of the most magnificent historical places belonging to the Ancient Greek and Roman periods.

Ancient Site Of Gobekli Tepe

Gobekli Tepe, which will be completely rewritten from the history of mankind, is located within the borders of Sanliurfa. Unesco World Heritage list in the Gobekli Tepe yet to take place, which will be held in 2018. 42 UNESCO World Heritage Committee at the meeting, Turkey will be included in the candidate list as Gobekli Tepe site.