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The exceptional architectural richness of Strasbourg has been classified as world heritage, a first time for a whole city center !
The old city Strasbourg was registered by the UNESCO in December 1988 on the list of world heritage under the title of "Strasbourg - Great Island". The 17th French site gaining this acknowledgement, Strasbourg is the first urban area, encircled by the two branches of the Ill river.
       



This honor reveals the universal value of the historical Strasbourg which is composed of, other than the magnificent Gothic cathedral, the churches Saint-Thomas (XIIe - XVe centuries), Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux (XIIth - XIVth centuries), Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune (XIIIth - XVth centuries), Saint-Etienne (XIIIth century), the Museum of Notre-Dame, the Palais Rohan and the Covered Bridges.
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Along with this admirable set of monuments are banks, bridges, squares and alleys, all filled with history and culture.

In order to celebrate this honor, 22 brass plates have been placed
on the bridges giving access to the island ellipsis.