New Wonders of the World

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UNESCO/ Frederic Boukari

Introducing the newest travel-inspiring sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland, Sweden

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Seven 19th-century wooden houses stand out as exquisite examples of a tradition of painted rooms that goes back to the Middle Ages in Sweden. Well-to-do farmers used these rooms for entertaining, and they display a mix of high and folk art created by artists working in Baroque and other styles—many of whose names have been lost to history.

New Wonders of the World

Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland, Sweden

Seven 19th-century wooden houses stand out as exquisite examples of a tradition of painted rooms that goes back to the Middle Ages in Sweden. Well-to-do farmers used these rooms for entertaining, and they display a mix of high and folk art created by artists working in Baroque and other styles—many of whose names have been lost to history.

UNESCO/ Frederic Boukari
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