Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia. The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great. The Cathedral was completed in 1211. In 1985 the city’s Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanks to Isa.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela, Spain [rev]

Roman walls of Lugo, Spain

Nellita sent me this card showing the Roman walls of Lugo, in the autonomous community of Galicia. The walls were constructed in the 3rd century and they stretch over 2 kms around the historic center of the city. The walls were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.

Roman walls of Lugo, Spain

Roman walls of Lugo, Spain [rev]

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Dragan sent me this nice postcard with the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1979. The postcard was sent on 2016-03-07 from Rijeka. If you wish to visit Dragan’s page the site is: 

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia [rev]

Speicherstadt, Hamburg

The Speicherstadt in Hamburg is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stando on timber-pile foundations. The district was built from 1883 to 1927 as a free zone to transfer goods without paying customs. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2015.

Speicherstadt, Hamburg

Šibenik Cathedral, Croatia

The Cathedral of St. James is Šibenik is a triple-nave basilica. Since 2000 the Cathedral has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The building of the church was initiated on 1402 and completed on 1536. Posted on 2015-07-08 at Zadar and received on 2015-08-04.

Šibenik Cathedral, Croatia

Šibenik Cathedral, Croatia [reverse]

Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal is the ruins of an ancient city of the Maya civilization. It was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1979. This is my first card from Guatemala. Thanks go to Richie.

Tikal, GuatemalaThe stamps were issued in 2015 to celebrate “Guatemala as the Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2015”. Each stamp features a Quetzal, which is the national bird and currency of the country. They have a face value of 2 Quetzals.


Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Þingvellir National Park is a historical site in Iceland. It is where Parliament (Alþingi) was established in 930 and remained there until 1798. In 2004 it became a World Heritage Site. The postcard was postmarked in Reykjavík. Thanks to Hjalti.

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Iceland Stamps

The stamp on the left represents The door of Valþjófsstaðir, a medieval (13th century) carved church door. The stamp was issued in 2010 and has a face value of 10 Icelandic Króna.

The stamp on the right was issued also in 2010 and features a harp seal. It has a value of 220 Icelandic Króna.