Now includes sites inscribed in 2015 and 2016. Use the UNESCO World Heritage app to explore all the World Heritage sites at home or while on your travels, choosing your favourites and marking them off as you visit them.
This app fully describes all the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The prestigious List includes some of the most famous places in the world, such as the Archaeological Site of Troy, the Historic City of Toledo in Spain, Mount Etna in Italy and the showcase of evolution that is the Galapagos Islands.
You can search for sites in various ways:
All on Map: World Heritage sites displayed by geographic location
Index: an A-Z list of all the UNESCO World Heritage sites
Year Inscribed: the Year that sites were added to the World Heritage List
State party: World Heritage sites organised by State Party
Classification of Site: choose from Cultural, Natural or Mixed sites
Favourites: browse the sites you have marked as favourites
Recently Viewed: the last 20 UNESCO sites you have viewed
Visited Sites: browse the sites you have marked as visited
Random: displays a UNESCO site at random
You can also bookmark your favourite sites and share the description using email, facebook and twitter.
The app contains:
Over 700 stunning photographs
Descriptions of all 1052 UNESCO World Heritage sites
The latest sites to be inscribed to the list
Offline location maps
This is the ultimate app for armchair and active travellers alike.
What’s new in this version
45 new sites added to the list between 2015 and 2016 ranging from the Forth Bridge in Scotland to The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier.
Software update and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Needing an update
Had not used for a while but missing sites from recent nominations
Pricey and missing basic features
Some basic features are missing that are standard elsewhere e.g. the National Trust's app. To begin with, a location-based map showing nearby sites is an obvious omission as is a photo gallery i.e. not just a single photo of sites.
In addition, several sites are disappointingly missing photos which defeats the purpose of this app. Finally, the rest of the interface has potential but is ultimately clunky by offering little else than sorting of sites by region, country etc. Another such example of the app's clunkiness is that you can mark the sites that you've visited, which is a good feature that is however spoiled by having to also enter a date for when you visited and isn't optional.
On the plus side, the app is optimised for both the iPhone and the iPad. But given the price and the current features it doesn't make for a particularly good app overall.
This app includes all of the World Heritage Sites. They are clearly presented and the app is very easy to navigate. My favourite feature is that you can save both your favourite sites (maybe places that you would like to visit) and also, separately, those sites that you have visited.
There is just the right amount of text, various links provided for further information or further photographs.
Apps like this are what an iPad was made for.
- Harper Collins Publishers Limited
- 388.1 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © UNESCO, Collins Bartholomew Ltd and Aimer Media Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.